Lease Accounting Consultant

Resources Global Professionals   •  

Fort Lauderdale, FL

Industry: Professional, Scientific & Technical Services


5 - 7 years

Posted 160 days ago

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RGP has a unique consulting model that provides opportunities for consultants to work in different ways. Most consultants work in a model where they have the flexibility and autonomy to choose projects aligning to their experience, skills and desired lifestyle. Other opportunities exist in team-based, strategy and solutions work. In all models, you will feel the full support of RGP to assist you in your work and guide you on your chosen path.

As a Lease Accounting Consultant, you will work on diverse and strategic projects for clients, including Fortune 500 and pre-IPO organizations. You will be responsible for accounting for leases, reviewing leasecontracts and identifying embedded leases.


  • Respect for people and opinions and confidently offer your point-of-view with clients and among colleagues
  • A drive for proactively cultivating relationships with clients and colleagues
  • Optimism when faced with challenges and complex situations, coupled with the drive to solve client issues
  • Dedication to continuous improvement and development of your skillset and talents
  • A strong personal identification with RGP’s values – loyalty, integrity, focus, enthusiasm, accountability and talent


  • Ensure quality information is available for reporting to assist with compliance with regulatory reporting requirements to include lease commitment and financial statement reporting
  • Ensure real estate property leased assets and liabilities are properly classified, analyzed, calculated and reported in financial statements per the new FASB and IASB lease accounting standards for reporting, presentation, and disclosure requirements
  • Manage accounting components of the leaseportfolio, such as extensions, amendments, or terminations, through lease administration software, and calculate intangible asset amortization and capitalized overhead
  • Assist in adoption of new lease accounting guidance (ASC 842) and assess and report the retrospective impacts on the company’s financial statements
  • Prepare leaseschedules (e.g., minimum rent, future obligation, etc.) for company’s 10-Q & 10-K disclosures, prepare periodic lease accounting journal entries on rent payments and expenses, prepaid rents, deferred rents, tenant incentive accruals, etc. via lease administration software, and records journal entries to company’s ERP system


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance or Accountingrequired
  • MBApreferred
  • CPApreferred
  • 5-plus years mid to senior level transactional accounting experience, with strong knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and SEC reporting experience
  • Advanced Excel skills and large ERP, lease administration software, and general ledger accounting experience
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, interpersonal, and relationship building, strong client service, time management, and project delivery skills