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Corp Finance/Accounting - Sr. Accountant (Tax)

999 Waterside Dr, Norfolk, VA 23510, USA Req #2556
Friday, May 13, 2022

JOB PURPOSE: This position will assist with tax functions relating to property portfolios, alternative investments, and corporate entities. The Senior Tax Accountant will have exposure to federal and state partnership tax returns, non-U.S. investor tax forms, preferred equity and mezzanine debt investments, Freddie Mac bonds, whole loans, Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs), and complex real estate transactions.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBLITES:

  • Prepare income and withholding tax projections related to real property dispositions.
  • Prepare year-end tax projections for the Harbor Group general partners and select LP investors.
  • Prepare annual schedules to reconcile estimated to actual tax withholding for investors.
  • Prepare budgets and process annual partnership expenses for real estate entities.
  • Review Personal Property Tax Returns and payments.
  • Review, research, and respond to tax notices and other various tax issues that may arise for property, partnership, and corporate entities.
  • Review K-1s and tax returns prepared by CPA firms and prepare tax forms and tax elections as needed.
  • Assist with REIT and TRS elections, quarterly REIT testing, and reviewing testing memos prepared by the CPA firms.
  • Work with Investor Relations to respond to investor questions related to withholding and tax documents, including Schedule K-1s, 8805s, 1042-S forms, and 1099s.
  • Work with Property, Partnership, and Corporate Accountants to answer questions related to tax payments, refunds, filing fees or CPA firm invoices.
  • Communicate regularly with outside CPA firms regarding the preparation and delivery of Schedule K-1s and tax returns, tax payments, extensions, and tax notices.
  • Assist VP of Investment Accounting and Legal Department with research and tax structuring related to property acquisitions, dispositions, and recapitalizations.
  • Assist with special projects as needed.

 

QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

  • Bachelor's degree in accounting or an equivalent discipline.
  • Advanced degree in taxation preferred.
  • 3-4 years of relevant work experience in public accounting or a combination of public accounting and the private sector.
  • CPA or eligible to sit for CPA exam required.
  • Experience with partnership taxation (Form 1065, Schedule K-1) required.
  • Knowledge of real estate purchase and sale transactions preferred.
  • Strong oral and written communication, good listening skills, excellent attention to detail and a quick learner.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and manage well through ambiguity and complexity.
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to prioritize, multi-task and work well under pressure.
  • Ability to balance time during busy annual reporting/tax season.
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently.
  • Team player and also able to work collaboratively with peers and leadership.
  • Experience with entire Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.
  • Very strong Microsoft Excel skills required.
  • Experience with MRI and YARDI a plus.
  • Understanding of Real Estate Investment Trusts is a plus.

 

WORKING CONDITIONS: Work environment characteristics 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 not exposed to weather conditions.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. 
 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: 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 use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, and sit. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; and taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

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  • Job Family Finance & Accounting
  • Pay Type Salary
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  • 999 Waterside Dr, Norfolk, VA 23510, USA