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Manager of Operational Finance

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About Compass — Compass is a real estate technology company building a single platform that supports the entire home buying and selling process. We deliver an incomparable experience to both agents and their clients all in service of our mission to help everyone find their place in the world.

Our Technology — Compass is building the infrastructure, data and technology on which the future of the real estate industry will operate. Compass’ platform integrates listings, client and transaction data all in one place, giving agents personalized recommendations and insights on how to better serve their clients.

Our Investors — Compass has raised $1.2 billion in financing to date. In its most recent round, Compass secured $400 million in Series F funding led by the Softbank Vision Fund and Qatar Investment Authority (QIA), with participation from Wellington, IVP and Fidelity. Now valued at $4.4B. Compass investors have backed the most promising technology companies in the world including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Airbnb, WeWork, Uber and Lyft.

We are looking for a Manager of Operational Finance to join our fast-paced and quickly expanding Accounting & Finance team. Positioned in our Dallas office, you will play a central role in supporting our nationwide Finance organization, focusing on our commission processing operation for agents. Reporting to the Senior Manager of Operational Finance, you will work with all regional Finance personnel to drive accuracy and timeliness of commission processing.

At Compass You Will:

* Lead a client-facing function and develop the growing Agent Finance team
* Improve the operational systems, processes and policies in support of the Agent Finance organization’s mission -- specifically, make it as simple as possible for our Agents to get paid, so they can spend their time doing what they do best: selling real estate
* Assume responsibility for the accuracy and integrity of recorded revenue and commission payouts
* Oversee all transaction-related activity, including closing transactions in the system, issuing commission payments, processing referrals, and handling agent issues and requests
* Collaborate on company-level financial reporting
* Create processes and procedures to increase efficiency, speed, and quality of monthly revenue recognition
* Ensure that proper controls are operating effectively, and work with the rest of the finance team to drive improvements
* Build relationships with regional managers and work with them to efficiently and accurately prepare, verify and process commission disbursements
* Work with Senior Manager of Operational Finance to set regional revenue targets during budgeting, and track production vs budgeting with variance explanations
* Develop and execute strategies for streamlining of the commission disbursement process across all regions
* Spearhead initiatives to improve the experience for our agents by evaluating the effectiveness of financial practices

What We're Looking For:

* Seven to eight (7 - 8) years of relevant experience, including at least five (5) years of management experience
* Bachelor’s degree in business, accounting or finance; MBA a plus
* Experience operating in a production environment, tasked with increasing throughput while maintaining high quality standards
* Superior interpersonal communication, customer service and analytical skills
* Ability to provide support with regard to finance-related questions and handle multiple tasks within an open and interactive environment
* Ability and desire to roll up sleeves and be hands on in an entrepreneurial, fast-paced environment
* Self-starter with a positive attitude and the ability to problem solve with minimal supervision
* Demonstrated history of process improvement
* Positive, cooperative attitude; ability to work with multiple teams simultaneously, both internal and external
* Experience in real estate industry a plus

Why Compass / We're one of Glassdoor’s Best Places to Work for 2019! Compass is building the first modern real estate platform and we’re bringing together the world’s sharpest, most creative professionals across real estate, engineering, business, marketing, and design. 

Opportunity / With the solutions-driven mindset of a startup and the sophistication of a luxury brand, Compass is the future of real estate. Transform an industry with limitless potential and broad impact, at a company that fosters and celebrates personal growth.

Culture / Collaborate daily with other proven talents in a dynamic office environment with a strong community spirit. At Compass our mission is to help everyone find their place in the world. As an equal opportunity employer, we stay true to our mission by ensuring that our place can be anyone’s place.

Benefits / Enjoy premium health insurance, gym and tuition reimbursement, team events, and fun extras.

 

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