• Controller

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    4 weeks ago(5/23/2018 1:04 PM)
  • Overview

    NorthStar Realty Europe Corp. (NYSE: NRE) is the only NYSE listed real estate investment

    trust (REIT) focused on prime office properties located in key European office markets within

    Germany, the United Kingdom and France.


    NorthStar Realty Europe is externally managed and advised by an affiliate of Colony NorthStar, Inc. (Colony NorthStar, NYSE: CLNS), a global, diversified equity REIT with an embedded investment management platform with approximately $56 billion in assets under management, making Colony NorthStar the sixth-largest independent global real estate manager in the world.


    The Accounting and Finance Departments at Colony NorthStar play a significant role in management by providing the financial data used by all managers in their daily decision making, ensuring financially sound and thriving investments. Candidates applying for career opportunities in Accounting and Finance at Colony NorthStar require mathematical aptitude, excellent analytical skills, strong leadership and strategic thinking. If you have an affinity for analysis and a strong desire to participate in financial recommendations, a career in Accounting and Finance offers a tremendous opportunity for you to develop as an individual, explore the world, and advance yourself intellectually and professionally in a multicultural environment.


    Colony NorthStar is seeking a Team Leader/Controller with 8-12 years experience for NorthStar Realty Europe Corp.


    Responsibilities include:

    • Manage the monthly and quarterly reporting process for NRE and circ. 85 entities including commentary and analysis of the results;
    • Management of Luxembourg Accounting team (11 people);
    • Support NRE Reporting function in London and New York;
    • Work closely with the Tax Manager to ensure structural and tax compliance across all jurisdictions;
    • Overview of local statutory compliance;
    • Management of internal control process in line with Sarbanes-Oxley;
    • Management of relationship with external service providers and property managers;
    • Manage the consolidated US GAAP NRE audit and local audit process;
    • Provide finance support for the acquisition and disposal process
    • Adhoc requests and special projects, as needed
    • 8-12 years experience


    • Qualified Accountant with 8-12 years experience in real estate sector and exposure to SEC regulations
    • Degree in Accounting or Finance; Lux and US GAAP experience
    • Strong experience with consolidations, multi-currencies and European jurisdictions
    • Experience leading a team
    • Able to combine excellent technical accounting skills with strong commercial acumen to provide robust financial analysis/governance and a positive contribution to business profitability and efficiency
    • Strong organizational skills with ability to manage multiple project simultaneously
    • Enthusiastic, hands-on and proactive with the ability to work well in a fast-paced environment
    • Strong English writing and communication skills; French and/or German fluency advantageous
    • Proficiency in MS Excel required, Yardi experience is a plus
    • Due to the confidential nature of information received by the Employee as well as the need for confidentiality within the framework of the business conducted by the Company, it is of utmost importance that the Company can have full trust and place entire confidence it its employees. Accordingly, the Company requires the Employee to produce a clean criminal record extract in line with the applicable laws and regulations as a condition precedent to the effectiveness of the Agreement.


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