Assistant Controller

Location US-NC-Cary
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When you join Hines, you will embark on a career journey fueled by vision and guided by leaders who set the standards of our industry. Our legacy is rooted in innovation and excellence, earning us a spot on Fast Company’s esteemed annual list of the World’s Most Innovative Companies for 2024. Discover endless opportunities to grow and make your mark at Hines.


As an Assistant Controller with Hines, you will be responsible for the financial & administrative matters, accounting records and risk mitigation for assigned projects and entities as well as the supervision and development of respective accounting staff.  Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: 


  • Supervise and oversee the training and development of accounting personnel and assigned subordinate staff.
  • Maintain relationships and communicate effectively with Hines senior and middle management.
  • Assist with the communication and coordination with external investors and lenders and ensure compliance with all legal agreements: development management, property management, partnership, leasing and/or financing.
  • Review and/or prepare reports generated for upper management and external users as well as other significant internal reports and the basic underlying financial accounting records from which they were prepared.
  • Ensure all accounting records and reports are being maintained timely, accurately and in accordance with applicable policies and procedures.
  • Review and confirm integrity of monthly and quarterly reporting for property(s) or project(s).
  • Administer financial, internal, and tenant audits.
  • Identify risks; propose and implement risk mitigation strategies.
  • Maintain adequate internal controls through documented policies and procedures to ensure accounting record integrity and reliability and asset preservation.
  • Review and assist with the preparation of operational and property budgets, as well as the Hines Annual Plan.
  • Manage and/or participate in the monthly close process which may include (but not limited to) posting JEs, balance sheet recs and general report preparation and review.
  • Prepare and review tax projections and tax preparation workpapers.
  • Prepare and/or review cash flow and valuation models for operating and development projects.
  • Participate in due diligence for asset acquisitions and dispositions or other special projects as assigned.


Minimum Requirements include:


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from an accredited institution.

  • CPA required.

  • Prior management experience required. 

  • Five or more years of professional accounting experience, preferably a combination of public and industry.

  • Commercial real estate accounting and valuation experience preferred.

  • Demonstrate a strong knowledge and application of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and possess a fiduciary perspective in accounting, reporting, and asset management.

  • Strong people management skills and ability to lead the department, shepherd processes, plan and manage activities to meet deadlines. Ability to evaluate, train and develop employees and plan resources appropriate for the objective.

  • Strong analytical skills: ability to analyze reports and situations, understand larger objectives, and create a path in order to meet the desired objective.

  • Demonstrate extensive knowledge of Microsoft Excel, proficiency utilizing accounting software.

  • Compose business letters, expositions, summaries, and reports, using proper format, punctuation, grammar, diction, and style.

  • Ability to lift general ledgers, files, records, and computer paper (approximately 5-35 lbs.) 

  • Work overtime as business needs deem appropriate.


At Hines, we strive for excellence as a leading global real estate investment manager, driven by our by our belief that real estate is fundamentally about people. Our diverse portfolio spans $93.2 billion¹ of assets across such property types as living, office, retail, mixed-use, logistics and life science projects – all designed to enhance value, connection and inspiration. Our strategic approach integrates local expertise with global knowledge, taking calculated risks aligned with our convictions to exceed expectations and tailor solutions to our clients' needs.


While our projects are renowned for enhancing cities and pioneering sustainable practices, we recognize that the true driving force behind Hines' success is our 5,000 dedicated employees in 30 countries who draw on our 65-year history to build the world forward. This is why we prioritize investing in our people, offering comprehensive training, competitive compensation, robust benefits and generous vacation packages. By centering our focus on the growth and wellbeing of our team, we cultivate an inclusive environment where everyone, including our clients, can thrive.


Hines is proud to be named to Fast Company’s prestigious annual list of the World’s Most Innovative Companies for 2024.


¹Includes both the global Hines organization and RIA AUM as of December 31, 2023.




We are an equal opportunity employer and support workforce diversity.


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