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Senior Accountant

Senior Accountant

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Colony NorthStar, Inc. (Colony NorthStar, NYSE: CLNS) is a global, diversified equity REIT with an embedded investment management platform with approximately $56 billion in assets under management, making Colony NorthStar the sixth-largest independent global real estate manager in the world.


The Accounting and Finance Departments at Colony NorthStar play a significant role in management by providing the financial data used by all managers in their daily decision making, ensuring financially sound and thriving investments. Candidates applying for career opportunities in Accounting and Finance at Colony NorthStar require mathematical aptitude, excellent analytical skills, strong leadership and strategic thinking. If you have an affinity for analysis and a strong desire to participate in financial recommendations, a career in Accounting and Finance offers a tremendous opportunity for you to develop as an individual, explore the world, and advance yourself intellectually and professionally in a multicultural environment.


Colony NorthStar is seeking a Senior Accountant with minimum 2-5 years experience


Responsibilities include:

  • Manage general accounting for multiple European property, private equity and holding entities
  • Assist with US GAAP/Local GAAP/Lux GAAP conversions and review
  • Obtain and review supporting documentation from third party property managers/accountants
  • Assist with statutory reporting filings and preparation of property financial statements
  • VAT return coordination and ledger reconciliation
  • Review bank reconciliations and manage cash for wholly-owned and JV entities
  • Recording journal entries, including closing journal entries for acquisitions and dispositions
  • Budget to actual and other variance analysis
  • Maintain fixed assets schedules and record depreciation
  • Prepare periodic loan compliance packages and communicate with lenders
  • Participation in Sarbanes-Oxley compliance activities
  • Adhoc requests and special projects, as needed


  • Qualified Accountant with 2-5 years experience, Private Equity/Real Estate experience preferred
  • Degree in Accounting or Finance; Lux and US GAAP experience
  • Exposure to consolidations, multi-currencies and European jurisdictions
  • Strong organizational skills with ability to manage multiple project simultaneously
  • Enthusiastic, hands-on and proactive with the ability to work well in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong English writing and communication skills; French and/or German fluency advantageous
  • Proficiency in MS Excel required, Yardi experience is a plus
  • Due to the confidential nature of information received by the Employee as well as the need for confidentiality within the framework of the business conducted by the Company, it is of utmost importance that the Company can have full trust and place entire confidence it its employees. Accordingly, the Company requires the Employee to produce a clean criminal record extract in line with the applicable laws and regulations as a condition precedent to the effectiveness of the Agreement.