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Staff Accountant - Corporate Accounting



Accounting & Finance
Charleston, SC, USA
Posted on Saturday, September 16, 2023
The Greystar Corporate Accounting team plays a critical role within Greystar’s accounting organization. This team is responsible for the accounting and financial reporting of Greystar’s parent level company and enterprise shared services teams. This accounting team supports the Office of the Chief Administrative Office (CAO), as well as all the centralized Enterprise Services functions of Technology, People and Culture, Communications, Risk Management, Corporate Accounting, Treasury, and Tax. This role will apply generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) to analyze financial information, reconcile financial statements, prepare general and standard journal entries, assist in budget development, and prepare standard accounting and financial reports for Enterprise Services functional and executive leadership.


  • Compiles and analyzes financial information in preparation for entry into various financial statements and accounting reports and makes appropriate journal entries for recording in the general ledger by checking calculations, reviewing basis for figures, and balancing and reconciling figures.
  • Performs bank reconciliations and wire transfers for deposit and ensures accuracy.
  • Reviews budget, revenue, expense, invoices and other accounting documents and researches and resolves discrepancies as necessary.
  • Maintains the timely completion and distribution of financial reports for accounting manager review and assists in resolving discrepancies and variances in actuals-to-budget.
  • Assists in answering questions, provides research data and information as requested, and explains journal entries and financial transactions as needed.
  • Assists with reforecasting, annual business planning and budgeting, as well as ad hoc financial requests of the enterprise shared services functional leaders in order to facilitate data-driven decision making.
  • Communicates with team members to answer questions, provide support, and ensure timely completion of accounting processes for on-time reporting.
  • Completes various financial, accounting, administrative, and other reports and analysis, and performs other duties as assigned or as necessary.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • Demonstrated proficiency in word processing, spreadsheet, database management, corporate accounting and job cost accounting programs to complete required reports. Advance Excel skills preferred.
  • Understands the importance and necessity of being flexible and adjusting or adapting workstyle to “fit” Greystar’s unique culture and way of getting things done.
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative and be proactive in finding solutions.
  • A combination of education, training, and experience that demonstrates the application and usage of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP).
  • College degree in accounting, finance, or business is preferred.
  • Oracle experience preferred.

Compensation is based on geographic location and individual pay decisions will vary based on demonstrated job related skills, knowledge, experience, education, certifications, etc.

Corporate Positions: In addition to the base salary, may be eligible for an annual performance bonus that is based on individual and company performance.

Onsite Property Positions: In addition to the base salary, may be eligible for a discretionary weekly, monthly and/or quarterly bonus based on budget.

Greystar seeks to attract, recruit, advance and retain top talent. Greystar’s compensation strategy is tailored to appropriately reward the skillset and experience that a team member will bring to the organization.

Robust Benefits Offered for Full-time Team Members:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Life

  • 401(k) with Company Match (eligibility required)

  • Short-term & Long-term Disability

  • Critical Illness/Accident/Hospital Indemnity Plans

  • Employee Assistance Program

  • Generous Paid Time Off: Time off benefits include vacation, holidays, personal days, and sick time and parental leave

For Union and Prevailing Wage roles compensation and benefits may vary from the listed information above due to Collective Bargaining Agreements and/or local governing authority.

Greystar will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.