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Boston Properties Manager, Property Accounting in Boston, Massachusetts

Primary Purpose of Position:

Review, manage, audit and analyze all financial matters related to portfolio. Provide support to the VP, Regional Controller and Senior Manager as it relates to the training and technical development of the Senior Accountants and Accountants.

Essential Functions:

  • Coordinate initial and ongoing training to Senior Accountants and Accountants based on the company’s processes, policies and procedures.

  • Review and approve quarterly audit binders and assist VP, Regional Controller/Senior Manager in the close the books process.

  • Review of financial statements as required for lender, joint venture partners and third parties in accordance with requirements contained in agreements.

  • Review of tenant operating and real estate tax escalations (escrows and true ups).

  • Analyze and interpret tenant leases and assist in the implementation and analysis of complex transactions for the region (acquisitions, dispositions, complex leases, debt transactions, etc.).

  • Ensure tenants are billed all rental and additional charges per their lease.

  • Participate in the initial review and presentation of quarterly revenue, NOI and depreciation variance analysis to executive and senior management.

  • Perform regional straight-line rent responsibilities such as regenerations, reconciliations to the control file and coordinates with lease administration in accordance with revenue recognition policies.

  • Assist VP, Regional Controller/Senior Manager in the preparation of materials and presentation of the annual business plan meeting and quarterly reforecast meetings.

  • Responsible for the review and posting of journal entries.

  • Responsible for the review of all monthly fixed assets, recurring billings and lease log.

  • Responsible for managing departmental and regional timelines.

  • Responsible for understanding and ensuring all accounting complies with all legal documents related to assigned properties (e.g. management agreements, development agreements, joint venture agreements, mortgage documents, etc.).

  • Provide support to the Finance & Capital Markets team as it relates to all acquisitions, dispositions and recapitalizations.

  • Assist in the transition of all acquisition, dispositions and new developments.

  • Work jointly with Lease Administration, Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, Tax, Finance, Financial Reporting and senior management in various corporate & regional departments.

  • Liaison to our external audit teams (REIT reporting, “Stand-Alone” GAAP and IFRS financial statements and notes, income and expense audits and operating expense audits).

  • Review capital calls, construction loan draws and all reporting related to the company’s development projects.

  • Review reporting related to the corporate accounting responsibilities of the Senior Accountants and Accountants.

  • Collaborate with peers at Manager level to discuss process improvements and best practices

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

    Requirements and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or Accounting required.

  • A minimum of five years of accounting experience required. Previous accounting experience in commercial real estate settings or related industries preferred.

  • Exemplifies proven leadership skills by showing initiative, serving as a role model, demonstrating accountability and a shared sense of commitment to the organization.

  • Excellent computer skills with proficiency in MS Excel required.

  • Proven organizational skills with ability to set priorities, manage multiple projects and meet deadlines.

  • Self-starter capable of finding solutions with minimal supervision.

  • Ability to interact with co-workers, tenants or vendors in an articulate, courteous and professional.

  • Ability to work under pressure.

  • Ability to work independently, as well as part of a team.

  • Adaptability to changing demands.

    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 work such as tours throughout property portfolio usually performed by walking and by climbing stairs.

  • Involves movement between departments to facilitate work.

    Internal and External Contacts:

  • This position interacts extensively with all levels of employees within Boston Properties and with a variety of external audiences.

    Reporting Structure:

  • This position reports to the VP, Regional Controller who provides supervision and guidance, and monitors work on a regular basis to include performance reviews.

Boston Properties is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to fair and impartial treatment in all of our relations with employees, as well as applicants for employment, to recruit, upgrade, train, and promote in all job titles without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion, age, national origin, disability, marital status, protected veteran status, genetic information or any other legally protected characteristic.