• Senior Construction Accountant

    Job Locations US-GA-Atlanta
    Posted Date 4 months ago(1/18/2018 2:31 PM)
    # of Openings

    Role Overview


    At Cortland Partners, you map the story of your success. We don't adhere to the status quo, we love outside industry perspective, and we thrive on exploring possibilities and reimagining solutions. As an innovative leader in multifamily, our high performance continues to drive exponential growth – and we invite you to join us on our journey towards real estate excellence. With tools and guidance to sharpen your skills, you can forge your own career path, love what you do, and let it show.


    As a Construction Accountant, you are responsible for the day-to-day construction accounting functions for a portfolio of properties undergoing renovations and restorations by the Cortland Improvements team.  The level being hired for this role is dependent on experience and can range from Accountant I to Senior Accountant


    Roles You'll Play


    The Money Tracker


    • Monitor job cost activity by overseeing cash management and reconciliation for Cortland Improvements, LLC
    • Review all general ledger accounts with a fine-toothed comb to keep track of all money coming in or out at any given time
    • Keep a close eye on the accounting systems, identify areas of improvements, and suggest how processes could run more smoothly

    The Number Cruncher

    • Pull from your accounting knowledge of AR, AP, bank reconciliations, cash management, and general ledger to assist with financial statement preparations and invoice payments
    • Analyze and develop new metrics/reports, looking for trends and discrepancies
    • Review operational and construction budgets and analyze variances against budget and prior months’ costs

    The Progress Reporter

    • Participate in full cycle of month and year-end close activities, including income statement reviews and balance sheet reconciliations to ensure accurate reporting
    • Prepare journal entries and participate in the review of annual budgets
    • Report your findings to senior associates so everyone can get a clear idea of future spending


    Our Vision of What Success Looks Like


    • The Construction Accounting Manager could not be happier because people are starting to wonder if your brain is somehow hard-wired with a computer chip since you’ve input so many accounting documents in a timely and highly accurate fashion.
    • Cortland Improvements associates consistently feel like their accounting needs are met, and everyone has a clear grasp of where construction projects stand financially.
    • Accounting systems are more advanced, thanks to your innovative suggestions for upgrading current processes.


    Your Building Blocks of Success



    • Stellar record of 3-5 years of construction accounting experience; previous experience with financial and GL accounting, as well as cost accounting systems
    • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or business; CPA or MBA a plus
    • High attention to detail with strong organization, problem-solving, and prioritization skills
    • Ability to communicate effectively with a diverse array of people
    • Collaborative team player with strong intellectual curiosity
    • Strong proficiency in MS Office programs; Timberline experience preferred



    Company Overview


    At Cortland, we create, reimagine, and manage apartment communities for over 100,000 residents nationwide. Headquartered in Atlanta, GA, we have communities in ten states and regional offices in Charlotte, Dallas, Denver, Houston, and Orlando. From product design and procurement to general contracting and property management, we do it all – to make sure our communities are the perfect setting for living life to its fullest.


    Our success is fueled by our belief in a better life – where hospitality is always a given, each detail is worth a second thought, and every open door is a new opportunity to go beyond expectations. We come to work every day to create possibilities for people – possibilities that translate into superior living spaces and experiences designed to inspire our residents, associates, and investors to live a better life focused on what matters most to them.



    Cortland Partners is an equal opportunity employer, and we’re proud to support and celebrate diversity in the workplace.  We are committed to equal consideration for all qualified applicants regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.  If you have a disability and need an accommodation or assistance with the application process and/or using our website, please email talentresources@cortlandpartners.com or call 404.965.3988.


    Cortland Partners is a drug-free workplace.


    Cortland Partners participates in e-verify to verify the employment status of

    all persons hired to work in the United States.



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