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Corporate Accountant

Closing Date:
30 Aug 2019
Competitive plus benefits
Vacancy Type:
Permanent - Full Time
Hours Per Week:
Job Description

Greystar is a market leading fully integrated real estate company offering expertise in investment, development, and property management of multifamily residential properties globally.

The Spanish business is rapidly growing to become a market leader, providing exceptional student accommodation through our Resa platform, as well as growing a portfolio of Private Rental Sector properties.

Our aim is to further expand across the region by hiring local talent and staying true to Greystar’s core values of integrity, respect, professionalism, accountability, service and team work. 

The Corporate Accountant will be responsible for the end to end management and reporting of the financial and accounting activities of the Company and any other designated corporate entities. This will include playing a key role in the month-end close, management reporting, statutory audit and strategic business plan.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Ownership and accountability of the Greystar Spain corporate books and financials including month and year end reporting packs preparation with variance analysis against budget
  • Accurate recognition and forecasting of revenue streams in line with investment models and venture agreements.
  • Assist in the preparation of the strategic business plan, budget setting and reforecasting process
  • Review and summary of legal agreements for the execution of Greystar’s management services – i.e. revenue recognition policy.
  • Assist with the audit process and responding to external audit queries
  • Preparation of statutory audited financial statements
  • Processing of all entries related to payroll and any subsequent recharges to the relevant properties.
  • Assist with the preparation of quarterly VAT returns and Corporation tax returns.
  • Review of fixed asset register.
  • Analyse expense type, coding and posting of corporate supplier invoices on accounting system  
  • Payments of corporate service providers and suppliers
  • Recharge and collection of all recoverable expenses to properties on a timely basis
  • Recharge and collection of all fees including asset management, construction, property management and reimbursable expenditure fees
  • Assist in enhancing current finance processes and controls in place
  • Cash management, bank reconciliations, cash book monitoring and banking duties
  • Accruals, prepayment and journal postings
  • Assist with the corporate expense process and administering the online system.
  • Ensure good record keeping of the corporate books and financials
  • Assist in setting up new vendors (suppliers).
  • Assist with ad-hoc project work
  • Ad hoc duties as directed by line Controller and Director.

Your Profile:

  • Proficiency in an accounting proved background.
  • Understanding of budgets and financial statements stakeholders.
  • Sound knowledge of VAT/CIT and Company Structures/SPVs.
  • Sound knowledge of local Spanish GAAP (PGC), IFRS and Audit.
  • Proficiency in MS Office tools (mainly but not only Excel).
  • Experience of working in a similar role within a fast-paced multi-site.
  • Strong team working and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to manipulate and sort large volume of data in excel.
  • Good communicator with the ability to interpret and explain complex financial data to non-technical audiences.
  • Good attention to detail, methodical and takes pride in work.
  • Positive “can do” attitude with desire to learn, train and develop in the role.
  • Self-starter with an organised and proactive approach.
  • Attention to detail, methodical and takes pride in work. Accuracy is a must.
  • Able to meet multiple client deadlines and multi-task are essential, using initiative to prioritise.