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Financial Analyst

Company: Alexandria Real Estate
Location: Pasadena
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc. (NYSE:ARE), an S&P 500 urban office REIT, is the first, longest-tenured, and pioneering owner, operator, and developer uniquely focused on collaborative life science, agtech, and technology campuses in AAA innovation cluster locations. Founded in 1994, Alexandria pioneered this niche and has since established a significant market presence in key locations, including Greater Boston, San Francisco Bay Area, New York City, San Diego, Seattle, Maryland, and Research Triangle Park. Alexandria has a longstanding and proven track record of developing Class A properties clustered in urban life science, agtech, and technology campuses that provide its innovative tenants with highly dynamic and collaborative environments that enhance their ability to successfully recruit and retain world-class talent and inspire productivity, efficiency, creativity, and success. For more information on Alexandria, please visit www.are.com.

We are seeking a Financial Analyst in our Pasadena headquarters office. The incumbent will be a highly skilled individual with an accounting and analytical background, and a strong technical accounting skillset who enjoys working in a dynamic and fast-paced collaborative environment. He/she must also possess proficient excel skills, and have the ability to communicate effectively.

The Company is an equal opportunity employer. We are pleased to consider all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical conditions, marital status, registered domestic partner status, family-care status, veteran status, military status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, sexual orientation, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local law or ordinance.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • This role is primarily focused on Financial Planning and Analysis responsibilities in the Corporate Finance Department (no real estate valuation or underwriting work)
  • Responsible for updating and maintaining property-level Argus projections and other aspects of the Company's corporate REIT earnings projection model, including the following:
  • Prepare and distribute strategy call notes
  • Process leasing assumption changes in Argus
  • Review executed and draft leases for accurate interpretation of the leasing terms in Argus
  • Periodic rollup of projection data from Argus into the projection model
  • Periodic upload of projection data into JD Edward and perform subsequent analyses

  • Prepare financial and significant lease assumption analyses
  • Analyze and forecast various operating and financial metrics
  • Responsible for various finance and special projects
  • Communicate with other departments, including Accounting and Regional Asset Managers, on variances or issues identified
  • Assist the with quarterly and annual reporting requirements, including the preparation of various financial reporting schedules
  • Perform property level and ad-hoc analyses
  • Perform accounting and peer research when required

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelor or Master's degree in Accounting, Finance, or Business Administration is required. If degree is in Finance or Business Administration, accounting course-work/emphasis is necessary
  • GAAP knowledge is required
  • CPA, CFA, or MBA preferred
  • 2+ years of related experience preferred
  • Public accounting experience highly preferred
  • Real estate background is a plus
  • Understanding of lease accounting highly preferred
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office applications including Excel, Word, and Outlook
  • Advanced Excel skills is a plus
  • Experience with JD Edwards is a plus
  • Experience with Argus is a plus

Keywords: Alexandria Real Estate, Pasadena , Financial Analyst, Other , Pasadena, California

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