SENIOR ACCOUNTANT

COMPANY OVERVIEW:

Stoneweg US, one of the nation’s fastest growing multifamily real estate investment and development companies, is currently seeking a Senior Accountant.  Stoneweg US serves as exclusive investment manager of Varia US Properties AG, a Swiss, publicly traded real estate fund (SIX Swiss Exchange ticker: VARN) and also partners with US and international equity investors to acquire and develop multifamily assets in markets with strong population growth and positive trending economic conditions as part of the Stoneweg GP Fund.  The Stoneweg US team challenges the conventions of real estate investment through a research driven, results-oriented approach that has led to the successful deployment of over $400 million of equity and the acquisition of over 12,000 multifamily units since 2016.  The Company plans to remain focused on this aggressive growth strategy for 2021 and beyond. 

 

POSITION:

 

The Senior Accountant will perform a wide variety of accounting duties including preparing, maintaining and reconciling financial transactions and reports for corporate ledgers, assist with the monthly accounting close process, assist with external audits / reviews and have significant interaction with third parties. The position will work closely with the Controller on the Stoneweg GP Fund, started in 2020, to streamline processes, manage outsourced Fund functions, and grow internal relationships cross-functionally in order to execute fund activities. This role is heavily focused on the Stoneweg GP Fund and the needs of this fund including: investor reporting, investor relations dashboard, understanding and executing legal agreements, coordination of distributions and capital calls, and equity validations. This position will also work with Stoneweg asset managers that oversee our multifamily portfolio. This will be an exciting new role with opportunities to take on additional responsibly as the Company continues to grow.  This position will report to the Controller in our St. Petersburg, FL corporate office.

The ideal candidate will be heavily deadline driven, possess a strong attention to detail, and be able to build and foster relationships inside and outside the organization. The candidate will be an energetic, motivated self-starter with a hands-on approach.  This person will be results-oriented and able to excel in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment that requires one to be able to adjust to shifting priorities and accomplish multiple tasks.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES / DUTIES:

  • Assist with month-end and year-end close activities, from balance sheet/cash account reconciliations to financial statement preparation for corporate / consolidated ledgers.

  • Assist with the preparation of monthly limited partner financial packages, ensuring timely submissions to the Controller for review and approval regularly.  

  • Work closely with third-party accounting and investor portal firms to ensure all reporting / distributions / contributions deadlines are met and key information is maintained / updated on the investor portal.

  • Assist with the review and preparation of the quarterly fund reporting, including drafting of management reporting.

  • Lead required annual requirements including coordination of valuation specialists, external audit/reviews and third-party tax return preparers.

  • Compile and process time-sensitive analysis during monthly close.

  • Reconcile general ledger and subsidiary accounts, records, reports and journals.

  • Responsible for maintaining as well as designing and implementing change improvements for the accounting function.

  • Interact with our finance colleagues in Switzerland on various financial and reporting projects on an “as needed” basis.

  • Assist in the management of third-party, outsourced accounting functions.

  • Perform special financial analysis and research records as directed. 

  • Perform process improvement/automation tasks on a consistent basis.

  • Review GAAP statements when needed to ensure financial statement accuracy.

  • Assist in budget preparation and reporting.

  • Assist with preparation of audit schedules for external auditors as needed.

  • Work with other departments to assist and solve problems / issues.

 

REQUIREMENTS:

 

Education/Job Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting required (Master’s preferred)

  • CPA highly preferred

  • Public Accounting (recognized firm) experience required.

  • 2+ years’ experience in accounting and/or audit roles

 

Skills/Knowledge/Qualities:

  • Desire to own processes and actively engage in process improvement efforts with input from team members

  • Advanced knowledge of Excel required

  • Self-starter with little supervision needed

  • Ability to adapt to change and solve problems

  • Experience with Yardi a plus

  • Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles/ability to research

  • Proactively engage in process improvement/automation

  • Ability to communicate effectively with others in a professional manner

  • Ability to effectively compose business correspondence and other related materials

  • Organized, detail oriented, and exceptional time management skills are required

  • A desire to learn and take on increasing levels of responsibility.

The chosen candidate will receive a competitive salary, bonus program, and an excellent benefits package which includes medical, dental, vision and a matching 401(k) plan.

 

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February 2021

360 Central Avenue, Suite 1130

St. Petersburg, FL 33701

+1 727.339.6630 swus@stoneweg.com

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