• Senior Accountant

    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Job Locations
    US-NY-New York
    Posted Date
    4 weeks ago(4/30/2018 10:10 AM)
    Accounting - Healthcare
  • Overview

    Colony NorthStar, Inc. (NYSE: CLNS) is a leading global real estate and investment management firm with significant property holdings in the healthcare, industrial and hospitality sectors, opportunistic equity and debt investments and an embedded institutional and retail investment management business. CLNS currently has $43 billion in assets under management (AUM) and manages capital on behalf of its stockholders, as well as institutional and retail investors in private funds, non-traded and traded real estate investment trusts and registered investment companies. CLNS maintains HQ in Los Angeles and New York with a total of 18 offices in 10 countries globally. 


    This position will be supporting our Healthcare vertical, which is comprised of a ~$5B diversified portfolio focused on senior housing, medical office buildings, assisted living facilities, etc. The Healthcare Accounting & Finance team is presently 5 in NY and 13 in Boston.


    • Assist with the preparation of:
      • Monthly corporate accounting entries for Healthcare portfolio;
      • Monthly work papers to support the GL balances;
      • Monthly bank reconciliations for corporate entities;
      • Mid-quarter and quarterly GAAP reports for Senior Management;
      • Quarterly Capex Schedules;
      • Internal management reports, including portfolio yield and capitalization metrics, and reconcile non-GAAP reporting measures;
      • Debt covenant compliance for mortgage borrowings of real estate investments; and
      • Operating real estate management reporting & analysis;
      • Stand-alone audited Financial Statements and related footnotes;
      • Quarterly Cash Flow Statement as well as other financial footnote support for the Financial Reporting team;
    • Provide external auditors with supporting documentation and ad hoc requests;
    • Assist the Internal Audit Team to ensure that process narratives reflect current procedures and that controls are implemented and executed;
    • Assist with the preparation of ad-hoc requests, as necessary;
    • Directly interact with accounting team located in our Boston office, asset managers, treasury, AP, legal and tax


    • Bachelor’s degree (Accounting or Finance)
    • 3-4 years of experience in public accounting or a combination of public accounting and corporate accounting
    • Big 4 and real estate/healthcare/financial services experience heavily preferred
    • Working knowledge of Yardi preferred
    • Strong understanding of U.S. GAAP + understanding of U.K. GAAP would be a plus
    • Understanding of Foreign entities and FX translation is a plus
    • Ability to communicate effectively across multiple levels, functions and locations;
    • Desire to identify and implement process improvement opportunities;
    • Effectively communicates with members of the team to ensure established deadlines are being met in an efficient, accurate, thorough and neat manner; and
    • A self-starter who views the business through the eyes of an owner
    • Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)


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