U.S. Storage Centers

Project Accountant - Property Management/Real Estate

1 month ago
Regular Full-Time
FLSA Status



Job Title:                     Project Accountant (Property Management/Real Estate)

Reports To:                 Assistant Controller

Direct Reports:           None

Department:                Accounting

Location:                     Irvine, CA

FLSA Status:               Exempt

Position Status:          Permanent, Full-time

Work Schedule:          Monday-Friday -subject to change based on project assignments/deadlines

Salary Range:             Commensurate with Experience

Travel:                         None


To apply, please submit resume application to: https://careers-usstorage.icims.com/jobs/


About US Storage Centers

Westport Properties manages US Storage Centers (“USSC”) which is a top 10 Self Storage Management company in the country with over 120 properties and operating in multi-states under management with over 20 million rentable square feet. Founded in 1985, we have built a premier management platform in the industry. Since its inception, USSC has helped thousands of its customers organize their lives by delivering convenient and affordable self-storage solutions.


Summary Role: Project Accountant

Westport Properties continues to grow rapidly and we are seeking a Project Accountant with a strong background in property management and has proficient knowledge in GAAP related to real estate accounting and consolidations. The qualified candidate will also have a proven successful track record in an Accountant role handling the day-to-day Accounting functions and responsibilities.


Key Essential Functions & Area of Responsibilities

The Project Accountant will be responsible for 20+ properties. This position must be able to perform the following duties and manage the following area of responsibilities:

  • Full-cycle accounting for 20+ properties
  • Prepare and post journal entries, account reconciliations and variance analysis
  • Process partners/investors distributions
  • Monitor Escrow Balances
  • Prepare monthly/quarterly reports
  • Assist in annual budget preparations
  • Assist in annual tax return preparations
  • Assist in ad hoc analysis and other Accounting duties as assigned
  • Regular worksite attendance is required for this position in accordance with Company’s Attendance Policy
  • Other Duties As Assigned
    • Periodic special projects and duties may be assigned based on Company need and requirements

Qualifications Requirements        

    • Minimum of 5+ years accounting experience, in multi-site accounting, property management preferred
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite - Word, Excel, and Outlook.
    • Knowledge of GAAP related to real estate accounting and consolidations
    • Strong organizational skills and ability to prioritize workload in order to meet strict deadlines in a fast-paced and dynamic work environment
    • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
    • Team player and can collaborate with other departments in the organization
    • Ability to deal effectively with co-workers, department supervisors and managers, lenders, and other consultants and/or vendors
    • Ability to work flexible hours depending on various Accounting project deadlines
    • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills



Core Competencies:

  • General office and telephone skills are required
  • Basic Computer Skills are required
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Good organizational skills
  • Proactive, self-starter, goal oriented and ability to work independently
  • Maintain a positive attitude and composure in an Accountant role
  • Collaborative Team Player
  • Ability and willingness to work remotely as necessary (if necessary for role)
  • Must maintain and hold a valid State Driver’s License (if driving for Company business for the role)
  • Uphold Company’s Vision, Mission Statement and Core Values


  • College Degree Required - Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting/Finance or equivalent from an accredited college or university
  • Relevant years of work experience and advanced Accounting certification may substitute for the degree requirement


Physical Demands

  • Stationary Position: frequently remains stationary up to 90% of the time and sitting up to 8 hours
  • Move/Traverse: infrequently bend, stand, stoop and/or walk
  • Carry Weight: infrequently carry weight and/or lift objects (light to heavy) weighing up to 10 pounds
  • Hearing and Speech: frequently communicates with the ability to hear and talk on a regular basis with employees, coworkers, and all personnel matters; must be able to exchange accurate information in these situations
  • Sight: frequent use of sight to detect images on computer, office documents, and office objects near and far


Work Environment

  • Regular professional, office business setting
  • Noise level ranges from low to moderate (if in office setting)
  • Noise level ranges from moderate to high (if on construction worksite)


Benefits for Full-Time Employees

  • Paid Vacation Time
  • Paid Sick Time
  • Paid Holidays
  • 401(k) Eligibility
  • Health Benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision
  • Life Insurance Benefits
  • Supplemental (Flexible Spending Accounts, Disability, Cancer/Critical Care, Hospitalization, Accident)
  • Recognition of Hard Work and Exemplary Performance
  • Clean, Air Conditioned, Friendly Working Environment 
  • Discretionary Bonus Based on Several Factors

About Us 

Westport Properties, Inc. is a parent company of US Storage Centers (USSC) which provides at-will, equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, disability or genetics. Furthermore, Westport Properties, Inc. expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment and discrimination based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status in compliance with federal, state and applicable local laws governing employment and labor law in every location in which the company conducts business. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.



All Employees must pass a post-offer, pre-hire background screening which includes a multi-state criminal check and DMV Records in accordance with federal protected FCRA/FACTA Requirements for Investigative Consumer Reports, CA ICRA and other state mandated requirements for employment purposes. Furthermore, this job description is subject to change at any time. Nothing in this job description is meant to guarantee employment status and/or position. This job description neither restricts nor prevents management’s right to assign and/or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time of the essential functions. It does not proscribe or restrict the tasks that may be subsequently assigned.


Essential Job Function for Reasonable Work Accommodation

According to the American’s with Disabilities Act (ADA), Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), employees must be able to perform the essential job functions with or without a reasonable accommodation. The Company will provide reasonable work accommodations to allow the employee to perform their essential job functions and duties as detailed above.




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