Real Estate Tax Billing Analyst
DDR - Beachwood, OH

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To bill real
estate taxes per contractual lease documents using JD Edwards
software and data from taxing authorities to determine correct
billing calculations by tenant. Works with other departments to
assist with Tenant Inquiries and Disputes,

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

Reads
executed legal documents such as leases, amendments, extensions, and
terminations to determine billing requirements per
tenant.

Using JDE
software, calculates tenants' billing of taxes for annual, quarterly
or semi-annual tax invoices; post to AR ledger.

Corresponds
with tenants by sending invoices and cover letters explaining
billings as necessary and answering tenant questions on a timely
basis.

Provides
customer satisfaction internally and externally by responding to
questions promptly with appropriate information.

Completes
adjustments to tenants' accounts to correct billing errors; creates
manual billings when needed.

Assists with
year end billings as directed by Supervisor.

Creates and
maintains department files (paper and electronic) files for all
tenants.

Works with
Tenants, Collections, Tenant Services, Leasing and Property
Management departments to resolve tenant disputes or inquiries in a
timely manner by researching, calculating and making adjustments to
Tenants' accounts.

Works with
Property Accountants to explain variances relating to tax
billings.

Assist with
the Expense Participation portion of JD Edwards software when
directed by Supervisor.

Assist
Supervisors with training on new procedures and new
employees.

Assist in
reviewing and writing department policies and procedures as
requested.

Assist with
validation of data for acquisitions/mergers before and after entry
into database.

Cross trains
in other functions of the Real Estate Tax Dept including Sales and
Use Tax.

Assumes
additional responsibilities and performs special projects as needed
or directed.

Requirements

Education, Training and/or
Experience

Associate degree in accounting
or finance with a minimum of two years experience in
accounting or billing, or equivalent combination of education and
experience.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Personal
Characteristics Required

Basic
knowledge of accounting.

Developed
knowledge of commercial real estate.

Ability to
read and interpret business correspondence.

High degree
of initiative.

Strong
analytical and problem solving abilities.

Mathematical
abilities to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios
and proportions to practical solutions.

Ability to
communicate professionally and build working relationships with both
internal and external customers.

Effective
interpersonal skills; strong oral and written communication skills.

Ability to
perform duties with minimal supervision.

Strong
attention to detail; organized.

Work well
under pressure, meeting deadlines consistently.

Literacy
(e.g. must demonstrate good spelling and grammatical
skills)

Computer
skills, proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel and including Internet
searches for taxes.

Able to
apply common sense understanding to carry out complex instructions
furnished in written, oral or diagram form.

Experience
in JD Edwards a plus.

Ability to
provide good customer service

Ability to
work as a team player within the department and with other
departments

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Previous
accounting work experience with real estate
properties.

Experience
using accounting software applications such as JD Edwards a
plus.

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DDR is an owner and manager of 431 value-oriented shopping centers representing 117 million square feet in 39 states, Puerto Rico and...