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Staff Accountant - Virginia Beach in Virginia Beach, VA at The Franklin Johnston Group

Date Posted: 6/20/2018

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Job Description

The Franklin Johnston Group is looking for a full time Staff Accountant to join our growing and innovative company at our corporate office in Virginia Beach, VA.
The qualified candidate will be responsible for all required day-to-day accounting functions for an assigned portfolio of properties, and will be the primary accounting liaison to operational staff and corporate departments for the assigned portfolio.  This is a comprehensive position that requires a motivated self-starter who enjoys challenges, is analytical and detail-oriented with a solid foundation in accrual and cash basis accounting.
RESPONSIBILITIES include, but are not limited to:

•         Communicate with operational staff on a regular basis to ensure they are receiving the necessary  information and guidance required to successfully operate their properties and meet reporting deadlines

•         Provide accounting expertise to operational staff – an ability to understand the operational point of view is essential

•         Prepare full-service monthly and quarterly financial statements for assigned properties by gathering and analyzing information from the general ledger system and other departments

•         Perform required accounting functions such as reconciling general ledger accounts,  tracking asset account activity, making journal entries, reconciling bank and mortgage statements, preparing supporting schedules, etc.

•         Review payables for coding accuracy, confirm cash availability and work with Accounts Payable Manager to insure vendor payments are processed on time.

•         Work alongside operational staff and property/asset management teams to produce necessary reports and answer questions regarding property accounts including variances from budget; assist with the preparation of cash flow projections to determine funding requirements or cash distribution amounts

•         Understand and comply with accounting policies and procedures; recommend and implement process improvements as appropriate

•         Regularly interact with various levels of management and other departments as well as with auditors, lenders and other 3rd parties; prepare additional reports and analysis as required by various parties

•         Cross-check team member’s work, and assist with on-boarding of new accountants when applicable; develop positive working relationships with employees throughout the company.

•         Special projects and other duties, as assigned by Accounting Manager, VP-Controller and CFO.

•         Protect company’s value by keeping information confidential

•         Update job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities, reading professional publications, maintaining personal networks, participating in professional organizations

•         Assist with improving  processes and procedures

•         2-5 years of hands-on, day-to-day accrual and cash based accounting experience required

•         A minimum of 2 years accounting experience in the property management industry is preferred

•         Hands-on experience in accrual and cash –based  financial statement analysis – balance sheet, income statement, general ledger, cash flow – is strongly preferred

•         Strong Microsoft Excel skills a must, MRI Software and Nexus Payables  experience a plus – An aptitude for quickly learning new systems, and processes is a strong plus

•         Bachelor’s degree in Accounting preferred

•         Analytical with a natural inclination to proactively and resourcefully perform research and ask questions in order to resolve issues and maintain accurate financials

•         Strong, internal drive to consistently improve on processes and provide accurate, timely financials to ownership; Ability to meet deadlines without compromising accuracy, excellent product quality and attention to detail; Must be organized, meticulous and extremely detailed.

•         Independent, self-starter, able to work effectively with limited supervision and demonstrate an ability to work both independently and within a team environment

•         Possess strong organizational, time management and project management skills

•         Excellent oral and written communication skills; high level of professionalism and excellent interpersonal skills exhibiting strong relationship-building ability

•         Ability to work overtime, when required

•         Flexible, positive attitude, easily adapt to change as the company pursues their best-in-class goals
Candidates will be required to pass a criminal background investigation, a credit check, and a drug screening.
The Franklin Johnston Group offers a great work atmosphere and we are committed to investing long term in all employees, providing training opportunities that will enable you to grow within our organization. 
The Franklin Johnston Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer.