Staff Accountant I - Entry Level

Kansas City, MO 64105

Industry: Accounting and Finance Job Number: Job-2074

Job Description

Staff Accountant I - Entry level
Kansas City, MO
Bell & Associates has been engaged to assist our client in finding their next Staff Accountant.  This is an entry level accounting role.
  • Process payables for assigned portfolio of properties, including timely posting of invoices and issuing/distributing checks
  • Fulfill reporting responsibilities to external parties, including investors, lenders, housing agencies, government entities, etc.
  • Assist with preparation of annual property budgets; assist site staff in meeting respective budgets
  • Prepare monthly accounting reports and associated work papers for assigned properties by the 15th day of the following month, or as instructed
  • Complete bank reconciliations
  • Prepare requests for reimbursement from capital expenditure reserves
  • Prepare work product and/or retrieve documentation for public auditing firms; work effectively with firms to produce high-quality audited information
  • Alert management of any irregularities or issues
  • Maintain knowledge of current accounting practices and legal updates
  • Other related tasks as assigned
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting
  • 1+ year of experience in accounting or finance preferred – internship experience accepted
  • Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), project finance, and rental subsidy programs
  • Accounting experience in real estate or affordable housing preferred
  • Ability to work with a sense of urgency
  • Ability to monitor own work to ensure quality and accuracy
  • Experience in handling sensitive, confidential information
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Strong administrative and data management skills
  • Basic proficiency in Microsoft Word and Outlook, and Adobe or similar
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Excel and financial reporting software (Yardi)
  • Periodic overtime may be required
Bell & Associates, Inc. was recently recognized by Forbes list of Best Professional Recruiting Firms in America -
Bell & Associates, Inc. is a recognized Executive Recruiting & Staffing leader based in Kansas City. We focus and specialize in the following practice areas - Accounting/Finance, Engineering, Executive Leadership, Financial Institutions, Healthcare, Human Resources, Information Technology, Manufacturing/Operations Management.  We provide top talent to our clients on a Direct Hire, Contract, and Contract-to-Hire basis.    
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