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Property Accountant

Location : REMOTE (CA)
Job Type : Temp/Hire
Compensation : open - 28.85 - 38.45
Hours : Full Time
Required Years of Experience : 4
Required Education : Bachelor's in Accounting

Job Description :


A CPA specializing in tax and tax planning for real estate companies is seeking a Property Accountant to join their firm. 


  • Serve as the initial expert for inbound clients

  • Manage client clean ups in preparation for starting recurring services

  • Serve as the ongoing Appfolio and Property Accounting expert on recurring engagements, using Appfolio for the managed properties and QBO for the PM company

  • Meet monthly financial statement and bank reconciliations deadlines (financial statements are usually due on the 15th of the following month)

  • Perform all accounting tasks including month-end close process, adjusting journal entries, bank reconciliations, bill and bill payment entries etc.

  • Keep subledgers for balance sheet accounts

  • Analyze and investigate unexpected fluctuations in income and expenses, communicate with clients and come up with resolutions to correct entries as needed

  • Maintain daily communication with clients to keep them updated on the progress of your outstanding projects and answer general questions

  • Create customized workflows and processes in JETPACK WORKFLOW that align with client business goals and objectives and monthly recurring tasks

  • Train and educate clients on the use of APPFOLIO and property management best practices

  • Help with side projects

Required Qualifications :


  • REQUIRED: Must have worked at Appfolio/ been a daily user/or worked at a company providing Appfolio Accounting services

  • REQUIRED: 4-year degree in accounting

  • 4+ years of property management bookkeeping experience

  • Understanding of how financial statements flow, be able to catch bookkeeping errors

  • Strong familiarity with the property management industry

  • Knowledgeable in Property Accounting as well as PM Company corporate accounting

  • QuickBooks Online Experience

  • Ability to diagnose and resolve most property management accounting issues in Appfolio including but not limited to

    • Diagnostics warnings in Appfolio

    • Move-out accounting and clearing account

    • Bank Reconciliations, trouble-shooting out-of-balance issues

  • Strong communication and call handling skills

  • Experience as a property manager preferred but not required

  • Proven track record of providing exceptional customer service

  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively within a team environment

  • Ability to quickly adapt to the use of internal applications used for project management (JetPack Workflow), time keeping, document manager (caseware), Teams (communications), Microsoft office and Outlook

Skills :
Appfolio Property Accounting Quickbooks Online
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