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Property Accountant

Company: Highwoods Properties
Location: Raleigh
Posted on: November 25, 2022

Job Description:

DescriptionThe Property Accountant will be responsible for managing the financial accounting (accrual basis) of an assigned portfolio of properties in a fast paced environment. This position will be primarily responsible for generating building level financial statements and variance analysis for Senior Executives and Business Operations personnel, researching and analyzing specific property information and trends for ultimate use in reports for investors, banks, and other regulatory agencies and recording building expenses and verifying invoices. These financial accounting responsibilities will be performed to comply with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and the Company's Sarbanes-Oxley internal control documentation. This position will interact with other corporate departments and field personnel related to the assigned portfolio.

  • Obtain, review and analyze property lease agreements, including: review of new leases, amendments, modifications, renewals, and termination agreements
  • Verify fully executed lease documents to approved lease parameters
  • Determine applicable lease information for use in calculating the net effective rent for each new lease
  • Calculate operating expense reimbursement billings (estimates, reconciliations, and year-end accruals) for specific properties, taking into consideration budgets, adjusting for occupancy, specific expense exclusions and other clauses
  • Determination of monthly revenue and expense accruals based on an analysis of trends, timing and general ledgers of assigned portfolio; requires the ability to interact with operations personnel and translate discussions into impactful accounting decisions
  • Review building expenses for proper coding and research variances, engaging with field personnel to resolve potential issues/discrepancies
  • Perform operating revenue and expense variance analysis, comparing multiple periods as well as forecasted and actual results for use by field personnel and executive management
  • Provide recovery analysis for discretionary building costs to help optimize recoverability which includes discussions with property managers to understand the impact of certain costs
  • Review of annual building budgets; understanding year over year changes and trends
  • Prepare Building-level entries, reconciliations and reports: i.e., balance sheet account reconciliations, occupancy statistics, terminations/early move-outs
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisors

    Strong attention to detail with the ability to analyze a significant volume of financial information. Ability to thrive in an environment of complex calculations. Assume responsibility for accuracy and timeliness of work. Excellent organizational and time management skills. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Ability to appropriately prioritize multiple tasks. Strong skills in analyzing and interpreting lease contracts and related financial data.
    Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance or related field. 2+ years of experience in accounting, finance or analytical capacity, preferably in the real estate field. Experience with J D Edwards software preferred.
    Work Environment
    This job operates in an office setting. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones and photocopiers.
    Physical Demands
    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Work is of a general office nature; while performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk, hear, and see; required to use arms and hands to reach and handle; typing on computer keyboard and using phone required. Ability to read, understand, and to communicate information and ideas clearly in writing and orally required. The employee may occasionally need to climb, balance, stoop, kneel, or crouch; and lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.

    Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

    The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Keywords: Highwoods Properties, Raleigh , Property Accountant, Other , Raleigh, North Carolina

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