The Staff Accountant will be responsible for preparing the day-to-day accounting records for CIM Group and its subsidiaries. This position will focus on maintaining general ledger, prepares monthly consolidated financial statements, advises accounts payable, maintains fixed assets, and provides ad-hoc financial analysis as needed.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:Prepare and post journal entries during month-end closing for multiple entitiesPrepare monthly general ledger account reconciliations and analysisCompile and organize supporting documents related to the monthly closeReconcile and eliminate intercompany accounts during the monthly consolidation Prepare various internal and external wires associated with new property acquisitions, escrow deposits, loan deposits, etc.Assist in preparing quarterly and annual work papers for external auditorSupport Financial Reporting team on as needed basis
NON-ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:» Document accounting policies, procedures and processes as needed» Provide financial analysis upon request» Detail oriented with strong organizational and analytical skills» Assist in providing and preparing tax schedules for outside tax preparers » Other duties as assigned
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES None
EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: (including certification, licenses, etc.)Bachelors’ Degree in Accounting or related field.CPA or CPA candidate preferred but not required.Minimum of 2 years of relevant accounting experience in public accounting and/or commercial finance and banking, asset management or loan accounting environment preferred.Familiarity with US GAAP.General accounting knowledge, tax knowledge is a plus.Proficient in Microsoft Office – intermediate to advanced knowledge of MS Excel.Experience in Yardi, MRI, J. D. Edwards or comparable software.Familiarity with Nexus Payables or comparable software preferred.Experience with MRI GL system a plus. Ability to add, subtract, multiple, divide, determine percentages as well as strong accounting skills required to perform the required tasks of the position.Experience with subsidiary companies and consolidated accounting a plus.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:Ability to organize, perform and prioritize various functions to meet deadlines with minimal supervision.Effective communication skills, both written and oral, and strong attention to detail.Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate well verbally and in writing.Strong analytical skills and detail-oriented.Ability to make sound decisions.Deadline driven and ability to manage multiple tasks.Ability to work independently and to proactively evaluate and address work opportunities within the area of responsibility.Ability to apply common-sense understanding to carry out instructions.Ability to solve practical problems.
PERFORMANCE METRICS:Accuracy in work productTimeliness in completion of work productPresentation ability (verbal and deliverables)