Senior Accountant in Santa Monica, CA at Career Strategies

Date Posted: 11/23/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Seeking a highly professional Senior Accountant for a leading Commercial and Residential Real Estate Development firm in Santa Monica.

The Senior Accountant’s primary focus is on developing properties along with building strong relationships with their partners, tenants, and investors. They provide developments for apartments, office buildings, home communities, as well as funding assistance. We are currently in need of a Senior Accountant as soon as possible! 

  • Work Schedule: Monday  - Friday 8:00am – 5:00pm
  • Duration: Temporary – 3-4 months depending on business needs. Could be longer!
  • Dress Code: Business Casual (Dress shirt and slacks/skirt (no jeans) 

The ideal candidate brings a history of at least 5 years as a full charge accountant, a BA+ degree in Accounting. They are personally dedicated to continuous growth, bring a high energy, dynamic personality and advanced skills in Excel. 

Career Strategies Inc is a national staffing firm that provides temporary and direct hire staffing services to outstanding firms located throughout the United States. For over 30 years, we have helped thousands of talented candidates find fulfilling careers in a variety of industries including technology, entertainment, marketing, real estate, finance and accounting.

About the role:

  • Take full ownership of project-level Trial Balances
  • Direct home and project cost analysis
  • Support divisions in project cost and margin analysis and budget management
  • Record Cash Receipts from escrow closings, etc.
  • Record Sales closings,
  • Verify for incoming funds from escrow
  • Update escrow closings schedules based on Final settlement statements
  • Prepare budget updates for accounting/carry-related costs
  • Upload budget changes
  • Prepare Deposits/Cash Entries
  • Prepare monthly recurring JE’s
  • Cost of Sales calculation
  • Interest Accruals from Interest Reserve
  • Calculate monthly Pref to JV Partners
  • Calculate Intercompany Interest
  • Run Job Cost Reports for budget meeting
  • Run Project Cost Summaries MIS meeting
  • Loan Reconciliation
  • Inventory Reconciliation
  • Prepare Audit Pak Schedules
  • Monitor OH budgets and adjust accrual amount quarterly; track cash vs. accrual
  • Record Overhead Fee Expense from Projects
  • Perform bank reconciliations (subject to review/approval)


Job Requirements

About the candidate:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or equivalent (MUST)
  • 5+ years of experience as a Senior Accountant (MUST)
  • 3+ years of Residential Property Accounting experience (MUST)
  • Advanced Excel skills, Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (MUST)
  • Desired personality traits and skills: Excellent organizational skills, analytical abilities and detail oriented and ability to work well in a collaborative environment

Expected to Hire: Immediately!

How to Apply:

All interested and qualified candidates must respond to this job ad with most updated resume in Word or PDF format to be considered for this position. If you meet all requirements, you will receive an initial 10 minute phone screen call from the Recruiter. If selected you will be given instructions and details on the next steps. Thanks!



Additional Information

Equal Opportunity Employer considering qualified candidates in accordance with state and federal laws, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the City of Los Angeles’ Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.