Accounting Specialist

Fairlawn Real Estate

Fairlawn Real Estate

Accounting & Finance
Champaign, IL, USA
Posted on Saturday, May 18, 2024

We are seeking a detail-oriented Accounting Specialist to join our awesome team here at Fairlawn! The ideal candidate will embody Fairlawn’s core values: Be Kind, Own It, Be Flexible, and Always Improve.

Do you have an ownership mindset and a passion for all things numbers? If so, our Accounting Specialist role may be perfect for you! Based in Champaign, Illinois, the Fairlawn team member will be responsible for supporting the corporate accounting functions of the company. The Accounting Specialist will report to the Controller.

What will you do?

  • Exemplify the core values of Be Kind, Be Flexible, Own It, and Always Improve
  • Code, enter, process/post, and review invoices in a timely manner
  • Verify approval on invoices and check requests
  • Research vendor statements, resolve vendor and/or invoice issues, and respond to inquiries from internal and external vendors
  • Participate in month-end closing procedures such as bank and loan reconciliations and income statement review
  • Assist with work order review, billing, and payment
  • Setup name & address records for new vendors and administer W-9 documentation and certificate of insurance requirements
  • Review and ensure compliance with internal controls (proper approvals, documentation, account coding, payment terms, etc.)
  • Meet departmental expectations/deadlines and perform other duties as assigned
  • Special projects as assigned
  • Learn and ensure compliance with all Fair Housing Laws including local, state, and federal housing regulations (We provide training)
  • Pivot, roll up your sleeves, and jump in where needed!

Why should you work here?

  • Competitive Pay. We are ready to invest in you!
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance - Starting First Day of Employment - to access care for positive health outcomes and your overall well-being
  • Employee-sponsored benefits including Short Term Disability, Life Insurance, Critical Illness, Accident, Flexible Spending, and H.S.A. Accounts to avoid costly medical expenses due to gaps and ensure that all your medical needs are met
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan with Match to invest in your future wealth and retirement
  • Paid Vacation, Sick Leave, and Holiday Pay to help you reset and come back rejuvenated and refreshed
  • Monthly company events to promote team cohesion
  • Wellness Days to focus on being your best self. We want you to have time to disconnect and recharge in a way that works for you
  • The opportunity to work for a growing organization where you are valued and can have a direct impact
  • Quarterly off-site meetings with your manager to celebrate wins, issue solve and ensure you are set up for success. Plus, the process is rewarding, and the results are great for your career

Who you are – We’d love to hear from you if you:

  • Two years of accounting experience in a fast-paced office environment is desired
  • A college degree in Accounting or a relevant field, or relevant coursework is a plus
  • Experience working in AppFolio for property management is a plus
  • Experience in Real Estate accounting is a plus
  • Have proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite with the ability to keyboard 40+ WPM
  • Are proficient with relevant computer applications and software (e.g. Microsoft Excel, AppFolio, Outlook) and aptitude for learning new software and systems
  • Demonstrate superior attention to detail, high energy and a positive attitude
  • Have excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills
  • Have availability to work 4 days in-office with 1 day/week remote option
  • Have the ability to give and receive real-time feedback with a positive mindset
  • Have the ability to work independently and also to work closely with other team members
  • Have ethical and professional conduct and integrity beyond reproach
  • Embody our core values: Be Kind, Be Flexible, Own It, and Always Improve

Internal Eligibility

  • At least one year of employment at Fairlawn as JR Accounting Specialist

Some additional things you will need:

  • Valid driver’s license and dependable vehicle.
  • Availability to work longer hours and weekends during department and company peak seasons
  • Must be able to complete the physical functions of the position, not limited to the ability to sit for long periods of time at a computer and extensive keyboarding, and the ability to lift 20 pounds

Supervisor Responsibilities: No

We are seeking candidates who demonstrate a strong alignment with the requirements listed above. While meeting all qualifications is preferred, we understand that exceptional candidates may bring comparable experience and skills to the table including prior experience at Fairlawn Real Estate. We value diversity of thought and experience, and we are committed to considering all applicants [internal and external] and to identifying and selecting the most qualified applicant for the role.

Fairlawn Real Estate is a fast-growing real estate firm managing approximately 5,000 units throughout Central Illinois and Indianapolis. Our company uses the Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS) to run and help grow our business – the tools from EOS contribute to finding the right people and putting them in the right roles, effectively solving issues as they arise, and building a culture of accountability. In short, it gets everyone on the same page and working toward the same goals. If you have an ownership mindset and take pride in all the details, joining our team may be perfect for you!

We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, age, physical or mental disability, veteran or military status, genetic information, sexual orientation, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by law.