Accountant
Brookfield Residential Properties - Austin, TX

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ACCOUNTANT, AUSTIN TEXAS

SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITY

The Accountant is responsible for the preparation, maintenance, and communication of all financial accounting records relating to the operation of the Austin Division. The scope of this responsibility includes performing month-end close procedures, reconciling and analyzing general ledger accounts and preparing quarter-end work papers as required. The Accountant may also serve as a secondary back up to Accounts Payable.

The position is a full time position.

SPECIFIC DUTIES

Reporting and Analysis:
Responsible for the financial reporting of all Brookfield Residential (US) divisions by ensuring accurate and timely preparation of daily, monthly, quarterly, and annual financial information, as well as the preliminary analysis of results. The specific tasks include some of the following:
• Prepare monthly/quarterly-reporting packages including the following:
• Reconciliations of monthly bank and GL accounts
• Supporting continuity and reconciliation schedules
• Preliminary variance analysis
• Prepare the quarter-end Management Meeting package.
• Prepare ad-hoc reports as required by the Company’s parent.
• Populate the budgets and forecasts in the accounting package(s) for variance reporting and cost controls.
Forecasting
The Accountant is responsible for preparing and analyzing of the cash forecasting process and assisting in the annual budgeting processes. The specific tasks include some of the following:
• Prepare daily cash flow by monitoring bank balances and cash position.
• Prepare monthly cash flow forecast (3 months) to ensure the Division maintains adequate liquidity to meet its cash requirements.
• Identify / Report significant cash flow variances to forecasted spending.
Process Management
The Accountant is responsible for processing and monitoring of the day-to-day accounting functions. The Accountant is responsible for ensuring that all transactions are recorded accurately, timely and completely in accordance with Brookfield’s accounting policies and procedures. The specific tasks include the following:
• Set-up / maintain new or existing divisions.
• Develop / maintain FRX reports
• Maintenance of the inventory and job cost systems
• Prepare, enter and maintain all daily accounting activities including:
• Accounts Payable edits (review)
• Recording cash deposits and maintenance of Accounts Receivable files
• Journal entries (ledger and sub-ledger)
• Record sales and purchases
• Prepare monthly bank reconciliations
• Review Job Cost reports to identify any necessary budget adjustments
• Preparation of monthly and quarterly loan draw applications for various lending facilities
• Review Job Cost reports and WIP summaries to identify any necessary budget adjustments and/or unusual items.
• Assist with the development of the Accounts Payable Clerk, under the guidance of the Manager of Accounting.
Audit/SOX
The Accountant works closely with the controller in the preparation of working papers and checklists for the quarterly and annual audits and ensures the Division is adhering to all SOx compliance regulations
Other
The Accountant is responsible for developing a working relationship with the accounting department and the other departments within the division and throughout the organization (i.e. Project Managers, Finance, Marketing, etc).
Qualifications
The accountant should have a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting (or be pursuing a degree) and a minimum of 3 - 5 years of experience in an accounting work environment of a medium or large sized company. An equivalent mix of education and/or experience will be considered.

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