Career Opportunity

Development Accountant

Atlanta, GA

Career Description

Position Title:                        Development Accountant

Job Class:                               Full-Time/Exempt

Reports To:                            VP of Finance, Finance Department

Position Summary:

Serve as a primary accountant for the Development Division, working closely with project managers and corporate staff to ensure all draw requests are processed and corporate overhead charges are reimbursed.  Responsibilities include processing corporate/management payables, processing development draw requests, analyzing draw schedules and reconciliations of development phase property bank accounts and general ledgers; creating and booking property accruals and journal entries.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Works collaboratively with the development team.
  • Process all project draw request transactions.
  • Research and answer project managers’ questions regarding draw requests.
  • Process corporate/management payables.
  • Allocate corporate expenses to property accounts.
  • Process corporate expense reports.
  • File all invoices electronically on the appropriate drive.
  • Maintain and reconcile (monthly) the general ledgers for all active development projects.
  • Responsible for timely payment of development project utility bills.
  • Establish working relationships with project managers, corporate staff and vendors.
  • Process all check requests and vendor payments for all projects in development.
  • Process state registration for all entities.
  • Assist with audits on projects in development.

Minimum Requirements and Competencies:

  • College degree required: Accounting, Finance, or Business Administration preferred.
  • Three to five years of accounting experience, preferably in real estate or cost accounting.
  • Knowledge and proficiency in GAAP.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Proficient with MS Office software, a strong knowledge of Excel and QuickBooks is required. Knowledge of property management software such as RealPage/OneSite or Yardi Voyager is preferred.
  • Must be organized and exhibit great attention to detail. 

Must demonstrate the following competencies: 

Adaptability: maintains effectiveness in varying environments, tasks, and responsibilities, and with a variety of people. Adjusts well to time-sensitive matters. 

Customer Service: dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of external and internal customers.   Responds to customer inquiries in a helpful, knowledgeable, and responsive way.  Establishes and maintains effective relationships with customers and colleagues, and gains trust and respect. 

Integrity: demonstrates a high degree of honesty, forthrightness, and integrity.

Accountability: accepts responsibility for your actions, meets deadlines and communicates with manager and colleagues regularly.

Collaboration: works well with others to develop solutions and resolve problems.

Flexible Benefits Options

Because we know that compensation is not your only consideration when making a career decision, Columbia Residential offers a rich and competitive benefits package to our team members.

  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Supplemental Insurance (AFLAC)
  • Prescription Drug Coverage
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Performance-based Bonus Program
  • Tuition and Professional Development Assistance
  • Short-term Disability Insurance
  • Long-term Disability Insurance
  • Basic Life Insurance
  • Voluntary Life Insurance
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance
  • Paid Time-Off (including your birthday!)
  • Paid Holidays
  • Health Reimbursement Account
  • Employee Referral Program

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Our Company Culture is Represented By These Core Values

Columbia Residential is the leading property management and Development Company in this region, specializing in the low affordable market. Our Mission Statement is:

  1. To provide quality, safe, and affordable housing for low and moderate income families.
  2. To provide an environment for its team members to excel and to be recognized and rewarded for their accomplishments.
  3. To provide the principals and partners a fair return on their efforts and investments.

As a growing company with more than 50 communities in the Atlanta, GA area, we are always looking to add professional and superior Community Leasing Specialists/Leasing Consultants to our management team to align with our Mission Statement and Core Value for the communities we serve.

  • Excellence
  • Integrity
  • Responsibility
  • Responsiveness
  • Respect
  • Character

If these Core Values are part of your attributes, we welcome you to join Columbia Residential!

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