The Residential Property Accountant will be responsible for organizing the full accounting cycle for a portfolio of real estate properties. This responsibility includes analysis and research to provide the organization with high quality accounting information.
Prepare month-end journal entries and maintain monthly bank reconciliation, general ledger reconciliations to the sub ledger: cash, accounts receivable, inter-company balances, prepaid expenses, fixed assets, accrued expenses and liabilities.
Organize full accounting cycle for real estate properties.
Prepare monthly Accounts Receivable reports, monthly vacancy loss reports, weekly availability reports, report of proposed tenant increases approximately 120 days in advance of tenants' anniversary dates.
Prepare other reports such as move in /move out reports as and when required by relevant parties.
Prepare monthly operating income statements and balance sheets for all Company owned and third-party residential properties with supporting schedules and submit to operation department for review.
Prepare budget template including previous year's budget and current year forecast to Property Managers and assist Property Managers and Senior Accountants in preparing each property's yearly budgets.
Prepare year-end working paper files, provide auditors with financial statements, comparative analyses, sub ledger schedules, back ups.
Assist in audit of residential properties
Transactions for new or sale properties:
Ensure all transactions are recorded, including asset purchases / sales of land / building; SOA; monitor post-closing to be completed within the timeframe dictated by the purchase and sale document.
Monitoring Accounts Receivable (A/R), Accounts Payable (A/P):
Oversee A/R and A/P including review cash requirement reports and reconcile tenant statements. Monitor banking deposits and daily balances.
Monitor operational expenses on a monthly basis by performing variance analysis.
Review and initial residential expenditures including allocation to appropriate property and expense account.
Bank reconciliation process:
Daily/weekly/monthly bank reconciliations for Residential banking accounts and tenant refund banking account.
Liaise with property administrators and property managers. Assist site administrators in performing prospective tenant applications and AR collections.
Maintain third party property files to include mortgage schedules, insurance liability schedules, capital item warranties and revenue contracts.
Take initiative to propose improvements of the accounting process or management of the flow of information to Senior Accountant.
Fulfill all responsibilities and activities in close cooperation with other Property Accountants, A/P Clerks, Property Administrators and Property Managers.
College/University degree in Accounting, Finance or related field required
CPA designation or in progress required
3 to 5 years of accounting experience in Residential property management.
Minimum of 1-year experience working with Yardi Voyageur.
Skills and abilities
Support our company's values: Honesty, Integrity, Respect, Trust
Possess strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
Maintain precise attention to detail.
Possess strong computer skills; advanced in excel.
Provide excellent communication and customer service.
Able to be a self-starter with ability to work independently, as well as part of a team.
Provide good cooperation (easy going, supportive) with all members of the accounting team, with other departments and with clients (including their financial institutions, auditors and staff).
Thank you for your interest in Sterling Karamar Property Management.
Please note that applications from all interested individuals are appreciated; however, we will only contact candidates that are selected for advancement.
Sterling Karamar Property Management values diversity in the workforce and is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome and encourage applications from people with disabilities and offer reasonable accommodation upon request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.