• Staff Accountant Trainee

    Job Locations US-GA-Atlanta
    Posted Date 4 weeks ago(5/21/2018 4:21 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 Staff Accountant Trainee, you report to the Accounting Manager and are responsible for ensuring proper efficiencies applicable in Property Accounting, Corporate Accounting, and Construction Accounting through rotational training and role immersion. With job rotations, intensive learning, and special project assignments, Staff Accountant Trainees can build a solid knowledge base in one year and use those skills to take their careers to the next level. 


    Roles You'll Play



    • Produce monthly financial reports for properties
    • Build and post monthly journal entries and accruals
    • Generate and provide weekly cash balance summaries
    • Post monthly debt service payments and biweekly payroll entries for properties
    • Help with year-end tax audits


    • Evaluate and calculate year-end adjusting entries
    • Review bank reconciliations and assist with research items
    • Use your high attention to detail to reconcile loan activity on a quarterly basis
    • Aid Regional Managers with income and expense re-classes as needed
    • Assist Regional Managers and properties with accounting inquiries


    • Interact with Accounting associates at all levels to obtain well-rounded, real-world accounting experience
    • Support and work with a variety of associates throughout Cortland, ensuring all of their accounting needs are met
    • Take advantage of as many professional development opportunities as possible – such as “Lunch with the Leader” forums, networking events, and significant exposure to senior leadership
    • Broaden your horizons through direct links to all of our in-house departments (Property Management, Supply Chain, Architecture/Interior Design, Marketing, Talent, Construction, IT, Facilities and Services, Investments, Operations)


    Our Vision of What Success Looks Like

    • Your drive to take on new challenges and excitement to learn from the industry’s best prove that you’re a leader – maybe the future leader of the Accounting team!
    • As an entry-level professional who can’t wait to share your innovative ideas, you have the potential to propel our business forward with your creative solutions and unconventional thinking.
    • You thrive when the work is fast-paced and challenging and want to apply your skills in a dynamic, collaborative environment to help our business grow.


    Your Building Blocks of Success

    • Recent graduate with bachelor’s degree in accounting or related field
    • Solid understanding of basic accounting rules
    • Strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
    • Ability to approach problems both logically and creatively
    • Ability to meet deadlines and perform multiple assignments without immediate supervision


    The Foundation of Cortland Partners


    At Cortland, we create, reimagine, and manage apartment communities for residents nationwide. Headquartered in Atlanta, GA, we have communities and regional offices all over the country, as well as overseas. 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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