Real Estate ControllerJan 2006 to Jan 2007 CBRE, INC － Atlanta, GA
Managed financial reporting, AP, AR, and other accounting functions for 3 Class A multi-tenant buildings, totaling 1.5M square feet. Assisted 3 real estate managers with accruals, variance analysis, pro-rata share CAM reconciliations, and budgets. Reviewed and approved vendor invoices, weekly check runs, and manual billings. Prepared journal entries, balance sheet and bank account reconciliations. Recorded loan modifications and prepared lender draw packages. Assisted with rollout of proper accounting policies and procedures at property level. Familiar with US GAAP and SOX guidelines. Managed Associate Accountant.
Played leading role in conversion to Yardi International, working with client IT and Yardi development to create and alter reports, transforming European version for American use.
Collaborated with client, cash management, and third-party lockbox group, preventing undesirable tenant security deposit from posting to bank account and saving client thousands of dollars in legal fees.
Segregated bank accounts during reconciliations, allowing each building to carry individual cash balances and tie back to receivable ledgers.
Provided training for new electronic third party payables system, familiarizing staff with procedures and processes and ensuring smooth transition from manually keying and approving invoices.
Reconciled seller and purchaser pro-rated leasing capital, revenue, and expenses for 8 months after closing, guaranteeing both received appropriate allocations.
Property ControllerJan 2003 to Jan 2007 TRAMMELL CROW COMPANY － Atlanta, GA
Directed day-to-day property accounting for 3 Class A buildings totaling 1.5M square feet, an association, and 10 acres of undeveloped land. Supported on-site general manager, 3 property managers, and assistant manager with all property accounting.
Streamlined budgeting process by converting to Excel (from Lotus) and linking expense spreadsheets to master file, eliminating duplication and increasing accuracy.
Incorporated year-end client general ledgers into property level books and created full sets of PBCs, enabling complete and thorough audits.
Combined client and property level vendor information and manually created 1099 template, allowing entities with same FEI to print on 1 form.
Directed accounting transition after sale of buildings, implementing processes for managers to easily complete the revised forecast and budget, code payables, and prepare reports.
Created method for recording and tracking tenant receivables incurred prior to sale of buildings, keeping tenant delinquencies intact.
Assistant Property ControllerJan 1987 to Jan 2002 CARTER & ASSOCIATES － Atlanta, GASenior Accountant Project Accountant Brokerage Bookkeeper AP Lead Entry-level AP Clerk