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Compass // tech-enabled real estate platform & brokerage
Greater New York City    Posted: Thursday, August 27, 2020
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We are looking for an Accounting Associate who will be responsible for overseeing the accounting, reporting & collections for the special initiative rolled out by the Company across the United States. The role includes coordination with the internal agent finance & accounting teams, the new ventures team, agents, clients as well as third party providers administering these programs. Activities include vendor management/administration, accounting for the loan programs, reconciliation, reporting & collections.

The individual will also partner with the accounting team & various functions across the organization to ensure consistent application of policies & procedures & continuous improvement projects are achieved. The individual would be accountable to resolve any issues, escalations or contract disputes as well as focus on collections.

At Compass You Will 

  • Be responsible for the end-to-end accounting, reconciliation & reporting of the loan programs
  • Manage the relationship with the third-party vendor administering the loans
  • Work with the accounting, operational teams, agents & clients across the United States
  • Provide excellent customer service by proactively managing issue resolution
  • Manage the collections for these loan programs as well as other receivables
  • Liaison with the operational finance teams on standardizing the collection efforts across the markets
  • Drive process improvement & re-engineer the loan program procedures toward a standard solution
  • Ensure proper controls are operating effectively & collaborate with the accounting team on improvements
  • Work with the accounting team on the allowance for doubtful debt analysis
  • Create & distribute accurate internal & external reports
  • Support with the annual financial audit requirements
  • Manage & resolve inquiries related to these loan programs for both internal & external stakeholders
  • Perform special projects as assigned

What We're Looking For

  • Bachelors Degree required, preferably in Business, Management, or other related fields
  • A minimum of 3 years of accounting experience specifically in accounts receivable
  • Big 4 experience, preferred
  • Basic knowledge of residential real estate, preferred
  • Experience working with/in consulting firms or large multinational businesses
  • Experience working across multiple geographical entities
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA), a plus
  • Strong interpersonal skills for interacting with cross functional teams, agents, clients & third-party providers
  • Strong analysis, problem solving & decision-making skills
  • Strong attention to details & project management skills
  • Strong dispute resolution & mediation skills to handle issue escalation & resolution
  • Excellent customer service & negotiation skills & ability to work in a team environment
  • Excellent oral & written communication skills
  • PC proficiency in PowerPoint & Excel
  • Experience with Salesforce & NetSuite, a plus 
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