Vice President of Tax

    • Job Tracking ID: TBD
    • Job Location: New York , NY
    • Job Level: Executive
    • Level of Education: Masters Degree
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: August 10, 2017
    • Years of Experience: 10 - 15 Years
    • Starting Date: ASAP
    • Salary Range *: Base Salary plus Incentives
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Job Description:

Who We Are

Rouse Properties, LLC. is a New York-based real estate investment company owned by affiliates of Brookfield Asset Management and was founded on a legacy of innovation and creativity. Rouse’s culture embodies a vibrant entrepreneurial spirit that encourages creativity, rewards initiatives and empowers our team members to excel. The foundation for this effort is our unique corporate culture, which encourages our people to think outside the box and take initiative while inspiring them to uphold the exceptional quality standard that are a Rouse hallmark. We are among the country’s largest regional mall owners, the Company’s geographically diverse portfolio spans the United States from coast to coast, and includes 38 malls and retail centers in 23 states encompassing 24.5 million square feet.


The Vice President of Tax will be responsible for the overall state & federal levels tax function. Leads initiatives/projects through research and counsel in areas such as reporting, planning, policy initiatives, transactions and tax examinations. Ensures tax compliance is completed timely and in accordance with applicable laws and tax liabilities are minimized to the extent possible. Develops and manages relationships with Finance, Accounting and Legal, liaise with counterparts at Brookfield Properties and outside service providers and governmental agencies.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Act as a liaison to the company’s independent accounting firm to coordinate the preparation and filing of income tax returns, including federal, state and local and foreign tax returns
  • Manage the preparation of tax projections and payment of quarterly tax estimates.
  • Responsible for delivery of timely tax accounting information for quarterly/annual financial reporting
  • Responsible for accurate tax compliance and related reporting for relevant private fund and balance sheet assets and structures
  • Coordinate with Rouse corporate Legal & Finance teams in evaluating significant transactions in which the company enters into or contemplates, including property acquisitions & dispositions.
  • Liaise with the Brookfield Property Group tax team in NYC as needed
  • Review of portfolio tax basis schedules
  • Develop and maintain Rouse tax risk management and documentation policies

Experience and Skills:


  • 10+ Years of Experience (preferably Big 4 accounting firms or equivalent industry experience); Bachelor’s Degree, CPA or graduate degree in finance/taxation
  • Strong analytical and tax technical abilities in domestic real estate tax areas and REITs
  • Experience working on complex transactions and dealing with tax issues relevant to acquisitions and dispositions of real estate
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to manage several large complex projects at once
  • Experience managing outside advisors and ability to delegate tasks as appropriate
  • Solid analytical/logical mindset and attention to detail; strong written and verbal skills; successfully manages internal and external relationships
  • Self-start and self-motivated; ability to work both autonomously and in a team setting and under tight time constraints to meet deadlines
  • Advanced MS Office Excel to an advanced level
  • Ability to liaise in a collaborative manner with both internal and external parties.

Rouse Properties Benefits

  • Great work environment
  • Generous benefits including Medical, Dental and Vision plans
  • Matching 401k
  • 10 paid holidays
  • Paid Vacation, Personal days and Sick Time
  • We provide an environment where you can grow personally and professionally

We rely on diversity of culture and thought to deliver on our goals. To ensure we can do that, we seek talented, qualified employees regardless of race, color, sex/gender, gender identity and expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under country or local law. Rouse Properties is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer providing a drug-free workplace.