Staff Accountant

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Job Location:
El Segundo, CA

Griffin Capital Real Estate

Position Overview
Applies principles of accounting to analyze financial information and prepare financial reports. Compiles, records, and prepares internal and external reports.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
All areas of responsibility listed below are essential to the satisfactory performance of this position by any/all incumbents, with reasonable accommodation, if necessary. Any non-essential functions are assumed to be other related duties.

  • Perform cash management functions, including wire preparation, vendor payments, preparation of cash reports, deposits, posting receipts and monthly bank reconciliations.
  • Processes in-house checks, check issue and void requests.
  • Maintain affiliate aging schedules, monitor affiliate billing for timely settlement.
  • Monthly reconciliation of entity subledgers to the general ledger account.
  • Prepare month-end journal entries and accruals, both recurring and non-recurring.
  • Perform monthly reconciliation of general ledger accounts (i.e. Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable and Intercompany accounts).
  • Assist with monthly close process and preparation of monthly, quarterly, and annual financial information.
  • Record monthly depreciation and amortization journal entries.
  • Maintain amortization schedules for prepaid expenses.
  • Actively participate in internal controls compliance program.
  • Assist with systems setup and implement proper record keeping for new acquisitions according to agreements.
  • Preparation of annual tax item requests.
  • Preparation of audit item requests.
  • Prepare annual investor financials.
  • Perform ad hoc projects as needed.

Qualifications and Experience
The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications and experience:

  • Bachelor's degree (B. S.) from four-year college or university in Accounting or Finance; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • One-three years related work experience. Strong General Accounting skills and GAAP knowledge.
  • Basic knowledge of the financial services and real estate industry is preferred.
  • General knowledge of various accounting software and advanced knowledge of all MS Office applications including Word and PowerPoint and advanced knowledge of Excel.
  • CPA (Certified Public Accountant) license is not required, but preferred.

To apply for this position, please submit your resume to:

Griffin Capital Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.