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Controller in Gaithersburg, MD at Edgewood Management

Date Posted: 4/5/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Edgewood/ Vantage Management is growing!  We are looking to hire a Controller to join our team in Gaithersburg, MD!


Edgewood Management Corporation is a 45 year old, premiere affordable property management company, responsible for 27,000 units in fourteen states and the District of Columbia. Edgewood’s portfolio represents a variety of multifamily product that includes high-rise, mid-rise, garden and townhouse style rental units.

Edgewood Management Corporation provides superior management services for a variety of residential properties and has an exceptional track record to resolve problems and reposition troubled assets in all areas: operations, administrative, financial and physical.  Edgewood Management Corporation recognized as the 9th largest manager of Affordable Housing by the National Affordable Housing Management Association and the 50th largest manager by the National Multi-Housing Council.

Our reputation for providing high quality services with integrity has earned us the trust of our clients and our employees. Edgewood Management Corporation offers a supportive environment where employees are encouraged to develop their skills and talents to their fullest potential. Edgewood is always looking for positive, motivated, and hardworking individuals to join our Edgewood Team.


•     Responsible for overall property accounting and financial reporting, including annual financial statement audits for over 200 properties

•       Oversight and supervision of entire Accounting Department (including A/P, A/R, Accountants, etc.)

•       Responsible for evaluation of internal controls with EVP/CFO

•       Guides financial decisions by establishing, monitoring and enforcing policies and procedures

•        Protects assets by establishing, monitoring and enforcing internal controls

•        Collaborates with other department leaders to develop and execute corporate strategies

•      Reviews monthly/quarterly/annual reports due to clients (e.g. owners, investors, housing authorities, other outside groups, joint ventures, etc.)

•         Assists clients and operations personnel with comprehension of financial statements

•         Prepares compliance responses on behalf of owners to government agencies and financial institutions

•         Ensures transition of property accounting records when required

•         Monitors banking transactions and related processes to analyze and minimize fees

•         Responsible for the hire, supervision and oversight, and evaluation of Assistant Controllers and Accounting Managers as well as ensures effective performance management for the entire department

•         Provides training to new and existing staff as needed, to include the handling of non-routine reporting transactions

•       As needed, ensures timely and appropriate resolution of employee matters within the department (e.g. staff conflicts, absenteeism, performance issues, etc.)

•     Works with direct reports to establish goals and objectives for each year, monitors and reports on the progress of those goals, and creates an environment which enhances the professional development of staff

•         Prepares and/or reviews relevant income and expense questionnaires

•         Reviews and approves monthly management fee calculations

•         Serves on various internal teams and committees as appropriate

•         Assists EVP/CFO with corporate financial statements

•         Any other tasks as requested by President/CEO and EVP/CFO


Education and Credentials


•         BA/BS in Accounting or Business with an emphasis in Accounting

•         CPA Required

Desired Technical Knowledge, Skills and Prior Experience Profile

•         5-7 years of public accounting plus 5-7 years of progressively responsible experience in the multifamily real estate industry

•         Knowledge of financials, government regulations, LIHTC, local and state statutes

•         Preferred experience with MRI, YARDI or other large industry accounting systems

•         Must be PC proficient and able to thrive in a fast-paced and customer-focused environment

•         Accountable, punctual, dedicated and loyal

•         Regular work schedule is Monday-Friday, but operational demands may require occasional evenings or weekends

•         A self-starter who takes initiative and works well in driving successful results with minimum supervision and direction

•         Excellent attention to detail, good recordkeeping and well-organized

•         Must have very strong interpersonal and both verbal and written communication skills

•         Ability to manage multiple tasks, work under pressure and meet deadlines required in an environment which demands flexibility with multiple and/or shifting priorities

Job Requirements

We are always looking for the best talent - individuals who are positive, motivated and hardworking, but most importantly align with our core values to provide the best place for others to live. We understand what matters most: the health and well-being of you and your family. We also realize what a significant role work plays in contributing to these. That is why Edgewood offers a comprehensive benefit plan that aims to meet the needs of our valued employees and their families. Edgewood prides itself on offering extensive, market-competitive health and welfare benefits, including:
  • Medical, Dental & Vision 
  • Prescription Drug Program
  • Paid Vacation & Holiday
  • Paid Personal/ Sick Leave
  • Company Paid Life Insurance
  • Company Paid AD& D Insurance
  • Company Paid Short- Term
  • Company Paid Long-term Disability
  • Supplemental Life Insurance
  • Dependent Supplemental Life Insurance
  • Educational Assistance
  • Financial Planning
  • Retirement Savings Plan with company matching
  • Company outings and events
Members of Team Edgewood enjoy a positive, supportive environment where employees are encouraged to develop their skills and talent to their fullest potential.