“This is a place where differences are made.”

We know that culture is key to the success of a business, so our strong cultural values lead the way we build our team. SGH focuses on collaboration and puts decisive, disruptive innovation at the top of the pyramid. We are passionate about what we do, and we’re always looking for talented individuals who are as motivated as we are.

If you are a passionate, solution-driven, out-of-the-box thinker that thrives on results, we’d love to hear from you. SGH offers a welcoming, motivating environment where you’ll be surrounded by entrepreneurial-minded people who always give 110%.

“We’re only as strong as the team that drives us.”

We know that our team creates the foundation of our success, so taking care of our team members is one of our top priorities. When you join the SGH family, you will be rewarded with some great benefits and perks:

  • Competitive salary and benefits including paid holidays, PTO, healthcare, flex spending account, 401k, life insurance and legal policies
  • Additional days off for your birthday, a floating holiday and volunteering with an organization of your choice
  • Pet insurance for your furry family members
  • Free covered parking*
  • Free snacks (and sometimes lunches)
  • Modern downtown Birmingham office in walking distance to multiple restaurants and shops*

*Birmingham, MI offices only

Current Openings
Legal Secretary/Executive Administrative Assistant

SUMMARY:

The Legal Secretary / Executive Administrative Assistant will have responsibility for supporting the Simon Group Holdings (“SGH”) Legal Department, including the General Counsel, Assistant General Counsel, Corporate Attorney and Senior Paralegal. Areas of focus will be assisting and supporting the legal department with corporate and real estate transactions, litigation, management of files and corporate records, and maintenance of state licenses and qualifications. The Legal Secretary/Executive Administrative Assistant will have significant interaction with management of SGH and its business units, external counsel and business partners.

Primary Job Responsibilities

  • Support and assist the legal department, including the General Counsel, Assistant General Counsel, Corporate Attorney and Senior Paralegal.
  • Support SGH transactions, including initial intake of contract requests, review and drafting, internal process for executing, and filing of executed agreements.
  • Assist with entity formation; entity dissolution; entity foreign qualifications and DBAs, and obtaining EINS.
  • Ordering title and UCC searches.
  • Real estate title and survey review.
  • Preparing basic corporate and real estate transaction documents, including confidentiality agreements, deeds, and closing documents.
  • Work independently to perform a variety of complex legal, administrative, clerical and secretarial duties, many of which are confidential in nature, with a high degree of skill and accuracy.
  • Assist in-house counsel with the preparation of real estate, as well as merger and acquisition documents, including purchase agreements, leases, loan and security agreements, and joint venture agreements (such as partnership agreements and limited liability agreements).
  • Document Management, including organizing, managing and maintaining comprehensive corporate records and transaction files.
  • Support litigation, claims management and insurance matters for Legal Department, including discovery responses, document searches and production, discovery deadlines, and possess overall familiarity of the litigation process.
  • Type accurately from dictation.
  • Assist with management and oversight of outside counsel expense, including budgeting, review, processing and payment of law firm and expert witness invoices, preparation of outside counsel engagement letters and monitoring of outside counsel expense.
  • Thorough understanding of the Legal Tracker legal expense software is strongly preferred.
  • Prepare meeting minutes, resolutions, other corporate governance documents.
  • Prepare correspondence, documents, presentations, and training materials.
  • Provide high level clerical and administrative support to in-house attorneys and paralegal, including maintaining attorneys’ calendars, opening and distributing mail, coordinating all details of meetings/calls/conferences, preparing expense statements, assisting with electronic data rooms, email and file management, creating and maintaining files, organization of management of files, record keeping, preparing records for off-site storage, maintaining an accurate inventory of files.
  • Photocopying, scanning, and faxing, as needed.
  • Preparing U.S. mail and using a postage machine, preparing UPS packages, and other general administrative office duties as required.
  • Assist with the management of certain regulatory filings, permits and licensing, including state corporate registrations, business licenses and permits and registrations with other regulatory agencies.
  • Fill in for the front desk receptionist on afternoons and at other times as needed, answering the front door, answering the main office telephone, and performing general office duties.

 

Education / Experience / Skill-set:

  • Minimum of 7 years of directly-related legal experience, strong preference to candidates who have both corporate transactional and litigation experience.
  • Proficiency in MS office (exceptional Word, Excel and Outlook skills), and PowerPoint.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Impeccable spelling, grammar, and proofreading ability in English.
  • Detail-oriented work style.
  • Highly organized methodology.
  • Proactive mindset.
  • Highly motivated / self-starter personality.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced and quickly changing environment, and effectively prioritize responsibilities.
  • Ability to meet deadlines and remain cool under pressure.
  • Ability to handle confidential and sensitive information.
  • Demonstrate good judgment to balance working independently with knowing when to ask for direction.
  • Experience at typing from dictation.
  • Typing speed of > 60 wpm preferred.

 

Mental and Physical Requirements and Working Conditions:

  • Ability to sit (or stand at a standing desk) for prolonged periods.
  • Ability to communicate verbally, on the telephone, in person, and in writing.
  • Ability to hear dictated recordings for the purposes of transcription.
  • Ability to use hands and wrists as needed for keyboarding for prolonged periods.
  • Must be able to adapt to frequently changing work priorities.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:

Please send your resume to jkristic-arabo@simongroupholdings.com for consideration.  We look forward to learning about you!

Financial Analyst

SUMMARY:

Just like a bridge, our mission in Finance is to connect internal and external customers to deliver world class results. We build our bridge together on solid foundational values. We deliver world class results by embracing our core values of Focus, Innovation, Revenue, Scalable, Team (FIRST) as they are the framework for our culture. We believe in a work-life balance and provide team members opportunities for mentoring, learning & development and exposure to senior leadership.

The Financial Analyst is a direct report to the Senior Director of Finance but supports multiple projects within the SGH group. He/she will manage and report all key metrics on behalf of the organization. The diversity of projects you will be involved in makes this a very unique position where you will be able to grow your skills in many areas and develop a strong cross-functional network.

The individual will join a team of hardworking, fun loving and forward-thinking individuals that work at being successful every day. The position requires a special attention to detail to understand the many layers of our business structure and relationships to effectively perform the financial function.

Financial analyst will perform a broad range of financial functions to support SGH Finance in achieving organizational objectives. Responsible for directing and implementing the  organization’s overall financial policies and functions in coordination with the SGH Senior Director of Finance. The position is accountable for the financial reports, cash management, and a comprehensive  set  of controls and budgets designed to mitigate risk, enhance the accuracy of the company’s reported financial results, and ensure that the reported results comply with international  financial reporting standards. Primary functions include preparing cash flow analysis and cash funding requests, preparing budget to actual variance analysis, and other ad-hoc financial reports. Follows accounting policies and controls and continually seeks opportunities for process improvement.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Analyzes month-end and year-end activity to ensure accurate financial statements are prepared
  • Performs month-end closing duties which encompass revenue and gross margin analysis
  • Prepares monthly cash forecast
  • Prepares P&L, Balance Sheet, and Headcount Budgets, Forecasts, and Mid-term Planning
  • Monitors accounts receivable balance and acts as liaison between accounting and senior leadership
  • Provides financial transparency to Senior Director of Finance and senior leadership
  • Manages special projects and analyses and provides support to strategic initiatives
  • Performs ad-hoc reporting
  • Assists in preparation of quarterly forecasts and annual budget
  • Responds to financial information requests
  • Analyzes daily, month-end and year-end activity of income statement and balance sheet accounts by performing periodic audits of daily activity to ensure correct financial information through the general ledger entries
  • Presents recommendations and/or modifications to management
  • Resourceful and great at leading cross-functional teams
  • Well organized, self-motivated, and capable of managing conflict
  • Strong fluency with MS Office Suite/G Suite/QuickBooks
  • Comfortable and excel in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong analytical capabilities and proficiency in financial modeling and analysis
  • Strong initiative to improve and make processes smoother for all involved while maintaining objectives
  • Ability to work independently and detailed oriented
  • Ability to work in a fast moving, dynamic team environment and meet deadlines
  • Demonstrated leadership, teamwork and communication (written & verbal) skills
  • Highly motivated and results driven
  • Evidence of well-developed interpersonal skills, maturity, and sound judgment
  • Hungry to participate and contribute to a growing company

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

Bachelor’s degree (B. A.) in Accounting/Finance from a four-year college or university and three to five years related experience and/or training.

Requires advanced computer skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and other ERP software package, Internet, and E-mail), strong interpersonal skills, the ability to manage multiple priorities and to maintain confidentiality.

Incumbent must be strategic, flexible, results-oriented and well-versed in all aspects of finance, accounting and reporting in IFRS. Incumbent is expected to be a self-starter. Must possess sound judgment, behave professionally, be willing to accept/take calculated risks, remain objective, and have demonstrated a stable professional history.

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Excellent written and verbal communication skills as well as strong presentation skills required. Ability to read, analyze, and interpret written procedures, general correspondence, common financial and business reports, legal documents, general business periodicals, professional journals, and governmental regulations. Ability to read, interpret, and write reports and business correspondence.

Ability to speak effectively with customers or employees of organization. Ability to respond to complaints and to effectively present information and respond to questions from managers, customers, employees, the general public, and the board of directors.

English language required. Additional language skills preferred, but not required.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

A CPA/CA or other certified accounting and/or finance degree preferred. Valid Driver’s License, Passport and authorized to work in the USA.

Mental and Physical Requirements and Working Conditions:

  • Ability to sit (or stand at a standing desk) for prolonged periods.
  • Ability to communicate verbally, on the telephone, in person, and in writing.
  • Ability to hear dictated recordings for the purposes of transcription.
  • Ability to use hands and wrists as needed for keyboarding for prolonged periods.
  • Must be able to adapt to frequently changing work priorities.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:

Please send your resume to careers@simongroupholdings.com for consideration.  We look forward to learning about you!

Digital Content Coordinator - Part Time

SUMMARY:

Simon Group Holdings knows that culture is key to the success of a business, so our strong cultural values lead the way we build our team. SGH focuses on collaboration and puts decisive, disruptive innovation at the top of the pyramid. We are passionate about what we do, and we’re always looking for talented individuals who are as motivated as we are.

If you are a passionate, solution-driven, out-of-the-box thinker that thrives on results, we’d love to hear from you. SGH offers a welcoming, motivating environment where you’ll be surrounded by entrepreneurial-minded people who always give 110%.

Project Summary:

Simon Group Holdings is looking for a Digital Content Coordinator to join our growing team! This position will help develop and monitor content, event calendars, internal social media and more on the organization’s intranet. The ideal candidate will have an interest in developing dynamic internal communications strategies and content, managing a team member online portal, and an aptitude for project management. Whether gathering business intel from key stakeholders, developing new content, or updating the intranet site as SGH grows, the Digital Content Coordinator will assist with day-to-day operations and help connect SGH team members around the globe. Writing samples and experience with intranet management are required for consideration.

Primary Responsibilities and Scope:

  • Maintain and improve the company’s intranet site;
  • Design and develop custom SharePoint / SMART Workspace solutions for multiple browsers that integrate with Office 365 and other applications;
  • Work with the marketing and HR teams and other key stakeholders to develop intranet content that informs and engages team members, including a monthly blog;
  • Support and train users across levels of the organization on intranet capabilities, new features and social aspects;
  • Work under tight deadlines with the ability to adapt to changing priorities;
  • Ensure intranet standards are upheld in congruence with company core values and isms.

Required Experience:

  • Management of company SharePoint, SMART Workspace and employee portals
  • Excellent written and verbal communication – please submit writing samples upon application
  • Strong organizational and project management skills
  • Comfortable with both team and individual work
  • Adaptable to change in priorities and project scope
  • Ability to think critically, communicate effectively and deliver on high priority tasks

Required Education & Certification:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, Marketing, Web Design, Information Systems or equivalent experience
  • 3-5 years experience

 

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

Simon Group Holdings provides equal employment opportunities to all team members and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, weight and height or military status, in accordance with applicable federal laws.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:

Please send your resume to careers@simongroupholdings.com for consideration.  We look forward to learning about you!

Financial Analyst and Underwriter

SUMMARY:

Simon Group Holdings knows that culture is key to the success of a business, so our strong cultural values lead the way we build our team. SGH focuses on collaboration and puts decisive, disruptive innovation at the top of the pyramid. We are passionate about what we do, and we’re always looking for talented individuals who are as motivated as we are.

SGH has a unique, entrepreneurial culture. We work hard, love what we do, focus on our investors and have fun in the process! Our phenomenal growth is attributable to our people and that’s why we are successful in recruiting top talent. As a team member, you’ll receive the support of the entire Simon Group Holdings team and be encouraged to learn and grow with us.

Job Summary:

The Financial Analyst and Underwriter will report to the Managing Partner of Simon Group Holdings and Real Estate.

This person will play a key role in strategic planning and developing financial models to measure and enhance business operations.  Duties include, but are not limited to:

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Reviewing loan files for completeness and accuracy.
  • Analyzing credit documents, including, but not limited to, mortgage applications, credit history and income documents, title documents, appraisals and all applicable compliance documents.
  • Evaluate debt ratio, loan-to-value ratios, credit score, property valuation and various other factors.
  • Produce return on investment / IRR.
  • Manual Frontline Underwriting Conventional / Conforming loan products.
  • Produce proforma for project.
  • Follow up for any outstanding information needed to complete the underwriting file.
  • Determining and documenting loan conditions and communicating requirements and / or decisions.
  • Identifies portfolio risks resulting from the client’s underlying business practices, underwriting, and / or fraud exposure.
  • Assist in obtaining and evaluation of underwriting data to determine if risks meet corporate underwriting standards and program requirements.
  • Maintains knowledge of all applicable underwriting guidelines by completing all underwriter training programs, learning any business unit policy and / or guidelines.
  • Research, selection, and compilation of financial data from multiple sources and subsequent analysis of that data to produce business information used to support decisions.
  • Perform financial due diligence and operational integration on business opportunities, mergers and acquisitions.
  • Analyze forecasted and adjusted key performance metrics to capitalize on financial opportunities.
  • Responsible for day to day financial analysis for the investments under Simon Group Holdings II and III including Soaring Pine Capital.
  • Develop models and standardize system for regular updates.
  • Research and report on any new opportunities providing timely quantitative and qualitative analysis to Managing Partner.
  • Provide Managing Partner with the consolidated data necessary to complete monthly dashboards: compile data, analysis and reporting and prepare monthly internal presentations.
  • Support activity with financial diligence, analysis and coordination of process timelines.
  • Complete projects and other duties, as assigned.
  • Organize and update files.

Desired skills and abilities

  • 3+ years of experience in the commercial mortgage industry.
  • Knowledge and familiarity with current mortgage and compliance laws and regulations.
  • High producer with attention to quality.
  • Strong commitment to customer service and satisfaction.
  • Excellent time management skills.
  • Effective leadership skills.
  • Team player & Ability to Multi -Task.
  • Superior verbal and written communication skills.
  • Detail-oriented outlook coupled with ability to plan and meet deadlines on time.
  • Willingness to learn and be coached.
  • Desire to collaborate in a friendly, team environment.
  • Self-motivated with a strong work ethic.
  • Ability to accept accountability for any actions.

Required Experience:

  • Three (3) or more years’ experience in financial analysis / underwriting or related fields including direct experience in financial modeling.
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and knowledge of competencies in MS Project.
  • Experience in creating standardized reporting formats.
  • Ability to efficiently develop thorough analyses and communicate reasonable, accurate and defendable conclusions.
  • Ability to analyze, question and summarize data for executive decision making.
  • Excellent verbal, written and presentation skills.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Solid logical reasoning and critical thinking skills.
  • Ability to be flexible and adapt to a rapidly changing and dynamic work environment.
  • Excellent organizational skill and attention to detail is a must.

Required Education & Certification:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance.
  • CFA or MBA preferred.

Here are some of the reasons you’ll love working here:

  • Downtown Birmingham office.
  • Free undercover parking.
  • Variety of free snacks and drinks.
  • A fantastic work culture between our offices country wide.

DISCLAIMER

All the above duties and responsibilities are essential job functions subject to reasonable accommodation and change. All job requirements listed indicate the minimum level of knowledge, skills and / or ability deemed necessary to perform the job proficiently. Team members may be required to perform other or different job-related duties as requested by their team lead, subject to reasonable accommodation. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise. Employment with SGH is “at-will.” SGH is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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