Staff Accountant

  • Location
    North Brunswick, New Jersey
  • Category
    Accountant - General
  • Job reference:
    US_EN_5_20683_63096412
  • Job type
    Contract/Temp to Hire

Temp to hire position for a Staff Accountant scheduled to start beginning of September courtesy of Accounting Principals.  Location is in North Brunswick, NJ.  For this role we need someone who has a minimum of 3 years’ experience at the Staff level, public accounting is a plus as well as experience working with MRI.  This person must have advanced knowledge of Excel.  
 
Job Responsibilities:

  • Handle all aspects of accounting and reporting for assigned properties
  • Perform financial transition tasks in connection with property acquisitions; book property acquisitions, based upon review of closing documents
  • Set-up new properties in MRI including all buildings, suites, tenants, AP, cash accounts, alternate chart of accounts, project hierarchy, etc.
  • Leasing: abstract leases and enter lease data, including related lease liabilities, into MRI, work with collection manager and property managers to monitor tenant AR, maintain security deposit sub-ledgers, coordinate tenant billings with Junior Accountants
  • Preparation of annual operating expense and real estate tax reimbursement reconciliations
  • Cash: Perform electronic banking functions, including processing of wire transfers, review and post daily cash activity entered by Junior Accountants, review and approve AP for processing - request check runs, prepare monthly bank reconciliations
  • Process monthly property closings in MRI for assigned properties [post sub-ledger activity, review trial balances, calculate management fees, perform detailed GL review and account analysis, book accruals, calculate depreciation and amortization]
  • Prepare monthly and/or quarterly financial reporting packages including financial statements, variance analysis along with supporting schedules for distribution to joint venture partners, lenders and internal management
  • Prepare year-end audit and tax workpapers; work directly with external auditors and tax preparers to facilitate preparation of annual audited financial statements and tax returns
  • Ad-hoc financial reporting and analysis, as necessary
  • Prepare annual budgets [using Kardin] in conjunction with property management and asset management teams, attend budget meetings, prepare final budget packages
  • Preparation of cash reforecasts and cash flow projections, as necessary
  • Equity [Distributions to / Capital Calls to Partners/Members]: assist Asset Management team with calculations [including distribution waterfalls], coordinate notice to Partners/Members, process distributions, track receipt of capital calls
  • Loan administration: abstract loan documents, monitor lender reserve accounts, prepare draw requests, financial reporting compliance
  • Work with attorneys regarding real estate tax appeal efforts, including filing of annual income and expense reports
  • Property Dispositions: perform financial transition tasks for property dispositions, assist Asset Management team in connection with property sales, as needed, prepare and/or review tenant estoppel certificates in connection with sale, calculate gain or loss on property sales, wind down partnerships/LLCs post-sale
 
Required Skills:
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience working as a Staff Accountant
  • Public accounting is highly preferred
  • Software skills: Microsoft Word, Excel, MRI a plus
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Familiarity with GAAP, fair value, accrual, cash and tax basis books
  • Real estate experience a plus
 
If you would like to learn more about this excellent opportunity based in North Brunswick, NJ please contact the Princeton office today at (609) 452-7117.  You can submit your resume to erica.christiansen@accountingprincipals.com.  
 

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