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General Ledger accountant

Company: FirstService Residential
Location: Bethesda
Posted on: May 21, 2023

Job Description:

The CompanyAre you the missing piece? As North America's leading property management company, we know the value of fitting in with a local team, of being part of a well-oiled machine, but empowered to act when needed. We are looking for energetic, adaptable people who understand that they are part of something larger and want a long-lasting career creating human connections. Our associates are the reason for our success, so we recruit quality people who will always do what's right and build great relationships with the residents of the communities we serve. At FirstService Residential, we live our values every day. If you are passionate about helping people live better lives and are looking for an environment with room for career growth, you're in the right place!Job ResponsibilitiesResponsible for all financial activities of our Associations.Essential Duties & ResponsibilitiesThe job duties listed are typical examples of the work performed by positions in this job classification. Not all duties assigned to every position are included, nor is it expected that all positions will be assigned every duty.Prepare monthly financial statements for assigned portfolio of propertiesReview/test accounts receivable activities (i.e. potential assessments)Review cash activities (i.e. review outstanding checks, reconciling items)Prepare accrual entries and maintain backup schedules (i.e. accrued interest, prepaid expenses, deferred assessments)At year end, close out financial statements, code the new budget, enter budget spreads into the system and prepare monthly/quarterly reserve contribution payment requests for the accounts payable folderWork with independent CPAs on audit issuesProcess audits and tax returns prepared by independent CPAs for assigned portfolio (i.e. review draft audits, consider audit entries, distribute tax returns to managers to obtain signatures, mail tax returns by deadlines)Monitor investments, cash balances and cash adequacyAnalyze and confer with managers regarding notable financial mattersAttend meetings with clients to discuss accounting issues as neededAct as project coordinator for one or more of the following: federal and state tax payment processing, federal tax identification number ordering, etc.Other duties as assignedRegular attendance and punctuality are essential functions for the roleAdditional Duties & ResponsibilitiesPractice and adhere to FirstService Residential Global Service Standards.Conduct business at all times with the highest standards of personal, professional and ethical conduct.Perform or assist with any operations as required to maintain workflow and to meet schedules. Notify supervision of unusual equipment or operating problems and the need for additional material and supplies.May participate in any variety of meetings and work groups to integrate activities, communicate issues, obtain approvals, resolve problems and maintain specified level of knowledge pertaining to new developments, requirements, policies, and regulatory guidelines.Ensure all safety precautions are followed while performing the work.Follow all policies and Standard Operating Procedures as instructed by Management.Perform any range of special projects, tasks and other related duties as assigned.Supervisory ResponsibilityThis position does not require any supervisory responsibilitiesEducation & ExperienceBachelor's degree (B.A. or B.S.) in Accounting from a four-year college or university is required.2 years of experience in an Accounting roleStrong working knowledge of customer service principles and practices.Ability to perform with minimum supervision and make decisions independently.Strong analytic skills.Detailed oriented with multiple tasks and information organization.High proficiency in Microsoft Windows software.Knowledge, Skills & ProficienciesTo perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.Excellent organizational skills and project managementExceptional communication and interpersonal skills.Advanced written communication skills.Advanced Microsoft Office skills.Knowledge of basic accounting/budgeting procedures.Ability to work under pressure, to adjust to constant changes, to handle multiple tasks, and to coordinate the work of others.Ability to keep complex records, to assemble and organize data of complex nature, and to prepare and submit reports in acceptable formats and in a timely mannerAbility to conceptualize, plan and organize multiple programs and assignments effectively.Ability to work on complex and confidential tasks utilizing judgment, tact, and resourcefulness.Skill in developing and maintaining good working relationships.Tools & Equipment UsedComputer and peripherals, standard and customized software applications and tools, and usual office equipment.Physical Requirements / Working EnvironmentThe physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.Position involves sitting, standing, stooping, kneeling, pushing, shoving, lifting, carrying and moving objects that can weigh up to 25 lbs. or more following appropriate safety procedures. This movement can occur throughout the day. Must also be able to climb several flights of stairs if necessary.Must be able to drive - Some local travel by personal vehicle is requiredMust be able to sit and stand for extended periods of time.Must be able to communicate both on the phone and in person with our clients in order to resolve issues and manage the business.Must have finger dexterity for typing/using a keyboard.Must be mobile enough to move around both the office in order to make copies, send mail and faxes and to walk around the property. This could include lengthy walks on uneven areas.Talking and hearing occur continuously in the process of communicating with guests, supervisors, and other associates.Capable of working extended hours, to include evenings, weekends and holidays as necessary.This position may alternate between working indoors in a controlled climate and with proper lighting, to an outdoors setting with variable climate and lighting.Must be able to interact with all types of individuals, be mentally alert, detail oriented, and with good reasoning skills.Must be able to work on more than one assignment at a time with frequent interruptions, changes and delays. Must be able to remain focused and work effectively, efficiently, and cheerfully under such circumstances. For safety reasons, employee must remain alert to working conditions and aware of safety, health, and environmental concerns.Must be able to work effectively and cheerfully in an environment which may be stressful due to adversarial situations resulting from the proper performance of dutiesThe work environment characteristics are normal office conditions for the role. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Hours over and above normal office hours will occur, including evenings, holidays, and some weekends. Schedule is subject to change based on business needs.TravelN/ADisclaimerThe above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. This is not an all-inclusive job description; therefore, management has the right to assign or reassign schedules, duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Keywords: FirstService Residential, Bethesda , General Ledger accountant, Accounting, Auditing , Bethesda, Maryland

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