Property Accountant in Seattle, WA

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Real Estate & Construction   •  

5 - 7 years

Posted 7 weeks ago

Job Summary: (Overall purpose and objective)

In partnership with the Property Management Team, the Property Accountant will work to meet the financial and reporting demands of the Team to assure a high level of accuracy and professionalism regarding all portfolio financial requirements, as specified by the property management agreement. The property assignments are of moderate quantity and complexity.

Essential Functions: (The reason this job exists is to perform these functions. These functions are performed regularly, seriously impacts other jobs, and there are a limited number of employees whom performance of the function can be distributed).

• Timely and accurate preparation of all financial reports to client

• Review and validate daily cash receipts/cash management process ensuring accuracy and on time completion

• Manage and maintain the integrity of tenant data in property management accounting system

• Prepare accruals for Property Managers when relevant at least 48 hours prior to due date of Owner Report

• Prepare monthly variance analysis narrative for Property Manager at least 48 hours prior to due date of Owner Report

• Prepare periodic reforecasts as required by Client

• Batch/verify weekly accounts payable

• Ensure accuracy and completion of monthly bank reconciliation

• Partner with Property Team with preparation of annual CAM reconciliations and estimates

• Partner with Property Team to prepare annual budgets accurately and on time

Other Functions: (Incidental to the purpose or the job. These functions are performed infrequently, and have little consequences to other jobs if not performed).

• Other projects or duties as requested or required

Supervisory Responsibilities: (scope of the person's authority, including a list of jobs that report to this job).

There are no direct supervisory responsibilities

Work Environment: (The work environment described here are representative of those that the employee must be in in order to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.)

This is a standard office environment with standard office noise like talking, office equipment, etc.

Physical Demands: (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 and hear. This position is rarely active but may require standing, walking, bending, kneeling, stooping and crouching. The employee must frequently sit and use a computer for long periods of time. Specific vision abilities are required to do this job including close vision.

Other Essential Qualifications:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the competencies (minimum knowledge, skill, and ability) required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions).


Partner with Property Team with preparation of annual CAM reconciliations and estimates

Required Knowledge:

Strong knowledge of accounting processes and procedures

Proficient in the following programs:

Yardi, Skyline, MRI, Avid, Kardin, ClickPay

Experience Required:

5+ years accounting experience with 2+ years in the property management industry

Proficiency with property management accounting systems (Skyline, MRI, Yardi, etc.)

Skill and Ability:

Strong computer skills (MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook)

Good communication and organizational skills.

Ability to build relationships with clients, vendors and internal partners

Ability to provide excellent customer service

Ability to speak, write and understand English

Professional communication etiquette with good oral and written communication skills

Accurate, attentive, detail oriented, with strong analytical skills.

Demonstrated financial analysis skills

Demonstrated ability to function in a team environment and proactively problem solve

Ability to work outside of normal office hours to meet various deadlines

Ability to prioritize and organize work load in order to meet daily, weekly and monthly deadlines.

Demonstrated initiative and trouble shooting skills

Demonstrated ability to follow through and complete tasks

Willingness and demonstration of professional development and continual learning

Ability to ten key by touch