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Staff / Senior Accountant

Staff / Senior Accountant

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The Staff Accountant is responsible for assigned tasks of a real estate portfolio consisting of multi-tenant offices or single tenant net leases.  The position reports to the Assistant Controller for multi-tenant offices and to the Manager for single tenant net leases.  The position is based in Boston and supported by an outsourced team of accounting professionals based offshore.


General Accounting

  • Review scheduled deliverables from offshore team (ex. journal entry upload files)
  • Prepare journal entries, as needed (ex. impairment, supplemental operating revenue and expenses)
  • Maintain Fixed Asset System data and general ledger interface
  • Maintain Job Cost module; monitor capitalization policy compliance
  • Process system’s straight-line rent function
  • Assist in preparing monthly financial workbooks (work papers) and analysis
  • Assist in preparing monthly, quarterly and annual financial statement packages and footnote disclosures
  • Assist with debt compliance matters including financial reporting
  • Assist with annual financial audit (bank confirmations, PBC accounting work-papers)
  • Assist with pro-rations and related accounting for acquisitions and dispositions
  • Prepare property budgets and reforecasts

Cash Management

  • Monitor daily cash activity and balances; data check and cross check system with bank integrated services
  • Review daily cash report prepared offshore
  • Prepare wire transfers, ACHs, book transfers, and other EFTs
  • Process bank statement reconciliations

Accounts Receivable

  • Review daily cash receipt batches prepared offshore
  • Review tenant direct expense recovery charges ("bill-backs")
  • Review tenant indirect expense recovery (CAM) calculations prepared offshore
  • Review aged delinquency reports

Accounts Payable

  • Review and approve invoices in automated workflows
  • Process loan payments via system file upload or other applicable methods
  • Process systematic management fee function
  • Render guidance and support to third party management personnel

Other Responsibilities

  • Participate in Sarbanes-Oxley compliance activities applicable to job functions
  • Routinely validate custom report designs and related data integrity
  • Other ad hoc duties and related reporting, as assigned and directed


  • Four-year degree in Accounting, Finance, or related discipline
  • Two to three years of experience in a public accounting firm, real estate company, or a public/private mix
  • Ability to perform multiple assignments with high attention to detail while meeting established deadlines
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Proficient in Excel and Microsoft Word; Yardi (Voyager) experience desired
  • Ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively with all levels of employees, management and external vendors to maximize performance, creativity, problem solving, and results.