Staff Accountant

Balke Brown Transwestern    St. Louis, MO
Job Description

Balke Brown Transwestern is one of the largest commercial real estate firms in the St. Louis region and a great place to work! Currently seeking a Staff Accountant to join the team. BBTW’s Management/Leasing/Development portfolio includes over 57 projects containing over 6.8 million square feet of Class A office, medical, industrial, retail and multi-family residential space. Competitive wage/salary, ESOP, great benefits package including paid time off, medical, dental and vision insurance, and 401k.

SUMMARY

The Staff Accountant works within the Accounting Department to oversee the day to day accounting operations of properties by fulfilling responsibilities primarily related to general ledger reporting and postings, accounts receivable and accounts payable according to required timelines.

GENERAL EXPECTATIONS

The Balke Brown Transwestern Staff Accountant is expected to demonstrate familiarity with general accounting principles and procedures and perform in a pro-active, professional manner while maintaining a high degree of integrity, accuracy and attention to detail. The Staff Accountant is expected to communicate professionally with all potential contacts including but not limited to; owners, clients, tenants, staff and vendors and to generally exhibit the traits of a good corporate citizen (dependability, enthusiasm, positive outlook, and company pride), and act in a cooperative spirit of support to co-workers.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Correctly prepare, post, trace and correct journal entries and cash balances
  • Preparation of month end and quarter end close for property owners
  • Generate, understand and distribute appropriate reports; operating and income statements, balance sheets, trial balances, reconciliations, ledgers, variances, activity recons, A/R aging’s, rent rolls, tenant ledgers, cash journals, posting/adjustment reports, lease expirations
  • Review G/L for reasonable/expected activity, trace and investigate irregularities, post entries to correct
  • Calculate and post A/R charges, correct set-up of recurring and one-time charges
  • Assist with budget preparation and loading into system as needed
  • Post tenant payments, security deposits, charges, adjustments and billbacks appropriately, using correct charge codes and calculations
  • Manage and complete general ledger journal entries and cash balances
  • Post rents, issue tenant statements and supporting schedules
  • Accurate and timely data entry related to tenant files, new lease terms, occupancy dates, charges, contacts and availability
  • Calculate and reconcile tenant OER/CAM’s using correct expense totals, caps, stops, gross ups and payments.
  • Ensure report/documents are forwarded to auditors and maintain applicable documentation
  • Develop familiarity with owner, building, tenant and other involved parties requirements and characteristics
  • Work with tenants, clients, and staff on resolving questions and problems that arise
  • Correctly calculate management fees and generate A/P voucher
  • Set up and maintain A/P files with correct documentation
  • Correctly enter invoices, credits, reversals in system with needed reference information and descriptions
  • Prepare and process checks, mail and file accordingly
  • EDUCATION/CERTIFICATES and/or EXPERIENCE: An accounting degree is preferred, with 2-3 years related experience. If no accounting degree, then at least 5 years related experience. Experience in a real estate/property management company is preferred but not mandatory.

    REASONING ABILITY: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to investigate and analyze problems and issues, sometimes with limited information, and develop possible resolutions within accepted operating processes. Ability to prioritize assignments and work with multiple tasks requiring specific timelines. Ability to advise property management and others on assigned tasks. Ability to work without the requirement for close supervision.

    OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Ability to use standard office equipment and computer. Proficient with Microsoft Excel, Word, and Outlook Application. Experience with property management software – preferably to include Skyline and/or Yardi. Ability to learn new software packages quickly.

    Job Type: Full-time

    Experience:

  • Property Management: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Excel: 3 years (Preferred)
  • Accounting: 3 years (Preferred)
  • Additional Compensation:

  • Bonuses

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