The John Stewart Company

  • Staff Accountant - Accounting Center

    Job Locations US-CA-Sacramento
    Job ID
    Location Name
    JSCo Accounting Center
    # of Openings
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview


    The John Stewart Company is a full-service housing management, development and consulting organization that began in 1978 with a commitment to providing high quality service in the affordable housing sector. We work to enrich the lives of our residents and employees, while delivering our services costeffectively, efficiently and with the highest levels of professionalism, compassion, integrity and respect.


    Reporting directly to the Accounting Manager, this position is responsible for the production of accurate and timely monthly financial reports for approximately 8-20 properties and may do AP for 4-10 properties.  Accountant will provide oversight for AP Specialist and AR activities by site staff.  A solid foundation in GAAP, and the ability to work within a team structure is essential.


    • Accurate and timely production of monthly financial reports
    • Preparation of bank reconciliations for all cash accounts.
    • Prepare journal entries as needed for the general ledger.
    • Maintain prepaid and accrual schedules for various accounts.
    • Review balance sheets and income statements for accuracy. Analyze variances to budget and work with the Regional Manager on any trends or inconsistencies.
    • Review all AP and AR entries for correct GL posting, and reconcile to the GL.
    • Work closely with the Regional Manager to meet the needs of the owner or asset manager.
    • Report any property irregularities to appropriate management.
    • Ensure audit compliance and maintain all support documents. Respond to auditor’s inquiries in a timely and complete manner.
    • Analyze data and make appropriate recommendations on special projects as needed.



    • Knowledge of GAAP principles
    • Solid writing, and verbal communication skills.
    • BS in Accounting or Finance or equivalent experience and at least one year experience as an accountant
    • Ability to work well with peers, auditors, clients and management.
    • Flexibility to work on and prioritize a variety of tasks.
    • Strong problem solving skills, including problem identification, analysis and ability to make reasonable and logical recommendations.
    • Experience with Microsoft Office programs such as WORD, EXCEL, and OUTLOOK.
    •  Experience with MRI, Boston Post Property Manager and/or Nexus a plus.


    Full Time Employees

    • Medical, dental and vision care; preventative medical care paid at 100%.
    • Vacation leave of up to ten days per year in the first year.
    • Up to 72 hours of sick time per year.
    • Flexible Spending Accounts for Health Care and Dependent Care.


    Full Time AND Part Time Employees

    • Free, confidential counseling through our Employee Assistance Program.
    • Commuter benefit program.
    • Discounts for AT&T and 24-Hour Fitness, plus annual fitness reimbursement of $50 towards expenses like health club memberships, fitness equipment and entry fees to marathons and fitness walks.
    • Matching 401(K) Retirement Savings Plan of up to 2% of your compensation (for any employee who works 20 hours or more per week)

    Equal Opportunity Employer

    The John Stewart Company (“JSCo”) provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws.


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