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Staff Accountant

Company: FirstService Residential CA
Location: Irvine
Posted on: May 14, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description Position: - - - - -Property Accountant / Staff Accountant
Reports to: - Accounting Manager
Location: - - - -Irvine, CA

JOB SUMMARY : -Marwest Commercial, a division of FirstService Residential, is actively looking for a Property Accountant to join to Client Accounting team. This is a great opportunity to join a dynamic team!
Accounts Receivable
Set up recurring charges based on annual budget.
Review billing discrepancies with Jr. Property Accountant.
Issue credits and miscellaneous charges, per Property Manager's instructions.
Review late charges according to the Association's approved billing and collection policy.
Oversee the monthly charge process & review discrepancies with statement verification.
Verify and post payments received at the lockbox facility.
Assist owners with online payment registration and ClickPay inquiries.
Process and refund TI deposits, per Property Manager's instructions.
Enter new owner information. Send out Welcome Package, complete escrow demand per request from escrow office. Obtain recorded grand deed (if not sent with escrow checks).
Process owners sent to collections - charge legal fees to owners' accounts and remit legal deposits. Track payment arrangements per Property Manager's approval.
Answer owner inquiries regarding billing questions and account information.
Communicate with bank staff to resolve issues with payment allocation and ACH.

Accounts Payable
Review, batch and post invoices entered by Jr. Property Accountant.
Pay invoices/bills on a weekly basis, based on payment eligibility.
Answer vendor inquiries regarding invoice payment status.
Review invoices in AvidXchange inbox for processing.
Report cash flow issues to Property Manager.
Resolve escalated vendor/payment issues.
Oversee reserve expenditures and make necessary transfers.
Complete monthly ACH transfer for management fees.

Financial Reporting
Enter annual budget at the beginning of each fiscal year.
Send out New Budget Packets to each owner.
Initiate monthly reserve transfers and record Journal Entries.
Report excess operating funds.
Complete budget variance reports at each quarter end.
Send out financial package to Board/owners within 30 days of quarter ending.
Review GLs for accuracy and track deposits reported on the Balance Sheet.

Administrative Duties
Set up new Associations in Jenark system.
Open bank (operating and reserve) accounts
Transfer utilities from developer/previous management company (takeovers). Close accounts and gather necessary documents for Associations that will become inactive.
Coordinate Statement of Information filings with Compliance Team.
Coordinate with the Property Manager to obtain necessary documents from developer/previous management company.
Distribute new account information to the Controller and Corporate Accounting.
Supervisory Responsibility
None
Education & Experience
Bachelor's degree or a combination of college coursework and relevant job experience preferred.
Tools and Equipment Used
General office equipment
Physical Requirements/Work Environment
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. - Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Must be able to lift 25 lbs.
Must be able to sit for extended periods of time.
Must have finger dexterity for typing/using a keyboard.
Talking and hearing occur continuously in the process of communicating with guests, supervisors, vendors and our clients
Valid California Driver's License and State mandated vehicle insurance, and registration.
Ability to walk extensive slope and/or flat association areas and visually review landscape, building areas, recreation facilities, parks etc. to ensure proper maintenance.
Ability to work late into evenings as required for board meeting attendance.

This is a full time position with typical scheduled hours, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. - May be required to work overtime as needed and approved by supervisor, including occasional evening meetings. - Consistent and regular attendance required.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. - Hours over and above normal office hours will occur, including evenings, holidays, and some weekends. Schedule is subject to change based on business needs.

About us:
FirstService Residential is North America's foremost property management firm. -Our dedication, responsiveness and integrity are why thousands of communities across the U.S. and Canada choose FirstService Residential to manage their properties. - We have expertise working with complex communities with large budgets and numerous amenities. In addition, we manage commercial associations and mixed-use developments, as well as multi-family and investor-owned rental and REO properties for institutional and private equity clients.

We're all about our associates, and as we continue to grow, we're looking for even more quality people who share our dedication to doing what's right, improving residents' quality of life, building great relationships and truly making a difference for their clients, their colleagues and themselves. - Is that you? - If so, apply today or join our community and learn more about FirstService Residential.
To learn more about our company and culture, please visit - www.fsresidential.com/california
FirstService Residential is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.

Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.
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Company Description FirstService Residential is North America's foremost property management firm. Our dedication, responsiveness and integrity are why thousands of communities across the U.S. and Canada choose FirstService Residential to manage their properties. We have expertise working with complex communities with large budgets and numerous amenities. In addition, we manage commercial associations and mixed-use developments, as well as multi-family and investor-owned rental and REO properties for institutional and private equity clients.

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