Senior Accountant, Corporate Accounting

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Accounting


Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield is the premier global developer andoperator of flagship shopping destinations. With a portfolio valued at €65Bn asat 31 December 2019, we own and operate 90 shopping centres; 55 are flagshipsin the most dynamic cities in Europe and the United States. Our centres welcome1.2 billion visits per year. Present in 2 continents and in 12 countries, URWprovides a unique platform for retailers and brand events and offers an exceptionaland constantly renewed experience for customers. The Group has the largest developmentpipeline in the industry, worth €10.3 billion. URW distinguishes itself by itsBetter Places 2030 agenda, that sets its ambition to create better places thatrespect the highest environmental standards and contribute to better cities.

At the forefront of innovation, our 3,700 talented professionalsare preparing for future generations of customers.Our skills, engagement and teamwork are keyto driving performance and generating superior value.

We are currently looking for our:

Sr. Accountant, DD&C and Corporate Accounting

The Opportunity

TheSenior Accountant is responsible for maintaining the books and records ofassigned Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield corporate legal entities or overheadbusiness units. He or she will be the primary contact for any US GAAP and IFRS relatedquestions regarding the assigned entities or business units.

This role will oversee analyzingmonthly/quarterly closing actuals, preparing forecasts and the annual budget inclose collaboration with the department heads and applying critical thinking tochallenge and enhance business performance. The Senior Accountant will alsoprovide cover for the team managers as required.

Senior Accountant Responsibilities :


  • Prepare accurate asset, liability andcapital expenditures account entries by compiling and analyzing departmental information
  • Maintain and analyze general ledger entriesto ensure the accuracy of revenue, reimbursements, and expenses
  • Ensure timely accurate reports andfinancial statements on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis
  • Prepare or review detailed GL accountreconciliations
  • Manage, reconcile, and settleintercompany account balances with affiliates
  • Prepare and review partnership contributionsand distributions
  • Process and record debt relatedentries
  • Support due diligence fortransactions such as stock issuance, stock buyback, acquisitions, dispositions,and property secured debt financing
  • Review work of others as assigned
  • Prepare schedulesand support for Quarterly Reporting and GAAP and IFRS audits
  • Identify and implement processimprovements
  • Participate in special projects
  • Budgeting & Forecasting:

  • Contribute to the annual 5 yearbudget process and quarterly forecasts
  • Act as a business partner to departmentheads to assist with their forecasts and budgets
  • Prepare and explain variance analyses
  • Business Analysis:

  • Explain key operational drivers andrelated impacts on the financial statements to key stakeholders to help set andstrive action plans.
  • Gain a thorough understanding of allsources of revenues, reimbursements, expenditures, and special accountingissues relevant to them if any
  • Think critically and challengebusiness assumptions, strategies & tactics using KPIs and knowledge ofindustry trends in order to;
  • maximize revenue/reimbursement,minimize cost and control capital expenditures.
  • help property services related businesses reachbudgeted targets.
  • Reporting:

  • Provide data in a way that isconsumable and illustrative, where necessary, to explain performance andsupport decision-making
  • Work with the company’s auditors toobtain audit opinions according to strict deadlines 
  • What we are looking for

  • 5+ years of accounting and financial analysis experience (Retailor Commercial Real Estate preferred) with general ledger and financialstatement preparation experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in Accounting and/or Finance
  • CPA or equivalent qualification preferred
  • Experience with ERP, Consolidation systems is a plus
  • Strong proficiency in Excel
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; ability to interact with senior management
  • Self-motivated, deadline driven and results oriented; a problem solver with strong teamwork skills and strong desire to drive and implement change
  • What is important to us

    The following values bring us together and guide our actions. They are thefoundation of who we are today and who we will be tomorrow: EXCELLENCE We only aim for the best - TEAMWORK We unite talent to win as a team - ETHICS We build on trust and transparency – BOLDNESS We dare with vision and agility – PASSION We go the extra mile – OWNERSHIP We are empowered to deliver.

    What is important to us is towelcome personalities that are committed, team player, full of positive energyand ready to grow within an international company. We offer a collaborative, innovative and achievementfocused culture with unique opportunities for growth.We strive forexcellence and our culture fosters autonomy, innovation and collective power ofour employees. If you are looking for a stimulating and empowering missions,promoting teamwork and challenge on a daily basis, do not hesitate to apply!

    Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield is an equal opportunity employer thatembraces diversity of backgrounds, perspectives, experience and skills. Webelieve that diversity plays an important part in the success of our businessand we are committed to creating an environment which respects, values,celebrates and makes the most of people’s individual differences.

    We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color,religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin,disability, and other legally protected characteristics

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