Staff Accountant

Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. (NYSE: HTA) is the largest owner/operator of medical office properties in the nation. HTA is a publicly traded real estate investment trust that acquires, owns and operates medical office buildings. Since 2006, the company has invested $7.0 billion in medical office buildings and other healthcare assets comprising more than 23 million square feet across 33 states.

Position Overview

The Staff Accountant is responsible for general ledger and financial statement activities for a portfolio of medical office buildings and/or general ledger accounts.  Collaborates with others across the organization to produce timely and accurate financial information on a monthly, quarterly, and annual basis.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Assist in the month-end, quarter-end and year-end closing cycles, ensuring recorded transactions are in accordance with GAAP, internal policies and procedures are followed and communicate exceptions to management.
  • Utilize accounting close software to prepare journal entries and balance sheet account reconciliations, including accruals, and prepaid expenses for a portfolio or group of buildings.
  • Compile and analyze financial information including the preparation of supporting schedules and associated complete/accurate work papers.
  • Prepare and analyze monthly variance reports, comparing current period to budget and/or prior periods to identify opportunities for operational improvement.
  • Assist in preparation of annual budgets and quarterly reforecasts.
  • Possess an understanding of year-end common area maintenance (CAM) reconciliations and estimate billings related to commercial real estate.
  • Understanding of and adherence to related SOX controls.
  • Deliver quality support and communicate with our operations Property Managers, Regional VP’s and other related internal departments.
  • Complete ad hoc project work as assigned to contribute to efforts to support company growth.

Skills and Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting
  • Possess understanding and familiarity of GAAP and SOX compliance
  • Intermediate to advanced level knowledge with MS Excel, Word and Outlook
  • Experience in MRI or other equivalent system preferred
  • Ability to work independently and prioritize effectively in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent deductive reasoning and problem solving skills
  • Strong attention to detail with a focus on accuracy
  • Team player; willingness to help department meet goals and responsibilities
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Real estate experience preferred

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