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Corporate Accountant

San Mateo, CA 94401

Corporate Accountant

Job ID:2018-4701
Location:San Mateo Corp Office, San Mateo, CA
Type:Full Time



This position assists the Corporate Accounting department.  General responsibilities include:

  • Complete monthly close timely (reconciliation, journal entries)
  • Perform income statement and balance sheet fluctuation analysis
  • Has basic accounting knowledge
  • Perform payroll related activities
  • Ability to perform various reconciliations
  • Maintaining debt activities
  • Working closely with the Corporate/Property Accounting Departments and Property Managers to complete bank reconciliations and deposit clearing/adjustments.
  • Working closely with Treasury to ensure debt are maintained properly.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with various partners in order to complete task.
  • Perform additional projects
  • Process improvements (such as improving the reconciliation schedules)


  • Coordinate between bank, property personnel, and accountants to resolve bank reconciliation issues. 
  • Maintain debt activities which includes ensuring interests are paid timely, create list of new debt for the quarter to ensure that interest expense are accrued timely
  • Maintain close schedule
  • Perform reconciliations including but not limited to payroll, accrued liability, cash, investment, debt, prepaid, section 125, notes receivable, equity
  • Clear deposits and checks in the Company’s accounting system (“Yardi Systems”) on a daily basis.
  • Maintain Corporate and REIT consolidated cashbook on a daily basis. 
  • Take full charge of the cashbook including the beginning input stage, the research of unidentified deposits, miscellaneous credit/debit transactions, and month end closing. 
  • Assist Corporate Accounting to reconcile the purchasing card program (“P-Card”) Liability Account.
  • Perform Utility Management Company Payable Import into Yardi Systems. Prepare and process month-end close related journal entries and reconciliations including payroll and prepaid expense.
  • Assist with quarterly review and annual audits, including the compilation and preparation of supporting schedules, work papers, and financial reports related to areas of responsibility.
  • Independently perform research/analysis, identify problems/discrepancies and their causes, and recommend corrective actions
  • Provide backup to other Corporate Accountants
  • Other duties and special projects as assigned.


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


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or Business related field required.
  • Three or more years of accounting related experience and/or training is also recommended.
  • Must be self-directed, able to work independently, as well as work in a team-oriented and fast paced environment
  • Excellent analytical abilities and spreadsheet skills.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy in daily routines is critical.
  • Ability to work well under pressure and independently.
  • High degree of integrity and honesty.
  • Effective verbal and written communications skills.
  • Strong Microsoft-Excel, Word skills.
  • Knowledge and experience with Wells Fargo Bank Commercial Electric Office (CEO) banking system or/and Yardi software is a plus.
  • Organized, attention to detail, maintain organized/complete documentation and records
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