Posted: Friday, December 22, 2017 5:11 PM
Job Description Do you aim high? Are you genuinely helpful? Are you looking for a place where you can make a difference, receive ongoing support and training, and build a rewarding, long-lasting career? Then you may be a good fit for FirstService Residential, North America's foremost property management firm. We're all about our associates, and as we continue to grow, we're looking for even more quality people who share our dedication to doing what's right, improving residents' quality of life, building great relationships and truly making a difference for their clients, their colleagues and themselves. Is that you? If so, we think you should get to know us. The Client Billing Lead is a vital part of the Corporate Client Billing team and is primarily responsible for ensuring accurate and timely processing by providing leadership in the daily operations of the accounting department as well as performing recurring Client Billing processing tasks. This position is a critical and integrated member of the Corporate Accounting team and a successful candidate will have previous related accounting experience and the ability to function effectively in a fast paced, high transaction processing environment. The position requires an individual who is ambitious, self-directed, and capable of working autonomously or with the broader leadership team to achieve the business and financial goals of the company. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned. Lead the client billing and accounts receivable processes and support the team as the subject matter expert. Use independent judgment to resolve issues and provide guidance to team members and business partners related to processing internal/external billing in areas including but not limited to accurate and timely billing to our associations, including Management Fees, Reimbursable Expenses and Dedicated Staff and other miscellaneous billing as assigned. Ensure that consistent policies and practices are being followed. Interface directly with operations and divisional leaders to provide support and guidance related to AR and Client Billing processing and reporting. Process accounts receivable as required, including but not limited to vendor invoices, employee reimbursements, various tax and business licenses and other cash and banking activities. Apply technical knowledge and judgment to ensure accuracy of timeliness of AR processing, including the processing of client billing in the proper period and based on the assigned deadlines, proper revenue coding of invoices and timely resolution of reconciling items as required. Ensure that all client billing and related party invoicing is in accordance with executed contracts Update and maintain all billing related systems and databases related to the billing function Ensure that all invoices are processed and distributed with the appropriate supporting detail and accurate billing information Ensure that best practices and billing system technology and innovation are fully leveraged to ensure that best in billing functions are executed. Demonstrate understanding of internal controls and segregation of duties requirements to drive implementation of best practices in adherence to Sarbanes Oxley requirements. Prepare and maintain procedures for specific job duties. Liaison with IT and other departments on various projects, initiatives and process improvements impacting the Corporate Accounting function, as needed and assigned. Participate in migration of western region accounting processes as required. Participate in special projects as needed. Other duties as assigned. BEHAVIORS Technical accounting knowledge and ability to incorporate that knowledge, discretion and independent judgment to synthesize information into actionable recommendations and analyses. Exercise authority as the Client Billing subject matter expert to make independent decisions and provide guidance. High degree of business acumen and analytical and problem solving skills. Adaptable in using organizational skills to prioritize tasks and take ownership of work; comfort and ability to deliver results in a flexible, fast-paced work environment. Ability to anticipate busy schedules and communicate with other members of the organization/department to complete assignments on time. Ability to effectively pace work to adhere to multiple billing cycles, financial close deadlines and key deliverables. Demonstrated integrity in work product and commitment to accuracy. High sense of urgency. Adhere to key financial controls in accordance with GAAP, Sarbanes Oxley requirements and corporate policy. Demonstrate and model company values with internal and external customers. Proactively communicate with team and cross-functional counterparts. Lead and develop a team of accountants to ensure client billing and financial deliverables are completed Strong ability to work as a team member. Strong knowledge of Microsoft Applications, especially Word and Excel, including a working knowledge of complex Excel actions (eg pivot tables, v-lookups). Ability to master financial systems and reporting tools (Great Plains preferred). Good written and verbal communication skills. Demonstrate awareness of variables which could affect employee retention and/or morale; is a leader in developing strategies to ensure employee engagement and retention Maintain a deep and ongoing understanding of staff performance throughout the department Guide staff in ensuring monthly tasks are completed accurately and timely Maintain staffing coverage and related contingencies to ensure on-time delivery of services during periods of unexpected staff absences or transitions Review department work product as appropriate SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES Oversees a team of accountants covering the above responsibilities EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE Bachelors or higher degree (Accounting or Finance preferred) 5+ years accounting/finance experience LANGUAGE SKILLS Proficient in English. MATHEMATICAL SKILLS Excellent general math skills. CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS None required PHYSICAL DEMANDS 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. Must be able to lift 25lbs. Must be able to sit for extended periods of time. Must have finger dexterity for typing/using a keyboard. WORK ENVIRONMENT The work environment characteristics are normal office conditions. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Due to business requirements, office hours will extend past 40 hours/week as necessary. Consistent and regular attendance required. Company Description FirstService Residential is North America’s largest manager of residential communities and the preferred partner of HOAs, community associations and strata corporations in the US and Canada. FirstService Residential’s managed communities include low-, mid- and high-rise condominiums and cooperatives, single-family homes, master-planned, lifestyle and active adult communities, and rental and commercial properties. With an unmatched combination of deep industry experience, local market expertise and personalized attention, FirstService Residential delivers proven solutions and exceptional service that add value, enhance lifestyles and make a difference, every day, for every resident and community it manages. FirstService Residential is a subsidiary of FirstService Corporation, a North American leader in the property services sector. For more information, visit www.fsresidential.com.
• Location: Orange County
• Post ID: 154303852 orangecounty