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Accounting Specialist

Accounting Specialist

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Colony NorthStar, Inc. is a global real estate investment manager with over $42 billion in assets under management, 18 global locations, and 500+ employee’s worldwide, owning and managing numerous real estate verticals including Global Healthcare, U.S. Industrial, U.S. Hospitality, Global Other Equity & Debt, and Investment Management.



The Accounting Specialist administers the accounts payable and certain accounts receivable and treasury functions for an assigned portfolio consisting of multi-tenant offices and single tenant net leases. The position is based in Boston and reports to the Global Accounts Payable Manager based in Boston.


Accounts Payable and Disbursements:

  • Review and process the Yardi Payscan invoice register automated workflows
  • Generate local checks and Paysource disbursements
  • Set up and maintain vendor records; monitor related parties
  • Monitor cash balances
  • Generate support to the bank statement reconciliation process
  • Review accounts payable aging reports
  • Respond to inquiries in a timely manner; troubleshoot exceptions
  • Identify and remedy process failures
  • Generate annual Forms 1099-MISC

 Accounts Receivable:

  • Tenant monthly billing statements and e-notifications
  • Tenant ACH debit draft maintenance
  • Yardi lockbox and tenant portal integration
  • On-line daily lockbox receipts review to resolve exceptions


Treasury and Miscellaneous:

  • Initiate electronic funds transfers, including ACH and Fed wires
  • Initiate vendor record approval requests to Treasury
  • Collaborate with Treasury for new bank account requests
  • Generate annual financial audit deliverables
  • Respond to various ad hoc requests


  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or related discipline required
  • Proficient in Yardi (Version 7s preferred)
  • Work experience: 3-5 years that include accounts payable and accounts receivable
  • Ability to meet assigned deadlines
  • Systems and detail oriented with the ability to stay focused in a multi-task environment
  • Proven ability to initiate and complete work independently
  • Proficient in Excel and Microsoft Word