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Accountant, Private Equity

San Mateo, CA 94401

20 days ago
Friday, June 1, 2018 Sunday, July 1, 2018
Full time


Essex seeks a Private Equity Accountant (local candidates only), whose strengths lie in financial analysis and reporting, to join its co-investment team in its San Mateo, California office. The Private Equity Accountant reports directly to the Private Equity Controller.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Review property level financials
  • Prepare joint venture level journal entries including fair value entries
  • Prepare joint venture level quarterly financial packages
  • Develop basic understanding of governing joint venture agreements
  • Perform internal audit functions
  • Perform cash management
  • Prepare capital call notices and distributions
  • Assist with annual audits and tax returns
  • Assist with annual property budget packages
  • Work on special projects as requested by co-investment department, investors and/or lenders


A valid driver’s license and current automobile insurance is required.


  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance required;
  • 3-5 years of strong, general full-cycle accounting experience preferably in real estate or investment management;
  • 1-2 years of interaction with internal/external auditors;
  • Solid understanding of accounting principles and familiarity with GAAP;
  • High proficiency in Excel; knowledge of Yardi a plus;
  • Must have excellent communication skills;
  • Must be able to work well independently;
  • Must be able to work within prescribed deadlines, display initiative and exercise good judgment.
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