Real Estate Accountant

Title:     Real Estate Accountant                                                                                                

Reports To: Senior Accounting Manager – Properties                                     

Location:  Brighton


Preference - Mid- level candidate with 3-5 years’ experience with a similar position. Preferably a candidate who has recently been a Property Accountant or a Development Accountant within the Real Estate industry. 


Property Related

·         Reviews and analyzes general ledger balances and prepare journal entries.

·         Reviews monthly financial statements for accuracy, prepares monthly analytical review of account variances in support of monthly close process.

·         Reconciles all balance sheet accounts including bank accounts

·         Reviews all subsidiary reports and reconciles to the general ledger monthly, including a review of the rent roll and gross potential rent (“GPR”) for assigned portfolio.

·         Calculates and processes for payment the monthly management and accounting fees.

·         Prepare for processing the monthly mortgage, escrow payments and other recurring payables.

·         Reconcile Security deposit cash versus liability account

·         Prepare real estate taxes, utilities, and insurance for payment in a timely manner

·         Participate in the creation of annual property budgets.

·         Help prepare annual audit schedules and work with external auditors to complete audits.

·         Performs special projects and other duties as assigned.


Pre-Development and Construction Related

·         Assist in producing the monthly construction progress claim and development draw requests

·         Assemble and track monthly backup for cost certification

·         Execute and track purchase orders, work orders and contract change orders

·         Monitor job progress and potential overruns against purchase orders or budgets

·         Review all incoming invoices for accuracy, proper approvals, and coding

·         Help prepare cost certifications and work with external auditors to complete cost certifications in a timely manner.

·         Performs special projects and other duties as assigned.



·         Related work experience of 3+ years; affordable housing accounting experience preferable, but not required.

·         Strong analytical and technical skills

·         Excellent Customer Service and Professionalism

·         Great organizational and attention to detail skills

·         Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing

·         Ability to take initiative and be self-motivated

·         Ability to multi task

·         Bachelor’s Degree in either Accounting or Finance. Proficiency with Windows based accounting applications, spreadsheets and word processing. Realpage preferable but not required.






·         Normal office environment.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to do this job.  The above is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required.

*External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents who become disabled as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act must be able to perform the essential job functions (as listed) either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by management on a case by case basis

Qualified candidates should forward a cover letter and resume by email to; by fax to (617) 912-8469, or by mail to Human Resources, JCHE, 30 Wallingford Road, Brighton, MA 02135. For further information about JCHE and its Brighton Campus, see our website at JCHE is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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