Staff Accountant II at Amherst
Amherst is revolutionizing the way U.S. real estate is priced, managed and financed in order to unlock opportunities for all market participants. Driven by data, analytics, and technology, Amherst has a 20-year history of anticipating where the next risks and opportunities are likely to emerge and designing actionable strategies for investors to capitalize on opportunities across residential real estate, commercial real estate and public securities. Amherst, along with its affiliates and subsidiaries, has more than 900 employees, $5 billion under management and approximately $15 billion under advisement and oversight. www.amherst.com.
The Staff Accountant II handles core accounting responsibilities and supports the accounting department in areas focused around the processing, reconciliation, analyzing, and reporting of financial transactions.
As a Staff Accountant II, you will continually look for ways to help our team get better at what we do. A team player at heart, you’ll collaborate with onshore and offshore teams and advocate best practices. You’ll move fast while keeping your attention to detail to support Amherst’s business objectives. This position will report to Supervisor Accounting.
Design, implement, and manage the process for accounting of property cost, including property expense accrual and amortization and related balance sheet reconciliations.
Oversee the day-to-day work of an offshore accounting team. Provide guidance and review their work related to the property tax payment, HOA payment, insurance billing, accrual entries, and reconciliations.
Identify opportunities and implement processes to centralize, eliminate, automate or outsource activities.
Analyze financial information for discrepancies and summarize financial status.
Work through accounting implications and provide accounting guidance to operations, portfolio management, and other cross-functional teams.
Conduct monthly account reconciliations to ensure accurate reporting and ledger maintenance.
Partner with internal and external auditors to review processes, implement controls, and ensure compliance.
Document policies, procedures, and workflow for assigned areas of responsibility.
Contribute to department and organization special projects as assigned.
BS in Accounting required.
3 – 5 years accounting experience.
Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills, and have established skills in accuracy, organization, and working in a high-volume and fast pace environment.
Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite of products.
Intermediate to advance excel skills required.
Must be able to work independently, effectively, and efficiently without extensive supervision.
Must be able to multi-task and be utilized across functions.
Large volume processing skills and experience preferred.
Experience in real estate, preferably rental property preferred.
Must have excellent verbal and written communications skills.
Our full-time employee benefits include:
- A competitive compensation package, annual bonus, 401k match
- Flexible PTO including 7 paid holidays, 1 floating holiday, and 1 volunteer day
- Employer-paid benefits (medical, dental, vision, health savings account)
- Professional career development and reimbursement
- Up to 16 weeks paid maternity leave; up to 4 weeks of paid parental leave
- Backup childcare offered through Bright Horizons
- Relaxed casual environment with virtual office events
Amherst is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information or veteran status, and encourage all applicants to apply.