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May 5, 2022

Property Accountant – Durham, NC

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Company Background:

Longfellow Real Estate Partners works with leading universities, institutions, and companies to deliver holistic real estate solutions for life sciences and technology organizations. We invest in and develop real estate assets to create transformational work environments with the world’s leading innovators. We also provide leasing, facilities, and property management services for our tenant partners.

As Longfellow partners with the world’s leading companies and institutions, our firm is equally excited about our world-class talent. Longfellow is a highly collaborative, entrepreneurial organization in the life science sector, one of the nation’s fastest growing industries.

You will be working with a team of low ego, team players, that is an exclusive selection of self-starters from around the country. Our firm has grown from a small start up to over 150 employees nationwide, as Longfellow continues to place culture, shared work ethic, and teamwork above all else. As you create deep, lasting relationships with your teammates throughout the portfolio, you will also be working with some of the most exciting, innovative external stakeholders with our key investors, clients, and vendors that share our vision and values.

Fast paced, rapidly evolving, with room to grow both personally and professionally, Longfellow not only embraces, but encourages, the benefits of a team that thrives in a dynamic and collaborative work environment.

Position Background:

We are seeking to hire an associate with an accounting background. The ideal candidate must have a strong accounting and finance background, great quantitative skills and the highest level of integrity.
This is a dynamic role that will work closely on a daily basis on property accounting, development accounting, asset management and general company projects. The position provides exposure to a full spectrum of duties within a fast-growing real estate development and management firm. As such, the position demands a dedicated individual with excellent attention to detail, leadership skills, facility with numbers, good people skills and the ability to prioritize, multi-task, work independently and solve problems.

Specific Responsibilities:

• Assist in the monthly construction draw process which includes the review of contractor invoices, communication with vendors, and compilation of reports;
• Complete monthly and quarterly property accounting for various assets under management. This includes the preparation of financial statements, bank recs, accruals, CAM calcs, journal entries, and supporting documentation on a monthly basis;
• Work with property management team on various tasks including review and input of leases, coding and payment of invoices, and reporting;
• Assist with the accounts payable function of the firm, process payments through the firm’s AP system;
• Assist with preparation of property and development budgets and forecasts;
• Assist in preparation of various client reporting requirements;
• Assist on various ad hoc projects that arise;

Qualifications:
We are looking for a passionate team player with grit, high integrity and a honed attention to detail. In addition, we expect that your life outside of work is as important as your career and that you are driven to succeed in both.

• Minimum of 1-3 years of experience in real estate accounting. Willing to consider exceptional candidates directly from undergraduate or graduate school;
• Undergraduate or advanced degree in Accounting or Finance;
• Individual should possess excellent oral and written communication skills;
• Must be highly proficient in Microsoft Excel;
• Experience with real estate accounting systems (Yardi experience is a plus);
• Ability to handle multiple tasks with strong organizational skills;
• Detail oriented with independent work ethic;