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Staff Accountant

| Austin
Staff Accountant 
 
Amherst Holdings is a leading real estate investment and advisory firm that has made a significant investment into the single family rental sector. The Amherst Single Family Equity Division has raised more than $6b of equity in various ownership vehicles that currently own and operate ~22,000 homes in 25+ different markets across the United States.
 
The Amherst Single Family Residential Division is seeking a self-motivated, driven, intellectual curious accounting or finance professional to join the Accounting and Finance team as Staff Accountant. The Staff Accountant supports the accounting and finance teams in various areas focused around the daily processing of property related, banking and investor related tasks.
 
Essential Functions
  • Daily posting of cash related entries. Initiate bank transfers and payments as needed
  • Responsible for reconciliation and analysis of banking information
  • Maintain account records with various financial institutions.
  • Ensure that all lender cash covenants are adhered to.
  • Maintain auction cashier check logs, funding bank balances, and reconciliations.
  • Record journal entries.
  • Reconcile and analyze expenditures and receipts.
  • Take ownership of assigned balance sheet general ledger reconciliations. Use materiality thresholds to determine if any corrections should be posted prior to completing the month end close process
  • Assist in the annual audit and tax compliance process by providing supporting documentation
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
Education & Work Experience
  • BS degree in Accounting preferred, but not required.
  • 1 - 4 years accounting experience.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite of products.
  • Proficiency with Yardi preferred.
  • Experience in real estate, preferably rental property preferred.
  • Must have excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • High level of integrity and dependability with a strong sense of urgency
 
What we offer:
Amherst is a privately held corporation located in West Austin with beautiful views of Lake Austin and the loop 360 bridge in a modern workspace with open floor plans. 
  • A competitive compensation package, annual bonus, 401k match
  • Flexible PTO, 11 paid holidays, accrued sick/personal time
  • Employer paid benefits (medical, dental, vision, flex spending account)
  • Professional career development and reimbursement
  • On-premise fitness center, locker rooms
  • Daily catered lunches, fully stocked kitchen with snacks/drinks
  • Relaxed casual environment and weekly/quarterly office events!
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Technology we use

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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!

Nicole Giannetta

VP Corporate Affairs

What makes someone successful on your team?

Our team juggles many different deadlines, so being able to stay organized is key! It’s also helpful to be very detail oriented and comfortable in a fast paced environment, but most importantly, you need to have a solid sense of humor and to be able to laugh at yourself (and us).

Jordan Perras

Investor Services

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
Fitness Subsidies

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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