Careers

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At Northwood Investors, we pride ourselves on helping our employees grow their skills and careers while ensuring they enjoy an engaging work environment and best in class culture. We offer opportunities for experienced professionals as well as internships for students. The company has offices in Denver (headquarters), New York, Dallas, Los Angeles, and Charlotte, as well as offices in the United Kingdom, Luxembourg, and Paris.

Competitive pay
Comprehensive health and wellness plans
Generous time off policies
Paid parental leave
Charitable donation matching program
Paid volunteer time off
Physical wellness reimbursement program
Company paid training, conferences and professional membership fees
Employee and friends/family discounts on hotel properties
Profit sharing

Career Opportunities

Job Title
Status
Location
Fund Accountant
Full-time
Denver, CO

Position Overview

The Fund Accountant is responsible for performing the day-to-day accounting and financial analysis of private equity real estate institutional funds.  The ideal candidate has real estate private equity fund accounting and/or private equity experience in GAAP (Investment Company), financial reporting, and financial analysis.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Prepare daily journal entries, as well as journal entries for reoccurring transactions on a monthly, quarterly and year-end basis
  • Execute cash management functions and facilitate the movement of cash between intercompany bank accounts and to external clients/customers
  • Track daily cash movements and prepare monthly and quarterly cash reconciliations
  • Track and review of line of credit borrowing transactions
  • Ensure accuracy of daily interest calculations on the line of credit
  • Track invoices and prepare wires for invoice payment
  • Review monthly property reporting for accuracy and reasonableness
  • Prepare capital call and distribution calculations for multiple funds
  • Assist with preparation and recording of quarterly and year-end fair valuation journal entries
  • Prepare quarterly and annual financial statements and individual investor capital statements
  • Assist in preparation of audit schedules, financial statements, or other reports
  • Identify exceptions and problems affecting accounting records, communicate to management, and assist in their resolution
  • Safeguard assets and assure accurate and timely recording of all transactions by applying controls and checks across all departments
  • Analyze root causes of accounting discrepancies and provide corrective action
  • Develop process improvements. Create and maintain a documented system of standard operating procedures and workflow. Document policies, procedures, internal controls, best practices and workflow for assigned areas

Candidate Qualifications and Attributes:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance
  • 1+ years of relevant accounting, treasury or finance work experience
  • Institutional and/or private equity fund experience in GAAP would be helpful, but not required
  • Experience with partnership accounting and private real estate funds, would be helpful, but not required
  • Proficient in MS Excel skills
  • Ability to work independently, conducting analysis and taking responsibility for new tasks
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Proven organizational skills with ability to set priorities, manage multiple projects and meet deadlines in a dynamic, growing environment
  • Ability to interact with co-workers, investors and vendors in an articulate, courteous and business-like manner at all times
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to grow in the role and take new responsibilities with the expected growth of the fund
  • Ability to work under pressure and under tight deadlines
  • Ability to independently identify issues and determine appropriate steps to correct them
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Analyst – Financial Planning & Analysis
Full-time
Denver, CO

Position Overview

The Analyst – FP&A is a new position, based in Denver, for the Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) team. This position reports directly to the Director of FP&A and is responsible for supporting all aspects of portfolio management for Northwood’s investments in the US. This role will heavily interface throughout all departments and portfolio companies and will play an integral role in supporting the performance of and reporting for the portfolio. This role will cover directly or support the quarterly valuations process, internal reporting and analysis, investor reporting, asset plan creations, and the development of an industry leading financial platform. The ideal candidate has real estate accounting, financial reporting and/or asset management experience and is looking for the opportunity to get broad exposure within a top private equity firm.

Specific responsibilities include:

Prepare and review quarterly valuations and support annual asset planning process for a portfolio of assets:

  • Develop comprehensive understanding of asset valuation drivers, analyze changes in asset values and document findings. Prepare summary presentations and present results to senior management and investments team
  • Develop relationships with Asset & Investment Managers. Periodically visit properties and attend budget, leasing, and asset plan meetings to become intimately familiar with all aspects of assigned properties
  • Support valuation automation projects and assist in enhancing reporting processes, procedures, and analytics. Capture relevant data points and assumptions in data repository
  • Assist in other asset performance tracking and planning processes (budgets, forecasts, recovery audits, annual rollforwards, etc.)
  • Support annual asset plan process. Work closely with Asset Management and Investment teams. Take ownership for data collection, analysis, report preparation and review of asset plan presentations.

Financial modeling & reporting:

  • Build and maintain valuation, asset plan, budgeting, forecasting, waterfall, cash management, debt covenant tracking, scenario analysis, and other relevant models.
  • Oversee collection, consolidation, and review of monthly financial reports from operating partners. Explain budget variances and provide insights to asset management.

Support internal and external investment and portfolio reporting:

  • Provide performance analysis and reporting to Asset Managers on a regular and ad hoc basis
  • Maintain reporting dashboards and templates for Northwood leadership. Focus on providing real time performance tracking metrics.
  • Support investor reporting working directly with Investor Relations. Includes annual investor meeting preparation, quarterly investor letters, scheduled data requests, and ad-hoc analyses.
  • Prepare and oversee monthly, quarterly, and annual portfolio level and investment level financial reporting for investors as well as senior management

Develop comprehensive understanding of company systems and processes. Become proficient in efficiently accessing and analyzing data. Focus on data cleanliness and accuracy across all Northwood Platforms:

  • Responsible for maintaining data marts, spreadsheets, and other information systems to ensure that FP&A can provide accurate, real-time portfolio management information to various users
  • Proactively identify, and make corrections, where there are areas of deviation between the information stored in various systems and provide recommendations for improved data transfer.
  • Support development of unified data governance processes across all Northwood platforms

Candidate Qualifications and Attributes:

Education/Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in finance or Accounting; MBA or equivalent master’s degree preferred
  • 2-4 years of real estate financial analysis, valuations, and portfolio management experience
  • Prior experience with private equity or real estate funds
  • Variety of asset class experience in office, multifamily, industrial, mixed-use, retail, and hospitality preferred

Technical Skills

  • Ability to manage/maintain large amounts of data and review for accuracy
  • Understanding of complex real estate investments and financial metrics with the ability to identify unusual trends or inaccurate data. Deep understanding of financial statements and accounting nomenclature
  • Outstanding quantitative analytical skills, problem solving skills, and exceptional attention to detail
  • High technical mastery. Must be highly skilled in Excel modeling. Experience with other analytics, modeling, or data platforms a plus.

Soft Skills

  • Ability to take initiative and function independently; effective time management is critical
  • Candidate must possess strong personal character and a commitment to integrity and ethical conduct
  • Strong communication skills are a must as this individual will interface across all of Northwood’s platforms
  • Anticipated travel – less than 10%
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*Northwood Investors is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, protected veteran status, or disability status. EEO is the Law