• Fixed Assets Accounting Manager

    Job ID 2018-2362
    Job Locations
    US-GA-Atlanta
    Category
    Accounting/Finance
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    The Fixed Assets Accounting Manager will oversee a team of accountantsthat complete transactions to handle the life activity of FirstKey Homes fixed assets. This leader will ensure the team meets their goals of accurately recording, reviewing, reconciling, amortizing and dispositioning fixed asset transactions. Additionally, this manger will determine the capitalization of fixed assets, prepare timely and accurate reporting, update departmental policies and procedures, implement auditing practices, and ensure that fixed assets are balanced on the general ledger.

    Responsibilities

    • Obtain and maintain a thorough understanding of FirstKey Homes fixed assets.
    • Supervise departmental activities to ensure transactions are recorded and accurate, depreciation is calculated correctly, and accounts are reconciled in a timely manner. Advise fixed assets staff regarding the handling of nonroutine reporting transactions.
    • Assist with routine accounting activities such as preparing and adjusting journal entries.
    • Analyze fixed assets data to determine what items should be capitalized.
    • Track maintenance jobs completed in field markets and ensure they are accurately recorded in the fixed assets accounting modules.
    • Ensure accurate and timely monthly, quarterly, and year-end closes.
    • Review departmental guidelines and procedures to ensure they are updated and meet company standards. Analyze workflows, recommend and implement process improvements.
    • Respond to inquiries from the Property Controller and other finance managers, regarding financial results, special reporting requests and similar matters.
    • Establish departmental auditing procedures and schedules to ensure fixed assets are balanced. Provide support to Property Controller in ensuring a clean and timely year-end audit.
    • Train, develop and manage staff to achieve departmental and FirstKey Homes goals. Coach and mentor direct reports to enhance skillsets and departmental capabilities.
    • Collaborate with other finance managers to support overall department goals and objectives.
    • Stay abreast of generally accepted accounting principles and industry best practices. Identify and recommend process improvements to enhance departmental operations.
    • Lead and implement special projects as assigned by the Property Controller.

    Qualifications

    REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

    • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or equivalent work experience and/or education
    • Minimum 6 years of overall accounting experience including financial analytics and presentation Minimum 3 years of experience managing a team to achieve organizational goals
    • Intermediate proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook), must be comfortable using VLookups and Pivot Tables 
    • Proven ability to collect, gather, visualize and analyze financial data to solve accounting problems

    PREFERRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

    • Experience with fixed asset accounting strongly preferred
    • Prefer Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or on track to obtain license
    • Experience using Yardi or similar property management program
    • Experience working in property management, real estate or similar industry
    • Experience working in a fast pace, high-growth company

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