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Position Title
Accountant
Department
Accounting & Finance
Reports To
Senior Accounting Manager
Location
West Des Moines, IA

The accountant position is an exempt position. Normal working hours for the team are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Hours may vary during peak seasons.  

Responsibilities and Performance Expectations

  1. Financial Reporting
    • Prepares monthly financial statements

      o Prepares and posts journal entries.

      o Reconciles balance sheet accounts.

      • Maintains fixed assets and depreciation/amortization schedules in FAS.
      • Reconciles to subsidiary ledgers for accounts payable, accounts receivable and fixed assets.
      • Reconciles to statements for bank accounts, debt, escrow, and accrued interest.
      • Agrees and reconciles intercompany accounts to various entities and coordinates cash movement with the chief accounting officer.

        o Reviews income and expense accounts for proper classification.

        o Prepares financial statements including balance sheet, income statement, and cash flow statement.

        o Submits financial package for review and approval.

    • Prepares work papers, schedules, and documentation for investors, lenders, regulators, auditors, and tax preparers as needed.

       

  2. Entity Budgeting for Responsible Portfolio
    • Works with team members to assist with budget creation.
    • Calculates certain budget amounts and provides to the budget preparer.
    • Converts cash-basis budget to create an accrual-basis budget.

       

  3. System Setup and Maintenance
    • Troubleshoots and resolves system problems, working with senior accounting manager and/or software vendors as needed.
    • Works with the team to automate manual processes and implement identified project improvements.

       

  4. Relationship Management
    • Provides prompt and courteous service at all times
    • Performs job responsibilities in accordance with the company’s policies.
    • Actively cooperates with all internal service delivery partners to provide optimal service to customers.
    • Follows up with internal and external customers on a regular basis to ensure their business needs and expectations are understood and being met.

       

  5. Business Management
    • Coordinates and maintains accounting procedures for assigned responsibilities.
    • Serves as a backup to other accounting positions as assigned.

       

  6. Other duties assigned.

Special Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting required.
  • Two years’ minimum accounting experience.
  • Real estate accounting experience a plus.
  • Sound analytical thinking skills, interpersonal skills, and management skills. 
  • Proficient with software systems including Microsoft Word and Excel required. Sage 300 (Timberline), and/or Sage FAS a plus.
  • Strong attention to detail, organization and accuracy.
  • Ability to work under pressure, meet deadlines, and meet multiple demands on limited timeline.
  • Good interpersonal skills in negotiation, conflict management, and relationship building with service delivery partners including property managers and other team members.
  • Able to take specifications and implement details to achieve desired results.
  • Must remain alert at all times to perform essential functions. 

Hubbell Realty Company and our affiliates are Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employers (EOE/M/F/Vet/Disability) and E-Verify Participants.