CIVIC Los Angeles, California Redondo Beach, California


CIVIC Financial Services is an industry-leading private money lender focused on providing short and long term debt for Residential and Commercial real estate investors. Civic was founded in 2014 by its parent companies Wedgewood Inc. and HMC Assets LLC and is a well-capitalized lending-arm of the Wedgewood Companies. CIVIC was started to provide common-sense financing for real estate entrepreneurs and has funded over $2.5 Billion in loans since its inception. CIVIC was recognized as a “Great Place to Work” for 2019, as published by Fortune. Also, Bill Tessar, (CIVIC’s CEO) was identified as an Executive leading the housing industry by HousingWire’s Vanguard Awards in 2018.

The Controller leads and manages the finance and accounting departments providing production of periodic financial reports, maintenance of an adequate system of accounting records and a comprehensive set of controls and budgets designed to mitigate risk, enhance the accuracy of the company’s reported financial results, and ensure that reported results comply with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). Assists management, its shareholders and other users in making educated economic decisions about the company’s future.

What you'll do:

  • Oversee the activities of the accounting department for the accurate and timely dissemination of financial management reports including, but not limited to, internal and external monthly financial statements and annual audits and annual budgets; ensures the organizational structure is adequate for achieving the department’s goals and objectives.
  • Oversee the activities of the disbursement department, ensuring the accurate and timely processing of accounts payable, purchase orders, petty cash, core employee expense reports, cash control, core payroll processing, and total payroll tax compliance.
  • Oversee the activities of the accounts receivable department to ensure the accurate and timely management of all accounts receivable aging components including billings, cash receipts application, etc.; funding service management, which includes weekly funding reports and customer service; quarter and year-end payroll closing including federal and state reports, and check statistic management.
  • Prepares budget objectives by scheduling expenditures; analyzes variances, initiating corrective actions.
  • Assure income tax compliance to assure the accurate and timely completion of all income tax returns taking full advantage of all favorable tax codes.
  • Establish and maintain control systems and controls, transaction-processing operations and policies and procedures that verify the integrity of all systems, processes, and data, and enhance the company's value.
  • Respond to CFO as assigned with accurate and timely work to facilitate financial needs.
  • Develop operational procedures and documentation of data flow.
  • Participate in a wide variety of special projects and compile a variety of special reports.
What you'll need:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance or Accounting, Master’s degree preferred; or the equivalent number of years of experience.
  • 8+ years of hands-on accounting managerial experience.
  • 5+ years of Public Accounting experience.
  • Experience working in a publicly-traded company, real estate industry preferred.
  • CPA designation
  • Management experience leading a team of accounting professionals
  • High levels of ethics and integrity to analyze and problem solve
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Outlook)
  • Effective time management skills
  • Ability to work with a high degree of accuracy, timeliness, and completeness
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong ability to prioritize projects in a changing environment
  • Ability to work independently, self-directed
  • Must be trustworthy and reliable

What’s in it for you?

We have a strong focus on going above and beyond when it comes to caring for our team members and our communities. In addition to traditional benefits like health insurance, 401K matching, casual Fridays, paid vacation, holidays and sick leave, we’re proud to offer these unique and enriching work perks:

  • Celebrations: When we say we “work hard and play hard,” we mean it! We like to celebrate often via onsite and offsite happy hours, themed parties, parking lot BBQ's, milestone ceremonies, pot lucks, and Workout Tuesdays (to name a few).
  • Investments: As we're in the lending space, we believe we should consistently and frequently invest in our CIVIC team. We give away money every month to help our teammates pay off student debts, participate in our loan and lending accounts, and reward them for their “grand ideas” that make CIVIC better.
  • Comfortable Spaces: We like to make sure our teammates are well fed and can “find their zen” while at the office. Our kitchens are stocked with free snacks and beverages, in addition to catered breakfasts on Fridays and catered lunches multiple days per month. Many of our branches also have dedicated break spaces that are quite, serene and perfect for relaxing.
  • Education: Every other Tuesday, we encourage our team to take “900 Seconds of Genius" (15 minutes) to focus on a passion project or topic that helps them grow. We also offer an online curriculum of courses through our own CIVIC University.
  • #CIVICCares Initiative: From beach cleanups, to food and clothing drives, to building homes for Habitat for Humanity, CIVIC provides several opportunities throughout the year for our team to step outside the office, bond, and come together to give back to our local communities.
Company: Civic Financial Services