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Chief Accounting Officer

| Austin
Chief Accounting Officer 
 
The Amherst Residential (“AR”) Chief Accounting Officer is responsible for all technical accounting research, documentation and its application to both internal and external reporting. The role will lead the monthly and quarterly review of all key transactions (sales, purchases, fund formation) and help in the advancement of AR’s internal controls. This position will play an integral role in the Financial Accounting and future SEC Reporting Function as the company investigates a potential public offering. The ideal candidate will be highly skilled and process oriented comfortable working in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment. The Chief Accounting Officer must maintain a results-driven approach and hold him/herself accountable for results.
 
ESSENTIAL DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES:
 
This role is an individual contributor that may develop into leading a team. The individual will work closely with the existing finance, strategy and operations teams. A successful candidate will be responsible for:
  • The evaluation of all significant accounting transactions, research and implementation of relevant accounting technical standards, and preparation of technical accounting memos supporting all accounting positions
  • Preparing and submitting accounting position papers to the company’s external auditors for new funds and investment structures to ensure proper accounting from day 1 for each structure
  • Preparing quarterly consolidated cash flow statements
  • Assisting in the preparation of the Company’s quarterly Board and Board Committee reviews
  • Assisting in the development and implementation of SOX controls necessary to prepare the company for a possible public offering including preparation of the Company’s Form 10-Q and Form 10-K filings and associated consolidated financial statements, footnotes, management's discussion and analysis and supporting schedules
  • Leading the implementation of new technical accounting guidance and training
  • Collaborating with AR’s Controllers and the Director of Internal Audit for the development and implementation of policies, procedures, and internal controls, as needed
  • Challenging and understanding financial information so that issues are resolved and financial results are properly recorded and presented
  • Coordinating with external auditors for quarterly reviews and year-end audit process
  • Other duties as necessary
QUALIFICATIONS:
  • 10-15 years of experience working in technical accounting/finance is required
  • Advanced understanding of generally accepted accounting principles and the ability to apply GAAP to new and existing transactions and proven ability to document and support accounting conclusions
  • Demonstrate clear proficiency in SEC reporting requirements and research
  • Experience in SOX guidance to prepare the company for a potential public offering
  • Experience with Yardi helpful
  • Real estate industry experience required
  • Robust interpersonal skills, work with little supervision and attention to detail
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills
  • Ability to prioritize assignments, deal with interruptions, and meet deadlines in a fast-paced and growth-oriented environment
  • Audit experience a plus to identify control weaknesses and develop solutions for rapid implementation
  • Highly proficient in MS office applications: Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook.
EDUCATION:
  • Bachelors in Accounting or Finance
  • CPA designation required
 
WE OFFER:
Amherst Holdings LLC is a privately held corporation and is located in West Austin with beautiful views of Lake Austin and the loop 360 bridge in a beautifully renovated modern workspace with the latest technologies. 
We offer a competitive compensation package including bonus, 401k, flexible PTO, 11 paid holidays, accrued sick/personal time, employer paid benefits (medical, dental, vision), maternity/paternity paid leave, life insurance and more. Other perks include on-premise fitness center,  lockeroom /showers, free snacks, and beverages, breakfast taco Thursday and daily catered lunches!
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • .NETLanguages
    • C#Languages
    • C++Languages
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • RLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • D3JSLibraries
    • jQueryLibraries
    • ReactLibraries
    • Twitter BootstrapLibraries
    • AngularJSFrameworks
    • ASP.NETFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • Microsoft SQL ServerDatabases
    • MongoDBDatabases

Location

5001 Plaza on the Lake, Austin, TX 78746

An Insider's view of Amherst

What are some social events your company does?

Amherst is always participating in exciting events. From Dell Match Play to SXSW, Amherst engages in a variety of local events. We also host smaller events for employees such as summer BBQ's and happy hours. Nothing tops our holiday party, a true family celebration!

Austen

Director of Talent

What projects are you most excited about?

I'm most excited about our Budget Revision Project! We were tasked with the challenge of moving a tedious process into a more user and mobile friendly system. This will allow the field teams to submit budget revisions from MSR Properties and have one system to manage the majority of their work. This excitement is why I love being a part of the team

Gage

Business Analyst

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

“At Amherst, I am able to work collaboratively with peers who have had years of experience similar to mine. The technology is current and evolving as the company grows. Therefore, my skills stay current and always improve.”

Stan

Senior Systems Engineer

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

My team is expected to create new IP (Intellectual Property) through innovation in software, hardware, workflow process and data. Our goal is to build franchise value/shareholder value, solve difficult problems through creative solutions, and improve over-all efficiency that in turn makes life easier for all of Amherst

Todd

Chief Technology Innovation Officer

What are some things you learned at the company?

Within my first year, I have acquired solid enterprise-level knowledge in developing .NET applications by using Angular 4+, ASP.NET MVC, WPF, Entity Framework, and advanced SQL. We’re transitioning into ‘React’ apps that I'm excited about as it will add to my tech skills. I like that we have autonomy regarding the tech decisions in development

Ruchi

Software Engineer

What are Amherst Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Parking
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Acme Co. offers employees professional development opportunities like Annual individual budget for training, Onsite training courses, The ability to attend job related conferences and seminars.
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Additional Perks + Benefits

Competitive compensation and bonus program. Flexible PTO. Health, vision, dental and long term disability coverage. Paid maternity/paternity leave. Attractive office space. Training certifications assistance. Daily catered lunch and stocked kitchens. Monthly birthday celebrations. Casual work environment with regular team-building outings. Breakfast Taco Thursday.

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