Colony Capital

  • Staff Accountant

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    Posted Date
    2 weeks ago(2 weeks ago)
    Accounting - Loan/Property
  • Overview


    The Staff Accountant reports to the Assistant Controller of Property Accounting with daily task oversight rendered by the Manager of Property Accounting. The position is responsible for the property level accounting of the U.S. Light Industrial Portfolio.


    General Accounting:

    • Review and approve journal entry upload files prepared offshore
    • Review and approve Fixed Asset system data and general ledger interface
    • Maintain Job Cost module; monitor capitalization policy compliance
    • Process straight-line rent function
    • Prepare journal entries, as needed (i.e. impairment, supplemental operating revenue and expenses, )
    • Assist in preparing monthly financial workbooks and analysis
    • Assist in preparing monthly, quarterly and annual financial statement packages and footnote disclosures
    • Assist with debt compliance matters including financial reporting
    • Assist with annual audit (bank confirmations, PBC accounting work-papers)
    • Assist with pro-rations and related accounting for acquisitions and dispositions
    • Review of property budgets and reforecasts

    Cash Management:

    • Monitor daily cash activity and balances; data check and cross check Yardi / JPMorgan integrated products, including PaySource and ARP Full Recon
    • Prepare wire transfers, ACHs, book transfers, and other EFTs
    • Review daily cash report prepared offshore
    • Process bank statement reconciliations
    • Accounts Receivable
    • Review daily cash receipt batches prepared offshore
    • Review tenant direct expense recovery charges ("bill-backs")
    • Review tenant indirect expense recovery (CAM) calculations prepared offshore
    • Review aged delinquency reports

    Accounts Payable

    • Process system's disbursement function; process live checks when needed
    • Process system's management fee function
    • Process loan payments via system upload
    • Render guidance and support to third party management personnel, as needed

    Other Responsibilities

    • Participate in Sarbanes-Oxley compliance activities applicable to job functions
    • Routinely validate custom report designs and related data integrity
    • Assist in training, development and mentoring of the Accounting Clerk
    • Ad hoc duties, as assigned and directed


    • 2-3 years of experience
    • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) – preferred, but not required
    • Ability to meet assigned deadlines
    • Ability to perform multiple assignments
    • Highly detail oriented
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills
    • Proficient in Excel and Microsoft Word
    • Ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively with all levels of employees, management and external vendors to maximize performance, creativity, problem solving and results.



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