Schafer Richardson is Hiring a Property Accountant

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Schafer Richardson, LLC. and Synergy Builders, LLC headquartered in the North Loop, provides quality investment, leasing, management, development, and construction services to the commercial and residential real estate industries.  We want to add a motivated and talented individual to our team who will be responsible for handling all facets of Property Management accounting.  The individual selected will report to a senior Property Accountant but also work closely with the Controller and Chief Financial Officer of Schafer Richardson.


The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required.

  • Apply required property management accounting standards and procedures to the recording and reporting of property management activity
  • Set up new properties, tenants, and leases in accounting software
  • Ability to handle accounting activities for a growing portfolio of properties
  • Work closely with Project and Property Managers to ensure Receivables and Payables are handled properly and timely accounted for
  • Understand leasing agreement and terms to ensure accuracy and timeliness of billings and payments
  • Generate monthly tenant billings
  • Provide various reports as requested including but not limited to: A/P, A/R, Profit and Loss, Balance Sheet, and trend analyses
  • Maintain accurate property rent roll
  • Communicate with vendors via phone and email
  • Prepare and process monthly journal entries
  • Reconcile and maintain balance sheet accounts, prepare journal entries
  • Assist with month-end and year-end closings, and annual budget process
  • Prepare monthly financial reports and account analyses
  • Monitor and resolve bank issues including fee anomalies and check differences
  • Perform account/bank reconciliations
  • Assist with preparation and coordination of audit and tax return processes
  • Assist with implementing and maintaining internal financial controls and procedures
  • Complete annual and mid-year CAM Reconciliations


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting preferred or 2 Year degree with substantial prior Property Management experience
  • 2 – 3 years of property management accounting experience dealing with multiple properties required
  • Understanding and practical application of property management accounting
  • Ability to analyze financial data and prepare financial reports, statements and projections
  • Strong problem analysis and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to multitask and set priorities
  • Knowledge of and ability to use various computer programs, including spreadsheet and word processing (MS Office) products
  • Energy and drive to deliver objectives on time and accurately
  • Demonstrated success working with people at all levels in the organization, with a commitment to working on cross-functional teams
  • Professional presentation and conduct
  • Professional written, verbal and interpersonal skills
  • Self-directed individual with initiative and flexibility
  • Strong work ethic and time commitment to organizational success
  • Excellent attention to details, organization and time management skills
  • Ability to assure confidentiality
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and customer service skills
  • Yardi software experience preferred

At Schafer Richardson, our team works hard every day to ensure that our clients receive the highest level of service available. Customer service and client satisfaction are our primary goals.  If you believe your skills and experience are aligned with our team and this opportunity, please send your resume and salary requirements via email to Lori Parks at or to:

Lori Parks

Senior Property Accountant

Direct: 612.359.5847

Fax: 612.359.5858