The Senior Accountant is a vital team member who enhances the Company’s mission and core values by delivering quality and timely accounting services to our customers. The Senior Accountant is responsible for the processing business activity through the general ledger to the financial statements. This position accounts for customers who require more complex accrual or GAAP basis financial accounting with complex financial reporting requirements. The Senior Accountant provides guidance to the accounting staff through his/her communication skills, leadership, ethics, professional example, and mentoring.
Describe the key responsibilities of the job. Include the essential functions for which the job is accountable, and denote with an asterisks. Essential
Functions are the core elements of the job which are specific and unique to this position and when removed changes the nature of the job itself.
1.Follow department policies and procedures relating to SSAE 16 compliance and internal controls.
2.Review and interpret financial reporting requirements and accounting regulations.
3.Assist in the set-up of bank accounts, accounting systems, and financial reports for new properties and/or customers.
4.Review and approve all accounts payable and payment disbursements, tenant database changes, tenant ledgers and rent rolls.
5.Prepare, review and assist with annual recovery reconciliations and estimated tenant billings by the end of April.
6.Maintain cash balances in accordance with client requirements and prepare transfer and funding requests.
7.Prepare monthly journal entries.
8.Reconcile general ledger accounts with supporting schedules on a monthly basis.
9.Complete month-end process including financial statements and cash flow statements.
10.Analyze the detail activity in the Balance Sheet Accounts.
11.Analyze the variance activity in the Income Statements.
12.Timely preparation of monthly standard reporting packages for Property Managers and clients.
13.Prepare city, county, state and federal tax returns for business property, or sales tax as required.
14.Assist with annual budgets, prepare audit packages and provide lender reports as required.
15.Additional duties as assigned by the Accounting Manager or other leaders of the Real Estate Management organization.
All employees are accountable for compliance with all laws and regulations when performing their job duties. Each employee is expected to be familiar with the legal and regulatory requirements affecting his or her job responsibilities. It is the affirmative duty of each employee to carry out these responsibilities at all times in a manner that complies with all applicable legal and regulatory requirements. Employees must participate in required training on pertinent compliance laws and regulations as required by the company.
Describe the core competencies of the job. Include the key characteristics or competencies for which are required to achieve success in the job.
1.Independent, self-starter, team player with the ability to build consensus and effective relationships in a cohesive business environment.
2.Provides high degree of professional customer service to both internal and external parties.
3.Excellent communication, inter-personal and excellent telephone skills.
4.Able to work comfortably under pressure, deal with multiple deadlines, effectively handle stressful situations, deal intuitively with situations, and work with minimal direction/supervision.
5.Excellent analytical and problem solving skills.
1.Thorough knowledge of accrual and GAAP basis accounting.
2.Excellent computer skills with a high degree of proficiency in Excel, Word, and other accounting softwares.
3.Working experience with Yardi, MRI, Nexus, or Avid is preferred.
EXPERIENCE / EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
1. Minimum of 4 years experience as a Staff Accountant performing general ledger and financial reporting functions in a high growth environment.
2. A Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance is required.
3. Previous commercial property management accounting experience is preferred.
These demands document the physical requirements of a specific job. Criteria may include: Lifting , Carrying, Push/Pull, Sitting/Standing (In Place); On Feet, Walking, Bending, Turn/Twist; Kneeling; Squatting; Crawling; Climbing; Reaching (Out)/Reaching (Up), Grasping, Wrist Turning; Pinching; Finger Manipulation, Hearing, Talking, Working with a computer for eight hours, Working in close quarters. Communicating over the telephone for eight hours.