• Accountant, Private Equity

    Posted Date 2 months ago(5/30/2018 12:18 PM)
    Job ID
    Position Type
    Full Time
    FLSA Status
    E - Exempt
    Location Name
    San Mateo Corp Office
    US-CA-San Mateo
    Private Equity
    System ID
  • Responsibilities

    Essex seeks a Private Equity Accountant (local candidates only), whose strengths lie in financial analysis and reporting, to join its co-investment team in its San Mateo, California office. The Private Equity Accountant reports directly to the Private Equity Controller.


    Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

    • Review property level financials
    • Prepare joint venture level journal entries including fair value entries
    • Prepare joint venture level quarterly financial packages
    • Develop basic understanding of governing joint venture agreements
    • Perform internal audit functions
    • Perform cash management
    • Prepare capital call notices and distributions
    • Assist with annual audits and tax returns
    • Assist with annual property budget packages
    • Work on special projects as requested by co-investment department, investors and/or lenders




    • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance required;
    • 3-5 years of strong, general full-cycle accounting experience preferably in real estate or investment management;
    • 1-2 years of interaction with internal/external auditors;
    • Solid understanding of accounting principles and familiarity with GAAP;
    • High proficiency in Excel; knowledge of Yardi a plus;
    • Must have excellent communication skills;
    • Must be able to work well independently;
    • Must be able to work within prescribed deadlines, display initiative and exercise good judgment.

    Job Requirements

    A valid driver’s license and current automobile insurance is required.


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