Vice President of Finance

  • Scottsdale, AZ

The VP of Finance is responsible for the preparation and evaluation of financial reporting to the CEO and COO on a regular basis.  This individual manages tax liabilities and reporting in an accurate and timely manner.  The VP of Finance must also accomplish department objectives by supervising the staff and monitoring the work processes of the Finance team while working collaboratively with the Property Management, Leasing, and Dispositions teams.

Essential Duties – Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions.

  • Financial Management and Reporting
    • Oversee organizational budgeting, accounting, and cash management to ensure accurate reporting, interpretation, and analysis of financial results in conjunction with forecasts and long-term plans
    • Maintain a contemporaneous schedule of estimated tax liabilities and prepare applicable Arizona speculative builder tax forms and corporate consolidated financial statements
    • Provide accurate and timely reporting using existing models while developing new ones
    • Manage the organization’s cash flow and real estate development capital needs as well as capex for existing assets
    • Examine and oversee the coordination of tax returns including K-1s
    • Manage budget planning for the company and the CEO
  • Organizational Strategy and Results
    • Cultivate effective working relationships with key financial partners including funders, investors, partners, government agencies, consultants, and vendors
    • Collaborate with the CEO, COO, and the Executive Team to develop the strategy to ensure the organization has the financial resources needed to achieve its current and future goals, while mitigating financial and operational risk
    • Preserve relationships with key lending partners and build new ones in anticipation of expected quarterly deal flow and market forecasts
    • Supervise Finance department staff on day-to-day operations that includes, but is not limited to, month/year end close, accounts receivable & payable, financial reports, payroll, invoicing, cash receipts and disbursements
    • Develop new processes to optimize efficiencies by recognizing gaps, particularly when it comes to project closings and regular reporting
  • Cross Departmental Collaboration
    • Work in tandem with sales team to review potential acquisitions, debt, equity, proposals, leasing, and partnership/operating agreements
    • Collaborate with the property management team to monitor an approximate portfolio of $500M in properties under direct ownership
    • Review key legal agreements with in-house counsel and construction team, which includes mortgages, loan documents, subordination agreements, and guarantees as part of financing and construction loan closings
    • Audit and manage all processes within the organization as it pertains to the financial health of the business and its constituents
    • Provide insight and analysis of financial statements submitted by tenants and general contractors
    • Provide analysis of financial metrics and investment management for the portfolio

Marginal Duties

  • Assist with raising additional capital to enable the Company to meet sales, growth, and market share objectives as needs arise
  • Perform ad hoc projects as requested by the CEO


To be successful in this position, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

  • Must possess excellent communication skills and exchange information with others accurately.
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
  • Exceptional organization in managing time with the ability to prioritize multiple projects simultaneously and meet strict deadlines. 

The ideal candidate should have a positive, can-do attitude and…

  • Be First. Be Fast. Persist. Plain and simple: we’re responsive, quick to action, and we tirelessly fight through everyday challenges.
  • Do More. Be More. We believe that if we’re not exceeding expectations, we’re not doing enough. On every level, we do more because that’s how we’re wired.
  • Be Direct. Show Respect. We’re straight shooters when it comes to our clients and team. Honesty and respect go a long way in the world of business. And life.
  • Be Flexible. Embrace Change. Every day is a new day with new challenges. We know that’s just how the world works. So, we’re always prepared to adapt in order to succeed. 
  • Be Inspired. Be Proud. We’re motivated to do work that inspires us. We have pride and passion in everything we do. 
  • Say It. Own it. Accountability is key here at SimonCRE. So, we say what we mean and do what we say. 
  • Dream Up. Team Up. We dream big and work together to make things happen. Around here we KNOW teamwork makes the dream work. 
  • Be Helpful. Build Trust. When people think of us, we want them to think of a company that is nothing but helpful.

Supervisory responsibilities- Yes.  This individual is responsible for accomplishing department objectives by evaluating, training, and developing staff. 

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • General office environment

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Must be able to remain in a stationary position for long periods of time
  • Minimal lifting and carrying up to 25 pounds

Travel Required- None

Required Education, Experience, Licenses

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or business and advanced professional studies in CPA preferred
  • Five years’ experience in commercial real estate, including construction draws, required
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office including Word and Excel as well as calendar management and general technology is required
  • Experience with Mac iOS is a plus
  • Valid Driver’s License

The Particulars

  • Competitive pay (Depends on experience)
  • Benefits package including PTO, sick time, 8 paid holidays per year, health insurance, a company-paid life insurance policy, short term and long term disability options, and pet insurance
  • 401k match up to 5%
  • Eligibility to participate in the Simon Shares employee equity program
  • An exciting work environment that is fun and entrepreneurial… company lunches, team building activities, a relaxed dress code and half day Fridays
  • New modern office building with a gym in the basement

SimonCRE provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.  This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Vice President of Finance

  • Scottsdale, AZ

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