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Director of Finance

Job Summary
Join our fast-growing and energetic team to improve lives through real estate. Birgo is a mission-driven, values-based company looking for an experienced Director of Finance to drive our financial strategy and oversee all financial operations as we grow to $1B in assets under management by 2030. This key leader takes initiative, excels at managing competing priorities, and delivers accurate, high quality services that drive Birgo’s mission.  

Birgo’s Values

- Teamwork: We are collaborative, approachable, and engaged
- Humility: We are selfless, gracious, and continuously improving
- Rhinoceralty: We are proactive, dynamic, and courageous
- Integrity: We are trustworthy, principled, and sincere
- Vision: We are forward-thinking, empathetic, and adaptable
- Excellence: We are goal-oriented, dependable, and accountable

Core Responsibilities
- Develop, improve and execute strategies and standards related to accounting policy, financial reporting, general ledger maintenance, budgeting, financial systems and controls
- Ensure accounting activities comply with regulatory requirements
- Oversee tax and audit reporting processes
- Create financial forecasting models
- Analyze performance and risks to drive financial planning
- Engage with Birgo Leadership Team in strategic planning and decision making
- Lead, manage and hold accountable accounting and asset management personnel
- Collaborate in the management of investor and lender relationships
- Collaborate in facilitating monthly regional financial review meetings and creating financial summary reports
- Forecast and manage liquidity of real estate investment funds
- Other duties as identified to help Birgo improve lives through real estate

Objectives and Key Results
- Complete highest priority 90 day projects that drive the mission
- Meet or exceed targets for financial statement close process, investor reporting timelines, and cash flow metrics
- Demonstrate ongoing professional development

Requirements - Successful Candidate Profile

Education & Experience
- BSc/BA in Accounting, Finance or relevant field;  MSc/MBA or relevant certification (e.g. CFA/CPA) is a plus
- 10+ years’ experience as a Controller, Director of Finance, Manager of FP&A, or similar role
- Real estate and/or fund management experience (preferred)

Skills & Qualifications

- In-depth knowledge of corporate finance and accounting principles, budgeting, cash flow management, tax preparation, and financial statement generation
- Proficiency in corporate accounting softwares, Microsoft Office, and Google Suite
- Excellent communication, leadership, and interpersonal skills
- Confident and experienced in developing strategic plans and taking calculated risks
- Ability to deal with abstract concepts, systems and ideas in an organized and self-disciplined way

Work Style

- Analytical and technical orientation
- Excels at managing competing priorities
- Takes initiative and delivers high quality products and services
- Conscientious, precise, and attentive to rules and accuracy

Other Requirements

- Attend in-person meetings at Birgo’s Pittsburgh office 1-3 days per week when the office fully reopens



- Medical, Vision, and Dental health insurance with company contribution
- 401K retirement plan with employer match
- Phantom Stock Plan
- Flexible work schedule with opportunities to work from home

Perks of Work Life at Birgo

- Unique & charming office space
- YMCA gym membership
- Team outings and volunteer events
- Professional development and mental health days
- Education reimbursement program

More about Birgo
Birgo Realty offers an exciting start-up environment, characterized by fast growth and an entrepreneurial spirit. We take care of our hardworking team by providing opportunities for professional growth, paying attention to holistic staff needs, and celebrating life together every Friday afternoon.