Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc Senior Accountant - Corporate Accounting in Pasadena, California

Senior Accountant - Corporate Accounting

Location Pasadena, CA

Job Function Accounting

Employment Status Regular, Full-Time

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Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc. (NYSE: ARE), an S&P 500® company, is an urban office REIT uniquely focused on world-class collaborative life science and technology campuses in AAA innovation cluster locations. Founded in 1994, Alexandria pioneered this niche and has since established a significant market presence in key locations, including Greater Boston, San Francisco, New York City, San Diego, Seattle, Maryland, and Research Triangle Park. Alexandria is known for its high-quality and diverse tenant base. Alexandria has a longstanding and proven track record of developing Class A properties clustered in urban life science and technology campuses that provide its innovative tenants with highly dynamic and collaborative environments that enhance their ability to successfully recruit and retain world-class talent and inspire productivity, efficiency, creativity, and success. For additional information on Alexandria, please visit www.are.com.

We are seeking a Senior Accountant in our Pasadena office. The incumbent will be a highly skilled individual who is highly detail-oriented, works well in a team environment, and is proficient in technical US GAAP Accounting.

The Company is an equal opportunity employer. We are pleased to consider all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, sex (including sexual or gender identity), religion, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, age, marital or veteran status, genetic information, physical or mental disability, or medical condition.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The ideal candidate will employ a number of duties in the areas of accounting, project support, and a variety of administrative duties. They will manage the day-to-day accounting for the assigned portfolio of commercial real estate properties including but not limited to the following:

  • Analyze Property Income Statements and Balance Sheets’ monthly trends.

  • Prepare tenant recovery and rental revenue variance explanations.

  • Reconcile general ledger accounts to sub-ledgers/supporting schedules.

  • Compile stand-alone reporting package for management review.

  • Perform monthly bank reconciliations.

  • Record monthly journal entries.

  • Review and approve property related invoices.

  • Liaise between the Accounting and Asset Services teams to provide accounting and financial analyses support, including but not limited to, providing information for property operating results and leasing data, reviewing property operating budgets, and resolving tenant inquiries as it relates to accounting.

  • Assist with the preparation of the monthly and quarterly Accounting Reporting package for executive management review.

  • Assist with the acquisition and sales analyses and coordinate with Legal and Asset Services to ensure timely review of closing statements.

  • Prepare quarterly and annual debt compliance packages.

  • Assist with research on technical accounting matters.

  • Provide financial reporting support for the preparation of the Company’s 10Q/10K SEC filings and quarterly Supplemental reporting.

  • Participate in ad-hoc projects such as process improvement projects, internal and external audit requests, department goals and initiatives, and other special projects.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or Business Administration

  • CPA preferred

  • 2 to 3+ years of Accounting experience

  • Public Accounting experience preferred

  • Public commercial real estate experience preferred

  • Proficient in Technical US GAAP Accounting

  • Detail oriented and strong analytical skills

  • Experience in financial statement preparation and general ledger accounting

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment

  • Ability to prioritize and meet deadlines

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills to interact with all levels including, but not limited to HQ/field personnel, senior management, and outside parties

  • Proficient in business related software including Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint

  • JD Edwards accounting software experience desirable

For Internal Use Only: Referral Tier 2