Sr. Accountant at Cushman & Wakefield (St. Louis, MO)

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Sr. Accountant
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Job Description Summary

Job Description Summary
At a client site or building, the Senior Accountant provides oversight and direction regarding the primary accounting, bill payment/processing, financial support, and, as needed, administrative/ support for the Financial Manager and Property/Facility Managers. This position is expected to work closely with a Financial Manager and is responsible for maintaining and updating financial records using data bases, spreadsheets, and accounting systems that track expenditures, revenue, receipts, cash flow, and other financial activities. This position has a high degree of discretion and independent judgment, usually supervises and directs Accounting Coordinators and Accountants, and may act as an inside consultant on finance, accounting, tax, and billing matters.
Job Description

Job Description

Covid Requirements: Due to our client's requirement, this particular position requires employees to provide acceptable documentation showing full vaccination as per CDC guidelines at the time of employment. No exceptions.

RESPONSIBILITIES -
  • oversees the preparation of all invoices for entry into the accounting system, monitors the entry of information and data, and verifies invoice accuracy, coding and data entry for submission to property management
  • Develops and maintains the records of financial transactions for the establishment. Verifies, allocates, and oversees the posting of details of business transactions to subsidiary accounts in journals or computer files from documents, such as sales slips, invoices, receipts, check stubs, and computer printouts.
  • Oversees the preparation and submission of documentation for expense reports and variance process and obtains necessary approvals and checks for accuracy and accordance with established procedures and policies.
  • Responsible for the preparation and compilation of reports and analysis to show statistics, such as cash receipts and expenditures, accounts payable and receivable, profit and loss, and other items pertinent to operation of business. Ensures the maintenance, updating and effective summarization of applicable ledgers and computer files/reports.
  • Supervises Accountants and Accounting Coordinators.
  • may oversee the handling of billing/invoicing, cash receipts, data entry, budgets and budgeting, expenses, sales receipts, vendor service contracts, timesheets and payroll, and some administrative and clerical duties as assigned.
  • May be responsible for the oversight of other accounting, reporting, and record keeping functions as assigned.


REQUIREMENTS - what knowledge, skills, abilities and/or experience are needed to perform the job?
  • A four-year college degree in Finance or Accounting is required.
  • A minimum of 4 years of commercial finance or accounting experience is necessary as well as Real estate Accounting background.
  • Must have the ability to work independently, exercise judgment and discretion, supervise and direct others, and function as an inside advisor or consultant to C&W and client staff on finance and accounting matters.
  • Full working knowledge and applicability of general accounting and financing principles is necessary. Full working knowledge of account payables, receivables, budgets, and expenditure control is also required.
  • Prior experience with automated accounting systems is necessary; prior working experience with YARDI system is a plus.
  • Must have ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.
  • Must be able to create detailed accounting and analytical reports, business correspondence, and procedural manuals
  • Must be able to effectively present information and analysis and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.


PHYSICAL CONDITIONS - briefly describe the physical demands of the position that must be met by the employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to travel from floor to floor and may be required to travel outside between buildings in varying outdoor weather conditions. The employee may also be regularly required to sit or stand for prolonged periods of time; regularly use hands to operate office machinery including, but not limited to, telephones, computers, fax, and photocopy machines; regularly required to walk, talk, and hear.

Cushman & Wakefield provides equal employment opportunity. Discrimination of any type will not be tolerated. Cushman & Wakefield is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law.
More Information on Cushman & Wakefield
Cushman & Wakefield operates in the Real Estate industry. The company is located in Chicago, IL, New York, NY, Atlanta, GA and Atlanta, GA. Cushman & Wakefield was founded in 1917. It has 53000 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 94 open jobs at Cushman & Wakefield, click here.
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