Job accountant in Denver, CO at HighSide (CO)

Job Details

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Company HighSide (CO)
Company Website Hiring Organization
Company Address Denver, CO
Salary 85000 - 75000 USD per ANNUAL
Job Location Denver, CO

Job Description

Position: Staff Accountant

Department: Accounting

Classification: Full Time

Reports To: Assistant Controller

Compensation: Commensurate with experience

HighSide Companies was founded in 2019 to leverage the deep real estate expertise of its founding partners and senior operating team. With more than 100 years of combined experience in the real estate development, investment and project management industries, the team possesses a deep expertise in every aspect of the commercial real estate lifecycle and offers investors, partners, and clients best-in-class solutions for the unique needs of their assets. HighSide is based in Denver, Colorado, for more information visit

The company has an opening for a STAFF ACCOUNTANT to join our quickly growing team based out of the Highside corporate headquarters office in the Denver Tech Center. In this position, you will be expected to lead full cycle project accounting duties for our Joint Venture developments under the guidance and support of the Assistant Controller and the Accounting Manager.


Project and Development Accounting

Manage full project monthly accounting cycle for assigned JV projects including.

Completing project entity set up checklist including oversight of final acquisition settlement statement & true up, entity set up in Yardi and QuickBooks, and project bank account set up, and other entity acquisition checklist items.

Lead monthly construction draw process, including compiling draw packages for all projects utilizing B4cast, Yardi Voyager and Yardi Construction Manager software, coordinating with development managers to ensure all necessary approvals for project accounts payable, and coordinating funding with corporate treasury department, JV partner, and lender.

Perform equity prove outs and abstracts of agreements including loan agreements.

Ensure all sources and uses on projects are accurately accounted for and each draw is balanced properly.

Oversee the collection and organization of all lien waivers, W-9’s, insurance certificates, and other vendor compliance items.

Keep a master draw tracking document that encompasses payment and lien waiver support.

Work with investment directors, development managers and corporate personnel to accurately record accruals and properly perform an entity close out for the month including performing bank reconciliations.

Complete monthly closing process for project financial statements by the 15th of each month or earlier as determined by the accounting manager.

Utilize and maintain all project workpapers as part of the monthly closing process.

Coordinate with JV partner and lender to ensure all project financial reporting compliance is met.

Other ad hoc responsibilities as assigned to include the review of other project workpapers.

Corporate Accounting

Prepare Monthly Invoicing

Complete monthly close process for assigned corporate entities by the 15th of each month.

Assist with the treasury functions (ie, open bank accounts)

Assist with obtaining EIN numbers, executed organizational documents and operating agreements.

Assist with AR and AP processing.

Monthly bank reconciliations

Tax, Compliance, Audit

Coordinate with external CPA for income tax preparation for project entities

Assist in preparing and sending investor K-1’s.

Timely execution of all necessary 1099’s annually

Maintain entity level compliance with the IRS.

As needed, lead external audit activities for applicable projects

Basic Qualifications

BA/BS degree Accounting, or a related field. A combination of equivalent work experience and training may qualify.

CPA and/or MBA preferred.

Computer literacy required.

Desired software and application literacy: Microsoft Office Suite, QuickBooks Online

Yardi Experience preferred.

Previous accounting system conversion experience is a significant advantage but not required.

Experience with accounting in a real estate development firm to include job costing.

Experience with writing accounting procedures such as moving assets from WIP to PPE.

Positive, team-minded, self-starter with the ability to take initiative, implement strategy, multi-task and perform work without being closely monitored.

Job Location

Denver, CO

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