U.S. Storage Centers

Staff Accountant - Property Management/Real Estate

US-CA-Irvine
1 month ago
ID
2017-1285
Irvine
92612
Category
Accounting/Finance
Type
Regular Full-Time
FLSA Status
Non-Exempt

Overview

 

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

Reports To:           Corporate Controller

FLSA Status:         Non-Exempt (Hourly)

Position Status:    Permanent, Full-time

Location:               Irvine, CA

Salary Range:       Commensurate with Experience

 

About US Storage Centers

Westport Properties/US Storage Centers (USSC) is a top 10 Self Storage Management company in the country with over 110 properties and operating in 13 states under management. 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.

 

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

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities

The Staff Accountant performs various functions to support the Controller and Project Accountants in carrying out the responsibilities of the Accounting Department.

  • Bank reconciliation
  • Assist in Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable
  • Handle deposits/merchant accounts
  • Prepare journal entries, account reconciliations and analysis
  • Prepare and record cash transactions
  • Process partners/investors distributions
  • Prepare monthly/quarterly reports
  • Assist in development draws
  • Assist in overhead allocations and maintaining intercompany and/or interdepartmental accounts
  • Assist in ad hoc analysis and other duties as assigned

 

 

Skills & Competencies:

  • 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
  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills (including a good telephone demeanor)
  • Proficiency in MS Excel and MS Word are required
  • General office and telephone skills are required
  • Basic Computer Skills are required
  • Good organizational skills are required
  • Knowledge of GAAP related to real estate accounting and consolidations preferred

 

 

Education

  • College Degree Required - Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting preferred

 

 

 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 moderately low

 

 

Benefits for Full-Time Employees

  • Paid Vacation Time
  • Paid Sick Time
  • Paid Holidays
  • Health Benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision
  • Life Insurance Benefits
  • 401(k) Eligibility
  • Recognition of Hard Work and Exemplary Performance
  • Clean, Air Conditioned, Friendly Working Environment 
  • Discretionary Bonus based on Several FactorsWestport 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 has facilities. 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.

 

 

Disclaimer 

 

All Applicants are subject to criminal background screening and DMV Record check. This job description is subject to change at any time. Nothing in this job post is meant to guarantee an employment offer. This job description neither restricts nor prevents management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time of essential functions. It does not proscribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned.  

 

 

 

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