Senior Accountant, Residential – New York

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Looking for a Senior Accountant to join the team! Directly responsible for all accounting and reporting functions for a residential portfolio.

Company Information:

Real estate firm.

Job Description:
  • Reports to the Portfolio Controller.
  • Though based in our Manhattan office, the position has the flexibility to allow the employee to work from home most days.
  • Directly responsible for all accounting and reporting functions for a residential portfolio consisting of 15-18 entities. Portfolio type varies by group and can consist of Affordable Housing, Luxury Rental and Luxury Condo.
  • Works closely with Management Company personnel who operate the sites to ensure proper reporting to business owners, external partners, lenders and agencies.
  • Interacts with other accounting and support departments to expedite the flow of information as required.
  • Complete and review the monthly close for each assigned entity and prepare required financial reports to the lenders, investors, owners and managers.
  • Complete and review the annual close and support the yearend audit process, working closely with the independent auditors.
  • Maintain general ledgers, reconcile accounts and make required adjustments when necessary.
  • Prepare and maintain a comprehensive work paper package to support the balance sheet and major income statement accounts.
  • Perform recurring financial analysis and analytical procedures in the evaluation of property performance and discuss same with management and owners.
  • Assist in preparation of a property’s annual operating budget.
  • Support the onsite Property Managers and other site personnel in all aspects of financial reporting.
  • Assist the Controller with the various reporting to Regulatory Agencies.
  • Identify weaknesses and or inconsistencies in the accounting system and recommend and implement improvements/changes.
  • Read and understand loan documents, partnership agreements, regulatory agreements, and closing statements.
  • Work with Controllers to record more complex transactions such as acquisitions and dispositions.
  • Perform such other tasks as may be required from time to time.

Requirements / Qualifications:
  • BA or BS in Accounting or Finance
  • 2-3 plus years of professional experience preferably concentrated in a real estate operator/developer environment, or in public accounting.
  • CPA preferred, but not required
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and to work independently in an organized manner with strong attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Proficiency with standard suite of Microsoft Office applications, in particular Excel.
  • Working knowledge of JDEdwards, RealPage or Yardi a bonus, but not required.

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