• Director of Third Party Accounting

    Location US-GA-Atlanta
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(2 weeks ago)
    Job ID
    GRS - HR/Payroll
  • Overview

    Gables is hiring a Director of Accounting to join our Third Party Accounting team.The 15-person department is being relocated from Boca Raton to Atlanta in order to centralize Gables’ accounting team in Atlanta. The third-party property management portfolio is currently comprised of approximately 50 properties with 15,000 units owned by 20 clients. Reporting to the Vice President of Third Party Accounting, this is a hands-on management/leadership position based at the company’s Atlanta office with excellent exposure to the Gables’ management team as well as external clients. We have built an organization driven by excellence and are looking for passionate people to join us!



    Financial Reporting Responsibilities

    • Work alongside VP of Third Party Accounting to manage the financial process and reporting for the third party portfolio owners by various institutional clients, developers and private funds. Includes oversight of clients’ multiple reporting requirements, policy compliance, portfolio reporting, and the use of various accounting systems
    • Coordinate and oversee dual reporting for multiple owners, data uploads and validation to client portals, multiple software permissions/assignments, and the integration and preparation of client specific reporting packages for the third- party residential and retail portfolio.
    • Manage the liquid assets for properties through the preparation/review of cash flow reports, distribution of funds, timely debt and tax payments, and initiation of capital calls.
    • Interface with client asset managers and accounting groups on all accounting-related matters such as cash forecasts, reserves, reporting valuation requests and performance tracking.
    • Coordinate external and internal client audits and annual internal control questionnaires. Work with VP to develop internal controls to ensure compliance.
    • Manage financial process and reporting for community acquisitions and dispositions.
    • Assist with Budget process and reporting to clients.
    • Monitor and/or prepare necessary tax filings to ensure timely reporting.  This includes preparation of tangible returns and interacting with clients and their tax consultants on valuations, estimates, and appeals.
    • Effectively communicate with clients, asset managers and third party accounting teams with a high regard for Customer Service.


    Supervisory Responsibility

    • Supervise and schedule property accountants to ensure accuracy and timeliness of reporting. 
    • Provide training and education opportunities to departmental associates for their continued professional growth and development.
    • Provide coaching and evaluation feedback to strengthen associate performance.
    • Work with VP to compose bonus goals for associates that ensure top performance for each individual and for the entire department. 


    Process Improvement

    • Oversee/coordinate efficiency initiatives for department
    • Coordinate with IT on accounting system upgrades/changes
    • Provide support/training for on-site associates related to new accounting initiatives
    • Other duties as assigned by management





    • B.A. with emphasis in Accounting or Finance is required. CPA certification strongly preferred. Big 4 Public Accounting experience is a plus.



    A minimum of 10 years of experience in real estate accounting with a thorough understanding of GAAP. A minimum of five years supervisory experience in a real estate accounting environment. Multifamily experience preferred. Yardi experience preferred. 



    This position requires the following:

    • Demonstrated ability to adapt to the use of various accounting software
    • Advanced Excel skills (spreadsheet applications)
    • Demonstrated analytical skills, financial acumen, proven ability to work in a detail-oriented environment, strong problem solving and quantitative abilities
    • Proven ability to select, train, lead and motivate a team of 10+ associates
    • Ability to understand accounting related policies and procedures established by the Company
    • Ability to read and write fluently in the English language
    • Exceptional communication skills, with demonstrated ability to present concepts both verbally and in writing in a coherent manner
    • Proven organizational and time management skills (ability to prioritize effectively)
    • Willingness to work in a team based environment
    • Maintain a professional image
    • Strong accounting skills with knowledge of all facts of financial reporting including general ledger, balance sheet, income statements, and cash flow sheets
    • Maintain an excellent customer service relationship by adhering to the Gables Pledges of Customer Service



    This position is exempt from overtime and may entail working hours as needed to perform the position requirements satisfactorily. The position is scheduled for an average 40-hour workweek. However, depending on reporting requirements, it may require the associate to work significantly more hours. Travel may be required periodically.



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



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