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Full Charge Bookkeeper for Multi-Family Real Estate Company

City: Seattle-tacoma
Date: 18 May 2017
Category: Accounting & Finance

We are looking for an experienced real estate bookkeeper to manage the accounts of a property management company in the Seattle metropolitan area. This would be approximately a half-time job but negotiable based on responsibilities.

This is a great opportunity to play a key role in a multi-family real estate company that manages nearly 140 units, including some commercial spaces. This dynamic family-owned and woman-run business uses the AppFolio platform for online property management. You would work together with a supportive and fast-paced executive management team, which is in the process of streamlining and rejuvenating its nine properties in the greater Seattle area. The businesses places a high value on ethical practices.

We are looking for a precise, detail-oriented and efficient bookkeeper who is energetic, positive, flexible, business-minded and service-oriented, with good communication skills, who loves challenge, variety and opportunity. The bookkeeper should be self-motivated with strong organizational, and time management skills, and experience preparing financials in a format appropriate for accountants. He or she should be able to work independently and demonstrate a high level of productivity, even while multi-tasking. He or she must also learn and adhere to company policy and procedures.

Although we have been in business for more than 40 years, we are looking for someone with a start-up mentality. The selected candidate will be a pillar of the redesign of the company.

The selected candidate would work with the company's outside CPA as needed, but more often with the company's executive management team and property managers.

Compensation is based on experience, salary history and qualifications. It includes medical benefits (medical, dental and vision). Employees are eligible for annual performance-based bonuses.

Start immediately!

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

• Maintain the finances of the business within AppFolio, a property management software program. (Past data for the company was in QuickBooks.)
• Maintain the rent rolls and other income sources for the business.
• Pay vendors and staff on a regular basis and maintain accounts payable and payroll records.
• Work regularly with Executive Management and property managers to ensure all financial information is correct.
• Customize information and reports for Executive Management as required.
• Analyze the financial data to look for cost savings and to provide analysis of the business finances
• Produce monthly financial reports, as well as quarterly profit and loss statements, balance sheets, and expense ratio analyses.
• Generate 1099s
• Prepare financial and other supporting documentation for tax return preparation by the outside CPA.
• Do annual in-depth financial analysis of the business.
• Attend monthly staff meetings and twice a month meetings with Executive Management
• Manage daily email requests in a timely way
• Work closely with Executive Management, raising long-term issues that need to be addressed

Qualifications and requirements include:

• Coursework in Accounting (required)
• Two years doing work as a full-charge bookkeeper (required)
• Experience in accounting for multi-family real estate (desirable)
• Proficiency with Excel (required)
• Experience with QuickBooks (required) and AppFolio or other similar property management software (desirable).
• Experience with housing subsidizers, such as HUD (desirable]
• Ability to create and maintain accurate company records, referring back to leases and other documentation as needed and liaising with Executive Management and property managers
• Ability to write clearly
• Ability to effectively handle daily email requirements
• A can-do, multi-tasking and responsive attitude towards work
• Detail-oriented, precise approach to work
• Strong organizational skills
• A pre-employment background check (required)
• Three work references (required, though one academic reference permissible)

To apply, please send your resume, salary requirements and three references
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