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New York, NY

Salary: DOE
Date Posted: October 5, 2017
Job Type: Temporary
Job ID: 284000

Job Description

Our client is looking for a Real Estate Accountant for a 2+ month position in New York, NY.

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 clients, projects and properties.


  • 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.
  • Preparation of invoices, reconciliations, check requests and allocations.
  • Enters invoices, commitments and change orders into PM Web.
  • Generates and reviews monthly project cost reports for accuracy and identifies reasons for budget / anticipated cost variances.
  • 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.


  • Bachelor's degree required in Accounting or Finance
  • A minimum of two years prior accounting, finance or related experience required.
  • Experience with real estate accounting software preferred.