Property Accountant

The Woodlands

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Property Accountant
 

The Howard Hughes name is synonymous with an unrelenting passion for excellence. While his achievements in aviation and the silver screen are legendary, it was his investments in real estate that form the foundation of our company. With passion, determination and limitless imagination, he built one of the great American empires of the 20th century. At Howard Hughes, we live by our purpose to help people discover new ways of experiencing life - because it’s not just buildings and places that matter, it’s what you do with them that can change the way people live.

 

We aspire to be the most creatively driven real estate company in the world and we believe in fostering a culture that is built to last by cultivating curiosity and empowering every employee to find their story in this great organization.

 
POSITION SUMMARY:  
The Property Accountant is responsible for applying General Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) to reviewing and approving capital asset additions, disposals, adjustments, depreciation, and allocations.  The Property Accountant position will also be responsible for property accounting and preparing monthly and quarterly financial reports by compiling information, preparing and analyzing profit and loss statements, and utilizing appropriate accounting control procedures.
  
ESSENTIAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:  
  • Perform month-end close process, including preparation of account reconciliations, journal entries, account analysis and monthly financial statement review for property portfolio.
  • Review and approve accounts payable invoices.
  • Review accounts receivable and apply payments accordingly.
  • Perform quarterly financial variance analysis and lender requirements. 
  • Coordinate with internal and external auditors for quarterly reviews and year-end audit.
  • Special projects and other duties as needed.
 
KNOWLEDGE, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting.
  • CPA a plus.
  • 2-4 years of accounting experience required.
  • Solid understanding of accounting processes.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word, Access and related products.
  • Must be deadline focused, organized and exhibit problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills including strong technical writing skills.
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills.
  • Interact effectively as part of a team.
  • Handle a dynamic work environment with competing priorities.
  • Build positive working relationships with employees at all levels within the organization.
  • Exercise sound judgment when making decisions.
  • Able to meet deadlines as necessary.
  • Good problem solver/creative thinker.
  • “Can-do” attitude, pro-active and resourceful.
  • Special projects and other duties as needed.
 
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