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Corporate Finance - Global Real Estate Construction Accounting - Associate

Req #: 180036814
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 15,000+ projects.

 

The Global Real Estate Construction Accounting Operations Associate will have the following responsibilities:

 
  • Perform assigned responsibilities including project setup, funding, invoice processing, closeout, and quality/audit checks in accordance with department standards and Service Level Agreements.
  • Analyze and reconcile project information, funding, and invoicing requiring specialized knowledge of Project Accounting project processing methodology incorporating process/policy standards within the department.
  • Ensure that Invoice Service Level Agreement is maintained throughout the year.
  • Ensure daily workload is completed with minimal errors and within designated time frame.
  • Consistently meet established daily production and accuracy expectations.
  • Obtain thorough understanding of assigned responsibilities, fixed asset accounting concepts, budget codes, detailed knowledge of operations that affect our clients,  Project Accounting terms, overall operating transactions flow, and all corporate and/or vendor systems and interfaces that affect the timely processing of assigned responsibilities.
  • Respond to, research and resolve outstanding items for assigned responsibilities. 
  • Communicate with partners to facilitate resolution of outstanding items.  Partners will include internal customers and external service providers.
  • Identify exemptions to standards, determining underlying causes and escalating to the supervisor and/or partners as appropriate. 
  • Maintain accurate documentation to support transaction processing in compliance with Corporate Accounting and Project Accounting practices and policies.
  • Cross-train on other functions in order to provide back up for other analysts during vacations, illness, etc. 
  • Suggest process improvements to supervisor.
  • Analyze, track and report on project processing irregularities on assigned responsibilities.
  • Other duties as assigned.
 

  • Bachelors' degree in Accounting or Finance required
  • Minimum of 2 - 5 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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