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Senior Bookkeeper

Company: Asset Living
Location: San Marcos
Posted on: September 15, 2023

Job Description:

Company Overview

Founded in 1986, Asset Living is a true third-party property management firm with decades of experience delivering exceptional value to partners across the nation. As a leader in third-party property management, Asset Living is the fourth largest in the country (National Multifamily Housing Council's Top 50) and remains the No. 1 third-party student housing property manager in the U.S. for 11 years in a row (Student Housing Business). With over 36 years of experience, Asset Living's growing portfolio includes a multitude of properties across the country that span the multi-family, single-family home rentals, affordable housing, build-to-rent, active adult, and student housing divisions. Asset Living presently manages a portfolio consisting of approximately 175,000+ units and 125,000+ beds. Asset Living is a family made up of diverse backgrounds, unique ideas, and distinct personalities. Recognized as one of the nation's Best and Brightest Places to Work, professionals join Asset Living because of its reputation as the most trusted partner in real estate, workplace culture, and growth opportunities. Asset Living is a member of The Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM) and is recognized as an Accredited Management Organization (AMO).


The Bookkeeper is responsible for overseeing, under the supervision of the Community Manager, the everyday operations and financial functions of the housing community. As the Bookkeeper, you will play a vital role in the delinquency and collection of rent to optimize the property's cash flow and financial position. As a Bookkeeper, you will manage all phases of the operations, including personnel, leasing, maintenance, financial, administration & risk management, in the absence of a Community Manager. As an onsite leader, you will supervise all aspects of the property and staff to ensure compliance with Asset's policies and procedures, safety and fair housing guidelines, and liability concerns.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Financial Management
    • Responsible for posting all payments and income received from all applicants, current residents, and non-current residents accurately, timely, and efficiently
    • Responsible for processing and reconciling daily all account receivables
    • Monitor and follow up on bad debt to include preparation of late notices, resident and guarantor contact, and filing evictions
    • Responsible for helping property meet budgeted revenues, expenses, and Net Operating Income.
    • Responsible for posting of all charges to resident and non-current resident accounts; to also include bill back of utilities where applicable
    • Responsible for all end of the month closing procedures and reporting
    • Maintain accurate and organized records; auditing resident files to ensure accurate records
    • Responsible for walking units and posting all move-out charges, statements, and security deposit refunds
    • Personnel Management
      • Use consistent techniques & company directives to screen, hire, train, coach, and develop on-site staff
      • Ensure effectiveness of staff through ongoing training, coaching, counseling, and guidance in compliance with Asset training benchmarks
      • Promote harmony and quality job performance of staff through support and effective leadership
      • Ensure staff compliance and consistency with Company policies and procedures
      • Strategic Leasing Management
        • Ensure staff leasing techniques are effective in obtaining closure, follow up procedures met, signing/documentation of leases, and reporting systems are accurate and up to date
        • Implement marketing strategies & systems put in place by the annual marketing plan
        • Deal with resident complaints, concerns, and requests to ensure resident satisfaction
        • Develop and implement resident retention programs (i.e., resident functions, special promotions, monthly newsletter, etc.)
        • Effectively show, lease, and move in prospective residents
        • Administrative Management
          • Manage excellent customer service and monitor service request turnaround and responsiveness of maintenance staff
          • Maintain property appearance and ensure repairs are noted and completed on a timely basis (this requires regular property inspections and tours)
          • Assist with supervision of all business functions related to operations
          • Plan for and utilize property resources, equipment, and supplies economically (i.e., obtaining bids/pricing from vendors, suppliers, contractors, dealing with inadequate service, etc.)
            This job description should not be considered all-inclusive. It is merely a guide of expected duties. The employee understands that the job description is neither complete nor permanent and may be modified at any time. At the request of their supervisor, an employee may be asked to perform additional duties or take on additional responsibilities without notice.

Keywords: Asset Living, San Marcos , Senior Bookkeeper, Accounting, Auditing , San Marcos, Texas

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