Forest City Realty Trust, Inc.

  • Financial Accountant

    Category
    Accounting/Finance
    Employment Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Job Location : Address
    127 Public Sq
    Job Location : City
    Cleveland
    Job Location : State/Province
    OH
    Requisition ID
    2018-3433
  • Overview

    Forest City Realty Trust, Inc. is a NYSE-listed national real estate company engaged in commercial and residential real estate throughout the United States. Forest City Associates are committed to creating superior communities where people LIVE, WORK, SHOP and STAY!

     

    We are searching for a talented Financial Accountant to be based out of our corporate office in Cleveland, Ohio.

     

    The Financial Accountant focuses on the generation, preparation, and communication of information that is complete and accurate to support effective decision making, management, internal controls, and financial reporting. Financial Accountants are responsible for completing a wide range of general accounting, real estate accounting, and reporting activities within the Accounting Services Organization under the guidance and supervision of Accounting Managers and/or Supervisors. Financial Accountants may be responsible for a product and/or property portfolio ranging from 10-20 properties and/or corporate/service/management entities depending on the level of accounting complexity involved. Financial Accountants’ responsibilities reflect varying levels of capabilities and are expected to evolve as individuals acquire relevant experience and demonstrate greater accountability.

    Responsibilities

    • Preparing and analyzing journal entries on both GAAP and tax basis including but not limited to: standard entries, applicable reclassifications / adjustments, review of all income and expenses, accruals, overhead allocations, consolidations and eliminations, and intercompany transactions. Collaborating with business unit and property level colleagues to obtain necessary data and documentation to prepare and support journal entries.                                            
    • Preparing and distributing periodic reports for various legal entities (properties, management services companies, partnerships), external business partners (joint venture partners), governmental agencies, lending institutions (banks, institutional investors), and external auditors. Required periodic reports may include but are not limited to: Profit & Loss, Balance Sheet, and Cash Flows statements.                 
    • Supporting preparation of SOX 404 package including but not limited to: expense and income review, journal entries / supporting documentation, accounts payable and accounts receivable support, and fixed asset analysis. Performing tests of internal controls under SOX 404.
    • Preparing support data and analyses for financial reporting requirements and corporate communications needs including but not limited to: schedules, reconciliations, footnotes, board books, earnings calls, and analysts requests. Performing variance analysis, as required.                          
    • Preparing reconciliations of general ledger accounts, as required. Ensuring completion of periodic accounting close checklists for respective entities. Supporting independent third party property audits.

    Qualifications

    • This position requires an Undergraduate Degree in Accounting or Finance.
    • 1-4 years of required experience in Public Accounting or Real Estate.
    • A preferred professional/state licensing for this position include: Certified Public Accountant (CPA).
    • Required skills for this positon include: general accounting principles and processes, accounting software systems and SAP technologies, analytical and detail-oriented, perform quality assurance reviews, prioritize multiple tasks and meet deadlines, communication - written and oral, and Microsoft Office.          
    • This position requires up to 10% travel.

    Equal Opportunity Employer: Minorities/Religion/Sex/Protected Veterans/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Marital Status/Pregnancy/Age/National Origin/Genetic Information

                                        

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