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Manager, Corporate Accounting at Washington Real Estate Investment Trust

Posted in Management 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Washington, Washington DC

Job Description:

Management of Corporate Accounting

Supervise the Senior Compliance Accountant and Senior Corporate Accountant.

Responsibilities include:

•      Develop, lead and ensure accountability for annual, semi-annual and quarterly goals.

•      Oversee the complete and accurate recording of journal entries, preparation of variance analysis and compliance with monthly/quarterly close and reporting deadlines.

•      Review non-payroll corporate balance sheet reconciliations and bank reconciliations and perform corporate-level review of income statement and balance sheet to ensure all transactions are completely and accurately recorded for all reporting periods.

·         Assist in the preparation of the annual G&A budget and quarterly re-forecast process.

·         Review all equity transactions and prepare supporting equity schedules.

·         Review and coordinate debt accounting entries and ensuring their compliance with US GAAP. This includes collaborating with Finance on any new debt arrangements.

·         Review and compile corporate revenue balances and prepare budget vs. actual analysis.

·         Develop and implement process improvements related to Corporate Accounting.

·         Implement and train the Corporate Accounting group on the set-up and use of a workload management tool (JIRA).



Management of Share-Based Compensation Plan

Supervise the administration and accounting for the share-based compensation plans.

•              Responsibilities include:

•      Review and ensure the accuracy of the calculation of share-based compensation expense.

•      Ensure that award modifications are accounted for in accordance with GAAP.

•         Oversee the company’s relationship with third-party specialists


Management of Accounts Payable

Supervise a cross-functional team in processing invoices and payments to the Company’s vendors.

Responsibilities include:

•      Planning, organizing and managing the operations and activities of the accounts payable function

•      Coordinating and supervising internal communication strategy

·         Develop and report on monthly and annual metrics

•      Coordinate with Finance on the Company’s virtual card and ACH program

·         Coordinate and lead educational trainings to internal stakeholders

·         Oversee the Company’s 3rd party payment processing system

·         Oversee the annual 1099 reporting process


Project Management

Provide leadership expertise, project management, process design and team coordination for various business initiatives and projects.

  • Additional duties as assign


 Experience, Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

• Goal-oriented, organized, and strategic leader with emphasis on process optimization and project management skills.
• Deep understanding of US GAAP reporting requirements.
• Thoughtful problem-solver with the ability to identify issues, assess strategic solutions, develop new processes and procedures, and execute against those new processes and procedures.
• Internal desire to identify, strategize and redesign processes to increase efficiencies.
• BA/BS in Accounting. CPA required and Big 4 experience strongly preferred.
• Minimum 5 years work experience.
• Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel.
• Excellent communication, reading comprehension and analytical skills.