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Senior Accountant


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.


  • Review monthly workpapers and conduct reconciliations of GL accounts and subsidiary ledgers.
  • Review consolidated internal/external financial statements with assistance and in coordination with Staff Accountant.
  • Prepare accurate and timely financial statements.
  • Analyze financial statements for discrepancies and other issues that should be brought to the Supervisor’s attention.
  • Assist in training accounting team members.
  • Review notes payable/receivable reconciliation monthly, including accrued interest calculations
  • 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.
  • Provide support to banking & treasury management function, including new bank account setup and voiding checks/placing stop payments.
  • 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.


  • 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
  • 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.

Computer Skills:

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


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.

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

Job Type: Full-time

Required education:

  • Bachelor’s

Required experience:

  • accounting: 5 years