Corporate Accountant

JBG SMITH Properties
Bethesda, MD
Oct 26, 2021
Oct 28, 2021
Full Time
Overview As a publicly-traded Real Estate Investment Trust with a total enterprise value of ~$6 billion, and placing 3rd in Washington Post's 2020's Best Places To Work List (for largest companies), JBG SMITH offers the perfect opportunity for an accountant to continue to advance their skills. Already the largest REIT focused on the DC market, JBG SMITH is extremely well positioned for continued growth based on Amazon's selection of National Landing in Arlington, Virginia for its new headquarters. The Washington Business Journal recognized this as the "Deal of the Decade" and was described on the front-page of the Wall Street Journal. JBG SMITH is deeply invested in its people. In November 2019, we moved to our brand-new headquarters, walking distance from the Bethesda, Maryland metro stop. With a design focused on embracing new ways of working, feel free to work at a standing desk or take your laptop to the outdoor terrace and work by the firepit. Need a break? Exercise at the on-site fitness center or relax with a cup of Cold Brew Coffee from our office tap. With free Bethesda Bagels every morning or the variety of fruit, snacks, and drinks available in the office kitchen, we don't expect that you'll ever go hungry. Competitive benefits, structured career mentoring programs, and frequent out-of-the-office team events ensure that you will be working in a collaborative environment that inspires you every day. Currently, the Company's corporate employees are working remotely with a planned hybrid return to the office in September 2021 (two remote days a week). Responsibilities You're a detail-orientated and organized all-star who takes pride in your work and focuses on how to get tasks done right. You are a problem solver who is not afraid to break from traditional processes to create more efficient solutions. You are a self-starter with a disciplined approach and strong follow-through. You are comfortable in a fast-paced, dynamic environment. As an essential member of a team that places emphasis on collaboration and a collective effort in completing team goals, you will never be alone in your efforts. Utilizing your excellent communication skills, you will have the opportunity to build relationships both within and outside the accounting department. * Responsible for the billing and reconciliation of some of the management company's largest revenue streams. This will include following GAAP revenue recognition policies, performing the calculation of fees, and writing variance analysis that is presented to the executive team quarterly. * Record and analyze changes in payroll-related expenses, the largest expense driver within the company, for 180+ entities with differing ownership structures. * Prepare account reconciliations for a variety of accounting areas ranging from routine ones that are applicable across most companies (eg fixed assets, debt, prepaids) and complex ones that will sharpen your technical prowess (eg intangibles, derivatives & hedges, intercompany transactions). * Collaborate with internal departments by gathering relevant business and financial operations information to achieve Corporate accounting goals. * Embrace the professional opportunities of working at a public company. This includes preparing financial disclosures timely to meet SEC filing deadlines and adhering to SOX-compliant processes. * Lead special projects or complete other tasks as needed. Qualifications As a condition of employment, all external candidates must provide proof that you are fully vaccinated from COVID-19 as of your first day of employment, unless a request for an accommodation had been approved. Fully vaccinated means two weeks has passed since the last dose in a two-dose series or two weeks after a single-dose shot. * 2+ years of accounting work experience * Bachelor's degree in Accounting * CPA or active candidate is preferred * Advanced Microsoft Excel skills and strong computer skills * Big Four public accounting and real estate/REIT experience are pluses JBG SMITH is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information or any other protected class, in accordance with applicable law.

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