Real Estate Accountant

Finance Birmingham, Alabama Miami, Florida


Position at GVW Group, LLC


Do you want to be our Real Estate Accountant?


Can you be comfortable being uncomfortable? Are you fine with always speaking your mind? Can you lead, execute, and stay focused despite many distractions, and do the work yourself if needed?

We invest in and grow businesses that disrupt their industries by putting the customers’ needs first. From big data to industrial manufacturing, we deliver tools that transform the work of the people that use them.

It takes a special kind of person to be a part of this business in transformation. We are privately owned and expect our team members to act with an owner mindset: Relentless about creating value for the customer. Dogged about finding efficiencies and eliminating waste. Standing arm in arm with the rest of the team until the job is done—and ready to do it again the next day, with a smile. It is not easy to do things differently. But we do it—because we are passionate about improving our business and the lives of the people who use our tools.


What will you do?


GVW Group is completing various real estate acquisitions and is hiring due to that growth. The candidate will work with Management and the Senior Accountant to ensure that back-office processes are in place to allow for the growth to happen in a controlled manner. The candidate will complete the month-end close process, all reconciliations, payables and receivables, lease analysis, rental and receivables management, and various projects and financial reporting.

The position will eventually assume some other accounting functions within a sister company but is expected to be 100% dedicated to the Real Estate business in a short period of time.

Key Outcomes

  • Manage the day-to-day finance processes with Brokers, General Contractors, Project Manager, and banks.
  • Management of payables and receivables from tenants
  • Control of new investment/acquisitions or remodeling costs
  • Monthly Financial statements complete and accurate
  • Support to the operations team on financial information for the business model
  • Ad-hoc reports as requested by management


  • Perform the month-end close and adhere to reporting timeline
  • Perform back-office accounting functions including reconciliations, Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable, and the creation of monthly management reports and financial statements.
  • Review fixed asset ledgers to ensure items are properly capitalized and depreciated
  • Account for and reconcile cost reports together with General Contractors
  • Cash management for assigned project bank accounts
  • Manage receivables from tenants and follow up on past dues
  • Lease accounting & analysis - owning this process
  • Ensure financial records are GAAP compliant.
  • Prepare and/or review a variety of routine and ad hoc financial reports for management and other internal customers
  • Liaison with internal and external auditors
  • Respond to routine and non-routine inquiries from field offices, tax consultants, other departments and colleagues
  • Other duties as assigned for the Autocar or GVW companies


Position Requirements

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Bachelor's in Business, Accounting or Finance required
  • 2-4 years of Accounting experience, preferably 1-2 in the Real Estate industry
  • Strong communicator with an ambition to learn and add value
  • Cross-functional, ability to work in various accounting disciplines
  • Self-starter and ability to work with minimal supervision

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

Analytical ThinkingTackle a problem by using a logical, systematic, sequential approach.
Customer  OrientationsDemonstrate concern for satisfying one’s external and/or internal 
Diagnostic Information Gathering:  
Identify the information needed to clarify a situation, seek that information from appropriate sources, and use skillful questioning to draw out the information, when others are reluctant to disclose it.
Flexibility:  Openness to different and new ways of doing things; willingness to modify one's preferred way of doing things.
Fostering Teamwork: Work cooperatively with others on a team; demonstrate interest, skill, and success in getting groups to learn to work together.
Honesty/Integrity:  Does not cut corners ethically. Does what is right, not what is 
politically expedient. Speaks truthfully.
Organization and Planning: Plan, organize, schedule, and budget in an efficient, productive manner. Focus on key priorities and get these done. 

Where will you work? Birmingham, AL

What do we offer in benefits? We offer an attractive compensation and benefits package, to include fixed base salary and benefits including medical/dental/vision options, retirement/401K plans, etc.