Staff Accountant

Accounting Newport Beach, California


Position at Inspire Home Loans

Position Title:    Staff accountant           Department: Title

Since our founding in 2002, we’ve become one of the top 10 public homebuilders in the U.S. In 2018, we were ranked 61st among the Fortune 100 Fastest-Growing Companies, and we’ve been the fastest-growing public builder for three years in a row. Over the years, our organization has grown to include two homebuilding brands—operating as Century Communities and Century Complete—along with mortgage and insurance services through Inspire Home Loans and Parkway Title.

At Century Communities, our family of companies is driven by one simple objective: A Home For Every Dream™. As part of that mission, we’re dedicated to providing you with every opportunity for growth and success as you build a thriving career. That’s because we know that building, financing, and insuring beautiful new homes for our buyers is only possible with the best talent in the industry.

Our excellent benefits package includes medical, dental, vision, 401(k) with employer match, vacation and sick leave. We also offer competitive salaries with the potential for discretionary bonuses and/or commission structure (depending on the position).

If you’re a passionate self-starter, changemaker and thoughtful collaborator ready to take their career to the next level, we’d love to hear from you!

Position Summary:  Inspire Home Loans (a Century Communities, Inc. company) is searching for a Staff Accountant to join our team. The position is responsible for supporting the accounting team in a variety of professional level accounting duties inclusive of various bank and general ledger reconciliations.  Must ensure that transactions comply with GAAP and company policies and procedures.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Reconcile assigned bank accounts daily; review for accuracy and aging exceptions
  • Work closely with Escrow Officers to clear exceptions in compliance with internal controls
  • Monitor and fund segregated trust account per state requirements
  • Assist with business loss requests, file to file transfers and wire initiation/releases made by the branches and review for appropriate backup documentation and reasonableness
  • Prepare and initiate group wires (Fee wires, Builder wires, Recording wires)
  • Monitor and resolve positive pay exceptions for all accounts daily
  • Review outstanding check list for trust account and resolve all checks outstanding over 60 days
  • Prepare and post daily journal entries
  • Reconcile and prepare statistical data
  • Prepare month-end entries, accruals, and allocations
  • Prepare general ledger reconciliations
  • Assist with various projects as assigned

Knowledge, Skills and Background:

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment with strict reporting deadlines.
  • Excellent communication skills required; Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail and well organized
  • Dependable and highly motivated with a strong work ethic
  • Highly proficient with Excel including V and X lookups and pivot tables and proficient in other Microsoft Office programs

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance preferred
  • 2+ years accounting experience; financial services industry experience preferred.