Staff Accountant

Rizzetta & Company - Wesley Chapel, FL2.8

Full-time

JOB SUMMARY

The Staff Accountant performs all accounting and customer service related duties for a portfolio of associations. The Staff Accountant works closely, as a team, with the Licensed Community Association Manager (LCAM) and Administrative Assistant for the assigned portfolio to provide the highest level of customer service.

EXPERIENCE & EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

  • Requires a bachelor’s degree in Accounting or its equivalent and three (3) years of relevant accounting experience.
  • Experience with financial statements is required.
  • Successfully pass pre-employment screenings and background/reference checks.
  • Ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to coordinate/manage multiple projects at the same time.
  • Ability to interact and communicate effectively with colleagues, vendors and customers/clients of all professional levels.
  • Demonstrate organization, attention to detail, problem-solving, creative, and independent thinking.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to the organization's philosophy of high quality, professionalism and organizational culture.

KNOWLEDGE & CRITICAL SKILLS

Must have a working knowledge of applicable company policies, procedures, state licensing standards, and must be familiar with accreditation expectations, including, but not limited to:

  • Knowledge and application of double entry accounting processes is required.
  • Some knowledge and application of accounts receivable (A/R), accounts payable (A/P) and bank reconciliations is required.
  • Knowledge of multi-company financial statements is preferred.
  • Knowledge of community management industry is preferred.
  • Knowledge and application of TOPS Software is highly preferred.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Ensures reserves are properly funded according to the association’s approved budget.
  • Reconciles the association’s bank accounts on a monthly basis.
  • Researches and resolves owner issues pertaining to account balances and discrepancies via phone calls and/or emails.
  • Handles incoming calls from mortgage and title companies, third party bank representatives, realtors, attorneys, vendors and/or board members regarding account balances, assessments, expenses of the association, payment of services, and questions related to the association’s financial matters.
  • Performs property re-sales in TOPS and lot workbooks when warranty deeds, certificates of titles, other legal documentation is received and sends out statements and/or coupon books on all re-sales.
  • Applies all appropriate charges to owner ledgers which includes but is not limited to; violation fines, lawn mowing (abatements), legal costs associated with liens, unpaid water bills, etc.
  • Enters and processes accounts payables relating to designated associations.
  • Works in conjunction with the association’s CPA in preparation of the association’s annual compilation, review and audit.
  • Completes Estoppel Questionnaires through online service for association property sales and answers all related calls.
  • Submits W-9’s and copies of ledgers as needed.
  • Files Annual Corporate Reports online for all associations.
  • Processes payroll for association onsite employees (not all associations); includes obtaining employee hire application packet, maintaining individual employee personnel files, collection of timesheets for forwarding to third party payroll vendor, administering payroll related issues.
  • Processes coupon book orders for all re-sales and new sales.
  • Non-essential duties include other job-related duties as assigned.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $40,000.00 to $45,000.00 /year

Experience:

  • Accounting: 3 years (Preferred)

Education:

  • High school or equivalent (Preferred)

Location:

  • Wesley Chapel, FL (Preferred)