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Property Accountant

Location: Reston Region
Category: Finance & Accounting
Employment Type: Direct Hire
Contact: fad.reston@hirestrategy.com

The Property Accountant manages and executes the financial reporting, budgeting, forecasting, and cash flow process for assigned entities. In addition to the qualities outlined above, the ideal candidate will possess the company's values of integrity, teamwork, balance, adaptability, and results. 

 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Prepare and/or review monthly, quarterly and annual financial statements, tenant escalation calculations and billings, variance analyses, cash flows, and special reporting as required 
  • Responsible for inter-company reconciliations 
  • Ensure financial reporting packages are completed and delivered to clients timely and accurately 
  • Mentor and train Property Accountants in all aspects of their roles 
  • Provide advice and guidance to property teams in the preparation of annual budgets, ongoing forecasts/cash flow statements, and general questions 
  • Ensure Client policy and procedure compliance for all entities 
  • Provide accounting detail and assistance to internal/external auditors 
  • Assist with cash receipts and cash disbursement functions as needed 
  • Implement and maintain internal controls for key processes 
  • Ensure all accounting activities maintain appropriate controls, comply with applicable federal and state laws and regulations, comply with corporate policies and guidelines, and consistently adhere to accepted accounting standards 
  • Special projects as requested 

 

Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of GAAP (specifically, real estate) 
  • Strong analytical ability; understands details as well as big picture; presents meaningful conclusions 
  • Strong customer focus; strong team player capable of providing results under tight deadlines 
  • Well organized; self starter, able to handle multiple priorities 
  • Strong communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills 
  • Understanding of property management in relation to financial accounting, recoveries, budgeting, and forecasting 
  • Analyze issues quickly and resolve them promptly 
  • Proficiency in PC based software 
  • Experience in Yardi  
  • Accounting or finance degree from an accredited four-year university is required. 
  • CPA license highly desirable. Two + years of accounting experience required.