LivCor, a Blackstone portfolio company, is a real estate asset management business specializing in multi-family housing. Formed in 2013 and headquartered in Chicago, LivCor is currently responsible for a portfolio of over 400 Class A and B properties comprising more than 150,000 units in markets across the United States. Our business is focused on making real estate more valuable. But for us, it’s more than that. It’s people first, community always. It’s a life-filled career, not just a career-filled life. It’s doing good work, with good humans, and making a difference. It’s excellence in all its forms. Ultimately, we create great places to work, live, and grow. We do that by focusing on leaving people – and places – better than we found them.
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The Senior Financial Analyst will join our Capital Analytics team of financial professionals responsible for monthly/quarterly investment performance reporting, performance analysis, budgeting, reforecasting, underwriting and various ad-hoc dynamic analysis. The Senior Financial Analyst will interact frequently with LivCor asset management and executive leadership, Blackstone multifamily asset management, Revantage (LivCor’s affiliated real estate services company) accounting and LivCor’s operating partners. The Senior Financial Analyst will be responsible for operational/financial reports and analysis presented to Blackstone and LivCor’s executive leadership team. The position reports to the Manager and assumes frequent interaction with Construction Regional Directors.
Only read further if you are:
Smart with Heart
You should be:
Authentic. You do you. Together, we’ll do something amazing.
A passionate person with a love for real estate and investing; and believes that helping others win is a noble cause, essential to our success.
An excellent team player who enjoys working with others and has strong interpersonal skills.
Highly motivated, energetic, and organized
Gumby. Things change.
What you will do:
The ideal candidate will convey a passion/curiosity for real estate investment, constantly work to identify, scale, and automate repetitive functions, be coachable, and have a strong desire to learn and grow in the field.
As the Senior Financial Analyst, one is held accountable to, however, not limited to, the following job functions:
Aggregating and analyzing monthly Capital reporting: Includes extracting and aggregating portfolio data; preparing summary spreadsheets, graphs and tables; evaluating performance metrics; highlighting notable issues and trends; and developing meaningful and insightful commentary
Preparation and review of quarterly capital Board materials: work with team on high profile deliverable presented to Blackstone senior leadership team at the quarterly board meeting
Actively participate in the annual budget and reforecast processes: develop capital budgets; utilize budget templates (Oracle PBCS) and tools to develop the initial budget; work interactively with capital teams to finalize the budget; prepare summary reports and communicate to executive leadership team
Assist the Capital team in developing short, medium, and long-term strategies for each property
Administer training to operating partners on use of capital systems and processes
Maintain and optimize the capital databases and processes
Create and maintain financial and operational dashboards to better assist the asset management, capital, and other internal teams
Partner with the accounting team to provide monthly accruals, project reclasses, and cash flow inputs
Vigilantly and proactively participate in continual process improvement initiatives
Develop processes that save time while maintaining the highest quality standards; leverage internal and external resources to efficiently achieve goals
Prepare ad-hoc analyses for upper-level management
What you should have:
3-5 years of relevant experience in Finance
Bachelor’s degree in economics, finance, real estate, or accounting
Demonstrated analytical acumen
Strong work ethic: strength to thrive in a dynamic and demanding work environment, ability to meet critical deadlines, desire to learn and continued self-improvement, motivated by desire to achieve excellence
Proficiency with Excel and PowerPoint: efficient database sourcing, utilization of standard Excel functions (sumif/s, v/hlookup, index/match, indirect, pivot tables, data tables, filters) to aggregate and summarize data, creation of graphs in proper context of data presented, use of best practices for insuring data integrity, design of executive/board level presentation quality outputs
General understanding of accounting, GLs, TBs, and capital policy
Excellent oral and written communication skills, self-confidence to lead a meeting and discuss financial results with executive leadership team or Blackstone asset management team
What you could have:
Knowledge of Oracle PBCS or similar budgeting software is a plus
Intermediate skills with project management software and Microsoft Office Suite and VBA Programming/Microsoft Power Suite (PowerBI and DAX, PowerQuery and M Language, PowerApps)
What we offer:
We know that if we take care of our team everything else will fall into place. We aren’t perfect, but we will try to set very clear expectations, always let you know where you stand, and do everything in our power to help you get where you want to go.
Our culture and values matter to us. A lot. We’re definitely not serious but we take this stuff seriously, if you get what we mean. We want a place that is an ego-free zone. A place where good people do good things together. It shouldn’t be rocket science in workplaces, but for some reason it still is? We’re absolutely determined to be different, and we think we’re doing a pretty good job at it. We have a CEO who makes fun of himself, and who will encourage you to tell him when he is wrong. In fact, he needs people to – we all do. Supportive challenge is good, it’s how we get better. We like getting better. We also love diversity, of all kinds. We need people who look, sound, speak, love, and exist differently from one another. This isn’t at the end of this paragraph because it’s an afterthought. It’s SO important to us we want it to stand out.
Right. On to the technical stuff that we know matters to you. We offer competitive pay that is commensurate with the market and relevant experience, and a full slate of benefits that even includes things like paid parental leave.
If any of this sounds interesting, then maybe we are a fit. Life is too short to work with people you don’t like. So whatever you do, don’t make that mistake.
The LivCorian Values
Be you. Be Real. Be Open. You do you. Together, we will do something amazing.
Care, Always. We don’t want to let anyone down.
Courageously Curious. We love to learn, even when it hurts.
Help Others Win, Be A Good Neighbor. This is about ‘We, not Me.’
Relentless Hustle, Heart & Humility. Work hard. Be Kind. Make Better.
LivCor is proud to be a US EPA ENERGY STAR® Partner
Our company is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. Our employment decisions are based on individual qualifications, job requirements and business needs without regard to race, color, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, religion, disability, citizenship status, national origin, pregnancy, veteran status andor any other legally protected characteristics. We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations, if you need an accommodation to complete the application process, please emailus.
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