• Accountant, Capital Accounting

  • Overview

    Principal Objective of Position:

    The Capital Accountant prepares the capitalization of new projects and capital improvement projects, as they occur, within the Trinitas student housing portfolio and other Trinitas-affiliated entities.


    Essential Functions:

    • Prepares and submits for approval the initial compilation of monthly construction loan draw requests for assigned active capital projects.
    • Assists in the timely completion of the monthly accounting close for assigned capital projects.
    • Facilitates the entry of contracts, change-orders and internal budget transfers for assigned construction projects within the job cost system.
    • Coordinates with Construction Administration to procure necessary administrative paperwork such as lien waivers, notarizations and lien releases as necessary for assigned projects.
    • Perform all necessary tasks to prepare and pay accounts payable debts including, but not limited to the following:
         o Assure invoices and requisitions are received timely.
         o Verify that transactions comply with financial policies and procedures.
         o Review, sort, and match invoices and check requests.
         o Set up invoices for payment.
         o Code invoices as necessary or required.
         o Issue checks for all accounts payable invoices and check requests to ensure timely payment.
         o Coordinates with Corporate Accounting to ensure timely distribution of project-related checks and approvals.
         o Coordinates with Director, Finance & Assistant Treasurer to ensure sufficient account funding.
    • Perform all accounting and administrative tasks in such a manner that facilitates and enhances the performance on the Capital Accounting Department.
    • Communicate professionally with vendors, contractors, and staff as necessary to reconcile discrepancies, report payment status, request information, etc.
    • Provide Development Reporting to Construction and Development departments as required.

    Other Responsibilities:
    • The Capital Accountant must be available to perform ad-hoc analyses for assigned construction and development projects as deemed necessary by supervisors and management.
    • Maintain confidentiality of all records and information as required by employer.
    • Other duties as assigned.


    Education and Experience Required:
    • Associates Degree in Accounting, Finance or Business Administration.
    • Minimum 1 years of experience in multi-site Accounts Payable.


    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:
    • Ability to effectively manage competing and conflicting demands on time and attention.
    • Ability to work efficiently without direct supervision.
    • Ability to effectively troubleshoot various systems issues to find an effective solution.
    • Strong problem solving skills.
    • Knowledge and ability to effectively perform tasks using Microsoft Office products (especially MS Excel), Internet, and other company utilized systems, programs, and software.
    • Ability to work extended hours on occasion and when necessary to complete assigned tasks.
    • Ability to maintain and present a professional image in all situations, but especially in difficult or sensitive situations.


    Preferred Knowledge/Experience:
    • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance or Business Administration.
    • Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP).
    • Previous experience as a real estate accountant or analyst.


    Work Environment and Physical Demands:
    • General office environment.
    • Work is generally performed in an office environment with standard office equipment available.
    • Ability to manipulate a computer keyboard.
    • Ability to sit for extended periods of time.
    • Ability to work in front of a computer monitor for extended periods of time.


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