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Corporate Finance - Global Real Estate Construction Accounting Operations Analyst

Req #: 180040214
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 Global Real Estate Construction Accounting Operations Analyst 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 exceptions 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.

  • Two year Accounting / Finance /Business Degree preferred (or equivalent work experience – minimum of 3 years).
  • Strong MS Office knowledge specifically Excel and Outlook.
  • Previous accounting and customer service experience is required, preferably in the construction industry.
  • Ability to grasp accounting concepts and apply appropriately.
  • Ability to research and resolve or suggest resolutions to problems (including follow-up).
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to complete self review of work.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Must be able to work in a high volume production environment with emphasis on teamwork, meeting established deadlines, and multi-tasking under pressure.
  • Knowledge of Construction Project Accounting preferred.

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