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May 6, 2022

Development Accounting Associate – North Carolina

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Accounting Associate – Development Accounting

Company Background:

Longfellow Real Estate Partners acquires, develops and manages life science real estate for leading universities, institutions and companies. Our institutional capabilities and entrepreneurial vision enable us to deliver high quality projects while satisfying each tenant’s unique requirements.
Longfellow is a collaborative and highly entrepreneurial organization. The firm has grown from a
small start up to a 150+ person organization with over $2 billion in AUM. We pride ourselves on a shared work ethic and a focus on accomplishing collective objectives. Longfellow strives to develop deep and lasting relationships internally within our team and externally with our investors, clients and vendors through a shared vision and values.

Longfellow is experiencing considerable growth and is investing on behalf of Longfellow Strategic Value Fund, a $500 million perpetual-life vehicle. Currently we are looking for a collaborative and entrepreneurial individual to join the Company. We envision considerable opportunity for advancement as our organization expands. We believe in developing talent and providing resources for health, wellness and quality of life.

Our clients are visionary institutions and companies pushing the boundaries of human knowledge. We approach our work in the same manner in order to serve them. We embrace the benefits of rapidly evolving technology and expect that our team will thrive in a dynamic and collaborative work environment.

Position Background:

We are seeking to hire an associate with a development accounting background. The ideal candidate must have a strong accounting and finance background, great quantitative skills and the highest level of integrity.

This is a dynamic role that will work closely with property accounting, project management and asset management across a pipeline of ground-up developments and building repositioning. The position provides exposure to a full spectrum of duties within a fast-growing real estate development and management firm. As such, the position demands a dedicated individual with excellent attention to detail, leadership skills, facility with numbers, good people skills and the ability to prioritize, multi-task, work independently and solve problems.

Specific Responsibilities:

• Execute the monthly construction accounting process including the review and coding of contractor invoices, communication with vendors, and compilation of reports;
• Setup and maintain project budgets, contracts and change orders in accounting software;
• Compile monthly construction draws and submit to lenders;
• Assist with preparation of maintenance of development budgets and forecasts;
• Assist in preparation of various client reporting requirements;
• Assist on various ad hoc projects that arise;

Qualifications:
We are looking for a passionate team player with grit, high integrity and a honed attention to detail. In addition, we expect that your life outside of work is as important as your career and that you are driven to succeed in both.

• Minimum of 2+ years of experience in real estate accounting.
• Undergraduate or advanced degree in Accounting or Finance;
• Individual should possess excellent oral and written communication skills;
• Must be highly proficient in Microsoft Excel;
• Experience with real estate accounting systems (Yardi experience is a plus);
• Ability to handle multiple tasks with strong organizational skills;
• Detail oriented with independent work ethic;