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Property Accountant

San Diego, CA

A national real estate owner and operator backed by a well-known private equity company is looking for a Property Accountant to report to the Assistant Controller and take responsibility for the accounting of a number of commercial shopping centers, office, residential properties, and some development projects.


  • Responsible for all tenant billings and ledger maintenance. Works closely with the Property Manager.

  • Reviews, approves, and posts all cash receipts and application of cash.

  • Reviews all property related invoices and assures they are accurately coded.

  • Prepare property-level financial statements in accordance with GAAP.

  • Maintain rent rolls, aging reports, and supporting Excel schedules.

  • Prepare a monthly budget vs actual variance analysis.

  • Prepare annual property-level budgets and forecasts.

  • Working directly with external auditors’ inquiries.

  • Prepare quarterly and annual CAM reconciliations and supporting documentation for tenant billings.

  • Assumes additional responsibilities and performs special projects as needed or directed.


  • 1+ years of experience in real estate accounting

  • Bachelors of Science in Accounting or equivalent from an accredited university

  • Thorough understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)

  • Strong analytical and accounting skills

  • Must be able to effectively handle multiple projects simultaneously in a deadline driven environment

  • Excellent verbal, written communication and interpersonal skills

  • Self-motivated and self-directed

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

  • High degree of integrity

  • Some overtime will be necessary at quarter-end and budget times

  • Experience with MRI, Sage, and MS Excel

  • Experience in the shopping center industry

  • Proven ability to expand areas of knowledge and learn new skills as circumstances require

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