Why Southern Land?
Our full-service company is comprised of planning, architecture, design, construction, and resident experience professionals-all in-house and working together every day to envision and create uniquely beautiful places.
Southern Land Company, a national real estate development and construction firm headquartered in Nashville, TN is seeking a full-time Accounting Manager - Property Operations to join our dynamic team. The successful candidate will be able to work independently, in a fast-paced work environment.
The Accounting Manager - Property Operations is responsible for the timely and accurate financial reporting of the properties in SLC's operating portfolio. Responsibilities include managing month-end close process, review of monthly account reconciliations, posting journal entries as necessary, reviewing final financial packet and MD&A product, and other duties as assigned.
Supervise senior accountant and manage monthly full-cycle accounting functions for multiple Multi-family/Commercial/Operating properties including preparation/review of journal entries, account reconciliations and monitoring/reviewing receivables and payables.
Act as a liaison and relationship manager to initiate and manage coordinating accounting duties with operational personnel (i.e. portfolio management, asset management, community and property/general managers) and third parties (i.e. partners, vendors, banking institutions, etc.).
Monitor accounting policies and procedures to ensure internal controls are maintained, accounting principles are followed, and financial data is valid and reliable. Provide guidance on the application of GAAP principles and other applicable regulations.
Provide detailed accounting review of all property management operating financial statements, including HOAs and Golf Course and work with Asset Manager to provide quality financial packets for Controller and Executive Management review, including monthly MD&A and variance analysis explanations.
Review monthly management fee billings.
Work with senior accountant to ensure timely payment of real estate taxes.
Assist Asset Manager with reforecasts and annual budget preparation.
Aid Commercial Property Managers with CAM reconciliations and pass throughs.
Provide assistance to Community Managers on coding invoices and reconciling tenant ledgers, when necessary.
Review fixed asset accounting functions and manage depreciation schedules, as necessary.
Review accounting entries for new properties/assets commencing operations.
Accurately perform/review standard recurring and ad hoc investment level accounting transactions with limited oversight, working with supervisor and operational personnel to resolve complex transactions.
Support the Partnership Controller by serving as the detail reviewer and manager of all monthly financial packets, and other reports as requested.
Assist with year-end audits and tax returns.
Work closely with asset management to ensure Yardi property setup is complete and ready for operations in timely manner in accordance with development's unit delivery plan
Become Master of accounting software (Yardi and Northstar/ClubEssentials)
Participate in special projects and prepare ad-hoc reports as required.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Strong analytical and organizational skills required, including the ability to prioritize and meet deadlines
Excellent time management skills, drive to take initiative, use of good judgment, strong sense of urgency and attention to detail in order to carry multiple projects through to completion
Ability to work under pressure with tight time constraints, as well as the ability to deal with frequent interruptions, unresolved situations, frequent change, delays, or unexpected events
Strong interpersonal skills, and the ability to deal professionally with clients, vendors, and co-workers through email, on the phone and in person
Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office and Excel
Ability to keep sensitive information highly confidential
Ability to work independently, prioritize work and ask for further clarification when necessary
1 Staff/Senior accountant
Required Education and Experience
Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, with strong knowledge of GAAP, accrual basis accounting and financial reporting
4-6 years of real estate experience strongly preferred
Yardi experience (non-negotiable)
Preferred Education and Experience
CPA license preferred
Public accounting experience a plus
Southern Land Company believes that community is the heart of every successful development project. With that as our starting point, we create residential developments around the country that provide a generous, comfortable lifestyle to those that call them home. In support of our single family and multifamily projects, we also undertake key retail, office, and recreation developments to craft convenient, complete communities. We believe in big ideas and paying attention to every detail required to realize them.
A strong brand recognized for quality, performance, and artistry
Guiding principles of creativity and innovation
An open mind for new ideas and creative methods
A strong compensation and benefits package, including health, vision, dental, 401k with a strong match and more!
Southern Land Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) and we seek to create an inclusive workplace that embraces diverse backgrounds, life experiences and perspectives. Southern Land Company offers a competitive benefits package, including 401k and paid time off. For more information, please visit our website at .
The above information is only an illustration of the general nature and level of work performed by the employee within this classification. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.
The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the Company and employee and is subject to change by the Company as the needs of the Company and requirements of the job change.