Cincinnati, OH

Organization: Cincinnati Real Estate and Development Firm



  • Do you want to make an impact as part of a team that values customer service?
  • Are you an accounting leader seeking an opportunity in commercial property management?



Our client is an established, family-run, Cincinnati-based real estate and development firm specializing in commercial property management for office, warehouse, industrial, retail, and restaurant asset classes throughout the Cincinnati region. They currently manage 20+ assets and are in the process of expanding their portfolio.



The Controller will be  responsible for the day-to-day accounting of commercial real estate assets.Currently, the company owns more than 20 with plans to double their asset size.  This role will manage the accounting and financial operations of the company including accounting, budgetary, audits, tax, and other financial planning activities within the organization and its partners. The duties of this position are broad and require technical expertise and the ability to work in an autonomous manner to accomplish the goals of senior management.

The Controller will:

  • Oversee the accounting of a property management portfolio.
  • Manage weekly cash activities including deposit accounts, lines of credit, disbursements, and receipts.
  • Manage the AR function, ensure that tenant payments are posted in a timely and accurate manner, resolve discrepancy items, and maintain strong relationships with property managers.
  • Manage the AP function, ensure that vendor partners are paid in a timely and accurate manner, resolve discrepancy items, and maintain a strong partnership with vendors.
  • Maintain records of all the tenant improvements, building improvements, leasing commissions, and other capital renovations for historical and audit processes.
  • Prepare and maintain P&Ls and Balance Sheets for each property.
  • Process biweekly in-house payroll (<10 people), including payroll taxes and reconciliation.
  • Assist in the annual operating budget process and forecasting activities.
  • Prepare and review month end close and all monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statements.  Prepare any reports required by regulatory agencies.
  • Manage property taxes and any other tax reporting needed for each asset.
  • Prepare company tax returns in coordination with outside tax consultants, conduct tax planning and tax avoidance research.
  • Enhance the current accounting system set up and use.
  • Identify areas for cost reductions and operational improvements, and assist with implementing process improvements to increase efficiency and accuracy.
  • Support the annual insurance renewal process for relevant insurance classes including property, benefits, and workers compensation.
  • Manage benefit brokers, plans, renewals, and premiums.
  • Maintain relationships with banks and tax accountants.
  • Pivot, roll up your sleeves and jump in where needed.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance preferred
  • 5+ years of accounting in the commercial real estate industry or related professional services industries
  • Reliable cash management skills
  • Knowledge of real estate accounting systems such as MRI, Timberline, or Yardi is a plus


  • Evident customer service orientation
  • Proactive and results-oriented
  • Professional demeanor, builds authentic relationships
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize both daily and long-term goals
  • A positive personality that thrives in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills


Enjoy professional and financial growth with a stable, well-respected company. The base salary range for the Controller is mid-$100ks dependent upon qualifications. The firm also offers 401K contributions, dental and health benefits, and mileage reimbursement.



Gilman Partners is committed to strengthening leadership teams and elevating the talent in our communities – and that means all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, ability, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, or national origin. You don’t have to meet every qualification in this job description to apply. If you’re drawn to the position and believe your experience makes you a good fit, we encourage you to reach out.



This is a full-time, in-office role in the firm’s office in central/north Cincinnati area.