Space Craft is seeking a Financial Operations and Accounting Associate to accelerate our growth in building walkable neighborhoods across the United States. This is a great opportunity to learn about real estate finance and to help shape the culture of a forward-thinking real estate development team. The candidate will work closely with the CFO to manage financial operations and accounting.

About You

  • Strong attention to detail
  • Proven track record of effectively managing projects with competing demands and deadlines
  • Focused on outcomes over process
  • Systems-oriented, with a willingness to learn and integrate new technology into working processes
  • Strong communication skills
  • Curiosity-driven and a continuous learner
  • Demonstrated interest in urbanism, the built environment, real estate, and/or working on solutions to climate change
  • Respectful of differing points of view
  • Desire to be a contributor to a culture that is inclusive, fun, engaged, and curious

Qualifications

  • Relevant undergraduate and graduate degrees are viewed favorably
  • 1-2 years of work experience are required, with 3+ years preferred
  • Demonstrated experience in finance, accounting, or in other relevant functions is required
  • Strong Microsoft Excel skills
  • Knowledge of accounting and experience with accounting software (Sage Intacct a big plus)
  • Experience with real estate finance and/or accounting is preferred, but not required
  • Alignment with Space Craft’s mission to build walkable neighborhoods and sustainable buildings is essential

The Role

We will tailor the role to match the candidate’s experience and we expect the role to evolve as the company grows. The candidate will work closely with the CFO, external accountants, and real estate project managers to manage financial information. Main workstreams include preparing financial information for investor reports, updating real estate project budgets, overseeing accounting functions (payables, closing books), and financial analysis. There is ample opportunity to take on additional responsibilities in line with professional development goals. These could include real estate underwriting, asset management, and capital raising.

Corporate Finance

  • Maintain and improve tools/reports to analyze and report out on the company’s financial position (e.g., cash flow projections, deal return metrics)
  • Develop systems and quality control processes to help the company scale and ensure accuracy and timeliness of financial information
  • Support compliance efforts (e.g., insurance, corporate governance, investor reporting)
  • Support the CFO with managing the company’s performance-based compensation program
  • Support the CFO with ongoing tax and capital strategies

Accounting

  • Manage working relationship with external accountants
  • Reconcile monthly bookkeeping
  • Oversee accounts payable and invoice approval process
  • Work with external accountants to generate necessary financial statements

Real Estate Project Finance

  • Coordinate with project managers to update real estate project budgets, and prepare financial reports
  • Prepare and distribute financial reports to investors and lenders
  • Process investor distributions
  • Support transactions team by curating necessary diligence items, coordinating with external partners, and managing investor subscriptions

Reading / Learning / Conferences

Real estate and technology are changing cities quickly. We want every member of our team to generate ideas that can improve our developments and the company. You are encouraged to travel, participate in professional organizations, and enjoy creative pursuits outside of work. The team convenes multiple times each year for substantive conversations, group bike rides, and strategic alignment.

 

Location

  • Charlotte, NC strongly preferred (residency or relocation)
  • Will consider San Francisco, New York, or remote for excellent candidates

 

Travel Expectations

  • Convene with the CFO at least quarterly (mix of Charlotte, San Francisco, New York, elsewhere)
  • Company offsites 2 times per year (including fun international locations)
  • Potential site visits and research trips
  • Occasional events and conferences

 

Start Date

Spring/Summer 2022

 

Compensation and Title

  • Competitive and commensurate with experience
  • All Space Craft employees are eligible to earn profit-sharing bonuses after an initial trial period

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