Brandywine Realty Trust

Staff Accountant

US-PA-Philadelphia
2 weeks ago
ID
2017-1472
# of Openings
1
Category
Accounting/Finance

Overview

Brandywine Realty Trust (NYSE: BDN) is one of the largest, publicly traded, full-service, integrated real estate companies in the nation. Organized as a real estate investment trust (REIT), Brandywine owns, leases and manages an urban, town center and suburban office portfolio. Our mission is to design, create and maintain exceptional working environments for our clients, tenants, and employees that reflect our high standards and uncompromising commitment to excellence. Our employees are our greatest asset, as it is their commitment to exceptionalism that is the key to our success.

Brandywine Realty Trust has an immediate opening for a full-time Staff/Portfolio Accountant to perform accounting duties for the Philadelphia region properties working out of our corporate headquarters located in the beautiful FMC Tower at Cira Centre South in Philadelphia. Along with a competitive salary, we have an excellent benefits package, immediately vested 401(k) match, paid time-off, paid volunteer days, summer hours, and other great perks!

Responsibilities

Daily

  • Review lease profiles and lease documentation and forward to corporate accounting.
  • Process move-ins/outs and calculate new CAM estimates and final CAM reconciliations.
  • Responsible for interaction with property managers, leasing agents, and corporate accounting.
  • Assist with accounts receivable collection efforts
  • Assist with review, research and resolution of tenant account issues.
  • Communicate with management on any ongoing accounts receivable issues.
  • Correspond with accounts receivable administrator to resolve any cash application questions and correct misapplied items.
  • Process CM Batches to adjust tenant accounts and apply credits and serve as backup for posting billbacks to tenant accounts.
  • Review and post cash for region.     

 

Monthly

 

  • Review general ledger to ensure accuracy of coding.
  • Calculate and post month end accruals, prepaid reclasses, and journal entries.
  • Communicate to property managers concerns/questions relating to the property income statements.
  • Review rent rolls to ensure accuracy and completeness and request move-ins/outs from property management.
  • Review recurring charges for all tenants to ensure charges are posting correctly.
  • Assist in preparation of Monthly Variance Package which includes providing explanations for actual vs. forecast.
  • Update corporate accounting balance sheet schedules (Accruals, Prepaid RE Taxes, and Unamortized R&M).
  • Move and apply all prepaid rent.
  • Send Late and Default Letters for any tenants with outstanding balances.
  • Prepare Rent Escalation Letters for all tenants with upcoming rent increases.
  • Review preliminary late fee report and send adjustments to corporate.
  • Review monthly auto debit report.
  • Bank account reconciliation
  • Review tenant billbacks before posting.     

 

Other

  • On quarterly basis, calculate and post entry to distribute expenses from common entities to corresponding buildings.
  • Provide explanations for quarterly variances.
  • Assist with analyzing CAM variances between MRI and Argus.
  • Prepare Brandywine CAM Estimates and prior year CAM Reconciliations.
  • Various special projects.
  • Create miscellaneous invoices.

Qualifications

  • B.S. degree in Accounting
  • At least 2 years of direct relevant experience in a corporate accounting environment.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office required, specifically in Excel, Word, and Outlook.
  • Experience with accounting software (such as MRI) required.

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