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Budget and Forecast Manager

Full Time
Work Place
Part Remote
Real Estate Field
Woodland Hills
Postal Code
United States

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Essex, a multi-family REIT, is seeking a Budget and Forecast Manager in our corporate office in Woodland Hills, CA (also open to hiring in San Mateo, CA.) Work with a fast-paced, collaborative Corporate Budget & Reporting team to produce high-quality analyses and reports for Internal customers as well as participate in budgeting/forecasting and other initiatives.

Job Responsibilities:


  • Develop/build, review, and deliver timely corporate expense analyses and reports for Internal customers, on both a monthly and quarterly basis.
  • Run consolidated and by cost center reporting and review actual vs budget results throughout the year and provide quarterly variance analysis.
  • Manage Corporate Departments through the quarterly reforecast process by meeting and discussing their anticipated spend for the remainder of the year and produce accurate expense projections.
  • Manage Corporate Departments through their annual budgeting process.
  • Maintain monthly/quarterly reporting and annual budget process documentation that includes step-by-step directions.
  • Manage System Administration of: 1) Yardi’s General Ledger, Account Trees and Chart of Accounts Tool as well as Annual Budget & Forecast Module, 2) Trintech, a monthly close system for accounting, and 3) Reporting Tool Spreadsheet Server.
  • Master the following Reporting Tools: 1) Microsoft’s Power BI, 2) insightsoftware’s Spreadsheet Server, and 3) SmartSheet, and 4) Bring advanced Excel Skills.
  • Ad Hoc reporting and other duties and special projects as assigned.




  • Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, economics, business, statistics, or equivalent.
  • Aptitude to learn new software quickly and efficiently, essential.
  • Enthusiastic team-player who is flexible to navigate a fast-paced work environment.
  • Highly analytical mindset. Proficient in data analysis and forecasting.
  • Organized and has good attention to detail and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to dive into the details of general ledger transactions to audit processes.
  • Ability to work both independently and in a collaborative environment.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, with emphasis on advanced Excel skills (i.e., If, Pivot Tables, Vlookups, Hlookups, Index/Match, Concatenate, etc.)Ability to analyzing large amounts of data in Excel, essential.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Experience with real estate accounting software, Yardi, a plus.
  • Experience managing budgets, a plus.
Our associates are offered competitive salaries, experience career growth, and are eligible for benefit packages that include medical, dental, vision, 401k employer match, excellence rewards, wellness programs and much more. With our Sunday property operations office closures and over 15 PTO days, work/life balance is a priority! Additionally most positions are eligible for a housing discount of 20% or more if you live onsite.

Essex provides great communities in which to live, work and invest. We are a purpose-driven company, and we pride ourselves on promoting an internal culture of growth and opportunity by engaging, enabling and empowering our teams. Working at Essex is not a destination. It is a journey where you can confidently build your career.

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5+ to 7 years

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