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Director of Tax - San Diego

IQHQ, Inc. and its affiliates are pioneers in premier life science real estate. IQHQ’s focus is to acquire, develop and operate life science properties in the innovation hubs of San Francisco, San Diego, and Boston in the United States, and the Golden Triangle in the United Kingdom. IQHQ has offices in San Diego and Boston.

IQHQ, Inc. is looking to add a Director of Tax primarily responsible for overseeing tax compliance and planning for the REIT and REIT subsidiaries. This is an exciting opportunity to join a growing and dynamic company. The Director will work closely with Accounting and Finance to perform key duties and responsibilities for Tax, including those listed below.

Responsibilities:
• Oversee and perform quarterly REIT tests, REIT administration activities, and other REIT related tax initiatives
• Work with external advisors on preparation and review of federal/state/local returns various business entities
• Assist in preparation of quarterly and annual income tax provision
• Research federal and state tax issues and assist in the development of ongoing tax strategies to minimize tax liabilities
• Assist with various aspects of taxation within the company
• Maintain and update tax calendars (tax filings/obligations, tax payments, etc.) and entity listings.
• Assist with tax due diligence and structuring and tax research projects
• Assist in various other tax matters as needed, including ongoing review of tax procedures to streamline processes and minimize risk
• Interact and communicate with other internal departments (Accounting, Legal, Treasury, etc.) for cross-functional tasks and financial information gathering.

Required Qualifications and Skills:
• Bachelor's degree in accounting or tax required. CPA license and MST is a plus
• Minimum 7+ years of experience with a strong knowledge of tax planning, tax compliance and tax return preparation for corporate, partnership, and REIT tax matters. Big 4 Experience Preferred.
• Knowledge of US corporate income and partnership tax legislation; knowledge of California tax matters; good understanding of REIT qualification matters; understanding of ASC 740 and U.S. GAAP reporting for income taxes.
• Yardi software experience, preferred
• Proficient in Microsoft programs: Excel, Word and PowerPoint
• Ability to work independently with minimum supervision as well as in a team-based environment.
• High level of attention to detail.
• Excellent time management and organizational skills.
• Strong written and verbal communication skills; ability to manage multiple tasks with accuracy and efficiency.
• Enjoys being a part of a mission-driven team

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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Staff Accountant, Construction - San Diego

IQHQ, Inc. is looking to add a Staff Accountant primarily responsible for the accounting operations of our real estate development properties and construction projects. The duties will include, but not be limited to, month-end close for the development properties, managing the budgets, cash flows, contracts and accounting for various construction projects including tenant improvements, capital expenditures, development and redevelopment. Qualified individuals must be comfortable in a challenging environment, with an evolving role based upon the anticipated growth within the company.

Responsibilities:
• Prepare journal entries and preform month-end reconciliations for development properties
• Assist with month-end close and financial statement preparation for the development properties
• Work with the Construction and Property Management teams on month-end reporting and accruals for accounting
• Review and analyze capitalization of costs in accordance with GAAP and company policies
• Manage process for proper coding of construction invoices (payment applications), lien releases for contractor and vendor invoices and company approvals for payment processing.
• Coordinate with Construction team on maintaining proper documentation for approved budgets, contracts, lien releases, etc.
• Analyze and review construction status, budget to actual comparisons and cash flow with management.
• Assist in developing, documenting and implementing construction management processes, including setting up projects (jobs), budgets, job costs, cost codes, contracts, change orders, purchase orders, and various construction progress reports.
Required Qualifications and Skills:
• Bachelor's degree in accounting or equivalent or AA degree in accounting with 4+ years of experience in accounting related roles.
• Solid understanding of generally accepted accounting principle.
• A minimum 4 years of real estate construction accounting experience is required.
• Yardi software experience, preferred
• Proficient in Microsoft programs: Excel, Word and PowerPoint
• Ability to work independently with minimum supervision as well as in a team-based environment.
• High level of attention to detail.
• Excellent time management and organizational skills.
• Strong written and verbal communication skills; ability to manage multiple tasks with accuracy and efficiency.
• Enjoys being a part of a mission-driven team

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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Senior Accountant, Operating Properties – San Diego

IQHQ, Inc. and its affiliates are pioneers in premier life science real estate. IQHQ’s focus is to acquire, develop and operate life science properties in the innovation hubs of San Francisco, San Diego, and Boston in the United States, and the Golden Triangle in the United Kingdom. IQHQ has offices in San Diego and Boston.

IQHQ, Inc. is looking to add a Senior Accountant primarily responsible for the accounting related to our commercial real estate properties. The duties will include, but not be limited to, month-end close for the operating properties, variance analysis of actuals and budget, documenting and implementing best practice policies and procedures and various accounting related duties. Qualified individuals must be comfortable in a challenging environment, with an evolving role based upon the anticipated growth within the company.

Responsibilities:
• Review accounting activity and reconciliations for month-end close prepared by third party accounting team
• Facilitate and prepare journal entries, as needed, for monthly and year-end close procedures for operating properties
• Review monthly variances analysis for actuals and to budget
• Manage subledgers for fixed assets and intangibles
• Monitor accounts receivable, collections and CAM set-up and billings
• Assist with implementing and documenting best practice policies, procedures, and internal controls with third party accounting team
• Assist with quarterly reviews and annual audits including preparation of workpapers and supporting documentation
• Assist with other ad hoc accounting duties as assigned.
Required Qualifications and Skills:
• Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, or business
• A minimum 5 years of commercial real estate accounting experience is required
• Solid understanding of generally accepted accounting principles
• Yardi software experience is preferred
• Public company experience preferred
• Proficient in Microsoft programs: Excel, Word and PowerPoint
• Ability to work independently with minimum supervision as well as in a team-based environment
• High level of attention to detail
• Excellent time management and organizational skills
• Strong written and verbal communication skills; ability to manage multiple tasks with accuracy and efficiency
• Enjoys being a part of a mission-driven team


We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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Project Manager, Entitlements

About IQHQ

We are pioneers in premier life science real estate. IQHQ empowers the life science community to thrive and succeed by creating and developing environments that inspire progress and give innovation a home to grow. IQHQ’s focus is to acquire, develop and operate life science properties in the innovation hubs of San Francisco, San Diego and Boston in the United States, and the Golden Triangle in the United Kingdom.

Position Overview:

We are seeking to complement our team with an Entitlements Manager to directly support the Director of Development and the the Senior Vice President, Development –with due diligence, development, and compliance related to the entitlements and construction of life science projects.


Responsibilities:
• Support Director of Development and Senior Vice President, Development with various tasks related to obtaining necessary approvals from governmental entities to secure entitlement approvals and develop various projects in San Diego and Bay Area Markets consistent with such approvals.
• Support with due diligence tasks related to land use, permitting, and approvals
• During entitlements, track entitlement schedule to ensure project approvals are obtain on schedule.
• Track and ensure compliance with conditions of approval, mitigation and monitoring requirements, and ensure compliance with other agreements related to the project.
• Develop and sustain documentation of project compliance and satisfaction of various conditions of approval.
• Attend, monitor, and provides notes on community meetings
• Attend and provide public comment at community meetings or City Council meetings as needed
• Responsible for “Legislation Tracker” that provides weekly summary of items coming before various boards and commissions.
• Tasks and Special Projects as assigned by the Director of Development and Senior Vice President, Development
• Work with external project teams including but not limited to 3rd party project manager, architects, engineers, construction managers, commissioning agents and other professional teams as applicable to meet project needs.
• Develop and promote a culture of excellence, high standards of professionalism, integrity, and leadership within and outside the organization.
• Provide general support to other Operating Divisions of the Company, and participate in special projects, as needed, and assigned.

Knowledge/Skills/Competencies/Education
• Minimum 5 years of practical working experience in the development, architecture or city planning related fields
• Prior experience working for the public sector is highly desirable.
• Prior experience in the San Diego and Bay Area markets is highly desirable.
• Oral and written communications are required with demonstrated interpersonal skills and ability to interact both internally and externally
• Strong and effective presentation skills
• Excellent organization and follow up skills

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status


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