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Senior Project Accountant

Company: Kushner
Location: New Brunswick
Posted on: May 9, 2022

Job Description:

At Kushner, we pride ourselves on our four core values: Be Caring, Be Best in Class, Be Solution-Oriented, and Be Accountable. Our values represent what we strive to achieve every day. Every decision we have to make is guided by the ---4 Be---s---. Our team and passion for the real estate industry exemplifies what it means to live out these core values in our offices and at our communities day in and day out. Each new day is a learning experience at Kushner, whether it is the knowledge we bring, gain, or share during our journey together. Our team members are set up to aim beyond, achieve the utmost success, and for endless possibilities for growth. Come Grow With Us JOB SUMMARY This position is responsible for working with the project accounting team and Controller to perform accounting duties and responsibilities for multiple development projects in various phases of construction. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: RESPONSIBILITIES Assist in processing monthly and quarterly journal entries, calculate monthly accruals and update balance sheet reconciliation / support schedules Reconcile management reports with the general ledger Prepare bank reconciliations Assist with the preparation of detailed year-end reconciliations, analyses and working papers Assist with providing supporting documentation and assistance to internal / external auditors, as needed Assist with preparing monthly and quarterly project reports Review of proper coding and input of accounts payable at the properties, ensuring that fiscal policies are followed. Be familiar with the accounts utilized to provide an adequate basis for reviewing the coding of invoices and bring any deficiencies to the attention of the appropriate personnel. Prepare an accounts payable listing at closing each month, check agreement to the accounts payable account on the trial balance and then provide a copy to the appropriate staff accountant for inclusion in the monthly entity files. Provide the necessary data to the Controller regarding invoices being processed and checks written for them to maintain proper cash control. Handle other A/P related administrative responsibilities as assigned on the team. Work closely with the construction administration and supervision personnel to ensure that the construction budget and actual expenditures information in the system and on the progress billings is accurate and up to date. Work closely with the construction administration and supervision personnel in co-ordination with third party entities to insure the efficient and timely handling of progress payments to sub-contractors and other vendors. May directly be in contact with contractors for required data. Prepare summary draw schedules, and assembly of the draw package for review by management. Also, reconciliation of entries and schedules for audit and reporting purposes. Ensure all required documents have been gathered by all consultants, subcontractors, etc. prior to bank or other submission. Ensure accuracy of Job Cost Reports including ACR and Contract Detail Report. Reconcile the draw requests to GL including Project Costs to date on a monthly basis. Review Contracts and Change Orders; enter in Job Cost System. Prepare and obtain all lien waivers. Monitoring of construction expenditures compared to budget. Special projects and analysis as required. Pre-Requisites Requires Bachelor---s degree in accounting. Yardi Construction software experience preferred. Requires 5-7 years of experience in project accounting, preferably commercial real estate development. Requires advance skillset in Excel. Requires a solid grasp of business concepts, realistic judgment, and quantitative and critical thinking skills. Requires the ability to maintain data integrity and accuracy and use data to identify and solve problems. Requires ability to plan, organize, and prioritize multiple tasks within a defined time period. Requires strong conceptual and analytical skills. Requires excellent interpersonal skills and a team player. Requires ability to meet deadlines and work in a structured corporate environment. Requires excellent verbal and written communication skills. Requires the ability to be self-motivated and work independently with minimal supervision. Also requires high degree of ethics and integrity. Requires ability to maintain confidentiality of all company information. Requires physical ability to sit for long periods of time. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER & EQUAL HOUSING PROVIDER

Keywords: Kushner, New Brunswick , Senior Project Accountant, Accounting, Auditing , New Brunswick, New Jersey

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