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Accountant - Transaction Accounting

Company: CBRE
Location: Dallas
Posted on: February 16, 2020

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Accountant - Transaction AccountingDallas, Texas, United StatesNewAccounting/FinanceRequisition # 19039093Post Date Oct 28, 2019JOB SUMMARYThe Accountant will record and perform analysis of transactions; identify accounting issues; coordinate and implement resolutions; work successfully and efficiently in a team environment; and provide accounting support to Senior Accountant.ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESPerform basic transactional review for data integrity and apply GAAP for revenue recognition and compliance processing.Prepare and/or review a variety of system-generated, routine and ad hoc financial reports for management and other internal customers, as needed.Prepare monthly recurring journal entries and adjusting journal entries, as needed.Review, document and develop as necessary operating procedures and internal control processes. Analyze current processes for added value and improved efficiency.Interface with other departments to gather information and to review and resolve outstanding accounting issues to ensure proper accounting. Recognize and analyze potential issues and/or conflicts and recommend corrective action to minimize issues.Respond to routine and non-routine inquiries from field office personnel, sales professionals and their support staff, other departments and colleagues.Research open accounts receivable and perform due diligence in conjunction with field and Senior Accountant to clear old balances. Research and resolve unidentified cash receipts.Work in unison with a Senior Accountant to accomplish a series of daily, weekly, monthly, and annual tasks and meet associated deadlines.Evaluate and adhere to internal accounting policies and procedures.Handle special projects as assigned.SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIESNo formal supervisory responsibilities in this position. May provide informal assistance such as technical guidance, and/or training to coworkers. May coordinate and assign tasks to co-workers within a work unit and/or project.QUALIFICATIONSTo perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.Ability to read, analyze and interpret financial reports and business documents and to respond to inquiries or complaints from internal customers or management preferred.Prefer high level of commitment to customer service with co-workers, managers and other internal customers.Ability to work well under pressure with a proactive approach to unusual occurrences preferred. Preferexcellent organizational skills, attention to detail and openness to new ideas and procedures.Ability to perform multiple special requests, with varying deadlines, while maintaining routine workload demands and deadlines preferred. Prefer a candidate with strong time management skills in an effort to re-prioritize assigned tasks at any moment.Ability to follow through, complete and accept ownership of all projects and tasks preferred.Ability to work independently preferred.Willingness to help cover workload when other team members are absent preferred.EDUCATION and EXPERIENCEBachelors degree in Accounting, Finance or related field OR equivalent combination of education and experience. Minimum of two to four years of related experience and/or training including 2+ years professional level accounting experience, preferably 2+ years experience in general accounting, A/P, A/R clerical and/or entry level accountant positions.CERTIFICATES and/or LICENSESNoneCOMMUNICATION SKILLSExcellent written and verbal communication skills. Strong organizational and analytical skills. Ability to provide efficient, timely, reliable and courteous service to customers. Ability to effectively present information. Proven ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing and interact effectively with management, employees, and auditors. Must have the ability to convey financial issues to non-financial users. Ability to collect, analyze, and summarize data and to prepare clear and concise reports.Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions preferred.Ability to interpret an extensive variety of instructions in written or graphical form preferred. Preferintermediate analytical and quantitative skills. Knowledge of financial terms and principles preferred.FINANCIAL KNOWLEDGEKnowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) regulations. Requires knowledge of financial terms and principles. Ability to calculate intermediate figures such as percentages, discounts, and/or commissions. Conducts basic financial analysis.Follows accounting practices to ensure optimum client satisfaction while guaranteeing CBRE financial interests are protected.REASONING ABILITYAbility to comprehend, analyze, and interpret documents. Ability to solve problems involving several options in situations. Requires intermediate analytical and quantitative skills. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.OTHER SKILLS and ABILITIESProficient in Microsoft Office Suite applications. Experience with automated accounting and financial management systems.Prefer candidate to be computer literate and have a very strong or intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Excel. Ability to work with financial systems; PeopleSoft experience a plus+ preferred. Knowledge of real estate service industry and terminology preferred.SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITYDecisions made with understanding of procedures and company policies to achieve set results and deadlines. Responsible for setting own project deadlines. Errors in judgment may cause short-term impact to co-workers and supervisor. Resolves routine questions and problems, and refers more complex items to Senior Accountant or department management.US Company ProfileAbout CBRE (NYSE: CBRE): At CBRE, you are empowered to take your career path into your own hands. Enjoy workplace flexibility in a global organization with tremendous scale. Work in an inclusive and collaborative environment with supportive teammates. Come experience the employee advantage at CBRE.CBRE has a long-standing commitment to providing equal employment opportunity to all qualified applicants regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, veteran status, political belief, or any other basis protected by applicable law.As a Fortune 500 worldwide leader in real estate services, CBREs more than 90,000 professionals provide exceptional outcomes for clients in over approximately 480 offices worldwide. When it comes to real estate, CBRE sees potential everywhere. We turn scale into strength, expense into performance, and property into prosperity. Visit cbre.us.

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