The Financial Reporting Manager reports to the Director of External Reporting and Compliance and manages the preparation, planning and oversight of SEC reporting documents - primarily 10-K and 10-Q filings - for MAA. This role ensures the overall accuracy of the company's financial statements and accompanying footnote disclosures, accounting records, and accounting processes. The successful candidate will embody and work to reinforce MAA's Core Values. Those values include:
Appreciating the uniqueness of each individual
Communicating openly and with integrity
Doing the right thing at the right time for the right reasons
Duties and Responsibilities:
Coordinates the preparation, review, and oversight of 10-K and 10-Q documents in accordance with SEC rules and regulations and the supporting schedules as a member of the External Reporting Team.
Collaborates with accounting management and staff to prepare and/or review corporate level accounting, including all investments, stock, joint ventures, corporate accruals, deferred compensation, debt, derivatives, fixed assets, and acquisitions and development.
Researches and analyzes accounting guidance to ensure the overall accuracy of MAA's financial information in collaboration with external auditors and an internal team of certified public accountants (CPAs).
Proactively identifies new accounting standards applicable to the MAA. Assists with assessment strategy and implementation plan in conjunction with internal corporate stakeholders.
Assists with the preparation and review of quarterly earnings release information.
Ensures compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley rules and maintains an appropriate level of internal controls over external reporting.
Facilitates special projects and processes to resolve accounting and reporting concerns and complexities.
Ensures the overall accuracy of the company's financial information through Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), communicating with external auditors, and other accounting responsibilities.
Performs other related duties as assigned to meet the needs of the business.
Bachelor's degree and five or more years of public and/or corporate accounting experience in required.
Experience with technical accounting research as well as understanding, interpreting and applying U.S. GAAP and SEC accounting rules to complex technical accounting areas required.
Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license required.
Master's degree in Accountancy, Business Administration, or a related field preferred.
Supervisory/management experience preferred.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge of public accounting issues and processes gained from "Big Four" accounting firm experience.
Knowledge of accounting rules, processes and financial statement disclosure requirements.
Extensive knowledge of GAAP and corporate accounting practices and procedures
Business and financial acumen
Planning skills, goal orientation and strategic thinking
Supervisory and leadership skills to assess, coach, develop and manage performance of others
Skill and ability to clearly and concisely communicate verbally and in writing, including public speaking and presentation skills
Analytical, critical thinking and problem-solving skills
Knowledge and skills to manage projects, organize, prioritize, and meet deadlines
Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint)
MAA recognizes that talented people are attracted to companies that provide competitive pay, comprehensive benefits and outstanding advancement opportunities. We offer a comprehensive benefits package* including, but not limited to, the following:
* Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
* Life and Disability Insurance
* Employee Assistance Program
* Vacation, Sick Leave, and Holiday Pay
* 401(k) Retirement Plan
* Tuition Reimbursement
* Adoption Reimbursement
* Apartment Discount
* Opportunities for promotion and internal career advancement
*Eligibility for benefit plans and programs vary based on hours worked and length of employment.
We are committed to providing service excellence and value to those who depend on us at MAA. Our people-first approach has been transforming properties into communities and apartments into homes for over 25 years. As the largest owner-operator of multifamily apartments in the United States - we are established leaders in the real estate space - bringing tremendous opportunities to those looking to build their careers. We invite you to explore our Brighter View and find your place at MAA!
Drug Free Workplace
Internal Number: R0008887
About MAA (Mid America Apartment Communities)
MAA is a real estate investment trust (REIT) that focuses on the acquisition, selective development, redevelopment and management of multifamily homes throughout the Southeastern and Southwestern regions of the United States.
Our mission at MAA is to deliver superior service and value for our residents, employees and shareholders. We refer to this as creating "A Brighter View" and we are doing it every day.
In fact, we proudly display "Our Brighter View" plaques at every MAA office just to serve as a daily reminder of our focused mission. MAA is committed to remaining true to our rich tradition of service to each other, to our residents, and to our shareholders. We respect the privilege to providing value to those whose lives we touch.
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