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Manager of Corporate Accounting 7/14/2018

Washington Real Estate Investment Trust Washington, DC

Washington, DC
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Bachelors Degree


The Manager of Corporate Accounting is primarily responsible for the supervision of the recording and analysis of corporate accounting, to include non-payroll corporate expense and balance sheet accounts. In addition, this position will supervise the administration of the share-based compensation plan, coordinate SOX compliance certifications, be primarily responsible for accounting policy research and oversee the Enterprise Risk Management process.

Supervise the Senior Compliance Accountant.

* 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.

* Supervise the preparation of the budget for non-payroll corporate expense accounts and prepare the general and administrative expense re-forecast on a quarterly basis.

Management of Share Based Compensation Plan

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

* 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 (i.e., Equity Edge and Equity Methods).

Accounting Policy

Provide research and interpretation on the application of authoritative accounting guidance.

* Review the company's accounting policies on a regular basis and supervise the drafting or revision of policies, with an immediate focus on the new lease accounting standard.

* Prepare the GAAP checklist on a quarterly basis.

* Partner with business stakeholders across the organization to provide guidance and consultation on technical accounting issues.

* Provide technical support for reporting and disclosures

SOX Certifications and Management of Audit Process

Manage the company's SOX certification process.

* Communicating and enforcing timelines for completion of certifications by process owners.

* Coordinating the Walkthrough meetings and related PBC requests with the external and internal auditors.

* Coordinating the PBC process with the internal and external auditors for the annual audit and quarterly reviews.

Project Management

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

Oversight of Enterprise Risk Management Process

* Coordinate and facilitate required meetings.

* Ensure all deliverables are completed on a timely basis.


* Goal-oriented, organized, and strategic leader with proven process optimization and project management skills.

* Deep understanding of Sarbanes Oxley and proven mastery 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.


Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities


The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor s legal duty to furnish information.