Senior Retail Property Accountant

Atlanta, Georgia, United States


At Cortland, you map the story of your success. We don't adhere to the status quo, we love outside industry perspective, and we thrive on exploring possibilities and reimagining solutions. As an innovative leader in multifamily, our high performance continues to drive exponential growth – and we invite you to join us on our journey towards real estate excellence. With tools and guidance to sharpen your skills, you can forge your own career path, love what you do, and let it show.
Job Overview:
A Very Strong Accountant with heavy recent experience in Retail Space or Mixed Used Property Accounting (Office and Retail or Multi-Family and Retail). This position is located in the Atlanta CSC office. As a Senior Retail Space Property Accountant, this person will report to the Director of Asset Management Accounting and is responsible for managing day-to-day accounting functions for our Retail portfolio. Here are the roles you’ll play:
Roles You Will Play:
The Closer
  • Complete all monthly and annual close activities for the Retail portfolio, including the preparation of income statements, balance sheets, and cash account reconciliations
  • Complete all financials and reconciliations to ensure accuracy
  • Help Operations team review their annual budgets
  • This person would need to be willing to work with the Community Managers, to ensure:
    • Invoices are allocated property between Multi-Family Space and Retail Space
    • Making sure to copies of Final signed leases are available and filed properly. This includes Renewals and Amendments.
    • Options to renew are known and on their radar
The Facilitator
  • A determined self-starter
  • Very organized and possesses great time management skills
  • Someone who communicates well via email, in person, or by phone
  • A committed individual who has a great deal of pride in their work
  • Communicates clearly and routinely with Community and Regional Management, and Investment Management teams regarding financial statements and cash management
  • Help develop, document, and communicate accounting policy and procedures; identify and implement process improvements as applicable

The Impact You Can Make

  • Investors, colleagues, and partners alike have absolute confidence in our financial statements because of your leadership, adherence to accounting rules and company policy, and precise attention to detail.
  • The Retail Space Accounting processes are running with maximum efficiency, thanks to your analytical and communication skills, and improved workflow processes.
  • You have a knack for communicating with a wide range of roles and personalities – everyone always knows what’s going on and is on the same page!

Building Blocks of Success:
  • 7+ years in the Retail Accounting field (Retail Real Estate accounting experience preferred) with working knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles, financial accounting processes and systems, and general ledger reconciliation
  • Audit experience a plus
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting required; CPA or MBA a plus
  • Strong communication, planning, organizational, quantitative, and problem solving skills
  • Exceptional attention to detail while performing multiple assignments under tight deadlines
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Word; OneSite experience a plus
At Cortland, we create, reimagine, and manage apartment communities for residents nationwide. Headquartered in Atlanta, GA, we have communities and regional offices all over the country, as well as overseas. From product design and procurement to general contracting and property management, we do it all – to make sure our communities are the perfect setting for living life to its fullest.

Our success is fueled by our belief in a better life – where hospitality is always a given, each detail is worth a second thought, and every open door is a new opportunity to go beyond expectations. We come to work every day to create possibilities for people – possibilities that translate into superior living spaces and experiences designed to inspire our residents, associates, and investors to live a better life focused on what matters most to them.

Cortland is an equal opportunity employer, and we’re proud to support and celebrate diversity in the workplace. We are committed to equal consideration for all qualified applicants regardless
of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. If you have a disability and need an accommodation or assistance with the application process and/or using our website, please email [email protected] or call 404.965.3988.

Cortland is a drug-free workplace.

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all persons hired to work in the United States.

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