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Assistant Controller
Morgan Stanley | Los Angeles, California
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Morgan Stanley Investment Management, together with its investment advisory affiliates, has more than 600 investment professionals around the world and $497 billion in assets under management or supervision as of June 30, 2019. Morgan Stanley Investment Management strives to provide outstanding long-term investment performance, service and a comprehensive suite of investment management solutions to a diverse client base, which includes governments, institutions, corporations and individuals worldwide.

Mesa West Capital, a subsidiary of Morgan Stanley Investment Management, is a leading commercial real estate debt fund manager and portfolio lender. With offices in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, and San Francisco, Mesa West has been one of the leading providers of commercial real estate debt since its founding in 2004. Mesa West provides non-recourse first mortgage loans for core/core-plus, value-added or transitional properties throughout the United States. Mesa West's lending portfolio includes all major property types with loan sizes ranging from $20 million up to $400 million. Since inception, the firm has sourced and closed more than 300 transactions totaling over $16 billion. Mesa West manages institutional capital through a series of private equity funds (open and closed-ended). This is an opportunity to join a successful, market-leading platform, and participate in the further growth of the business.

Summary of Duties: Responsible for the accounting and financial activities of real estate (debt) investment funds and separately managed accounts, including oversight of quarterly financial statement preparation, establishing and maintaining of internal controls, treasury management, general ledger maintenance, investor reporting, oversight of fund accountants, and management of accounting services performed by 3rd party administrator.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

Financial Accounting and Investor Reporting:

* Review financial reporting packages consisting of financial statements, portfolio analysis, fund return metrics and capital schedules.
* Review supporting accounting schedules and investor reporting schedules.
* Review performance metrics, including time weighted returns, internal rates of return, investment multiples and cash-on-cash metrics.
* Validate journal entries.
* Oversee accounts payable and approve invoices for processing.
* Calculate management fees for multiple investment entities.
* Manage annual audits, coordinate and prepare requested audit schedules.
* Review reporting packages prepared by 3rd party administrator.
* Build/code custom financial reports and account tree in financial reporting software.

Portfolio Cash Management:

* Monitor cash balances and liquidity for operating capital needs.
* Review credit facility draws and repayments.
* Review bank reconciliations.
* Manage wire transfer process through review of funding memos.
* Coordinate client cash contributions and distributions, associated with investment operating income and investment acquisitions/dispositions.
* Monitor and manage multiply credit facilities. Responsible for draw requests, payments and compliance. Review loan agreements for compliance requirements.

Other Responsibilities:

* Plan and monitor all internal and client reporting deadlines.
* Assist with the preparation of portfolio and investment return projections for planning purposes.
* Must be able to research accounting questions through analysis of general ledger data.
* Supervision and mentoring of Fund Accountants, Accounts Payable Clerk and department intern.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

* Strong accounting, financial and analytical skills


* Excellent communication skills, both written and oral


* Excellent organizational skills


* Must have strong attention to detail


* Understanding of data analysis and forecasting


* Ability to prioritize and multitask


* Proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Adobe

Preferred Education/Experience:


* Accounting or Finance Degree and a minimum of 5 years accounting experience required. CPA preferred. Real estate and or funds management experience preferred. Public accounting experience is highly valued. Experience with Yardi Investment Management preferred.

About Morgan Stanley

Morgan Stanley Wealth Management.  Please see our website at www.morganstanley.com

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