Director of Finance

The Collier Companies
Job Description
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Home Office - Gainesville, FL
$150,000.00 - $300,000.00 Salary/year
Real Estate

The Collier Companies is seeking a Director of Finance!

This role will report out of The Collier Companies Florida Home Office in Gainesville, which offers beautiful natural areas, a temperate climate and tremendous educational, cultural, and commercial opportunities. Gainesville was recently ranked as one of the top 10 places to live in the United States.

If you would like to become a key member of a dynamic team that has embarked upon a 2X Challenge – to grow its company size over the next 10 years – this is the position for you. The Director of Finance is responsible for leading project and corporate financing initiatives. The position manages the company’s financing processes, including modeling and underwriting for financial plans, refinance loans, construction loans, deal structuring, debt procurement, debt management, forecasting and performance analysis.  Performance analysis may include Net Asset Value reporting, capital improvement evaluation,  and financial performance tracking of existing operations.  The Director of Finance is directly involved in complex real estate development transactions and will be a key player in coordinating and synthesizing information for a cross-functional team responsible for securing, closing, and executing these projects. This position reports directly to the Chief Executive Officer and will also work closely with Vice President of Development and Vice President of Construction.

Perks - The Good Stuff:

  • The Collier Companies 401k match is 100% of your contribution up to 10% of your gross income.
  • Up to 24 days off during your first year with annual increase
  • Stylish TCC logo attire provided
  • Comprehensive medical, dental & vision insurance
  • Group & supplemental life insurance policy options
  • Reimbursement accounts & prepaid legal services
  • Career growth opportunities
  • Industry education opportunities

Summary of the Position:

  • Direct financing and forecasting processes for all new development projects, and work with Development and Accounting Teams to ensure corporate forecasting includes most recent information.
  • Perform modeling and financial analysis for all new projects, and existing assets positioned for refinance. Manage debt financing platform for the company’s real estate portfolio and for new and existing real estate developments.
  • Responsible for compliance and reporting functions related to the loans, coordinating with accounting personnel to ensure all financial statements reporting requirements are met.
  • Develop corporate policies and procedures related to the company’s financing initiatives.
  • Review loan documents and manage loan closing process, including handling all lender and third-party deliverables.
  • Negotiate construction loans for new development projects and permanent refinances for maturing loans.
  • Prepare multifamily loan applications and packages for financing.
  • Manage and expand lender relationships.
  • Assist real estate and development teams with in-depth due diligence on as needed basis.
  • Assist/lead ad hoc analysis projects for the Chief Executive Officer and Founder. 

Qualifications Required:  

  • 6-10 years of progressive experience in Real Estate Finance, Commercial Banking, or Private Equity
  • Advanced Excel skills with ability to design/build complex models
  • Ability to synthesize large amounts of data
  • Working knowledge of construction and mortgage loan concepts.
  • Highly critical and analytical personality; attention to detail.
  • Ability to communicate confidently and effectively with key stakeholders (internally and externally)
  • Must be able to excel in cross collaborative, team-oriented environment
  • Ability to thrive in fast paced, rapidly changing environment
  • Strong ambition to advance through dedicated work and a desire to learn
  • Undergrad in Finance and/or Accounting (MBA preferred)
  • CPA and/or CFA preferred 

Working Environment:  

  • Typical office setting but requires a great deal of out of office tasks.
  • Physical demands include typing, sitting, seeing, hearing, communicating, writing, standing, lifting, and traveling.
  • Outdoor and indoor work required, changing weather conditions.
  • Outdoor activities and commuting from one home to another or one building to another.

Our Culture – How We’re Different:

The Collier Companies is a fast-growing company that fosters a professional attitude and a strong team spirit. We are committed to developing our Team Members, promoting self-directed learning, honoring their achievements, and promoting from within. The Team Members who work here are outgoing, caring, and proud of what they do.

  • We know that our TEAM MEMBERS are the foundation of our success; the Team Member Wall in the Home Office lobby celebrates, recognizes and honor’s TCC’s Team Members.
  • We believe in SERVANT Leadership and being good STEWARDS to others and that we have a DUTY to all Stakeholders.
  • Our Mission Statement is “Proudly Making Your Home the Heart of our Business”; we know that your home is fundamental to your spiritual and emotional wellbeing, we consider it is both an duty and an honor that our Customers entrust with providing their homes.
  • We utilize our commitment to ”Constant & Never-ending Improvement” (CANI) and our “INITIATIVE & RESOURCEFULNESS” (I&R) to find solutions that are both EFFICIENT & EFFECTIVE (E&E) that we implement via “I INTEND TO” (IIT)
  • We give life to our dedication to ”Constant & Never-ending Improvement” (CANI) via companywide book clubs (Recent selections: Radical Candor, Thanks for the Feedback, Coach the Person, Not the Problem, Think Again, Be the Boss Everyone Wants to Work For, Getting to Yes)
  • We endeavor to live by the principles taught in “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People” by Stephen R. Covey
  • We believe the ‘Best We Can Be, We Must Be’; we believe in living life with Passion & Purpose.
  • We provide STABILITY to our Team Members and to our Residents with a PERPETUAL HOLD strategy,
  • ROOTED – Our beginnings go to back to 1972, we are self-funded which provides us the INDEPENDENCE to practice the ‘Art of the Long View’ and invest for the decades.
  • GROWTH – We have undertaken the 2X challenge: to double in size within the coming decade through new development; this will put us in the Top 50 Apartment Owners in America, then we will go for the Top 25!

Background checks are an employment requirement. Upon submission of your application, you will be invited to complete our candidate Assessment.  

These are required steps in the hiring process.


The Collier Companies is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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