The Corporate Accountant reports to the Manager of Corporate Accounting and performs general entry-level and intermediate accounting duties that support the accurate and timely closing of the general ledger; performs accounting for corporate cash, insurance and inter-company accounts; assists other corporate accounting team members in various tasks and projects. Â The successful candidate will embody and work to reinforce MAA's Core Values. Â 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
Prepares and posts journal entries, specifically those related to cash, insurance and inter-company transactions.
Prepares summaries of account reconciliations.
Assists in performing reviews to ensure general ledger account balances are correct in compliance with internal controls and GAAP.
Partners with other corporate accounting team members to successfully complete general accounting projects.
Performs other related duties as assigned to meet the needs of the business.
Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Financial, or a related field of study required
At least one year of full-time experience in a public or corporate accounting environment required
CPA license preferred
Experience with a financial software package such as Yardi preferred
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Working knowledge of general accounting and bookkeeping principles and practices (including GAAP)
Skill in working with detailed financial information
Skill and ability to clearly and concisely communicate verbally and in writing
Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint)
Skill in researching information, drawing conclusions and providing recommendations to management
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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