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Director, Technical Accounting

Realty Income

This is a Full-time position in Atlanta, GA posted March 23, 2021.

Realty Income, The Monthly Dividend Company®, one of four San Diego based S&P 500 companies dedicated to providing shareholders with dependable monthly income. Our company is structured as a REIT, and its monthly dividends are supported by the cash flow, over 6,500 real estate properties owned under long-term lease agreements with regional and national commercial tenants. To date, our company has declared over 600 consecutive common stock monthly dividends throughout its 52-year operating history and has continually increased the dividend since Realty Income’s public listing in 1994 (NYSE: O). Our company attracts individuals who value integrity, perseverance, and teamwork. If you appreciate working on a truly collaborative team in a professional environment in a company that encourages a work-life balance, make sure to apply today!

As Realty Income’s Director, Technical Accounting, you will analyze new accounting pronouncements, implementing processes around the accuracy of recording and reporting for these activities, and creating new reporting processes. Leveraging your expertise, you will also be providing department coverage for areas where there are gaps on various accounting issues. Your day-to-day may include interfacing with other internal departments to perform research and due diligence, as well as communicate accounting and reporting implications of contemplated deals.

Your Contribution to the Team Includes

Technical Accounting

  • Carry out research on new accounting matters to attain external reporting prerequisites, including execution of newly updated accounting policies and intricate transactions in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP)
  • Prepare various accounting memos, explaining the applicable accounting steps and overview to members of the accounting department, members of management and the Audit Committee
  • Work with applicable departments to investigate and accumulate necessary backup to find solutions to accounting matters
  • Work with the Investment Committee, or designated representatives of that Committee, to conduct proper due diligence over accounting structures that are new or have not been previously contemplated
  • Lead the development of the department’s accounting policies and offer or coordinate training for the impacted parties
  • Lead the coordination of the preparation of quarterly requests from external auditors
  • Coordinate with external auditors and attorneys to ensure accounting questions and/or concerns identified are addressed and disclosed appropriately
  • Work with the Financial Reporting group to render assistance with organizing and evaluating filings and help with the review of these filings, especially related to disclosures for new accounting matters
  • Organize and review all non-GAAP reporting requirements
  • Learn various international accounting standards and review statutory audit filings for compliance with such standards
  • Lead the response to any SEC or PCAOB inquiries or comment letters
  • As company enters into international acquisitions, work with Capital Markets and Accounting to ensure that hedging objectives are met.
  • Work with Chatham Debt Management (company’s consultant on debt and hedging), Accounting and auditors to document applicable hedging/derivative memos, record applicable journal entries, and develop and monitor hedging/derivative operational policies.
  • For any accounting areas where the department lacks proper processes or bandwidth to complete the necessary accounting work, temporarily serve the required role to record monthly accounting journal entries and maintain proper workpapers

Other Responsibilities

  • Present to senior management and the Audit Committee on accounting topics, as requested
  • Become an expert with internal accounting research software
  • Assist Controller and CFO with special projects
  • Assist with Sarbanes-Oxley 404 control and policy maintenance
  • Assist with answering questions and providing support to the external auditors

Job Requirements:

What You’ll Need to be Successful

  • 4 year Bachelor’s degree
  • 7-10 years of relevant work experience, including at least 5 years in financial reporting and/or technical accounting skills
  • Work experience must include a publically traded company with SEC reporting requirements,
  • REIT industry experience
  • International accounting experience preferable
  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Must have keen attention to detail and possess problem solving/analytical abilities, time management skills, and critical-thinking ability
  • Must have strong financial acumen; including the ability to prepare and analyze financial statements.  Must have a clear and thorough understanding of GAAP and SEC reporting requirements
  • Must have a general understanding and be willing to become familiar with international accounting standards
  • Must have strong oral and written communication skills, including the ability to communicate complex accounting issues succinctly to very senior levels of management and the Board of Directors
  • Must have the ability to facilitate communication between different individuals/departments in a language/style that can be understood by all involved parties
  • Detail-oriented, accurate, reliable and flexible
  • Driven and self-motivated; ability to work independently without supervision
  • Professional conduct and discretion at all times
  • Able to work effectively and constructively in cross-functional teams
  • Service oriented / customer-focused mindset
  • Collaboration with others on needed process implementations and changes through completion, including but not limited to, work with Assistant Controllers, Controller and Finance Operations

In response to COVID-19, Realty Income has maintained our business operations and have open opportunities, yet made necessary adjustments to our hiring process. We are conducting all steps of the interview process in a virtual capacity. In response to California’s Stay at Home order and other states with similar provisions, our employees will continue to work remotely until these restrictions have been lifted and it is safe to work in an office again. Realty Income has endeavored to be adaptable and strategic in our capacity to maneuver in an unfamiliar situation, and we pride ourselves on our resilience. We immensely appreciate both your flexibility and consideration of Realty Income for employment.

To all recruitment agencies; Realty Income does not accept unsolicited agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our job’s alias, Realty Income employees, or any company location. Realty Income is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

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