Senior Accountant

| Austin
Senior Accountant
 

Amherst Holdings is a leading real estate investment and advisory firm that has made a significant investment into the single family rental sector. Amherst Residential has raised more than $6b of equity in various ownership vehicles that currently own and operate ~20,000 homes in 25+ different markets across the United States.
 
Amherst Residential is seeking a self-motivated, driven, intellectual curious accounting or finance professional to join the Accounting and Finance team within our property management function as Senior Accountant. The Senior Accountant supports the accounting and finance teams in various areas focused around the daily processing of property related, banking and investor related tasks.
 
The Senior Staff Accountant supports the accounting department in areas focused around the processing, reconciliation and reporting of financial transactions, including interdepartmental and inter-company transaction reconciliation. This position will report to the Controller, Assistant Controller or Senior Accounting Supervisor per department structure.
 
 
Essential Functions
  • Oversees the accounting and reporting for a portfolio of Single-Family properties.
  • Investigates, verifies and reconciles all general ledger accounts on assigned property trial balances with sub-ledgers and/or appropriate support schedules
  • Advises, assists and reviews GL transactions of on-site Property Management and Accounts Payable team and provide direction and support on pertinent accounting matters
  • Owns various Accounting month-end close processes to comply with the Company’s reporting standards and deadlines
  • Prepares and analyzes monthly variance reports to show actual/reforecast versus budgeted figures for management review
  • Assists in the preparation of supporting schedules for the Company’s annual audits, as well as regular external tax and governmental filings
  • Reviews current accounting policies and procedures to ensure current methods conform to Company standards. Take appropriate action by participating in documenting current methods into policies and procedures when necessary
  • Coaches and mentors less experienced Accounting staff members
  • Reviews and approves transactions prepared by other Accounting staff members including staff accountants
  • Collaborates with a fast-paced team where independent thought and work-product is required
  • Follows all organizational systems, programs, training, policies, and procedures as required and complies with relevant legal mandates. Seeks guidance as required.
  • Handles various special projects as delegated by Management
  • Carries out all responsibilities in an honest, ethical and professional manner
 
Education & Work Experience
  • BS degree in Accounting preferred, but not required.
  • 3 - 6 years accounting experience, at least 2 years of Big 4 experience in assurance role.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite of products.
  • Proficiency with Yardi preferred.
  • Experience in real estate, preferably in a partnership or fund preferred.
  • Must have excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • High level of integrity and dependability with a strong sense of urgency
 
 
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Location

5001 Plaza on the Lake, Austin, TX 78746

An Insider's view of Amherst

What are some social events your company does?

Amherst is always participating in exciting events. From Dell Match Play to SXSW, Amherst engages in a variety of local events. We also host smaller events for employees such as summer BBQ's and happy hours. Nothing tops our holiday party, a true family celebration!

Nicole Giannetta

VP Corporate Affairs

What makes someone successful on your team?

Our team juggles many different deadlines, so being able to stay organized is key! It’s also helpful to be very detail oriented and comfortable in a fast paced environment, but most importantly, you need to have a solid sense of humor and to be able to laugh at yourself (and us).

Jordan Perras

Investor Services

What are Amherst Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Parking
Fitness Subsidies

Additional Perks + Benefits

Competitive compensation and bonus program. Flexible PTO. Health, vision, dental and long term disability coverage. Paid maternity/paternity leave. Attractive office space. Training certifications assistance. Daily catered lunch and stocked kitchens. Monthly birthday celebrations. Casual work environment with regular team-building outings. Breakfast Taco Thursday.

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