Senior Accountant, Residential Real Estate

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My client a Real Estate Development firm in New York is looking for a Senior Residential Accountant!

Company Information:

Real Estate Development firm headquartered in NYC

Job Description:
  • Reports to the Portfolio Controller.
  • 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 firms 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.

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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