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Corporate Finance - Global Real Estate Construction Accounting - Associate

Req #: 180035385
Location: Columbus, OH, US
Job Category: Accounting/Finance/Audit/Risk
Job Description:

Corporate Finance provides accounting, financial management, project management, and reporting support to the real estate, technology, operations, human resources, sourcing & procurement, general services, legal & compliance, and other staff business units.


Global Real Estate Construction Accounting, a business unit within the Corporate Finance - Corporate Controllers Group, presently manages the real estate construction project creation process, invoice processing, retainage, construction close-out, asset settlement, and financial reporting for all global projects. Real Estate Construction Accounting manages construction on a global portfolio of 80+ million square feet of corporate office and banking center space with an annual spend in excess of $1 billion across 14,000+ projects.


The Accounting Associate will have the following responsibilities:

  • Perform and/or review monthly accounting processes, reporting, and analysis.
  • Perform financial review on capital project expenditures to ensure treatment is appropriate and in accordance with GAAP and Firm policies, including timely recording of fixed assets.
  • Perform and supervise invoice audits and reviews of other transactions for accounting treatment.
  • Perform project reviews at close-out.
  • Perform the monthly reconciliation of capital spend to the general ledger by project.
  • Lead the departmental controls self-assessment and testing.
  • Perform analytical reviews of construction in progress to ensure propriety of balances.
  • Review and improve key accounting processes to ensure efficiencies and effectiveness of the department.
  • Provide timely and accurate financial information to management.
  • Support internal and external audit activities and inquiries.
  • Develop and maintain effective communication with the management team and business partners.
  • Perform ad hoc analysis or other responsibilities as assigned by manager.

  • Bachelors' degree in Accounting or Finance required
  • Minimum of 3 - 7 years of relevant experience required in accounting or finance, with demonstrated career progression
  • Big Four public accounting experience, large corporate experience and/or CPA strongly preferred
  • Structured mindset with process/continuous improvement orientation
  • Proven ability to interface with various partners and customers
  • Strong interpersonal and presentation skills
  • Strong analytical and financial skills with a track record of execution against deliverables
  • Creative self-starter with strong initiative, ability to take ownership and work independently as well as contribute to the broader team
  • Ability to multi-task and succeed  in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel
  • Experience preferred with automated financial systems (SAP)

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