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Property Accountant

Property Accountant

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Atlanta GRS
Regular Full-Time

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The Property Accountant is responsible for the preparation of property monthly financials providing support to operations and accounting teams and completing tasks as requested in a timely, accurate and professional manner.


  • Maintain the daily accounting operations of assigned properties which includes but not limited to the accuracy of balance sheets, income statements, general ledgers, accounts receivable, accounts payable, property utilities, expense accruals, budgeting, forecasting, revenue and expense variance analysis, fixed assets, depreciation and amortization.
  • Maintain the financials and support for assigned properties including preparation and review of journal entries, review of general ledgers, generation of financials, preparation of support schedules, and review and distribution of owner reports.
  • Review all onsite closing reports received from assigned properties, completing the month end checklist, and timely follow-up of any open questions.
  • Prepare JV cash flow reports and distribution of funds.
  • Prepare timely debit payments and maintain accurate ledgers of debt and interest balances.
  • Generate JV accounting reports as required by owners/asset managers.
  • Accurately and timely distribution of owner report packages to appropriate parties.
  • Responsible for timely review and approval of all payables for assigned properties.
  • Assist in supervising accounts payable associates to ensure timeliness and compliance with established corporate policies.
  • Participate and assist in audits.
  • Assist onsite associates in compiling and analyzing requested financial information to help the properties achieve the goals and objectives of the company.
  • Communicate with Community and Regional Managers regarding financial statement corrections and variance explanations.
  • Prepare timely and accurate property bank reconciliations and research outstanding items.
  • Maintain organized filing system of accounting closing reports and support.
  • Ensure proper accounting procedures, policies and principles are followed.
  • Participate in ad hoc requests or tasks as needed by management.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty well. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.



  • Four year accounting degree or related degree is required.
  • Position requires the ability to proficiently and fluently read and write English.
  • CPA not required but a plus.

Professional Experience

  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience as an accountant in a related field with a sound understanding of GAAP.
  • Accounting experience in multi-family (apartments) is strongly desired.
  • Retail real estate accounting experience is a plus.
  • Audit experience is a plus.

Attendance/Travel Requirements
The position requires the ability to work five days of the week, 52 weeks a year, at the corporate office. Must be flexible to work beyond 40 scheduled hours per week to meet deadlines required by management. Minimal or no travel is required.



Position requires the ability to use general office equipment including computer, printers, copy machines, fax machines, postage machine, etc.



  • Strong written and verbal communications.

  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.

  • Willingness to be flexible in responsibilities and work schedule.

  • Willingness to work in a team based environment.

  • Ability and desire to learn new system applications.

  • Effective customer service skills.

  • Desire for ongoing development and growth.

  • Professional demeanor.

  • Maintain an excellent customer service relationship by adhering to the Gables Pledges of Customer Service

  • Adhere to the Gables Standard Operating Procedures

Computer skills

  • Proficient in MS Outlook, Excel, Word, Internet Explorer and Chrome.

  • Proven ability to work proficiently in other accounting applications such as JDE, Yardi, MRI, etc.

Learning & Development

Maintain a commitment to ongoing professional development and career growth.


An Equal Opportunity Employer - M/F/D/V.

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