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Senior Accountant

Austin, TX 78741

Posted: 02/08/2023 Employment Type: Direct Hire Job Number: 362373

Job Description

This is a hybrid role in Austin.  The Senior Accountant is responsible for day-to-day accounting tasks at assigned properties while following company-wide accounting policies and procedures. Utilizing hands-on accounting expertise and understanding of accounting principles and company practices, the Senior Accountant performs accounting activities such as AP, AR, journal entries, bill payment, bank reconciliation, and tenant ledger oversight. The Senior Accountant is responsible for monthly close and budget variance reporting of assigned entities (SPEs/properties).

Key Measures for Success:
  • Exhibits ability to follow monthly, quarterly, and annual task schedule.
  • Demonstrates mid-level problem-solving ability and produces work with little to no errors.
  • Expertly reads financial statements and knows they are correct.

Exhibits ability to follow monthly, quarterly, and annual task schedule.
  • Follow task calendars to ensure that accounting tasks are completed on schedule and inter-department dependencies are met.
    • Accounts payable/receivable are paid/received per contracts and are escalated to property management if receivables are not received within 10 days.
    • All entity books are closed within 10 days of month-end and quarter-end.
    • Year-end financial statements are provided to tax CPA, property managers, and asset managers by end of January each year.
    • Tax compliance (federal-1099s, state-property tax & franchise tax, and local taxes and sales tax filings), property tax protest, insurance renewal, and bank DSCR report deadlines are met for assigned SPEs.
    • NNN reconciliations are sent to tenants by end of March each year. Additional rent letters are ready to send to tenants prior to December each year.
  • Perform the monthly reconciliation of bank accounts, intercompany accounts, AP and AR, accruals, and security deposits.
    • Bank accounts are reconciled within 5th day of month-end.
    • AP close is the 8th day of the month.
  • Prepare monthly loan draw request for development projects and monitor job costs projects.
    • Monthly loan draws are submitted to the bank by the 15th day of each month.
  • Prepare journal entries (capitalized interest, construction loan interest, construction loan advances, incidental operations, capitalized operations expenses, etc.) monthly or quarterly as needed.

Demonstrates mid-level problem-solving ability and produces work with little to no errors.
  • Responsible for the daily operations of accounting by managing AP, AR, and GL information within Yardi accounting software.
    • Prepare/post recurring journal entries, intercompany bills and invoices, and payment transfers as needed.
    • Responsible for accounts payable workflow for assigned SPEs and initiate or approve payment disbursements as needed.
    • Prepare accounts receivable (AR) batches and send to property management for approval as needed – post check/ACH/wire receipts (monitor bank transactions so that receipts are recorded in a timely manner).
    • Resolve all property accounting issues in a timely (typically 48 hours) and satisfactory manner.
  • Review and reconcile tenant ledgers with Property Management monthly as needed.
  • Create properties, units, leases, tenants, bank accounts, vendors, and other items as needed within Yardi in order to complete necessary accounting tasks.
    • Follow company policies or Yardi best practices when creating, managing, and closing properties, leases, and/or tenants.
  • Assist external CPA with annual tax returns and/or audits as needed.
    • Maintain schedules commonly requested by external CPA or auditor.
  • Work with property management and asset management to perform tenant move-out, tenant move-in, and property sale in Yardi Voyager.
Expertly reads financial statements and knows they are correct.
  • Investigate and correct errors or inconsistencies in accounting entries of assigned SPEs.
  • Review budget variances with property management and asset management monthly and correct any discrepancies.

Required Knowledge/Skills/Abilities/Attributes:
  • High degree of integrity.
  • Team player with excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Attentive, ability to work independently and prioritize tasks.
  • Mid-level understanding of general accounting and finance principles. 
  • Advanced knowledge of payables, receivables, budgets, and expenditure control.
  • Mid-level skills in Yardi Voyager and Elevate.
  • Mid-level skills in Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Acrobat, and Rabbet (or comparable Construction Finance Platform).

Experience levels:
  • Beginner: New to the role, with little or no experience; requires more than casual instruction or supervision to perform day-to-day duties
  • Mid-level: Has the experience to consistently perform core responsibilities without direct supervision; very comfortable with processes and subject matter associated with the role
  • Advanced: Value to the organization goes far beyond the ability to perform normal job duties; has rare qualifications that enable consistent contribution in unique ways; ready for next career level when available

Required Education/Experience:
  • Bachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting, or Business Administration.
  • 3-5 years related work experience – prior accounting/finance experience required; prior real estate knowledge required.

Expected Hours:
  • Monday – Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Some evening and weekend work may be required during quarter and year-end close.
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