A real estate accountant manages all accounting processes for a real estate team. They handle accounts payable and accounts receivable, produce journal entries, reconcile business accounts, and enter data into accounting software to make sure financial reporting is accurate and organized. They also handle incoming and outgoing payments, collect bills, prepare monthly and quarterly financial statements, and assist the real estate team with other tasks as necessary. Real estate accountants work in a real estate office.
We are looking for a full-time real estate accountant to join our expanding team! You’ll be responsible for keeping our financial records organized, including tracking accounts payable and receivable, and ensuring that each account is reconciled correctly. This is an opportunity to bring order to our growing real estate office and see tangible results from your work on a daily basis! Our ideal candidate takes pride in their detailed bookkeeping work and contributing to the greater success of the team. If this sounds like a job you’d love, start your application today!
Real Estate Accountant responsibilities
Create detailed journal entries and post them to the general ledger (GL) to track all income statements and expenses
Handle all accounts payable and receivable on a daily basis to make sure each invoice and expense report is accurate
Reconcile all business accounts to ensure our records match up and no transaction gets lost
Enter financial data into computer software, making sure all bills and invoices are filed correctly
Facilitate all incoming payments and outgoing checks, including printing, obtaining signatures for, and distributing checks as necessary
Follow up with vendors for accounts payable and keep in touch as needed for collections and ensure bills are paid on time
Prepare for quarterly reporting using standard best practices and assist in monthly closings
Assist the real estate team or other staff accountants with other accounting duties as needed
Real Estate Accountant qualifications
High school diploma required, a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or related field is highly valued
Experience in accounting, real estate accounting, or property accounting preferred
Experience in real estate industry preferred
Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
Strong Excel skills and experience with accounting software, such as Quickbooks
Proficient in property management software, such as Yardi
Solid written and verbal communication skills are a must
Real Estate Accountant compensation
$52,968 (National Average)
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