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POST DATE 9/14/2016
END DATE 10/14/2016

Cushman & Wakefield, Inc. St. Louis, MO

Company
Cushman & Wakefield, Inc.
Job Classification
Full Time
Company Ref #
R8719-1528
AJE Ref #
576168522
Location
St. Louis, MO
Job Type
Regular

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Job Title

Client Accounting Assistant Manager

Job Description Summary

Act as primary contact for accountants, regarding general questions or trouble-shooting issues, with the Accounting Manager as secondary contact when a resolution cannot be reached. Responsible to perform accountant responsibilities for an assigned portfolio of properties.

Job Description



ACCOUNTABILITIES



May be responsible for one or more of the following:



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Ensure team members understand client and property management goals for each property assignment; inspire collaboration between the two



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Escalate issues to Accounting Manager when property management requests conflict with the Delineation of Duties



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Serve as a neutral escalation point for clients, property management, and accounting to mediate as needed



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Perform financial statement reviews of accountants' work to ensure it meets quality control and audit compliance requirements



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Perform regular and recurring accounting functions requiring professional competency



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Generate, review, analyze, and communicate financial data that reflects actual financial performance against approved budgets



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Analyze and/or assist with analysis of accounting transactions and auditing



Prepare general ledger journal entries and analysis of accounts



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Prioritize and maintain organization of a high volume work load; monitor and evaluate workload of others



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Prepare bank reconciliations (checking, money market, and security deposit accounts)



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Review invoices to ensure proper recording of accounts payable and accounts receivable



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Create and distribute accurate internal and external reports



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Create and maintain computer-based account files



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Prepare tenant, CAM, special reports, or other property management items, as required



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Track and manage all aspects of broker accounts; address questions and inquiries



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Contribute to ideas for and execution of special projects and other department initiatives



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Assist with coordinating new hire training



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Coach interns, accountants, and accounting assistants



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Review all team member requests for checks and wire transfers, prior to submittal for authorization and signature, to ensure appropriate supporting documentation according to Cassidy Turley guidelines (contracts, purchase orders, and lien waivers obtained)



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Ensure that all wire transfers and ACH transactions are executed in an accurate and timely manner



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Ensure that all financial report packages are prepared in a timely manner to meet internal and external client- driven deadlines



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Ensure that report packages are accurate, complete, and consistent with clients' requirements



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Maintain and update all property set-up information within each accounting software system



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Coordinate the transition of all accounting data and client-specific policies and procedures for new business assignments



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Organize and lead team meetings as needed



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Assist Accounting Manager with goal-setting on teams to meet department objectives



MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS



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Bachelor Degree



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4+ years of accounting experience



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Or any similar combination of education and experience



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Yardi, MRI, or other Real Estate software experience preferred



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Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite



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Experience handling financial reporting for multiple entities



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Strong knowledge of accounting or database software packages



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Ability to analyze and problem solve



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Effective and efficient time management and organization skills



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Detail oriented and thorough



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Proven record of providing excellent internal and external customer service



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Excellent oral and written communication skills



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Ability to sit for extended periods of time working on a computer



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Strong knowledge of accounting or database software packages



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Strong proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite; Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel



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Exceptional delegation skills, with the ability to



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Ability to train, mentor, and coach others



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Results oriented with a sense of urgency



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Ability to analyze and problem solve a hands-on contributor



Effective and efficient time management and organization skills



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Detail oriented and thorough



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Proven record of providing excellent internal and external customer service



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Excellent oral and written communication skills n English



PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS



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Involves work of a general office nature; typically includes extended periods of sitting and/or operation of a computer



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Regularly required to talk, hear, and use hands and fingers to write and type



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Ability to speak clearly so others can understand you



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Ability to read and understand information and ideas presented orally and in writing



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Ability to communicate information and ideas in writing and orally so others will understand



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Regularly required to utilize vision abilities, allowing reading of printed material, graphics, and computer displays



Cushman & Wakefield is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.



Cushman & Wakefield is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.