The Client Accountant is responsible for all aspects of property level financial reporting for an assigned portfolio within Client Accounting. The Client Accountant will apply established accounting principles to consistently produce a high quality and accurate work product, with limited supervision. The position consists of three levels, which are attainable based on experience, performance and increased degree of difficulty at each successive level.
Essential Job Duties: â¢ Maintain assigned portfolio in collaboration with accounting leadership, property management and clients to ensure activity is recorded and reports are prepared in accordance with the property management agreement, client requirements, company policies and applicable accounting principles â¢ Prioritize high-volume workload to record accounting activity, initiate disbursements, resolve issues and prepare reporting packages in a timely and accurate manner â¢ Monitor trust and partnership bank accounts, as well as manage cash availability, funding requests, distributions and account transfers â¢ Analyze property-level activity, financial reports and trends to identify and correct irregularities, detect fraud and ensure accurate representation of the propertyâ™s operational and financial position â¢ Exercise independent judgment relative to the timeliness, recognition and classification of transactions in accordance with GAAP â¢ Provide direction and support to property-level team members within assigned portfolio â¢ Research, analyze and effectively communicate accounting issues and escalate appropriately â¢ Maintain organized records and supporting documentation required to authenticate business transactions â¢ Comply and assist with internal and external audits by providing appropriate documentation and information as requested by the Audit Team, as well as review 3rd party audit findings for accuracy and reasonableness â¢ Adhere to policies, internal controls and ethical standards established by the department and company, and apply quality measures within all areas of responsibility to support the companyâ™s purpose and values â¢ Assist with internal projects, perform duties of other accountants (in their absence) or perform other related duties, as requested Education/Experience/Training: â¢ Bachelorâ™s Degree in Accounting or Finance preferred Work Experience: â¢ Minimum of one year of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience o Accounting or internship experience preferred o Industry-related experience preferred â¢ Experience working within a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment preferred â¢ Specialized Knowledge/Skills: o Experience with Yardi accounting software preferred o Proficiency with Microsoft Office and with 10-key computer keyboard Competencies: â¢ Adaptability â¢ Customer Focus â¢ Job Knowledge â¢ Problem Solving â¢ Teamwork â¢ Time Management Physical Demands/Environmental Work Conditions: Physical Activity: Occasionally Regularly Frequently Crouching: demonstrates the ability to bend the body downward and forward by bending leg and spine. X Fingering: demonstrates the ability to pick, pinch, type, or otherwise work primarily with fingers rather than the whole hand. X Grasping: demonstrates the ability to apply pressure to an object within the fingers and palm. X Hearing: demonstrates the ability to receive detailed information through oral communication. X Lifting: demonstrates the ability to raise objects from a lower to a higher position or move objects horizontally from position-to-position. X â¢ May be required to travel up to 5% of the time. Travel may vary in frequency and duration. â¢ Demonstrates the ability to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: o Preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal, etc. AAP/EEO STATEMENT C&W provides equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of their race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law. Further, C&W takes affirmative action to ensure that applicants are employed and employees during employment are treated without regard to any of these characteristics. Discrimination of any type will not be tolerated. Note: The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. This job description is subject to change at any time and may differ slightly based on regional location.
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