Property Accountant (Mount Laurel, NJ)

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Metro Commercial Real Estate is seeking a full-time Property Accountant for our Mt. Laurel, NJ office.

Metro Commercial is one of the largest full-service independent retail real estate firms in the U.S.  Founded in 1987, we specialize in tenant representation of national and regional retailers, shopping center leasing, property management, and investment property sales.  With offices located in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Metro Commercial currently represents over 130 national retailers and serves as the exclusive leasing agent for more than 400 properties, totaling over 32 million square feet.

As a member of the Metro Commercial Property Management Team, a Property Accountant is responsible for accurately keeping the books and records of shopping centers, recording tenant payments and billings, performing financial account analysis, creating annual budgets, and reconciling tenant expenses. There is an operational component to this role which offers in-depth understanding of the industry.

RESPONSIBILITIES of a Property Accountant for a portfolio of properties:

*Maintain the books and records for each property.

*Work alongside the Property Managers in providing our services to Property Owners.

*Keep tenant accounts receivable records.

*Respond to tenant billing questions.

*Support accounts receivable collection efforts.

*Abstract tenant leases to ensure proper revenue recording and collections.

*Maintain general ledger and record necessary journal entries.

*Prepare account analysis for use in monthly reporting and tax reporting.

*Produce financial statement package for use in monthly report to Property Owners.

*Generate annual budget in cooperation with the Property Manager.

*Monitor property cash flow and cash balances. Make distributions and funding requests.

*Prepare and bill annual tenant common area reconciliations and handle tenant inquires and disputes.

*Make mortgage payments and escrows and request escrow releases when necessary.

REQUIREMENTS for a Property Accountant:

*Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting.

*3 to 10 years of experience.

*Accounting System(s): Experience in MRI, Yardi, and Kardin a plus.

*Proficient with Microsoft Office.

*High level of professionalism with a strong work ethic.

*Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

The Property Accountant position offers excellent compensation commensurate with experience as well as a benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, life, disability, 401(k) plan, 18 PTO Days to start, and 1/2-day Fridays.

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