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Senior Accountant

Senior Accountant

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US-CA-Los Angeles
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Accounting - Loan/Property

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Colony NorthStar is looking for an outstanding Senior Investment Accountant to serve as a key member of the Loan Accounting team to run the day-to-day activities of the group. 


This is a hands-on role that will require detail involvement in US GAAP accounting and in the financial closing process. The Senior Investment Accountant will provide the general day-to-day maintenance relating to the Loan portfolio’s general accounting practices, internal controls and financial analysis and reporting.


This individual will play an important part in implementing ongoing procedural changes and automation initiatives in a fast paced environment characterized by strict adherence to tight deadlines and dedication to quality control in all aspects of the process.


  • Prepare month-end close journal entries, trial balances and financials.
  • Review and maintain the accounting function for loan portfolios, including real estate owned properties
  • Review cash flows and assess quarterly impairments for loans and real estate
  • Prepare and review monthly custodian reports and debt service requirements
  • Prepare accretion calculations, monthly accruals, monthly and quarterly reporting and cash projections.
  • Prepare quarterly and annual stand-alone financial statements.
  • Prepare supporting schedules and compile information for SEC reporting; assist with 10-K/10-Q tie out
  • Prepare contribution, distribution, and loan draw
  • Coordinate with internal and external auditors
  • Calculate capital calls and distributions


  • 3-4 years of progressive US GAAP accounting experience
  • CPA preferred and knowledgeable in US GAAP/historical cost accounting
  • Experience in accounting for mortgage and/or commercial loan assets preferred; including interest accrual
  • Intermediate understanding of financial modeling and concepts, including yields, DCF, cap rates, IRRs, etc.
  • Proficiency in MS Office
  • Positive, ability to work effectively under pressure
  • Strong analytical, operational, organizational and interpersonal aptitude
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Must be willing to work in a fastpaced environment and possess a strong work ethic with the ability to work extended hours during critical periods and to meet project deadlines