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Chief Financial Officer
As Chief Financial Officer of MSREA, Michelle is responsible for the accounting/financial management processes for the corporation and for the assets managed by MSREA. Michelle develops and directs all of the firm’s accounting/financial policies and procedures to safeguard all the assets that are under the direction of MSREA.
Michelle brings over 25 years of property and asset management accounting experience in owner-managed and third party property management companies with her to MSREA. During this time, she has worked at all capacities of property management from a staff accountant, to a Controller, developing the necessary understandings of the accounting processes and their relationship toward the production of accurate and timely reporting while maintaining the protection of the asset. Michelle’s responsibilities have included the development and implantation of appropriate internal control procedures, review of financial reporting packages, supervision and development of staff, and active involvement in Client/Owner/Landlord and resident relations.
Prior to joining MSREA, Michelle spent over five years as a Controller for Mark Taylor Residential and Domain Communities. During this time, she was responsible for the management of all client accounting processes at both the property and corporate levels. Michelle’s responsibilities included supervision of staff members, financial statement review, internal control administration, compliance reporting, cash management, and involvement in San budget preparation and on-site lease audits. During her tenure, she was able to establish a superior relationship with the property management team, which translated into a superior financial reporting package for all clients. Michelle is well versed in several accounting software packages including MRI, Yardi, Timberline, and AMSI.
Michelle compliments her property management accounting experience with over ten years financial business exposure outside of the real estate industry that included eight years in private industry and two years as a staff accountant in the Public Accounting sector. Through these experiences, Michelle was able to develop her audit skills, an understanding of the process, management skills and philosophy, her working knowledge of accounting matters and her project management skills.
Michelle received her B.S.B.A. Degree in Accounting from University of Phoenix. She continues to attend seminars and training classes in order to maintain current and up to date GAAP policies and procedures.