Buzz Oates

Accounting Manager

Company Overview

Buzz Oates is one of the largest real estate owner/developers in California with over 23 MSF under management. Over the last 70 years, the company has constructed over 75 MSF of industrial warehouse and distribution facilities, business parks, and retail centers. Buzz Oates leases approximately 3 MSF and executes on $100 million in purchases and sales annually. Our investment philosophy centers on providing a single point of contact for construction, real estate, and asset management services. The company is positioned for growth, with targeted new developments throughout the Western half of the United States.



Work under the supervision of the VP of Accounting to manage a team of Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable staff. Oversee all daily and monthly AP/AR tasks, including maintaining department procedures and guidelines, reviewing data entry analytics and reports, setup and maintain vendor accounts, and reviewing and responding to inquiries and requests for reclassification. Review and analyze financial statements, budgets, perform general bookkeeping, complex accounting activities and financial analysis.


  • Review monthly workpapers and conduct reconciliations of GL accounts to subsidiary ledgers.
  • Review, prepare and maintain consolidated internal/external financial statements.
  • Assist in training accounting team members.
  • Assist with maintenance/setup of accounting database software, including property, commitment and bank account setup, GL accounts and account trees, and lease administration as needed.
  • Manage monthly bank reconciliation and management fee billing processes.
  • Assist with annual audit preparation and coordination.
  • Manage month-end close procedures and execution.
  • Respond to accounting inquiries through research and interpretation of financial information.
  • Year-end tax form (1099/1098) preparation for various business entities.
  • Assist in annual budget preparation with requested financial information and analysis.
  • Assist with development and implementation of accounting procedures by analyzing current procedures and recommending changes.
  • Assist with furthering miscellaneous accounting and organizational objectives by completing related assignments as needed.
  • Participate in continuing education opportunities: read professional publications; maintain personal networks; participate in professional organizations.


Bachelor’s degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university, 2-3 years public accounting experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience. CPA preferred.


  • Superior Analytical and problem solving skills to review data and ensure proper accounting procedures have been followed.
  • Ability to work discretely with confidential information.
  • Ability to meet a constant stream of deadlines.
  • Proven ability to work both independently and collaboratively with different levels of employees.
  • Working knowledge of accounting principles/internal controls and how to apply them.
  • Understanding of business entity types (Partnerships, Corporations, Joint Ventures, etc.)
  • Working knowledge of GAAP, SFAS Rules and Financial Statement Reporting.
  • Ability to work autonomously and independently while meeting deadlines through proper time-management.
  • Accurate use of grammar, spelling and punctuation in all communications.
  • Interpersonal communication skills to collaborate on assignments as needed.
  • Strict adherence to the attendance policy is required. Attendance and punctuality are an essential function to this position.
  • Responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of accounts payable and receivable staff. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

Computer Skills

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of:

  • Word Processing software
  • Spreadsheet software
  • Database software
  • Yardi software
  • Timberline software


  • Choice of medical, dental and vision plans that provide our employees and their families with high-quality healthcare
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • 401 (k) retirement savings plan with a generous employer match
  • PTO, Sick and Holiday pay
  • Tuition reimbursement, Parking
  • Job Type: Full-time


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