Accountant

Job Summary

Responsible for all full-cycle accounting activities for a portfolio of real estate assets.  Acts under general or limited supervision in analyzing and applying cash and accrual accounting principles and completing accurate and timely financial reports for assigned portfolio.

 

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Prepares timely, complete, and accurate monthly financial reports, to include calculation and posting of associated accruals, interest amortization, prepaid expenses, bank and other reconciliations, and property budget variance analysis.

  • Responsible for cash management and accurate and timely processing of all payables and other accounting documents and records, including coding of invoices, review of invoice coding by property management teams, and/or entering invoices into the appropriate accounting software.  Processes mortgage, real estate tax, sales tax, and other critical payments timely and ensures internal databases are updated and maintained accordingly.

  • Assists with preparation of year end budgets and monthly/quarterly reforecasts for assigned portfolio.

  • Reviews and/or pulls daily bank activity and ensures correct application of cash receipts.  For properties utilizing automated lockbox solutions, ensure reconciles daily transmissions and resolves any exceptions.

  • Calculates monthly management fees and analyzes accounts receivable balances to ensure proper reserves.

  • Prepares and submits ACH and wire transfers for processing.

  • Calculates and prepares cash requests, capital calls and owner distributions.

  • Responsible for accurate billing and review of monthly rent-up calculations and other non-revenue charges.

  • Ensures financial terms of tenant leases (base rent, % rent, recoveries, etc.) are billed correctly.

  • Assists property management teams in annual tenant recovery calculations and reconciliations.

  • Monitors applicable tenant sales reporting and billing to ensure accuracy and timeliness of reporting.

  • Completes property sales tax filing when applicable.

  • Coordinates with individuals to facilitate set up of bank accounts and other treasury-related activities.

  • Prepares audit schedules and assists with audit questions, as necessary.

  • Prepares interim and year-end audit and tax work papers.

  • May assist with property acquisitions/dispositions and associated proration calculations.

  • May complete and enter lease abstracts into the appropriate accounting software per department/client guidelines. May enter and manage lease notes and maintain critical dates and tickler files.

  • Maintains files and documentation thoroughly and accurately, in accordance with company policy and accepted accounting practices.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

 

Supervisory Responsibilities

No formal supervisory responsibilities. May provide informal assistance such as technical guidance and/or portfolio-specific training to co-workers.

 

Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

Education & Experience

  • Bachelor's degree (B.A. or B.S.) in Accounting, Finance or related field from a four-year college or university with a minimum of 2 years accounting, finance, or related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Prior experience in real estate accounting and real estate accounting software packages (i.e., Yardi, MRI, etc.) a plus.

 

Certificates and/or Licenses

  • None required.

 

Communication Skills

  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills. Strong organizational and analytical abilities.

  • Ability to effectively present information in a clear, articulate, and accurate fashion.

 

Financial Knowledge

  • Requires proficient knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) regulations including strong knowledge of financial terms and principles.

  • Ability to calculate figures such as percentages, discounts, interest, and commissions. 

  • Requires strong analytical and quantitative skills and the ability to conduct independent financial analysis.

 

Other Skills/Abilities

  • Proficient knowledge of computer software and hardware (i.e., Microsoft Office Suite Products).  Advanced skills in Microsoft Excel required.

  • Strong attention to detail and ability to multi-task and meet deadlines while maintaining accuracy in a rapidly changing, fast-paced and high-volume environment.

  • Ability to identify problems and take corrective action in varying and sometimes ambiguous circumstances and with limited information.  

  • Ability to follow directions and provide timely follow-up and follow-through on assigned tasks.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Finch & Daisy is committed to providing equal opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment in accordance with all applicable Equal Opportunity laws, directives and regulations of federal, state, and local governing bodies or agencies. Finch & Daisy does not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, membership or activity in a local commission, disability, sexual orientation or age.

Benefits:

  • 401(k)

  • Remote work environment

  • Flexible schedule

  • Health insurance

  • Paid time off/Paid holidays

 


 

To express interest in this position, please email msawyer@finchanddaisy.com with your resume and a letter of interest.