Staff Accountant General Ledger in Atlanta, GA at FirstKey Homes, LLC

Date Posted: 5/20/2021

Job Snapshot

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  • Location:
    Atlanta, GA
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  • Experience:
    At least 3 year(s)
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Job Description


The Staff Accountant – General Ledger will analyze, research, and prepare financial information to support monthly reporting deadlines. Due to the fast-paced nature of the business, the Staff Acct must have a complete understanding of the full trial balance.  This role will leverage Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (“GAAP”) to record property and corporate transactions related to taxes, insurance, fees and accruals and assist in month-end close by providing financial schedules and analysis.  This role will ensure all activities are properly reflected in the company’s general ledger and communicate with field markets to ensure the accuracy of accounting activities.


  • Specialize in learning and understanding the accounting activities of Property Operation accounting and the General Ledger team
  • Understand the full general ledger/trial balance in order to research variances noted during monthly close processes
  • Understand and follow internal control policies, guidelines and procedures for all accounting activities
  • Complete routine accounting activities such as preparing and adjusting journal entries in accordance with GAAP
  • Assist in month-end close by providing financial schedules and analysis
  • Reconcile general ledger accounts
  • Record property operation transactions such as taxes, insurance, fees, and accruals
  • Communicate with business partners to ensure completeness of monthly financial statements, including Legal, Insurance and Human Resources
  • Reconcile balance sheet accounts in accordance with reconciliation deadlines established by Internal Audit and Chief Accounting Officer
  • Assist with calculation and preparation of internal management fees journal entries
  • Reconcile including intercompany transactions and related intercompany balance sheet accounts
  • Analyze and assist with monthly Property Tax funding requests
  • Assist with resolving accounting discrepancies and researching variances noted during financial statement reviews
  • Review Accounts Payable activities and record adjustments when necessary
  • Communicate updates and requests to field markets and corporate office leaders
  • Maintain accounting documents and retain an audit trail of all reconciling items
  • Assist Accounting Manager with audit deliverables as needed during the year end FS audit
  • Assist with special projects when assigned by the Accounting Manager and Chief Accounting Officer.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance or equivalent education from an accredited university
  • Minimum 3 years of overall accounting experience including financial analytics
  • Strong Knowledgeable of GAAP, internal controls and financial reporting
  • Experience with full Trial Balance review, analysis, journal entry preparation and review
  • Intermediate proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook), must be comfortable using VLookups and Pivot Tables


  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) licensure or on track to obtain license
  • Experience using Yardi or similar property management program
  • Experience working in property management, real estate or similar industry
  • Experience working in a fast pace, high-growth company

FirstKey Homes is an equal opportunity employer and will not tolerate discrimination in employment on the basis of race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, disability, ethnicity, national origin, marital status, veteran status, genetic information or any other legally protected classification or status.