Property Accounting Manager | Austin, Texas

We are seeking a Property Accounting Manager who will oversee the accounting and financial reporting functions for a portfolio of properties as well as supervise and mentor a staff of 3-5 of varying levels within the property accounting department. 

Critical Duties:

  • Supervise, mentor and train a team of 3-5 individuals including Staff Accountants, Property Accountants, and Senior Property Accountants
  • Understand and ensure compliance with Sarbanes Oxley and departmental policies and procedures. Evaluate and makes appropriate improvements as needed.
  • Review, coordinate and complete the preparation of accurate books and records for owned and third party managed properties within their portfolio
  • Oversee and ensure the timely and accurate completion of property close folders
  • Perform review functions during end of month close

Essential Duties and Responsibilities (other duties may be assigned):

  • Work directly with Directors of Property Accounting to allocate and prioritize team job functions and responsibilities
  • Assist financial operations personnel and other company departments with questions and information requests as needed
  • Manage special projects and initiatives as assigned
  • Perform accounting research on technical matters
  • Coordinate and complete audit requests as needed
  • When visiting an American Campus Community, support our commitment of unparalleled customer service and curb appeal, including never walking by a piece of trash without picking it up.  At ACC – we are all groundskeepers.


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


  • Manage Performance
  • Supervise Others
  • Problem Solving
  • Financial Management
  • Technical Capacity
  • Ethical Conduct
  • Communication Proficiency


  • Bachelor's degree (B.B.A.) in Accounting or Finance
  • Minimum 5 years related professional experience preferred
  • 2+ years in a supervisor role managing a team a plus

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

 Knowledge of: 

  • GAAP and Sarbanes Oxley

Skill in:

  • MRI a plus
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills
  • Microsoft Office applications
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal, analytical, leadership and presentation skills

Ability to:

  • Handle multiple high priority projects with a keen attention to detail
  • Problem solve and analyze data demonstrated by the ability to assimilate new information, understand complex topics and arrive at sound analysis and judgement
  • Demonstrate a positive attitude and maintain a high level of professionalism
  • Work independently while logically and strategically taking on accounting issues which adhere to US GAAP

Certificates and Licenses:

 CPA Preferred but not required

Supervisory Responsibilities:

Carries out supervisor responsibilities including: interviewing, hiring and training employees; planning assigning and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.  Also provides regular updates to leadership.

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