Manager, Accounting

CoStar Realty Information, Inc.
Washington, DC
May 12, 2022
May 15, 2022
Full Time
Manager, AccountingJob DescriptionOVERVIEW CoStar delivers real-time, verified commercial real estate data that helps clients confidently spot great opportunities and make smart choices ahead of competitors. By combining the power of CoStars independent research organization the industrys largest with global data delivery, software, and application solutions, clients can act on opportunities with confidence.At CoStar Group, our finance group centralizes transaction processes, providing accurate reporting, financial resolutions, and proper forecasting analysis. Joining the team offers access to financial specializations, including accounts payable, accounts receivable, cash and asset management, client contracts and billing, and revenue recognition.The Accounting Manager will be primarily responsible for leading the monthly close process, specializing in areas such as employee compensation, marketing, leases and other expenses, including the review of (i) monthly journal entries, (ii) account reconciliations, and (iii) variance analyses related to the monthly results. This position will help to streamline our existing close process and find efficiencies to reduce the amount of time to close and further accelerate the time in which it takes to provide financial results to management. The Accounting Manager will also work with the Financial Planning and Analysis team and meet with various other departments to understand fluctuations from budget and forecast to assist in the monthly close process. This position will also work directly with external auditors in facilitating the quarterly reviews and year-end audits as well as assisting in the implementation of an accounting Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system.Other responsibilities for this position may include (i) assisting in due diligence and purchase accounting procedures for acquisitions, (ii) assisting in the research of technical accounting matters, and (iii) preparation of technical accounting memos on issues relevant to CoStar.The Accounting Manager should have an in-depth knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), strong project management, time management and organizational skills; strong work ethic; strong ability to research, assess the impact and document technical accounting issues; and the ability to work independently and collaboratively. The Accounting Manager should also be highly adaptable to change due to Costars rapid growth via organic growth and acquisitions.RESPONSIBILITIES Ensure the accuracy and timeliness of the monthly close, including review of monthly journal entries and supporting schedules and analysis of monthly financial resultsAssist with special projects within department or as part of cross-functional teamsResearch technical accounting issuesWork with external auditors and facilitate successful completion of the annual audit including compliance with internal controlsBASIC QUALIFICATIONS BA in Accounting6-8 years of experience working in a large international public company with primary experience involved in GL close functionsExperience managing staffPREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS Strong leadership, project management, and communication skillsAbility to think critically and analyze data effectivelyAbility to work effectively leading and within a team to complete projectsExperience with Oracle Cloud ERPExperience working in a Big 4 or other regional public accounting firmLicensed CPAOVERVIEW OF COMPANY Founded in 1987, CoStar Group is the leading provider of commercial real estate information, analytics, and online marketplaces. Our suite of online services enables clients to analyze, interpret and gain unmatched ins ight on commercial property values, market conditions and current availability. Behind some of the most well-known brands in the industry, CoStar Group includes CoStar, the largest provider of CRE research and real-time data; LoopNet, the most heavily trafficked mobile and online real estate marketplace;, the premier rental home resource for renters, property managers and owners; STR, the leading provider of performance benchmarking and comparative analytics to the hotel industry; BizBuySell, the largest online marketplace for businesses-for-sales; and Lands of America, the leading operator of online marketplaces for rural real estate.Headquartered in Washington, DC, CoStar Group maintains offices throughout the US and in Europe, Canada, and Asia with a staff of over 4,300 worldwide.WHATS IN IT FOR YOU Working at CoStar Group means you'll enjoy a culture of collaboration and innovation that attracts the best and brightest across a broad range of disciplines. In addition to generous compensation and performance-based incentives, you'll be supported in both your professional and academic growth with internal training, tuition reimbursement, and an inter-office exchange program.Our benefits package includes (but is not limited to):Comprehensive healthcare coverage: Medical / Vision / Dental / Prescription DrugLife, legal, and supplementary insuranceCommuter and parking benefits401(K) retirement plan with matching contributionsEmployee stock purchase planPaid time offTuition reimbursementOn-site fitness center and/or reimbursed fitness center membership costs (location dependent), with yoga studio, Pelotons, personal training, group exercise classes, as well as Segways and bikes available for use during the dayComplimentary gourmet coffee, tea, hot chocolate, prepared foods, fresh fruit, and other healthy snacksBe part of a team of professionals enjoying the opportunity to learn, do, and grow in a rewarding atmosphere. But don't just take our word for it -- see why our team chose to work at and stay at CoStar Group: We welcome all qualified candidates who are currently eligible to work full-time in the United States to apply. However, please note that CoStar is not able to provide visa sponsorship for this position.#LI-AL1 #LI-Hybrid CoStar Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer; we maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testingFounded in 1987, CoStar Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:CSGP) is the leading provider of commercial real estate information, analytics and online marketplaces.CoStar conducts expansive, ongoing research to produce and maintain the largest and most comprehensive database of commercial real estate information. CoStar data powers the $17 trillion world of real estate delivering the sale, lease, property, tenant, contact, reporting and industry information that makes connections happen. We help our clients make smart investments and decisions. Eighty-three percent of the nations commercial real estate transactions involve a CoStar subscriber, and the top 95% of the leading 1,000 brokerage firms use CoStar to inform their decisions.We also help create lasting experiences through our family of marketplaces. In addition to CoStar, CoStar Group brands and marketplaces include LoopNet,, BizBuySell, and Lands of America collectively attracting more than 25 million monthly unique visitors. The Network is the nations #1 most visited apartment listing network, with 45 million monthly visits, allowing renters to find their perfect homes. connects landowners to their perfect properties, spots and open spaces. BizBuySell allows small business owners to bring their dreams to life. And LoopNet connects investors, sellers and brokers with clients who fall in love with their properties. Headquartered in Washington, DC, CoStar maintains offices throughout the US and in Europe and Toronto, Canada with a staff of approximately 3,700 worldwide, including the industry's largest professional research organization.CoStar is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. CoStar is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you may request a reasonable accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access as a result of your disability. You can request reasonable accommodations by calling 1-855-840-1715 or by sending an email to .