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Project Accountant

Company: CWS Apartment Homes
Location: Austin
Posted on: July 14, 2019

Job Description:

Who We Are

We are honored to be recognized as a multi-award winning organization, including one of the Best Places to Work in Multifamily Housing for 2019. At CWS, we recognize these awards are won because our greatest asset is our people. CWS' competitive advantage is to hire leaders with qualities which allow them to successfully interact with colleagues and others in the workplace and beyond. Through your leadership, you are not just exemplifying CWS' strategy, you are expressing who you are and what you stand for as a leader.

Our five core values we embody are: Honoring Our Word, Ethical Dealings are Paramount, A Respect for People, Requirement for Profitability and Sustainability, A Demand for Excellence with a Sense of Urgency.

What We Do

Since 1969, CWS has delivered exceptional living experiences for our customers. Over the years, our company has expanded and we're proud to serve more than 60,000 residents and 800 team members across the country. We believe our success is a product of staying true to who we were at the onset. As a result, our daily actions are designed to deliver on our purpose of "Enhancing Lives the CWS Way." We have a signature style which includes friendly associates, responsive service, well-designed floorplans, unique amenities, and spotless communities.

What You Will Do

The role of Project Accountant is responsible for accounting, budgeting, forecasting, interface and reporting for a portfolio of 8 - 12 multi-family properties.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

(as follows but are not limited to and may not be all-inclusive)

  • Post journal entries to the general ledger
  • Review financial statements to determine any necessary adjusting journal entries
  • Reconcile bank accounts and balance sheet accounts
  • Prepare cash forecast
  • Employ both logic and superior writing skills to explain variances in monthly financial statements
  • Employ professionalism in interfacing with teammates, operational personnel, executives, vendors and other personnel

    Essential Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

    • Intermediate Excel Skills (or above)
    • Understanding of the flow of financial statements, including balance sheet and income statement
    • Understanding of accrual accounting (versus cash basis accounting or tax basis accounting)
    • Understanding of Retained Earnings /Equity Accounts
    • Understanding of the flow and workings of the Statement of Cash Flows
    • Understanding of the concepts and practices of depreciation and amortization
    • Superior verbal and written communication skills
    • 10-key by touch

      Minimum Qualifications:

      • College Degree Required, Accounting Degree Preferred
      • 5+ Years of progressive experience in accounting (either public or private); real estate or related field preferred but not required

        This job description is not an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities. CWS may add or change responsibilities in order to meet business and organizational needs.

Keywords: CWS Apartment Homes, Austin , Project Accountant, Accounting, Auditing , Austin, Texas

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