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Accountant, Private Equity

San Mateo, CA 94401

Accountant, Private Equity

Job ID:2019-5753
Category:Private Equity
Location:San Mateo Corp Office, San Mateo, CA
Type: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    

- 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. Essex offers a comprehensive benefits package that reflects how much we value our associates and their families:For regular full-time associates regularly scheduled to work at least thirty (30) hours per week:• Medical, Dental, Pre-tax flex plan, Basic life insurance, Supplemental life, Short- and long-term disability, Accidental death insurance plans.For part-time and full-time associates:• Employer-matching 401(k) plan that offers financial planning and independent brokerage services.• Wellness Program, 24-hour Employee Assistance, Service awards and Paid time-off.
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