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Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc Sustainability Accounting Manager in Pasadena, California

Sustainability Accounting Manager

Location Pasadena, CA

Job Function Accounting

Employment Status Regular, Full-Time

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Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc. (NYSE:ARE), an S&P 500® company, is an urban office REIT uniquely focused on collaborative life science and technology campuses in AAA innovation cluster locations. Founded in 1994, Alexandria pioneered this niche and has since established a significant market presence in key locations, including Greater Boston, San Francisco, New York City, San Diego, Seattle, Maryland, and Research Triangle. Alexandria is known for its high-quality and diverse tenant base. Alexandria has a longstanding and proven track record of developing Class A properties clustered in urban life science and technology campuses that provide its innovative tenants with highly dynamic and collaborative environments that enhance their ability to successfully recruit and retain world-class talent and inspire productivity, efficiency, creativity, and success. For more information, please visitwww.are.com.

The Sustainability Accounting Manager will be located at company headquarters in Pasadena, CA and be a part of the Sustainability Team. Sustainability Accounting Manager will be responsible for collecting and maintaining data on utilities (energy, water, waste), renewable energy, and sustainability projects, and will be a key contributor in designing and implementing Alexandria’s long-term data collection and reporting strategy.

The Company is an equal opportunity employer. We are pleased to consider all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, sex (including sexual or gender identity), religion, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, age, marital or veteran status, genetic information, physical or mental disability, or medical condition.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with the Alexandria Sustainability, Accounts Payable, and Asset Services teams to collect consumption and cost data from utility bills across all regions

  • Create and manage on-boarding and off-boarding processes for Alexandria-paid utility accounts

  • Work with Accounts Payable/Accounting and Asset Services to ensure that all relevant utility accounts are included in Alexandria’s sustainability reporting program, including accounts that are held by tenants wherever required by law and/or feasible

  • Conduct quarterly data analysis to identify anomalies, duplicates and overlapping utility account and consumption data

  • Coordinate with Transactions, Leasing, Accounting, and Asset Services teams to identify any account additions, subtractions, changes or transfers to and from tenants to Alexandria

  • Coordinate with third party data providers to ensure data is centralized and easily reported into Sustainability frameworks such as GRI, SASB, GRESB, CDP, and DJSI

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree

  • Real Estate and/or accounting background

  • Demonstrated data collection and quality assurance experience

  • Experience using and working within company-wide payment or database management systems (i.e. NEXUS, Salesforce)

  • Advanced Excel skills and/or other data analysis programs

  • Experience reading and analyzing utility bills

  • Engineering experience a plus

  • Experience using Energy Star Portfolio Manager a plus

  • Understanding of utility bill processing systems a plus

  • Understanding of real estate, buildings, and metering/sub-metering systems a plus

  • Understanding of sustainability frameworks such as GRI, SASB, GRESB, CDP and DJSI a plus

  • Must be detail-oriented and data-drive.

  • Independent, analytical thinker and a self-starter.

  • Ability to work within a diverse, cross-functional team.

  • Excellent organizational and project management skills, and communication skills.

  • Ability to travel to other Alexandria regional offices at least quarterly, to occasional company meetings and events across the U.S., and to industry conferences and on an as-needed basis.

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