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Associate Job Cost Accountant

Associate Job Cost Accountant

Job ID 
US-CA-San Mateo
Property Name 
The Home Office
Posted Date 
Accounting - Junior Accountant

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Position Purpose




Prometheus was founded in 1965 to fill a missing space in the apartment industry: quality of design, product and management, with attention to every detail, big and small. Quality drives every element of what we do, from our selection of world class locations, our design decisions, our reinvestments into properties, and our operating strategy. And investing in quality begins with our people. Today, Prometheus is the largest, privately held owner of multi-family properties in the San Francisco Bay Area. We have more than 500 Prometheans and over 12,000 units in the San Francisco Bay Area, Seattle and Portland metropolitan areas. We continue to specialize in the acquisition, development and management of high quality residential and commercial properties.





We are looking for an Associate Job Cost Accountant to performs real estate accounting duties for construction/development projects for multi-family buildings as well as the accounting for existing property assets. As our Associate Job Cost Accountant, you will be responsible for maintenance and analysis of accounting records, preparing and/or reviewing periodic financial and tax reports and other various reports.



Your Primary Responsibilities Include:

Associate Job Cost Accountant will play a key role in the following: 


  • Development/Construction Accounting: In this role you will prepare monthly financial statements and owner lender/property management reports. You’ll also work directly with lenders on draw requests in addition to reviewing GC draw requests and tracking costs using Sage 300 (Timberline) system.
  • Property Accounting: You’ll also be maintaining the accounting records for properties, including the preparation for any necessary journal entries and variance review.
  •  Monthly/Quarterly/Year End Reporting: Our Job Cost Accountant will play a key part in preparing year end compliance audit and income tax return work papers. You’ll also provide cash management analysis for portfolio properties and corporate entities.



Here’s more of the nitty-gritty:
Our new Job Cost Accountant must possess the following experience, skills and abilities and be able to explain and demonstrate that he or she can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of knowledge, skills, and abilities:


  • Minimum of two years real estate, construction and partnership accounting experience required.
  • Bachelor’s degree in business required
  • Computer proficient in Windows, MS Office, Word, Excel, Outlook, OneSite and property management and job cost accounting software programs. Hands-on experience with Timberline is strongly preferred. Ability to type 40+ wpm.
  • Must possess basic computational skills; add, subtract, divide, and multiply. Must have the ability to compute rate, discounts, interest, and commissions. Must be able to prepare and analyze data figures and transcriptions generated by a computer


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