USAA Real Estate

Assistant Manager -or- Manager Process Accounting (Forecast and Budget)

Job Location US-TX-San Antonio | US-TX-Addison
ID
2021-2000
# of Openings
1

Company Overview

With approximately $26 billion in assets under management and 11 global offices, USAA Real Estate is an industry leader in acquiring, developing, financing and managing the highest quality real estate assets in North America and Europe. The mission of USAA Real Estate is to serve the financial interests of its investor clients by strengthening the profitability and diversity of the USAA investment portfolio, which includes multifamily, industrial, office and hotel properties, as well as e-commerce logistics and distribution centers, media production facilities and data centers. Aligned with a series of strategic partnerships cultivated over decades of co-investment, USAA Real Estate engages with preeminent sector leaders demonstrating proven domain expertise in a shared drive to achieve superior, risk-adjusted returns. For more information, visit usrealco.com.

Job Description

The Assistant Manager -or- Manager, Process Accounting is responsible for developing a thorough understanding of accounting processes, to include, updating documentation, performing critical analysis, making recommendations for improvements, leading implementation of approved changes and otherwise managing assigned processes and training of business users in the accounting team. This role will be the primary liaison and support of the ABF, Forecast Manager, and Fixed Asset Yardi modules.

Essential Duties:

  • Develop a thorough understanding of accounting processes (such as CAM, Fixed Assets, Budgets), to include:
    • Creating and/or updating documentation
    • Performing critical analysis
    • Making recommendations for improvements
    • Leading implementation of approved changes
    • Managing assigned Process Improvement Projects
  • Share the knowledge of the accounting processes with all stakeholders and conducting coaching and training as appropriate.
  • Gather information, solicit ideas, analyze gaps, prioritize potential projects based on management objectives, identify “quick wins” and recommend process enhancements or changes to drive efficiencies.
  • For smaller projects, build project plans, timelines, roadmaps, and/or workflows based on input from stakeholders
  • Support implementation teams through implementation of adopted recommendations.
  • Assist with and/or develop protocol to ensure back end system changes, program code modifications, or software updates comply with internal policies, audit controls, and regulatory requirements.
  • Recommend new and/or enhanced reports, prepare requirements and work with report writers to create. Validate the reports and refine with report writer until ready for the end-users to test and implement.
  • Develop and continuously maintain a deep understanding of the Yardi system.     
  • Collaborate with internal and external customers, other accounting team members, IT, asset managers, portfolio managers, property managers and all necessary departments to successfully complete assigned process improvement projects. Utilize effective communication skills to facilitate team building, compiling and tracking of project tasks, and act as a “change agent” in support of improvement initiatives.
  • Ensure prompt resolution of issues that arise post implementation of process improvements.
  • Develop a solid understanding of the accounting processes for the assigned process improvement projects in order to be viewed as a valuable resource for those respective projects.
  • Keep abreast of new industry developments, regulatory changes, management requirements, accounting system updates, accounting procedures, etc.
  • Provide guidance on appropriate accounting processes to complete the task at hand.
  • Track project progress, collect metrics, assess project ROI (Return on Investment), and prepare reports to communicate results.
  • Support day to day issues and questions with assigned Yardi Modules as the Lead or in a backup role.
  • Create and maintain account trees and GL allocations as assigned.
  • Perform other essential duties as assigned.

 

At USAA Real Estate our employees enjoy generous benefits packages including comprehensive medical, dental and vision plans, 401k, educational and professional designation assistance, business casual dress attire and much more! Qualified applicants must successfully complete a pre-employment background and drug screen.  The above description reflects the details considered necessary to describe the principal functions of the job and should not be construed as a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be performed in the job.

 

USAA Real Estate Company is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer of Females, Minorities, Veterans and Disabled.

Requirements

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting
  • 5+ years Accounting experience w/solid fundamental accounting skills; budgeting and forecasting experience is strongly preferred.
  • CPA or CPA candidate strongly preferred
  • Strong Yardi (or equivalent) and Excel skills
  • Strong organizational skills to keep process enhancements and/or projects documented and up to date
  • Process Accounting or Real Estate Industry experience
  • Ability to think “out-of-the-box” to transform legacy processes to be more efficient and standardized
  • Proponent for change where change is warranted
  • Demonstrated experience collaborating on teams and ability to build solid relationships
  • Flexibility in adapting to changes in task prioritization
  • Strong analytical, oral communication, and technical writing abilities
  • Qualifications may warrant placement in a different job title

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