U.S. Storage Centers

  • Property Accountant

    Job Locations US-CA-Irvine
    Posted Date 1 month ago(3/23/2018 12:56 PM)
    ID
    2018-1378
    City
    Irvine
    Postal Code
    92612
    Category
    Accounting/Finance
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
    FLSA Status
    Exempt
  • Overview

     

    Job Title:                             Property Accountant

    FSLA Status:                       Non-Exempt

    Position Status:                  Full-time (40 hours per week)

    Working Hours:                  9:00AM-5:00PM

    Reports to:                          Controller

    Salary Range:                     $60K - $65K per year

    Location:                             Irvine, CA 92612

     

     

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

     

    About US Storage Centers

    Westport Properties/US Storage Centers (USSC) is a top 10 Self Storage Management company in the country with over 100 properties, operating in 13 states under management and totaling over 8 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.

     

    Property Accountant Role

    Westport Properties continues to grow rapidly and we are seeking a Property Accountant with a strong background in property management and real estate construction, 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 Duties and Responsibilities

    The Property Accountant will be responsible for 15-20 properties. This position must be able to perform the following duties and manage the following area of responsibilities:

    • Full-cycle accounting for 15-20 properties
    • Prepare and post journal entries, account reconciliations and variance analysis
    • Prepare and compile funding request to the lender, coordinate and follow up funding approval
    • Review documentations, verify approvals, communicate and interact with lender, development team, and other related parties
    • 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 duties as assigned

    Experience and Qualifications       

      • Minimum of 5+ years accounting experience, in multi-site accounting, property management/real estate construction preferred
      • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite - Word, Excel, and Outlook; experienced with Yardi highly preferred
      • Knowledge of GAAP related to real estate accounting and consolidations
      • Knowledge and understanding of lien waivers and releases, AIA form (G702) billings, and preliminary notices
      • 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 Property deadlines
    • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills

     

     

     

    Education

    • 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 50% of the time and sitting up to 6 hours
    • Move/Traverse: frequently bend, stand, stoop and/or walk
    • Carry Weight: infrequently carry weight and/or lift objects (light to heavy) weighing up to 50 pounds
    • Hearing and Speech: frequently communicates with the ability to hear and talk on a regular basis with clients who have inquiries about their storage accounts, billing invoice or other related account matters; must be able to exchange accurate information in these situations
    • Sight: frequent use of sight to detect images on computer, office documents, facility objects near and far
    • Climb: occasionally ascends/descends a flight of stairs to service the lights and/or reach overhead

     

    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 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 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 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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