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Property Accountant

Austin, TX 78738

Posted: 03/21/2023 Employment Type: Direct Hire Job Category: Financial Job Number: 366610

Job Description

Our client is looking for a Property Accountant to join their Austin office. The successful candidate will be responsible for all required day-to-day accounting functions for an assigned portfolio of properties and will be the primary accounting liaison to operational staff and corporate departments for the assigned property portfolio. This is a comprehensive position that requires a solid understanding of all aspects of accounting. The company is the nation's largest owner, operator, and manager of premier student housing facilities. Enjoy a fun, team-oriented work environment, with half-day Fridays (with supervisor approval), and casual dress code with competitive benefits.
  • Be in contact with operational staff on a regular basis to ensure they are receiving the information required to operate the properties and the reporting calendar is met.
  • Provide accounting expertise to operational staff - an ability to understand the operational point of view is a must.
  • Prepare full-service financial statements for assigned properties for operational staff, Directors, and the Vice President - Assistant Controller.
  • Perform required accounting functions such as reconciling accounting schedules to the general ledger, making journal entries, reconciling bank statements, preparing supporting working papers, etc.
  • Prepare additional reports and analysis as required by auditors, lenders, and joint venture partners.
  • Assist in the preparation and review of annual budgets. 
  • Assist operational staff and management with explanations of variances from budget.
  • Understand and comply with GAAP, Sarbanes Oxley, and other related policies and procedures.
    Special projects and other duties, as assigned by Directors, Vice President- Assistant Controller, and Senior Vice President-Controller.
  • 3-7 years accounting experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting
  • Real Estate Accounting or Lease Accounting experience
  • Strong Microsoft Excel skills (Excel) a must, MRI or Yardi experience a plus
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Independent, self-starter, team player.
  • Ability to deliver excellent customer service at all levels of the organization and with external partners.
  • Possess strong organizational, time management and project management skills with a demonstrated ability to work both independently and within a team environment.
  • Exhibit a high level of professionalism and excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Strong relationship-building ability, proactive, results-oriented, and resourceful.
  • Ability to meet deadlines without compromising accuracy, excellent product quality and attention to detail.

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