Job Description

Senior Real Estate Accountant - Atlanta, GA

Perform accounting and reporting functions related to the development and operation of real estate for
assigned properties and joint ventures; assist Accounting Manager with regional reporting, training of stafflevel
accountants, and other projects as needed

Reports to: Accounting Manager

General Qualifications Required
Education: Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance preferred or additional real estate accounting experience
Licensing: None required, CPA or CPA candidate a plus


  • Minimum of 4 years advanced accounting experience required
  • Real estate accounting experience preferred
  • Intermediate Proficiency in Excel
  • Experience with Yardi preferred


  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills with ability to prioritize
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks while meeting strict deadlines
  • Strong analytical problem-solving skills
  • Detail and team orientation

Major Areas of Responsibility:

Responsible for development portfolio of multiple regions. Work with regional construction managers to ensure that all costs are tracked in Yardi, reconciled to contract, and paid timely

  • Review constructions budgets, budget revisions, and work with construction managers on variances
  • Work with construction/development manager to ensure development reports are updated monthly; review monthly development fee calculation prepared by staff
  • Track real estate in Yardi through progression from land to development and stabilization
  • Track all costs in Yardi subledger through job codes and categories
  • Review closing statements; prepare and record the purchase/sale entry for acquisitions or dispositions
  • Review monthly capital expenditure accruals
  • Review capitalization calculations on all projects in development
  • Supervise and review staff accountants’ properties, training of staff accountant on developmental process


  • Review and post journal entries, receipts and charges
  • Monitor A/R and communicate potential A/R issues to management team
  • Review CAM reconciliations for current and past tenants
  • Review quarterly straight-line rent reconciliations for assigned regions and joint ventures
  • Review month-end close packages: review of trial balance, income statement, balance sheet, general ledger, budget variances, development report, accounts receivable, accounts payable, and other balance sheet accounts
  • Review all property level accruals
  • Review the calculation of management fees
  • Review monthly bank reconciliations
  • Supervise and review staff accountants’ properties, training of staff accountant on operating process and procedures
  • Working with Property Managers, regional teams, external advisors, tax team and FP&A team to verify proper accounting of transactions

Joint Venture Reporting, if applicable

  • Review all reporting requirements for joint ventures as assigned, including management packages and other reports as requested
  • Prepare contributions, distributions and net income allocation for assigned joint ventures
  • Review joint venture elimination entries monthly if applicable
  • Review depreciation calculations prepared by staff accountants
  • Review all fees including but not limited to, development fees, management fees, financing fees, budget savings fees and administrative fees.

Support Functions

  • Assist with preparation of audit schedules and work with external auditors as necessary
  • Participate in the preparation of the annual business plan
  • Review tenant rent letters prepared by staff accountants
  • Prepare assigned month -end reconciliation schedules following the completion of property close.


  • Other duties as assigned

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Atlanta GA
Date Posted