• Assistant Controller Third Party Accounting

    Location US-GA-Atlanta
    Posted Date 2 months ago(9/7/2018 3:54 PM)
    Job ID
    GRS - HR/Payroll
  • Overview

    Gables is currently hiring an Assistant Controller to join our Third Party Accounting team. If you have a passion for numbers, are personable, smart, and customer focused, then we’d like you to consider joining our team. Gables provides management services to Third Party communities in premier markets nationally. Our dedicated accounting team creates accurate and meaningful financial reports to help owners monitor property performance. We have built an organization driven by excellence and are looking for passionate people to join us!


    Financial Reporting:

    • Work with VP and Director to monitor the daily operations of accountants which includes the accuracy and timely issuance of financials including preparation and review of journal entries, review of on-site closing reports, general ledger review, generation of financials, preparation of support schedules, and review and distribution of owners reports.
    • Thoroughly review and sign off on reconciliations of bank statements to General Ledger through on a monthly basis.
    • Ensure proper accounting procedures, policies, and principles are adhered to for both Gables and Third Party Clients.
    • Manage financial process and reporting for community acquisitions and dispositions.
    • Assist with Budget process and reporting to clients.
    • 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.
    • Generate third party accounting reports and detailed analyses as required by owners/ asset managers.
    • Analyze, evaluate, and generate special reports as required by management and owners.
    • Oversee audit process and provide schedules requested for external audits.
    • Effectively communicate with accounting staff, support staff and on-site associates to ensure all required job functions are completed in a professional and personable manner.
    • Effectively communicate with clients, asset managers and third party accounting teams with a high regard for Customer Service.
    • Property Accounting/Oversight for assigned propertied/portfolios

    Supervisory Responsibility

    • Supervise Accounts Payable Associates which includes monitoring the daily operations to ensure compliance to policies /controls, timeliness and accuracy of job duties, coordination with other departments, and participation and oversight of department initiatives and goals.
    • Oversee departmental productivity and staffing (i.e., recruiting, interviewing, training and counseling
    • Provide training and education opportunities to departmental associates for their continued professional growth and development.
    • Provide coaching and evaluation feedback to strengthen associate performance.
    • Coordinate with VP to compose bonus goals for associates that ensure top performance for each individual and for the entire department. 


    Process Improvement

    • Active Participant in 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 preferred. 


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