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Senior Accountant - Headquarters

R0113598 City Office Charleston Charleston, South Carolina

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Overview

Greystar is looking for dedicated and hard-working individuals who want to help us continue to be the best as what we do. Today, we are the largest rental housing operator and developer in the US and one of the largest global investment management companies, delivering industry-leading services to investors, clients, and residents. We offer unrivaled professional development and career growth opportunities to our team members and look forward to welcoming you to Greystar, where our people are what make us the Global Leader in Rental Housing.

Job Responsibilities

The Greystar Headquarters accounting function supports the Office of the CEO and CFO, along with all parent company partnership accounting. Given parent company interaction with all subsidiaries, this role includes insights and involvement with various parts of our growing and dynamic business. This role executes the accounting function for these areas, which includes all financial reporting, business planning, cash management, audit and other controls. This role works with the accounting group in applying generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) to analyze financial information, reconcile financial statements, prepare general and standard journal entries, assist in budget development, and prepare standard accounting and financial reports for management.


JOB DESCRIPTION

  • Compiles and analyzes financial information in preparation for entry into various financial statements and accounting reports and makes appropriate journal entries for recording in the general ledger by checking calculations, reviewing basis for figures, and balancing and reconciling figures.
  • Oversees the Headquarters financial planning activities by monitoring and analyzing and providing variance commentary on monthly operating results as compared to forecasts and budgets.
  • Maintains the timely completion and distribution of financial reports to clients and key business leaders, assists in resolving discrepancies and variances in actuals-to-budget, and responds to requests, questions, and issues related to the ongoing financial performance of the Headquarters parent level.
  • Contributes to the annual business planning and budgeting process for each Headquarters function by managing historic and predictive financial data, as well as managing budget and financial models.
  • Reviews budget, revenue, expense, invoices and other accounting documents and researches and resolves discrepancies as necessary. Approves and authorizes exceptions to bank reconciliations and wire transfers for deposit and ensures accuracy.
  • Follows accounting control procedures by analyzing revenue and expenditure trends and recommending appropriate budget levels to ensure expenditure control.
  • Acts as liaison to internal and external auditors by explaining journal entries and financial transactions, providing research data and information as requested, and answering questions necessary to complete the audit in a timely manner.
  • Establishes annual goals and objectives, establishes workflows for effective and efficient completion of tasks, and implements process and procedural improvements to streamline work, increase productivity, and maintain service and quality excellence.
  • Completes various financial, accounting, administrative, and other reports and analysis, and performs other duties as assigned or as necessary. 

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • Demonstrated ability to write and communicate effectively to prepare and explain financial data to business leaders and managers, team members, clients, internal and external auditors, and other business contacts.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in word processing, spreadsheet, database management, and corporate accounting and job cost accounting programs in order to complete required reports. Oracle experience preferred.
  • Demonstrated professional skills sufficient to handle sensitive information and interaction with business leadership.
  • Employment history that demonstrates the application and usage of an accounting and financial background sufficient to analyze financial data and prepare financial reports in accordance with accounting, finance, budgeting, and cost control principles.
  • A combination of education, training, and experience that demonstrates the application and usage of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP).
  • College degree in accounting, finance, or business is preferred.
  • Oracle experience preferred.
  • CPA Designation preferred.

Work location is Hybrid between our Charleston office & Remote.

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Compensation is based on geographic location and individual pay decisions will vary based on demonstrated job related skills, knowledge, experience, education, certifications, etc.

Corporate Positions: In addition to the base salary, may be eligible for an annual performance bonus that is based on individual and company performance.

Onsite Property Positions: In addition to the base salary, may be eligible for a discretionary weekly, monthly and/or quarterly bonus based on budget.

Greystar seeks to attract, recruit, advance and retain top talent. Greystar’s compensation strategy is tailored to appropriately reward the skillset and experience that a team member will bring to the organization.

Robust Benefits Offered for Full-time Team Members:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Life

  • 401(k) with Company Match (eligibility required) 

  • Short-term & Long-term Disability

  • Critical Illness/Accident/Hospital Indemnity Plans

  • Employee Assistance Program

  • Generous Paid Time Off: Time off benefits include vacation, holidays, personal days, and sick time and parental leave

For Union and Prevailing Wage roles compensation and benefits may vary from the listed information above due to Collective Bargaining Agreements and/or local governing authority.

Greystar will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

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Success Profile

What makes a successful Greystar team member? Check out the top traits we’re looking for and see if you have the right mix.

  • Professional
  • Risk-Taker
  • Detail-oriented
  • Collaborative
  • Strategic
  • Communicator

Benefits

Healthcare

Health insurance (including company-paid opportunities) is offered, along with competitive dental and vision insurance plan options

Retirement Planning

Flexible Spending Accounts and Employer-matched 401(k) plans are offered

Paid Time Off

Full-time team members receive generous paid time off – including your birthday! – as well as paid sick leave, personal days, and company holidays

Paid Parental Leave

Maternal and paternal paid leave is available for the birth or adoption of a child

Professional Development

Ongoing support is available for career advancement opportunities in addition to corporate training programs

Employee Assistance
Program

Experienced counselors are available 24/7 for confidential assistance to listen and help you find solutions at no cost to you

Note: Outlined benefits may vary by international region.

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