Accounting Manager - Development Accounting - Los Angeles, California, United States - Remote

Location: San Francisco, California, United States – Finance – Full time

Salary: $105,000

Organization Overview

Founded in 2004, Brilliant Corners provides innovative housing and housing-related services to California’s most vulnerable individuals, with an emphasis on those transitioning from, or at risk of, homelessness or institutionalization. We are approaching 475 staff, operating throughout California with an annual budget approaching $400MM and $300MM in current assets. We develop, own and manage multi-family supportive housing and licensed residential care homes, and implement a broad array of scattered-site, one-on-one supportive housing, and clinical case management programs through partnerships with developmental services, homeless services, veterans’ services and health care sectors.

In short, we do good work.

We have offices statewide with a staff of passionate people. While we are growing rapidly, we are also selective: We’re seeking inspired, talented people who want to be part of a team effecting profound change and who have fun doing it. 

Position Summary

The Accounting Manager is an integral part of our growing Finance team. This position will have responsibility for all aspects of property management accounting and is the primary accounting liaison to the Supportive Housing Management and Asset Management teams, co-managing monthly closings, and will work closely with the third-party property management companies. The ideal candidate is highly analytical, a problem-solver, and thrives in a fast-paced environment.



  • Managing property management cash and cash reserve accounts, preparing detailed property reports for property and asset management, and maintaining the fixed assets and associated debt schedules for the organization.
  • Interfacing with third-party property management companies, overseeing their work, and providing guidance to ensure the completeness and accuracy of the accounting information.
  • Overseeing the entire range of our single family and multi-family housing project portfolio.
  • Assist and manage the process to develop program and organization budgets.
  • Develop, implement, and maintain the accounting systems, policies and procedures
  • Act as liaison with outside auditors and government agencies on contract issues
  • Manage and perform other various accounting activities
  • Collaborate with the other Accounting Managers on managing monthly closings and supervising accounting staff.
  • Other duties to be assigned

Professional Experience

  • Minimum of five years of experience in property accounting (real estate and property management)
  • Knowledge of regulations pertaining to Tax Credit and other affordable housing programs
  • Experience with Sage Intacct and Adaptive Insights preferred
  • Strong computer and math skills including proficiency with Microsoft Excel
  • Ability to work with time sensitive material and meet multiple deadlines
  • High attention to detail and effective prioritization skills
  • Good communication skills and ability to work independently.
  • Proven knowledge of bookkeeping and US accounting principles and practices.
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance, preferred but not required

Core Competencies

  • Problem Solving: Uses rigorous logic and methods to solve difficult problems with effective solution; probes all fruitful sources for answers; can see hidden problems; is excellent at honest analysis; looks beyond the obvious and doesn't stop at the first answer.
  • Functional/Technical Skills: Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills to do the job at a high level of accomplishment.
  • Managing and Measuring Work: Clearly assigns responsibility for tasks and decisions; sets clear objectives and measures; monitors process, progress and results; designs feedback loops into work.

Organizational Values 

  • Humanity: Putting people first: We are committed to meeting people where they’re at, honoring their dignity, diversity, and experience. 
  • Community: Building a better future: Sustainable housing solutions are fostered through partnership, collaboration, and human connection. 
  • Ingenuity: Innovating for transformation: Systems-change requires relentless determination, thinking outside the box and challenging the status quo.

Brilliant Corners does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, clients, volunteers; subcontractors, vendors, and clients.

Brilliant Corners is committed to the implementation of an Affirmative Action Policy and the Americans with Disability Policy in its recruitment selection and placement of all personnel and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


  • Health Care Plan (Medical, Dental, & Vision) 
  • Retirement Plan (With 5% Match) 
  • Life Insurance (Basic, Voluntary and AD&D) 
  • Paid Time Off (Vacation, Sick & Public Holidays) 
  • Family Leave (Maternity, Paternity) 
  • Short Term & Long-Term Disability 
  • Training & Development 
  • Wellness Resources 
  • Hybrid Work 

Job Profile


North America


United States


Financial analysis Microsoft Excel Property Accounting Real Estate Management

  • Developing budgets
  • Liaising with auditors
  • Maintaining accounting systems
  • Managing property cash accounts
  • Overseeing property management companies
  • Preparing property reports
  • Supervising accounting staff

5 years


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