Corporate Finance Analyst

Analysts Austin, Texas


Position at American Campus Communities

Summary:

The Corporate Finance Analyst is responsible for financial analysis, due diligence materials and presentations related to the company’s corporate finance function including capital allocation, capital raising and the company’s on-going communication with the investment and lending community.


Critical Duties:

  • Management and strong working knowledge of the corporate projection model by coordinating with all appropriate internal personnel in Investments, Management Operations and Accounting to reflect their departmental budgets and anticipated transactions in the model.
  • Prepare quality presentation materials designed to accurately and effectively communicate necessary information to investors, research analysts, and/or identified stakeholders which includes, but is not limited to: acquisition/disposition/valuation of assets, historical metrics such as portfolio net operating income (NOI), revenue growth, fall occupancy, etc., in conjunction with historical trends related to university statistics, acceptance, enrollment, etc.
  • Assist senior management in capital allocation decisions that demonstrate the best return on investment (ROI) by providing financial analysis utilizing key financial performance indicators.
  • Prepare quarterly analysis and benchmark materials in collaboration with senior management for formal presentation to the Board of Directors concerning organizational performance and/or position.
  • Research, track, and have strong working knowledge of REIT industry fundamentals, trends, returns, and valuations in order to contribute to the overall organization’s institutional knowledge and reference in benchmarking exercises.

Essential Duties (other duties may be assigned):

  • Collaborate with the Investor Relations team in preparation of roadshow presentations, due diligence materials and prospectus supplements related to public equity and bond offerings.
  • Compile and prepare due diligence materials and financial analysis for lenders providing both corporate and property level loans.
  • Assist in the monitoring of outside analyst projections and report to identify and mitigate misguided assumptions and/or estimates related to organizational performance.

Supervisory Responsibilities: N/A

American Campus Communities Culture Commitments:

  • Our people are devoted to a culture of inclusion, diversity, and equality in the workplace and our communities. We are committed to intentionally executing an evolving set of goals specific to inclusion, diversity, and accountability, driven by empathetic leadership and embraced by all.
  • The core of American Campus culture involves everyone being fully invested in everything that we do down to picking up the smallest piece of trash in the office and around our communities.  No matter their position or duration at the organization, everyone picks up trash.
  • Serve as an American Campus representative and liaison in all interactions.
  • Certain activities involved in this position may be photographed and/or video and audio recorded for quality control and/or training purposes. Compliance with the Photo, Video and Voice Recording Policy is a condition of employment.

Qualifications:  

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the minimum knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Competencies:    

  • Collaboration Skills
  • Excellent Written and Verbal Communication Skills
  • Flexibility
  • Results Driven
  • Time Management and Organizational Skills
  • Attention to Detail
  • Technical and Analytical Capacity
  • Ethical Conduct

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Economics, or related field.
  • 1-3 years’ experience in real estate financial analysis, market research, equivalent student housing/multi-family operations, and/or REIT experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Knowledge of:

  • Corporate Finance principles such as credit ratios, equity trading metrics, weighted average cost of capital, Net Asset Valuation, and sources of capital.
  • Public company accounting policies/GAAP.
  • Real estate investment principles such as capitalization rates/yields, internal rate of return, leverage, Funds From Operations, and Adjusted Funds From Operations.
  • Microsoft Office applications – emphasis on Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.
  • Effective project management processes and resources.

Skill in:

  • Financial modeling in MS Excel.
  • Interpreting financial information.
  • PowerPoint.
  • Financial data management tools and software.
  • Financial and/or business analysis.
  • Analytical strategic conceptualization and consulting.
  • Problem solving and teamwork.
  • Cross organization collaboration.
  • Administration and organization.
  • Project management.
  • Time management.

 Ability to:

  • Communicate complex financial concepts.
  • Track, prioritize, and drive multiple concurrent projects to success. 
  • Provide strategic thinking and analysis.
  • Multitask in a fast-paced environment.
  • Read, analyze, and interpret business/financial reports.
  • Gain traction quickly and demonstrate ambition and high energy.
  • Identify problematic issues and communicate them to supervisor or other senior management.
  • Address common inquiries from business partners.

Certificates and Licenses:
N/A