Manager, Lease Abstracting - Retail Operations Finance

L Brands

Located in Columbus, OH


The Manager, Lease Abstracting plays a key role on the Operational Finance team by managing a team of 5-6 associates that abstracts complex domestic and international leases.  The ideal candidate possesses strong analytical thinking capabilities and project management skills.  The candidate also is enthusiastic, self-motivated, and demonstrates tenacious attention to detail.


  • Manage, develop and train direct reports to become lease abstract/pre-abstract subject matter experts
  • Lead direct reports in meeting team goals without compromising data integrity
  • Lead direct reports in delivering savings to the bottom line from pre-abstracts and store set-ups
  • Coach and develop direct reports
  • Detailed review of Abstract/Pre-abstract for complex domestic and international real estate leases to ensure conformity with negotiated deal terms and compliance with business tolerances
  • Review the system set-up of domestic and international store occupancy expense terms for payment in Accruent system for both capital and non-capital lease documents.
  • Review leases in detail and provide action items to Legal for joint resolution
  • Track critical lease dates and provide reporting to our cross-functional partners
  • Share expertise to address lease related questions from our cross functional partners
  • Review reports to support public disclosures
  • Manage and review system audits to ensure data integrity
  • Exercise absolute adherence to data integrity and internal controls
  • Share best practices across the department
  • Lead in special projects


  • Develop a clear understanding of lease processes and business issues
  • Establish productive relationships with cross functional partners
  • Perform business and financial analyses
  • Work independently and on group projects
  • Manage multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Manage and develop direct reports
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills, tenacious attention to detail
  • Enthusiastic, high energy, self-motivated

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree required and post-bachelor’s paralegal certification, a plus
  • 5-7 years of relevant experience
  • Intermediate with Microsoft Office applications (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent project management skills; ability to manage multi-tasks simultaneously
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently
  • Proficient with Accruent  or Business Objects a plus

If interested in this position, please contact Margarita Dorfman @


Note:  May perform other duties as assigned


(Posted on: Nov 17, 2017)

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