The Capital Accountant reports to the Director of Capital Accounting and performs general entry-level and intermediate accounting duties which relate to fixed assets and accounting standards. This position is responsible for capital accounting to ensure compliance with GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles). The successful candidate will embody and work to reinforce MAA's Core Values. Those values include:
Appreciating the uniqueness of each individual
Communicating openly and with integrity
Doing the right thing at the right time for the right reasons
Duties and Responsibilities
Researches and resolves capital accounting issues by contacting on-site personnel to determine the reasons for issues and how to resolve them.
Reviews CIP accounts and posts entries to capitalize the amounts for any completed projects.
Tracks expenditures in Yardi; ensures all expenditures are in compliance with policies and procedures as described by GAAP.
Verifies that capital vendors are paid properly.
Serves internal and external customers by resolving all capital questions, requests or concerns.
Reconciles fixed assets and general ledger.
Performs other related duties as assigned to meet the needs of the business.
High School Diploma/GED required
Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Business Administration and two or more years of experience in an accounting related field required
FAS and SQL knowledge preferred
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and practices
Skill in working with detailed financial information
Skill and ability to clearly and concisely communicate verbally and in writing
Skill in collaboration with other associates and associate groups
Skill in researching information and coming to conclusions and recommendations
Skill with Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint)
Ability to maintain confidentiality and maintain appropriate discretion
Physical and Environmental Requirements
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms.
This position requires the ability to occasionally lift office products and supplies, up to 20 pounds.
This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
MAA is a real estate investment trust (REIT) that focuses on the acquisition, selective development, redevelopment and management of multifamily homes throughout the Southeastern and Southwestern regions of the United States.
Our mission at MAA is to deliver superior service and value for our residents, employees and shareholders. We refer to this as creating "A Brighter View" and we are doing it every day.
In fact, we proudly display "Our Brighter View" plaques at every MAA office just to serve as a daily reminder of our focused mission. MAA is committed to remaining true to our rich tradition of service to each other, to our residents, and to our shareholders. We respect the privilege to providing value to those whose lives we touch.
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