Full Job Description

The Amherst Group of companies comprise of leading real estate investment and advisory firms with a mission to transform the way real estate is owned, financed and managed. Amherst leverages its proprietary data, analytics, technology, and decades of experience to seek solutions for a fragmented, slow-to-evolve real estate ecosystem and to materially improve the experience for residents, buyers, sellers, communities, and investors. Today Amherst has over 1000 employees and $14.1 billion in assets under management.
Over the past decade, Amherst has scaled its platform to become one of the largest operators of single-family assets and has acquired, renovated, and leased more than 46,000 homes across 32 markets in the U.S. The firm delivers customized, stabilized cash-flowing portfolios of assets to its investors, wrapped in all the ongoing services required to manage, own, and finance the asset including property management, portfolio management, and a full capital markets team. In addition to its single-family rental platform, Amherst’s debt business pursues two distinct credit strategies in mortgage-backed securities and commercial real estate lending. Over its 25-year history, Amherst has developed a deep bench of research and technology talent, and leverages data and analytics at every stage in the asset lifecycle to improve operations and preserve long-term value for our investors and the more than 188,000 residents the firm has served.
A day in the life of an Accounting Manager:
The Accounting Manager will assist the Controller with most aspects of the accounting department including management of the different teams within the group. This includes management of the day-to-day functions, closing tasks, and audits to ensure deadlines are met and the functions are completed with accuracy.
  • Manage the closing process, projects, year-end, and filings requirements to ensure timely completion. (20%)
  • Review work completed by the team to ensure accuracy and adherence to the agreements with our clients. (20%)
  • Review and test for completeness of work completed by the teams. (20%)
  • Ensure the Controller is informed and aware of important changes, happenings, and any other pertinent information. (20%)
  • Manage and develop the growth, productivity, efficiency, and happiness of the employees in our department. (20%)
  • Maintain a good working relationship with the teams outside of the Accounting department.
  • Other duties as needed.
  • The position will supervise 2-5 employees.
  • Decision making and independent judgment will be required on a day-to-day basis.
What you’ll need to have:
  • BS in Accounting
  • 8 years of accounting experience
  • CPA preferred
  • Advanced Excel skills required
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite of products
  • Experience in real estate, preferably rental properties
  • Must have excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Proficiency with Yardi preferred
  • Evening/night/weekend work required from time to time.
  • Deals with confidential information and/or issues using discretion and judgment.
Just a few other things you should know:
  • Please note, this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
  • This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets, and fax machines.
  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. This is largely a sedentary role; however, some filing is required. This would require the ability to lift files, open filing cabinets, and bend or stand on a stool as necessary.
  • No travel is anticipated for this position
Our full-time employee benefits include:
  • A competitive compensation package, annual bonus, 401k match
  • Flexible PTO including 7 paid holidays, 1 floating holiday, and 1 volunteer day
  • Employer-paid benefits (medical, dental, vision, health savings account)
  • Professional career development and reimbursement
  • Up to 16 weeks paid maternity leave; up to 4 weeks of paid parental leave
  • Backup childcare offered through Bright Horizons
  • Relaxed casual environment with virtual office events
Amherst is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information or veteran status, and encourage all applicants to apply.
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