Property Accountant

Cardinal Group Companies Denver , CO 80208

Posted 2 months ago

POSITION: Property Accountant (Full Time, Exempt)

DIRECT REPORT: Accounting Manager


This position works out of our Corporate Office in Denver, CO and reports to the Controller. As a Property Accountant, you are primarily responsible for maintaining the overall integrity of financial records for a portfolio of real estate communities. On-going responsibilities include bookkeeping, internal support with accounting related issues, and month-end procedures. This position offers the opportunity to work with a growing company that encourages collaboration across several professional Teams in the areas of Accounting, Finance, Marketing, Design, Development, and Project Management.

RESPONSIBILITIES (Including but not limited to)

  • Bookkeeping: Records revenue and expense accruals, depreciation and amortization entries,

and other journal input.

  • Accounts Payable: Reviews check runs and maintains document and vendor correspondence files.

  • Accounts Receivable: Reconciles deposits write-offs, and bad debt entries.

  • Reconciles bank accounts, accounts receivable, prepaid expenses, fixed assets, accounts payables, long-term debt, members' equity, revenue, and expense accounts.

  • Completes the company's month-end procedures for each assigned community.

  • Correspondence: Collaborates on company's day-to-day activities and communicates with company's clients and other interested parties.

  • Assists in the preparation of monthly financial statements and supplementary reports.

  • Assists in year-end activities, including audit and tax return preparation.

  • Participates in Cardinal U training as required.


  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting

  • 3-5 years' experience in real estate bookkeeping; property management experience preferred

  • Working knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), and their proper application within the property management and real estate industries

  • Expertise with common technical accounting skills and accounting concepts, including but

  • not limited to: Journal Entries, Balance Sheet Reconciliations, General Ledger Analysis,Accrual Basis, Cash Basis, Operating Expenditures, and Capital Expenditures

  • Experience with property management software; Yardi Voyager experience preferred

  • A strong working knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel

  • Ability to read, analyze, articulate and compile financial reports used for business correspondence

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Willingness to assist with additional tasks if/when the need arises

  • Exceptional attention to detail

  • Strong time management skills

  • Ability to work as a team player and respect those you work with

  • Ability to embrace change and new ideas

  • Ability to embody the Cardinal Culture and Cardinal Core Values every day

COMPENSATION: Biweekly, plus Benefits and Bonus eligibility


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Incumbents work in an 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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, type, handle, or feel and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms, and stoop, or squat. The employee is often required to sit. The employee must be able to push, pull, lift, carry, or maneuver office products and supplies of up to twenty (20) pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. The above job description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and standards of the position. Incumbents will follow any other instructions, and perform any other related duties, as assigned by their supervisor.

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Property Accountant

Cardinal Group Companies