Job Description

Invitation Homes, a fast-paced evolving publicly traded REIT with a market capitalization of over $20 billion, owns and leases over 80,000 single family rental homes. As the nation’s premier home leasing company with an entrepreneurial spirit, we need dedicated, organized, and detail-oriented accounting professionals to provide timely and accurate financial information to our partners in the field and at our corporate offices as well as to our shareholders.

Our Company’s values (Unshakeable Integrity, Continuous Excellence, Standout Citizenship, and Genuine Care) are at the core of all our interactions with internal and external customers. We focus on team building and community involvement in addition to providing critical business support to perform general accounting functions.

Job Summary

We are looking for a dynamic Senior Accountant to join our Property Accounting team and maintain the integrity of the general ledger, work with other departments to understand their business units and impact on the financial statements, and collaborate with other teams within the Accounting Department to ensure timely delivery of financials reports The ideal candidate is detail oriented with demonstrated ability to prioritize work to meet various deadlines while balancing ad-hoc projects, enjoys working in a high volume, fast-paced environment that emphasizes innovation and process improvements, and wants to learn multiple aspects of the single-family residential business. If you have a proven track record of success and are ready to advance your career, this is the job for you!

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Reviews work completed by property accountants for accuracy and completeness in accordance with established policies and procedures. Large transactional volume (up to 100,000 lines at a time).

  • Ensures month-end close deadlines are met, maintains and reviews bank reconciliations and various balance sheet account reconciliations.

  • Works with Accounting Managers to determine efficient and effective teamwork load and cross-training opportunities.

  • Reviews the Balance Sheet and Income Statement to ensure accuracy.

  • Responsible for understanding a variety of financial reports and the impact of the single-family rental business on results of operations.

  • Mentors and encourages staff and their professional development.

  • Partners with HOA, Leasing, Operations, and other business units to gain an understanding of their impact on the business financials and assist where needed.

  • Interacts with field teams and external partners to review financials results and provide needed financial review and analysis support.

  • Prepares and reviews recurring and ad hoc analysis on financial results, trends, performance metrics, and benchmarks, to understand operating results and requests from business leaders.

  • Assists with external and internal audit requests (SOX, Compliance, Internal Controls, etc.).

  • Participates in Company-provided training and identifies training to increase knowledge of single-family residential business.

Education and/or Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or related field is required.

  • 3 - 5 years of experience in accounting and financial statement preparation is required. Property Accounting experience is preferred.

  • Solid understanding of basic accounting principles and possess high degree of accuracy and excellent time management skills.

  • Intermediate-level knowledge of Excel functionality is required.

  • Experience working with high volumes of data.

  • Yardi experience a plus.

Skills/Specialized Knowledge

  • Proven analytical and problem-solving abilities including the ability to identify and implement best practices that improve the team’s effectiveness and efficiency.

  • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a fast-paced dynamic environment.

  • Strong interpersonal, organizational and communication skills; ability to relate to others.

  • Self-motivated, high initiative and able to work with minimal supervision.

  • Ability to follow and apply Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).

  • Ability to read and comprehend financial statements.

  • Ability to set and meet goals and consistently meet deadlines.

Other Requirements

  • Must maintain professional appearance. 

  • Ability to be at work on a regular and consistent basis; Overtime may be required for this position. 

Physical and Mental Demands

This position will spend long hours sitting and using office equipment and computers. The position may also entail light lifting of supplies and materials occasionally, up to and including 20 pounds in addition to reaching, stooping, standing, and walking. This position requires the ability to talk, hear, compare, compute, compile, copy, analyze, coordinate, synthesize, negotiate and communicate. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

Work Environment

Standard office working environment that may be busy and noisy at times.

Application Instructions

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