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Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc Senior Accountant - Corporate Accounting (Property Accounting) in Pasadena, California

Senior Accountant - Corporate Accounting (Property Accounting)

Location Pasadena, CA

Job Function Accounting

Employment Status Regular, Full-Time

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Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc. (NYSE:ARE), an S&P 500® company, is an urban office REIT uniquely focused on collaborative life science and technology campuses in AAA innovation cluster locations. Founded in 1994, Alexandria pioneered this niche and has since established a significant market presence in key locations, including Greater Boston, San Francisco, New York City, San Diego, Seattle, Maryland, and Research Triangle. Alexandria is known for its high-quality and diverse tenant base. Alexandria has a longstanding and proven track record of developing Class A properties clustered in urban life science and technology campuses that provide its innovative tenants with highly dynamic and collaborative environments that enhance their ability to successfully recruit and retain world-class talent and inspire productivity, efficiency, creativity, and success. For more information, please visit

We are seeking a Senior Accountant in our Pasadena office. The incumbent will be a highly skilled individual who is highly detail-oriented, works well in a team-oriented environment, and proficient in technical US GAAP Accounting.

The Company is an equal opportunity employer. We are pleased to consider all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, sex (including sexual or gender identity), religion, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, age, marital or veteran status, genetic information, physical or mental disability, or medical condition.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Will employ a number of duties in the areas of accounting, project support, and a variety of administrative duties, including but not limited to the following:

  • Manage the day-to-day accounting for the assigned portfolio of commercial real estate properties such as:

  • Analyze Property Income Statements and Balance Sheets’ monthly trends

  • Prepare tenant recovery and rental revenue variance explanations

  • Reconcile general ledger accounts to sub-ledgers/supporting schedules

  • Perform monthly bank reconciliations

  • Prepare monthly journal entries

  • Review and approve property related invoices

  • Act as a liaison between Accounting and the Asset Services teams to provide Accounting and financial analyses support, including but not limited to, assisting with tenant requests, preparing regional level analyses, and resolving tenant inquiries

  • Assist with the preparation of the monthly and quarterly Accounting Reporting package for executive management review

  • Prepare quarterly and annual debt compliance packages

  • Prepare year-end CAM reconciliation

  • Provide financial reporting support for the preparation of the Company’s 10Q/10K SEC filings and quarterly Supplemental reporting

  • Prepare annual budget analyses and work with asset managers to complete the annual budgeting process

  • Assist with setting up accounting month-end close process of new acquisitions and closing out of dispositions

  • Assist with research on technical accounting matters

  • Participate in ad-hoc projects such as process improvement projects, internal and external audit requests, department goals and initiatives, and other special projects

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or Business Administration

  • CPA preferred

  • 2 to 3+ years of Accounting experience required

  • Public Accounting experience is highly preferred

  • Public commercial real estate experience preferred

  • Proficient in Technical US GAAP Accounting

  • Detail-oriented and strong analytical skills

  • Experience in financial statement preparation and general ledger accounting

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, ability to prioritize and meet deadlines

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills to interact with all levels including, but not limited to HQ/field personnel, senior management, and outside parties

  • Proficient in business related software: Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc.

  • JD Edwards Accounting software experience desirable