Asana Partners Associate – Investment Accounting in Columbia, South Carolina
About Us: Asana Partners is a high-performance real estate investment company that creates value through acquisition, enhancement, and operation of distinctive retail properties in dynamic urban markets throughout the United States. We manage a multi-fund private equity platform to generate attractive returns for our roster of leading institutional investors. We recruit highly collaborative professionals with a passion for quality and doing business the right way. We value integrity, independent thought, proven experience, and a bias toward action. Our commitment to a balanced investment approach requires a team with vision, discipline, and focus. We seek to find a team member for this position who will not only overachieve on the stated responsibilities but will fully engage with the entire Asana Partners team. Asana Partners knows that its most important asset is its people and we endeavor to create an exciting and fulfilling work experience that helps our team members develop a highly accomplished skill set and progress along an accelerated career path.
For additional information about Asana Partners, visit www.asanapartners.com.
Responsibilities: The Associate is an important position on the Asana Partners team that reports to the Investment Accounting leadership team and works closely with the Chief Financial Officer, Asset Management, Treasury, and Corporate Accounting. This position is responsible for ensuring timely and accurate accounting for a portfolio of investments and performing related financial analysis. This will include the preparation of accounting support records, preparing financial statements, communicating financial information to various departments, and participating in the overall monthly, quarterly, and annual close process and related internal and external reporting. This position also includes participating in the budgeting, reforecasting, and business intelligence processes of the company. This position will play an important role in helping to ensure the overall financial integrity of Asana Partners including assisting with the annual audit of the financial statements and other important accounting controls. Duties include:
• Ensure timely and accurate accounting for a portfolio of investments and perform related financial analysis, including recurring journal entries, balance sheet reconciliations, variance reports and internal/external financial reporting • Ensure timely and accurate monthly close of the property general ledgers and creation of property level financial statements • Review budget to actual explanations by line item for all properties and determine the key drivers of budget to actual property Net Operating Income variances • Partner with the Investment Accounting leadership team and Asset Management team members on the budgeting and reforecasting process for all properties • Partner with the Asset Management team to review accounts receivable detail along with the operations teams to determine the required bad debt reserves and to ensure all income is billed in accordance with lease terms, including review of monthly accruals and annual reconciliations of recovery items • Participate in departmental projects that deploy updated processes and technology to create efficiencies and automate manual tasks • Assist with special projects or tasks to support the overall Company’s goals • Assist with the development of procedures around financial reporting and internal controls
Requirements: • 1+ years of relevant experience • Bachelor’s Degree in accounting, finance, business, or a finance related field; MACC or CPA or equivalent preferred • Strong technical accounting skills with an understanding of GAAP (fair value accounting preferred) • Experience in commercial real estate including retail or mixed-use properties is highly preferred • Excellence in Excel, Word, and PowerPoint • Working knowledge of Yardi and Argus Enterprise is preferred • Strong work ethic, self-motivated, and capable of effective independent judgment • Acute attention to detail and passion for quality • Strong organizational and process skills to manage multiple competing priorities • Ability to meet and manage critical deadlines and to work independently • Interested in process improvement and documentation • Limited travel
Work Location: Columbia, SC or Charlotte, NC
Asana Partners is an equal opportunity employer.