Buzz Oates

Senior Accountant

Company Overview

Buzz Oates is one of the largest privately held commercial real estate investment management companies in the country, geographically focused in California’s Central Valley. With comprehensive expertise in the industrial and office markets. Buzz Oates Construction is the construction services provider to the Buzz Oates 23 Million SF Office & Industrial Portfolio. Collectively Buzz Oates Construction has built over 75 million SF of space in seven decades and continues to build with the highest standard of workmanship.



Work under the supervision of the VP of Accounting to maintain records, general ledgers, and financial reports. Review and analyze financial statements, assist with budgeting, perform general bookkeeping, complex accounting activities and financial analysis. Ensure the integrity of accounting information with adjusting entries and rigorous analysis of system reports.


  • Prepare and review monthly workpapers and conduct reconciliations of GL accounts to subsidiary ledgers.
  • Review, prepare and maintain consolidated internal/external financial statements.
  • Prepare accurate and timely financial statements.
  • Record periodic transactions, including asset acquisitions/dispositions and distributions/contributions of ownership interests.
  • Assist in training accounting team members.
  • Assist with maintenance/setup of accounting database software, including property, commitment and bank account setup, and lease administration as needed.
  • Manage monthly bank reconciliation and management fee billing processes.
  • Review staff journal entries prior to posting to general ledger.
  • Assist VP of Accounting with annual audit preparation and coordination.
  • Manage month-end close procedures and execution.
  • Respond to accounting inquiries through research and interpretation of financial information.
  • Prepare general journal entries as needed.
  • 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.
  • This job description is subject to change at any time.


  • 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.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; constantly operating a computer and other office equipment, such as a calculator, copy machine, and printer; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job include: Close vision. Ability to sit in front of and work at a computer for a good portion of the day; remaining in a stationary position 50% of the time. Ability to stand, squat, lift when filing documents in large drawers or cabinets. The employee is occasionally required to move around the office building.


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.

Computer Skills

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be very computer literate and fully capable working with the following programs:

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


Buzz Oates offers a great work culture with an open space work environment in downtown Sacramento, at 555 Capitol Mall. We offer a full benefit package: health, dental, vision, EAP, LTD, parking, as well as a matching 401K program and education reimbursement.


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