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Centralized Staff Accountant

Company: Ashton Woods
Location: Alpharetta
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Job Description:

Position Overview:

Provide management with financial information and analysis

Major Functional Responsibilities:

  • Safeguard the companys assets in accordance with Corporate and Division policy and generally accepted accounting principles
  • Manage cash deposits and cash receipts

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Prepare journal entries including WIP Accrual, intercompany, Toronto admin fee and any additional month end entries as requested
  • Void Checks in NAV as needed
  • Enter Close Dates, post revenue, COS for homes closed for several divisions
  • Post entries for deposits of cash receipts from closing funds, earnest money checks, and incoming wires
  • Print bank statements and reconcile the Controlled Disbursement account for multiple divisions
  • Issue customer refund checks as well as record entries to forfeiture income as needed
  • Distribute Sales Commission statements on 15th and Last day of month
  • Retain appropriate documents for audit purposes on closed homes
  • Deposit checks into Wells Fargo if received through remote deposit.
  • Run and tie out certain month end reports such as cycle time, Aged A/P, WIP Report and sales margin analysis with adding additional footnotes if needed for multiple divisions
  • Maintain accounting records and files
  • Fulfill audit requests as needed
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Bachelors Degree in accounting or finance preferred
  • Understanding of generally accepted accounting principles and cost accounting

Skills and Knowledge:

  • High degree of computer literacy, including intermediate Excel
  • Ability to meet deadlines in stressful situations
  • Knowledge of business English and ability to communicate patiently and professionally with both internal and external customers, both orally and in writing


  • Two (2) to four (4) years of professional accounting experience
  • Previous homebuilding experience preferred

Typical Physical and Mental Demands:

  • Must be able to read, write, and speak fluently in English
  • Employees in the position are required to be able to hear and have vision sufficient to utilize all office equipment
  • Use of hands and fingers is required to utilize standard office equipment
  • Requires occasional lifting up to 20 pounds

These physical requirements are representative of those required to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodation will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these functions, if requested.

Working Conditions:

Work is generally performed in a typical office environment using standard office equipment. Work is typically sedentary in nature, but some walking and standing may be required. Fast paced environment subject to numerous schedule and priority change and short notice activity.

Keywords: Ashton Woods, Alpharetta , Centralized Staff Accountant, Other , Alpharetta, Georgia

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