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Sr. Construction Accountant

  2323 bryan street, Dallas

Overview

Digital Realty supports the data center, colocation and interconnection strategies of customers across the Americas, EMEA and APAC, ranging from cloud and information technology services, communications and social networking to financial services, manufacturing, energy, healthcare and consumer products.  

Now is the time to join Digital Realty and be part of the world’s trusted foundation powering digital ambitions to our customers, prospects and partners. Digital Realty’s heritage is understanding a customer’s local to global data center needs to address mixed workloads and densities. Enterprises are adapting IT strategies on-the-fly to meet rapidly evolving demands. As data creation and consumption are increasing, so are the tools, clouds, networks and resources needed to support it. This data gravity effect can lead to global workflow management that isn’t consistent across deployments, only compounding the complexities. As one of the world’s largest data center companies, we offer colocation and scale offerings combined best in class connectivity, cloud and data centric solutions. Digital Realty is seeking motivated and imaginative professionals to grow our Enterprise business. 

 

Position: Sr. Construction Accountant

 

Opportunity Snapshot

This role will give you the opportunity to enhance your skill set by incorporating high level of technological skills in an entirely paperless environment and be given the opportunity to find new or more creative and resourceful ways to accomplish the department's objectives. As a Sr. Construction Accountant, you will partner with construction management personnel to ensure the financial success of projects around the globe, apply principles of accounting to record and analyze financial information and prepare financial reports, and contribute to the ongoing evolution of a global organization. 

 

The Requirements

To be a good fit for the opportunity of Sr. Construction Accountant, you will have:

  • Four-year accounting degree and a minimum of 3 years real estate construction/job cost accounting experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Knowledge of construction cost accounting and general accounting principles. Ability to analyze and interpret accounting data and perform quantitative analyses. 
  • Significant experience participating in monthly accounting close efforts, including preparation of closing entries and reconciliation preparation.
  • Track record of partnering and fostering relationships with construction management personnel.
  • Prior experience working in a multi-national corporation is highly desirable.
  • Experience working in a fast-paced, dynamic environment where deadlines are tight and priorities evolve.
  • Effective communication skills, written and oral.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Yardi experience is a plus, but not required.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Outlook, accounting and internet software.
  • Digital Realty cares about the health and safety of its workforce, customers, and vendors. Except in limited circumstances where an employee is legally entitled to an accommodation, Digital Realty requires all new hires to be fully vaccinated by their start date as a condition of employment. 

Just as important will be the following qualities and characteristics:

  • Ability to read and interpret construction budgets, contracts, lien releases, and other pertinent construction documents.
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret relevant financial reports, legal documents, accounting pronouncements, regulations, and corporate policies. 
  • Ability to respond to common inquiries and/or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, members of the business community, peer professionals, and management.
  • Ability to prepare reports and business correspondence.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers and direct and/or contractor employees.

 

The Role

The Sr. Construction Accountant will report to the Manager, Construction Accounting and will be responsible for the following:

  • Partnering with the Design & Construction group to ensure the financial success of the company’s development projects using the Yardi Job Cost module, including setting up projects (jobs), budgets, contracts, change orders, purchase orders, and processing invoices.
  • Preparing monthly job cost reports and analyses for review with project and asset management personnel.
  • Proactively addressing cost and operational related matters with project managers, asset managers, and other internal project stakeholders on a daily basis.
  • Partnering with cross-departmental staff in preparing cost capitalization calculations, analyses, journal entries, and general ledger reconciliations.
  • Supporting departmental leadership with the preparation of recurring and ad-hoc cost analyses.
  • Assisting in the implementation, documenting, and ongoing maintenance of the company’s internal controls and systems, including SOX-404. Prepare and gather materials related to construction and cost accounting matters for internal and external auditors.

Note: this description is intended to give you a general overview of the position and is not an exhaustive listing of duties and responsibilities.

 

 

Digital Realty: Where the cloud lives and business thrives

We built the global standard for technical real estate, developing a unique capability to acquire, manage, and scale data center campuses. Now, Digital Realty is building a unique ecosystem of open solutions that power customer growth through exceptional service on a foundation of unrivaled data center expertise. The new Digital Realty combines unparalleled data center services, carrier-dense interconnection, real estate acumen, and financial strength to create unique power of choice and value when and where our customers need it.

 

Our Mission

To provide our customers with the trusted foundation for the digital world

 

Our Vision

To build a network of connected campuses and internet gateways that become the heart of the internet and cloud, powering growth and prosperity for customers, employees and shareholders.

 

Our Values

Guide our decisions and actions every day—above all else, we value customers, excellence, talent, teamwork and success.

 

About Digital Realty

Digital Realty Trust, Inc. supports the data center and colocation strategies of more than 2,000 firms across its secure, network-rich portfolio of data centers located throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. Digital Realty's clients include companies of all sizes, ranging from financial services, cloud and information technology services, to manufacturing, energy, gaming, life sciences and consumer products

 

 

Disclaimer:

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. 

Digital Realty Trust is committed to employing a diverse workforce. We value and actively seek to recruit, develop and retain people with backgrounds, experiences and perspectives that reflect the full diversity of our society.

Digital Realty is a publicly traded company (NYSE: DLR) with investment grade ratings from all three major ratings agencies.

Digital Realty offers a highly competitive compensation package, excellent benefits, and an environment that recognizes and rewards your contributions.

Digital Realty is an equal opportunity employer, EOE/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled

Please do not forward unsolicited resumes to any employee of Digital Realty and its subsidiaries. Digital Realty is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited referrals.

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