Accountant Property Job Description Sample
Accountant - Property
Purpose of Position
The property accountant, under direct supervision, unitizes and retires assets in accordance with the BHE Pipeline group capitalization policy; assures correct asset depreciation, provides general ledger support through the completion of journal entries and supporting documentation and reconciliation of general ledger accounts; monitors capital project process from the approval through unitization and /or retirement stage to screen out non-capital plant additions or retirements, ensure proper approval is obtained, assigns appropriate FERC classification and identifies and assists in the resolution of interface issues between software systems; assists in the preparation of supplemental schedules, reports and recaps to support internal and external financial reports for company management, institutional investors, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and other governmental agencies; assists with monthly balance sheet and income statement variance analyses that relate to property, plant and equipment (PP&E) activity.
Primary Job Duties and Responsibilities (Essential Job Functions)
Capital Project Administration Duties (30-40%)
Monitoring of capital work order approval process to screen out non-capital requests, ensure proper approval is obtained, assigns appropriate FERC utility account and assists in identification and resolution of interface issues between software systems; prepares monthly AFE and Work Order capital expenditure and Ready for Service compliance reports to alert project managers, directors and officers of projects that are approaching noncompliance or are noncompliant with BHE pipeline group policies.
Property Plant and Equipment Unitization and Retirement (20 – 30%)
Audits project charges to determine if actual project expenditure activity qualify as a capital expenditure and ensures that cost of non-qualifying activity is charged to the appropriate expense account. Unitize qualifying PP&E additions to the appropriate asset location for traditional or market based rates, FERC utility account, depreciation group, and unit of property and retires the appropriate units of property removed from service.
Month-end close duties include: (10-15%)
Recording monthly journal entries, including general ledger corrections.
Monthly analyses includes: (10-20%)
Preparation of monthly general ledger account reconciliation schedules;
Monthly analysis and reporting to tax of book to tax capitalization differences;
Preparation of monthly/semi-annual or annual billings O&M, capital and damage billings in accordance with contract terms or legal guidance as assigned;
Handle credit and collections for these billings, and prepare A/R aging report.
Assist in the preparation of supplemental schedules, reports and recaps to support internal and external financial reports for company management, institutional investors, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and other governmental agencies. Includes FERC Form 2 and blanket certificate schedules and Form 3Q. (10-20%)
Special projects and assignments include: (5-10%)
Responding to outside auditor's requests and providing detailed support; Preparation of year-end tax schedules; Preparation of net book values;
Perform any additional responsibilities as requested or assigned. (0-5%)
Bachelor's degree in accounting.
Zero to two years of related accounting experience Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP).
Knowledge of FERC Uniform System of Accounts (USofA) and gas plant instructions.
Research and analytical skills; experience with financial analysis methods and tools
Strong personal computer skills; proficiency in Excel, Access and Word; demonstrated ability to understand and utilize computer systems and applications as tools for analysis
Ability to maintain focus amid rapidly changing demands and priorities Effective oral and written communication skills
Effective interpersonal skills and the ability to work independently and as part of a team Effective analytical and problem-solving skills
Ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks and projects concurrently
Employees must be able to perform the essential functions of the position, with or without an accommodation.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status or disability status.
Northern Natural Gas
Jr. Accountant - Property Tax
Posting Dates: 06/25/2019 - 07/09/2019
Job Family: Finance & Accounting
Department: Finance and Records Department
This is a property tax position in which uses accounting and business principles applied to Church owned real estate.
Incumbent ensures that all property information concerning Church investment properties is input and accurately maintained in the property tax database. Incumbent is principally responsible to interface with other Church department, and tax jurisdictions to obtain and input accurate data.
Exceptional Excel skills used to transfer large amounts of data from paper forms into spreadsheets and/or database systems; assessment notices and tax bills.
Attention to detail to correctly enter all tax bills, assessment notices, and tax refunds into database
Perform computations involving the allocation of value and tax amounts.
Analyze information within database systems to support decision making of managers.
Periodically communicate with governmental jurisdictional personnel to obtain additional data and details on new or existing tax parcels using advanced Outlook features and functions.
Data Management skills using Adobe PDF's to scan, edit, combine and organize documents efficiently into a shared document retrieval database.
Periodic coverage for the reception desk of the Tax Division.
Peak tax season, extending from October through December 15th each year.
Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or a related analytical field
Two or more years of professional accounting experience;
Good understanding of spreadsheets and databases; proficiency in Excel
Ability to work well with people; especially under time sensitive deadlines
Strong attention to detail; accuracy is essential for data inputs and reports
Must be a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and currently temple worthy.
Posting Notice/More Info.
Please Note: All positions are subject to close without notice.
Find out more about the many benefits of Church Employment at http://careers.lds.org.
ELS is seeking a Property Accountant to join our team in Chicago.
What are we looking for in an Accountant?
We are seeking a strategic and inquisitive Accountant with strong technical skills to work on the Property Accounting team in our Chicago home office. In this role, you will develop, maintain and recommend procedures and policies to improve the efficiency, accuracy and completion of financial reports and reconciliations.
What makes this job unusual?
We are looking for an accountant with a lot of intellectual curiosity and who loves to understand the why behind our processes and come up with possible solutions. This accountant has strong accounting skills, but is also passionate about getting involved in special projects.
Nuts and bolts.
In addition to special projects, you will be responsible for a portfolio of properties and their financials, which includes reviewing of property financial statements, recording of journal entries, accounting reconciliations and analysis of variances compared to forecast/budget/prior year.
Here's what else you'll be doing:
You reconcile complex bank accounts daily and balance sheet accounts on a monthly basis.
This is key: you propose recommendations for changes and improvements to accounting policies/procedures by evaluating system processes across the organization. Then, you assist with special projects by finding opportunities for improvement in processes and procedures.
You also lead projects to streamline and improve monthly close process, including software implementation/software integration projects.
Your review of property operating statements will lead you to analyze variances to budget/forecast/prior year.
As you review ledger details analyze transactions and record adjusting entries where necessary.
Examine and upload various subsystems into the general ledger.
Collaborate with colleagues to prepare quarterly and annual schedules, which support financial statements used for public reporting.
You capture records for internal and external audit.
Working as part of a team, when you have time and a colleague is overwhelmed, you jump in to assist.
As a partner to the business, you communicate daily with property managers.
Your skills include:
You have a Bachelor's degree in Accounting. CPA is a plus.
If you have at least two years of accounting experience, this is preferred.
You are a strong critical thinker who is personable and persuasive in your style with exceptional verbal and written style.
You have proven analytical skills and take ownership of your work
You have an understanding of accounting concepts, with a concentration in accruals, journal entries and bank reconciliations.
You are detail and deadline oriented; organized with strong time management skills.
You have excellent computer literacy in MS Office suite of products.
What do you get from us?
In return for your excellent skills and abilities, we provide a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental and vision plans; a generous 401k employer match; and paid vacations, holidays, and sick time.
Who is ELS?
Equity LifeStyle Properties (NYSE: ELS) is the foremost operator of Manufactured Home Communities, RV Resorts and Campgrounds in North America. Our appealing properties, located in the most desirable regions of the country, offer a variety of homes and camping options to meet a wide range of customers' needs. ELS has a strong national presence with more than 400 communities and resorts in 32 states and British Columbia and a team of more than 4000 employees.
An established yet entrepreneurial business, we have visionary goals and look for people who align with this view and have a hunger to succeed. In return, we are committed to developing a culture that is significant, engaging and rewarding. We are in search of the outright best talent in the market for our roles – confirmed self-starters, standout colleagues and creative thinkers - as these individuals will help to craft and lead our future.
We welcome and thank all applicants. EOE
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The position will be responsible for the day-to-day accounting of assigned assets as well as cash controls for the bank accounts associated with these assets.
Prepare and analyze the financial statements, general ledgers, subsidiary ledgers, budgets, cash flow projections and review of job cost reports for assigned assets
Perform daily activities such as receive checks, post receipts and prepare deposits; review and post payable invoices; review and post tenant billing adjustments; review and post prepayment application to open charges, and; update gross sales reports
Reconcile, verify and validate all entries and postings to balance sheet and income statement accounts
Provide accurate and timely financial information to other internal departments such as Investments and Asset Management, as well as lenders, consultants, etc. by established deadlines
Prepare contribution and distribution calculations, summaries and notices as needed
Prepare lender reporting package for select assets
Provide information for and take part in Q&A for audits, tax preparation and appraisals
EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: (including certification, licenses, etc.)
Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Related Field
1-3 years' experience
Real estate/private equity experience
TECHNICAL SKILL REQUIREMENTS:
Proficient in Microsoft Office, especially Excel and Word
Demonstrated knowledge of GAAP accounting
Experience in Yardi, MRI, J. D. Edwards or comparable software
Operate standard office equipment
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Bright Workspaces is a dynamic commercial real estate firm focused on the management of a portfolio of commercial real estate buildings in Southeast Michigan. The Property Accountant will be responsible for Account Payables and Receivables, General Ledger Entries, Banking and Bank Reconciliations, Payroll, and Preparation of Financial Statements.
A successful candidate is an intelligent communicator and problem-solver with strong judgment and excellent follow-through. Attention to detail and organization are absolutely necessary for success in this role, as well as excellent Customer Service.
Bright Workspaces is seeking an experienced full-time Property Accountant to manage the accounting functions of a portfolio of buildings from our office in Northville, Michigan.
What does the Property Accountant do at Bright Workspaces do?
- Manage commercial billing of tenants and review charges with Property Managers for accuracy
- Review leases for entry into accounting and budgeting forecasts
- Record receipts (A/R) and payables (A/P)
- Record general ledger entries
- Banking & Bank Reconciliations
- Manage payroll process
- Prepare financial statements
- Maintain files and handle confidential material in a professional manner
- Assist with other accounting projects and duties as assigned
What do we look for in our Property Accountant candidates?
- A professional, team-oriented attitude combined with a business maturity level reflective of the position
- Strong organizational, analytical, and time-management skills and ability to multi-task
- Familiarity with basic accounting and financial concepts
- Understanding of Real Estate accounting and Leasing
- Attention to detail and intuitive analytical thought processes enabling critical self-evaluation of work product
- Self-starting attitude
- Experience with QuickBooks
- Degree in Accounting, Finance, or Business preferred; or previous experience as a property accountant
- 2-4 years’ experience in general accounting, required
- Highly Organized
- Excellent computer skills including all Microsoft Office programs with a particular emphasis on Excel.
- Previous exposure to commercial real estate is a plus
Bright Workspaces offers competitive compensation.
Salary $55,000 - $60,000 based upon experience.
- Paid time off
- Healthcare reimbursement
- Access to 401K
- Continuing education assistance
Job offers are contingent upon a successful background check.
Responsible for the day-to-day monthly and quarterly property accounting and reporting for a residential property portfolio.
Property Accountant Duties and Responsibilities:
Preparation of monthly Income Statements and Variance Reports.
Assist in preparation of audit work papers. Analysis and reconciliation of the accounts.
General Ledger/Journal Entry input and reconciliation to sub-ledgers.
Maintain schedules including fixed assets, amortization, escrows, accruals, and pre-paid schedules.
Scan GL for miscoding and inconsistencies.
Obtain draw request information for escrow/reserve drawdown.
Assist with Budget/Reforecast preparation. Input/Import of Budget Data into Yardi.
Prepare bank reconciliation of all cash accounts, including reserve accounts.
Prepare annual TC201s and RPIEs as required.
Gather lease information necessary to calculate Real Estate Tax escalations, CPI escalations and other escalations.
Review tenant billings for accuracy. Ensure that charges are appropriate.
Review and account for construction activity and capital improvements.
Track monthly utility expense.
Ensure compliance with reporting deadlines on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis.
Assist on various projects as required.
A bachelor's degree in accounting. Candidate should have a minimum of three years of experience in residential real estate accounting – affordable housing knowledge a plus. Commercial real estate experience with GAAP accounting is preferred. Position requires both verbal and written interaction within all levels of company, in addition to contact with third parties. Candidate should be organized, able to prioritize and work under pressure and be aware of deadlines. Proficiency in Excel and General Ledger/Property Management Software Program is required, Yardi Voyager is a plus
EDENS, a national leading retail real estate developer, is looking for a Property Accountant to join our Accounting team in Columbia, South Carolina. Primary responsibilities:
Responsible for the accounting of a portfolio of retail centers (properties and tenants). This role will give you the opportunity to expand your skill set in an exciting specialized industry where you'll be in control of your assigned properties from an accounting perspective. Under general supervision, you will have responsibility for a portfolio of properties, preparing property level financial statements including income statements, variance analysis, reconciliation and property and tenant level data.
General ledger accounting entries for various functional areas within a particular region/regions with varying levels of complexity
Set up and maintain Excel workbooks for each property/tenant
Perform month-end closing procedures (the 1st 6 business days of the month)
Analyze accrued billings vs. actuals and record required journal entries
Reconcile required balance sheet accounts such as real estate tax expense accruals, prepaid insurance and other income & expense accruals
Analyze and support actual to budget variances
Reviewing income statement and balance sheet accountants
Review property operating expenses for proper GL coding or assist with GL reclassifications
Assist Investment Management and Property Management in maintaining and analyzing biannual reforecast budgets
Assist Investment Management and Property Management in maintaining and analyzing yearly budgets
Review annual tenant billings and compare to related accruals
Direct involvement in property acquisition and disposition processes
Reviewing and reconciling the general ledger and sub-ledgers
Provide support and communicate with various internal customers outside the accounting department including Property Management, Investment Management, Lease Administration, AR and AP, as well as other members of the accounting team.
Skills and Requirements:
Bachelor's Degree with an emphasis in Finance or Accounting (CPA a plus)
2-5 years experience (Commercial Real Estate experience; knowledge of commercial leases and issues associated with recovery of operating expenses)
Familiarity with US GAAP and real estate accounting processes
Experience with JD Edwards and Argus Enterprise a plus
Expertise with Excel (experience with advanced formulas & macros a plus)
Superior analytical and quantitative skills and attention to detail
Great communication skills and confidence to express yourself clearly to cross-functional team members
Strong work ethic, team player and ability to manage multiple deadlines/tasks effectively
Great organization skills, with the ability to handle multiple projects
EDENS is a retail real estate owner, operator and developer of a nationally-leading portfolio of 120 places. Our sole purpose is to enrich community through human engagement. We design our places to achieve 3.5 trips per week and 5 hours of dwell time. We know that when people come together, they feel a part of something bigger than themselves and prosperity follows – economically, socially, culturally and soulfully. Our work is bigger than real estate; we are in the business of humanity.
Sr. Property Staff Accountant
Must have a Bachelor's degree, preferably in Accounting
Must have a minimum of 3 years of accounting experience as a Senior Staff Accountant or similar
Commercial Real Estate accounting experience is strongly preferred.
Intermediate to strong Excel skills
Basic knowledge of accounting software; MRI experience a plus!
Key Responsibility Areas:
Accounting & Data Systems: Prepare, reconcile and verify accounting information to contribute to accuracy and timeliness of the company's financials.
Preparation and posting of various month end journal entries
Perform post approval review of AP invoices
Maintain and update vendor information and Accounts Payable workflows
Review and abstract Commercial leases, ensuring accuracy of billings and accounting for tenants
CAM (Common Area Maintenance) Estimates and Reconciliations
Income Statement variance analysis
General Ledger reconciliation
Maintain records for and support company's accounting for portfolio capital jobs, which may include: setting up contracts, timely payment of invoices, preliminary notices, lien releases, and closing out capital projects timely through coordination with Property Management
External Department Support: Perform and complete accounting tasks or projects to support the managers of your portfolio.
Works in conjunction with operations/management to review and close accounting month end. Performs a cursory review of various property reports to ensure such reports are clean and accurate
Provides primary support for employees on any accounting related questions and other matters.
Assist in training and answering questions for employees on software questions (MRI, Nexus, Remit Plus, and other integrated systems) and other accounting related matters when appropriate.
Act to promptly resolve problems or questions; provide timely updates and feedback on status.
Team Support: Builds and maintains ongoing inter and intra-departmental working relationships; willingly assist other team members; focuses on team goals in order to help the company achieve its overall goals.
Work cooperatively with others and assist others to reach team goals.
Cross-trains in other areas of Accounting Department to provide support as needed.
Look for process improvements; evaluate validity of current work flows and recommend improvements to department leadership
Analyze electronic accounting system processes and workflow; recommend improvements to work flow and support implementation of approved changes
So why work at H.G. Fenton Company?
We have a set of honest and straightforward values that we live every day! We attribute our success to our continued focus on balancing the employee experience and the customer experience while achieving results.
Our employees consistently are able to grow and develop through our training programs and internal promotion opportunities!
All employees receive 401(k) with company match, profit sharing, Padres Tickets, a discount if you live in a Fenton Apartment Home and a robust health and wellness program with several medial options to choose from.
We have a unique company culture that includes a Fun Force, Team Building Activities, numerous teams including—an Innovative Team, an Eco IQ Team and even Softball and Soccer Teams!
We own and manage over 3,200 apartment homes in 14 communities and over 4.5 million square feet of office and industrial space
We create master-planned projects that improve the community through quality land development practices, reliable planning and enhanced design
We have a strong rooted history in San Diego and our vision includes being strong and viable for another 100 years!
About the Company:
Regency Centers Corporation (Nasdaq: REG) Regency Centers is the preeminent national owner, operator, and developer of shopping centers located in affluent and densely populated trade areas.
Our portfolio includes thriving properties merchandised with highly productive grocers, restaurants, service providers, and best-in-class retailers that connect to their neighborhoods, communities, and customers. Operating as a fully integrated real estate company, Regency Centers is a qualified real estate investment trust (REIT) that is self-administered, self-managed, and an S&P 500 Index member. For more information, please visit
About this Opportunity:
Regency Centers is seeking a Property Accountant to join our corporate office located in Jacksonville, FL. This person will perform and monitor day-to-day, period-end transactions and month-end close for a regional portfolio of up to 30 commercial real estate properties.
Be an accountable member of a cross-functional team, and be involved with other functions related to the portfolio, such as Accounts Receivable, Lease Administration, and Fixed Assets accounting. Be a critical partner with internal stakeholders (Property Management, Leasing, Financial Services, Joint Ventures, etc.) providing relevant information and assistance as needed.
Prepare the month-end financial statements with supporting schedules/spreadsheets for assigned properties within regional portfolio to ensure compliance with GAAP.
Prepare tenant reconciliations of tenant escrows (Common Area Maintenance, Insurance and Real Estate Taxes), review related tenant recovery set-ups in system, and resolve tenant at assigned properties within regional portfolio.
Review and reconcile key Balance Sheet and Income Statement accounts (including bank reconciliations). Perform true ups to accounts in accordance with GAAP, as necessary, including true ups to tenant escrows.
Assist with the accounting and recording of certain leasing transactions, including calculation of lease commissions.
Enter and /or review manual bills, re-classes, journal entries etc. as needed based on activity in the portfolio including percentage rent.
Close and upload properties monthly to a company shared platform, ensuring the financials are in balance and all variances explained and documented.
Assist with the accounting and recording of certain property acquisitions and dispositions.
On an ad-hoc basis work with other functions in the Real Estate Accounting group (Accounts Receivable, Lease Administration, Fixed Assets, and Development Accounting) on certain projects to ensure complete understanding of processes and workflow.
Bachelor’s degree with a concentration in Accounting or closely related discipline
CPA or working towards getting CPA preferred
Prior accounting related experience preferred
1 – 3 years of commercial real estate experience preferred
Intermediate level proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite
Intermediate level proficiency with JD Edwards (or related accounting software), Spreadsheet Server and GL Inquiry preferred
Technical writing skills
Strong attention to detail while completing multiple or repetitive tasks
Demonstrates a serious commitment to accuracy and quality while meeting goals or deadlines
Priority setting, organization and time-management skills
Ability to perform multiple tasks and work in a team environment
Customer focus, interpersonal savvy, oral and written communication skills
High level of professionalism and integrity. Highly trustworthy and able to handle proprietary financial and transactional information appropriately
We recognize people as our most valuable asset. Our competitive compensation and benefits package includes a 401(k) profit sharing plan with company match, medical insurance with prescription drug coverage, dental insurance including coverage for orthodontics, vision insurance, an incentive-based wellness program, flexible spending accounts, paid parental leave and compassion leave, company-paid short-term and long-term disability insurance, company-paid life insurance, educational assistance, matching charitable gifts, flexible paid time off, and paid holidays.
- Regency Centers is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, national origin, or protected veteran status.
Applicants are encouraged to confidentially self-identify when applying. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of background investigation. Regency Centers is a smoke-free and drug-free workplace.
Pre-employment drug screening is required. No recruiters or agencies without a previously signed contract. Only candidates whose profiles closely match requirements will be contacted during this search.
We're a well-established nationwide provider of Multi-Family Property Management services is seeking a highly motivated Property Accountant for our Corporate Office located in Chicago's Loop!
Independence Realty Trust, Inc (IRT - NYSE) is a fully integrated real estate company, currently managing over 17,000 multi-family units, 60 communities, in 17 markets. We strive to provide our residents the best place to live and our employees the best place to add value and reach new heights. IRT has a strong commitment to hiring the most talented industry professionals, which has resulted in record growth, making the Company one of the most respected and trusted within our industry.
The ideal candidate will be self-motivated, creative and energetic with the ability to bring experience and expertise to the position. Successful candidates will assist with the day-to-day property accounting operations, aimed at maintaining the company's continued success and preparing accurate and timely monthly financial packages to clients and investors. Previous Residential Property Accounting experience a plus!
Preparing an accurate monthly financial package including an Income Statement, Balance Sheet, and Statement of Cash Flows
Variance analysis and account reconciliations
Bank statement reconciliation
Prepare and maintain schedules for fixed assets and capital projects, depreciation, amortization, prepaid items, taxes, and debt service
Develop working relationship with various members of the organization including but not limited to property managers, accounts payable, regional managers, and clients
Work closely with accounts payable for accurate coding of invoices and expense tracking
Review rent roll, tenant ledgers and accounts receivable to ensure accuracy of revenue and collections
Assisting and communicating effectively with internal and external auditors
Familiarization with and adherence to accounting policies
At least 2 years of Residential Property Accounting experience preferred
Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance preferred
Proficiency in the use of PC and Microsoft Office products
Yardi experience a plus
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