Accounting/Auditing, Computers, Software, Finance/Economics, Financial Services, Information Technology, Real Estate, Executive Management
Real Estate Accountant
Under limited supervision, applies cash and accrual accounting principles to prepare, analyze, maintain and deliver complete and accurate financial reports for a moderately complex portfolio of CBRE clients and properties.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Completes intermediate to advanced level accounting transactions in preparation of client financial statement packages. Creates and posts journal entries. Ensures that all expenses, receipts, owner's distributions, funding requests and other transactions for the accounting period have been accurately posted. Generates and reviews financial packages for accuracy and comprehensive reporting. Prepares packages on a schedule to ensure timely delivery to the client and other management teams. Adheres to Client Accounting Policies and Procedures (CAPP) to ensure internal and external reporting requirements are consistently met. Reviews and audits funding and payment requests for accuracy, documentation and authorization in accordance with established operating procedures. Responds to and resolves issues and requests from management teams and clients regarding various accounting issues and reports, including Profit and Loss statements. Researches open accounting issues and recognizes potential issues and/or conflicts so corrective action can intercept and minimize issues. Participates in budgeting and forecasting for assigned property portfolio, new property and client transitions, and client audit requests. Assists in training team members on portfolio specific transitions. Monitors scope of services delivered and provides feedback to manager regarding any changes in scope. Coordinates work with other team members within single point-of-contact (SPOC) guidelines. Performs other duties as assigned.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES No formal supervisory responsibilities in this position. May provide informal assistance such as technical guidance and/or portfolio-specific training to co-workers.
EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE Degree from a four-year college or university program with an emphasis in accounting, finance or related field required. A minimum of two years prior accounting, finance or related experience required. Experience with real estate accounting software preferred.
CERTIFICATES and/or LICENSES None
COMMUNICATION SKILLS Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Strong organizational and analytical skills. Ability to provide efficient, timely, reliable and courteous service to customers. Ability to effectively present information.
FINANCIAL KNOWLEDGE Requires intermediate knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) regulations including an intermediate knowledge of financial terms and principles to include accounting methods (cash, accrual, and full GAAP). Ability to calculate intermediate figures such as percentages, discounts, and/or commissions. Conducts intermediate financial analysis.
REASONING ABILITY Ability to comprehend, analyze, and interpret complex documents. Ability to solve problems involving several options in situations. Requires intermediate analytical and quantitative skills.
OTHER SKILLS and ABILITIES Intermediate knowledge of computer software and hardware (i.e. Microsoft Office Suite Products). Ability to work in multiple accounting software applications.
SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITY Decisions made with general understanding of procedures and company policies to achieve set results and deadlines. Responsible for setting own project deadlines. Errors in judgment may cause short-term impact to co-workers and supervisor.