Tuesday, November 5, 2013


Position Summary
The Accountant’s primary responsibility is to perform general accounting functions for an assigned portfolio of multi-family properties. This position is also responsible for reconciliation of bank accounts, analysis of accounts, preparing and posting journal entries, performing month-end close as well as financial statement preparation.

Essential Functions/Responsibilities
• Assists in ensuring month-end closes, preparation and entry of monthly journal entries, bank reconciliation, calculation of owner’s distributions and maintenance of cash sheets are being completed promptly and accurately.

• Responsible for reviewing all invoices and checks generated by accounting associates for accuracy and completeness in accordance with established policies and procedures.

• Reviews profit and loss statements to ensure accuracy.

• Maintains balance sheet schedules for utilization in the correct reporting of monthly financials and reconciliation of balance sheet accounts.

• Responsible for communicating on a daily basis with property managers and third party owners to relay financial information as well as ensure understanding of various financial reports.

• Assists auditors in performing year-end audits of financial statements.

• Participates in Company-provided training.

• Complies with all Company National Standards, applicable health and safety rules and regulations, as well as applicable local, state, and federal laws.

• Performs other tasks as directed by any person authorized to give such instructions or assignments.

Education and/or Experience
• Bachelor’s degree in accounting or other related field is preferred for this position.

• Minimum of one to three years experience in accounting and financial statement preparation.

Skills/Specialized Knowledge
• Ability to read, write and understand English.

• Ability to use a personal computer and working knowledge of email, Microsoft Word, Excel and accounting software systems.

• Ability to use general office equipment such as telephone, fax machine, printer and copier.

• Ability to perform advanced mathematical and accounting functions.

• Ability to follow and apply Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).

• Ability to perform cash forecasting, planning and management.

• Ability to read and comprehend financial statements.

• Strong customer service and interpersonal skills; ability to relate to others.

• Professional verbal and written communication skills.

• Ability to multi-task.

• Ability to set and meet goals.

• Ability to consistently meet deadlines.

• Ability to maintain confidentiality.

Required Licenses
• None.

Other Requirements
• Must maintain professional appearance and comply with prescribed dress code policy.

• Ability to be at work on a regular and consistent basis; overtime may be required.

Physical Demands
• Ability to sit for extended periods of time.

• Frequent use of fingers, handling, feeling, talking, and hearing.

• Moderate standing, reaching, walking, stooping, and lifting.

• Sustains substantially recurring movement to fingers, hands, and wrists.

• Ability to lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.

Mental Functions
• Ability to compare, compute, compile, copy, analyze, coordinate, synthesize, instruct, and communicate.

• Ability to tolerate stressful situations.

• Ability to work under minimal supervision.

Work Environment
• Standard office working environment.

• None.

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