• Assistant Property Accountant

    Boston PropertiesBoston, MA 02133

    Job #1105479177

  • Primary Purpose of Position:

    Act as primary assistant to Property Accountants relating to day to day general accounting tasks such as customer/tenant billings, accounts receivable issues, accounts payable invoice processing and other customer and accounting requests, as well as assisting Property Accountants with financial and management reporting requirements.

    Essential Functions:

    • Assist Property Accountant with the quarterly close process, including preparing lead schedules, supporting schedules and generating reports for audit binder.

    • Assist the Property Accountant in the preparation and review of the operating revenue/expense budgets as necessary.

    • Assist the Property Accountant with all 404-compliance responsibilities.

    • Represent Boston Properties as an additional personal contact for customers in resolving Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable questions.

    • Perform data entry and updates to the JD Edwards system pertaining to assigned properties including the input of journal entries.

    • Prepare the monthly and quarterly Revenue Analysis for the office and retail tenants.

    • Explain current and year-to-date revenue and expense variances.

    • Generate recurring billing comparison report and analysis on a monthly basis.

    • Assist A/R personnel to resolve issues regarding unapplied cash and other tenant billing/receivable issues as necessary.

    • Coordinate tenant invoicing through the billable work order system as necessary.

    • Coordinate tenant invoicing for building tenant authorizations, and other related charges as requested by the Property Management and Construction Departments.

    • Assist Property Accountant with Lease Tracking responsibilities of which includes obtaining supporting documentation in order to help expedite the process.

    • Calculate quarterly sales overage for retail tenants and maintain Sales Tracking Database as necessary.

    • Prepare monthly security deposit, letters of credit, accounts receivable, mortgage payables and other balance sheet account reconciliations.

    • Assist Property Accountant with Fixed Asset Schedules as it relates to updating FAS and entering depreciation journal entry.

    • Maintain monthly Utility expense and Occupancy schedules pertaining to assigned properties.

    • Assist Property Accountant with the preparation of Real Estate Tax I&E forms.

    Non-Essential Functions:

    • Be a positive and productive member of the Core Group.

    • Act as back up to other Core Group members.

    • Project a positive image of Boston Properties, Inc. to all tenants or outsiders with whom this position has contact.

    • Perform day to day requests and special projects as directed by the VP, Regional Controller, Accounting Managers and Property Accountants.

    • Perform other duties as assigned.

    Requirements and Qualifications:

    • A minimum of an Associates Degree required, with an advanced degree in Accounting or Business Administration preferred.

    • A minimum of 0-2 years of related experience required. Experience in customer service, billing, accounts receivable, accounts payable or general accounting preferred.

    • Effective communication and interpersonal skills coupled with the ability to resolve difficult situations and conflicts effectively.

    • Proficiency with word processing, database and spreadsheet packages, specifically Microsoft Word and Excel.

    • Leadership abilities in comparable team role and an effective team member and leader.

    • Self-confident individual that can operate independently and formulate sound decisions.

    • Ability to handle multiple tasks, deal with diverse problems, work under pressure, and meet deadlines.

    Physical Requirements:

    • Involves work of a general office nature usually performed sitting such as operation of a computer.

    • Involves work of a general office nature usually performed standing such as operation of a fax and printer.

    • Involves movement between departments to facilitate work.

    Internal and External Contacts:

    • Regularly interfaces with Boston Properties employees, Property Managers, and tenants.

    Reporting Structure:

    • This position reports directly to the Property Accountant, Accounting Manager and Regional Controller.
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