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Senior Accountant - Corporate Accounting & Reporting
TX - Dallas


Opportunity Snapshot
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Build Your Career with a World Leader in Data Center Solutions Offering Challenging and Interesting Work Along with Advancement Opportunities

If you combine progressive accounting experience, ideally including public accounting, with knowledge of US GAAP accounting, reporting, and SOX compliance and the drive to learn and advance your skills, the role of Senior Accountant with Digital Realty offers you some compelling opportunities. You will:
  • Make an impact on our organization in a new corporate accounting role focused heavily on joint venture and other reporting and month-end close.
  • Expand your skills; for example, while joint venture experience is preferred, if you don't already have it, you'll acquire it in this role.  Quick question for you - click here
  • Enjoy broad exposure and visibility as you serve in a key role, support corporate accounting operations and work with senior leaders in Dallas and San Francisco.
  • Work on a talented team in an environment with strong processes in place, meaning we enjoy a good work/life balance. At the same time, your strong ideas and eye for improvement will be welcomed.
  • Showcase your potential to take on additional responsibilities and advance in an organization posting continuous strong growth as well as a strong, stable financial profile. You could advance in the Corporate Accounting Group, on the FP&A and SEC Reporting Group or follow another finance or accounting path in our global organization.
  • Be part of a strong culture with engaged leadership that truly values employees and is committed to professional development and advancement.
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 a unique power of choice and value when and where our customers need it.
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Make Your Mark in an Essential New Corporate Accounting Role at a Global Industry Leader

The Requirements
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To meet the basic qualification for this role, you will have legal authorization to work permanently in the United States for any employer without requiring a visa transfer or visa sponsorship. In addition, to be a good fit for the Senior Accountant - Corporate Accounting & Reporting opportunity, you will have:
  • A bachelor's degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting, or similar. A related advanced degree is desirable but not required. CPA is a plus.
  • 3+ years of progressive accounting experience, including public accounting experience or experience with a U.S., publicly listed company. Quick question for you - click here 5+ years of experience required without public accounting experience. Quick question for you - click here
  • Solid knowledge of US GAAP accounting, reporting and SOX compliance. Knowledge of Joint Venture reporting is an advantage.
  • Solid knowledge of financial applications, concepts, and theories.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in journal entry preparation, account reconciliation and analysis.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in technical accounting research.
  • Strong computer skills and system savvy, including:
    • MS Windows, Word, Outlook, etc.; intermediate to advanced Excel knowledge required to work with complex Excel spreadsheets monthly
    • Experience with accounting systems
    • Demonstrated aptitude with ERP systems Quick question for you - click here
    • Experience with Yardi is a plus.
  • Working knowledge of and experience with real estate investment trusts (REITs) preferred.
Just as important will be the following competencies and characteristics:
  • A high degree of comfort and strong desire to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong learning acumen including the ability and desire to:
    • Acquire new technical skills
    • Acquire new industry knowledge
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities
  • Solid organizational skills, great attention to detail and the ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • The ability to achieve goals and work independently as well as contribute as a team player
We have active protocols in place to ensure the health and safety of all employees. For the time being, you will work remotely, although you may come into the Dallas office occasionally for initial onboarding and training. We plan to return to the office full-time on September 1st, 2021. 

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The Role
If you meet the minimum qualifications, feel free to apply at any time. If you'd like some additional details about the role, please read below.
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As Senior Accountant, you will report to and work closely with the Senior Director, Corporate Accounting and Reporting. Your primary responsibility will be joint venture reporting, including a close cycle separate from the Corporate close, but you will also have a plethora of other accounting responsibilities from reconciliations and analysis to journal entries, income statements, reporting packages, equity accounting and more. Specifically, you will be responsible for:
  • Joint venture accounting, month-end close and reporting function.
  • Preparing routine journal entries, including accrual, prepaid, management fee, capital contribution and distribution, etc.
  • Preparing account reconciliations and analysis, including cash, investment and equity, identifying potential issues and following up with resolutions.
  • Month-end, quarter-end and year-end income statement flux preparation and analysis for joint ventures. The process includes a thorough investigation of changes in, for instance, operating revenues and expenses.
  • Timely closing of Joint Ventures’ performance results on a monthly, quarterly, and annual basis.
  • Preparing monthly, quarterly and annual financial reporting packages for joint ventures managed by Digital Realty.
  • Performing technical accounting research and translating accounting literature into actionable solutions.
  • Preparing analysis on held for sale, long-lived asset impairment and purchase price accounting allocation, etc.
  • Preparing consolidated cash flow statements.
  • Providing ongoing support of internal customer needs, specifically Asset Management; working effectively with Operations, Sales, FPA, and Legal teams.
  • Performing ad hoc projects as needed.
  • Providing internal and external audit requests.
This description is intended to give you a general overview of the position and is not an exhaustive listing of duties and responsibilities.
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Why Join Us
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Own the impact
You'll join a small but influential corporate accounting team and play an important role in setting us up for success in a variety of transactions and partnerships. Your successes will be visible at the highest levels of our organization.

Growth without limits
We're growing fast and growing smart, including acquiring businesses that complement and strengthen our core offerings. We're already one of the largest players in our space, and ongoing growth will create opportunities for strong performers.

Strong foundation
Our financial strength and stability provide our customers with the assurance that Digital Realty will be their partner for current data center needs and those in the future, and our investment credit ratings provide us access to paths for more capital. We view each of our customers as a long-term partner.

Entrepreneurial culture
We value collaboration and encourage innovation, and the organization is committed to providing employees the tools and training they need to excel and develop professionally.

Excellent compensation
In addition to a competitive salary and discretionary bonus potential, we offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes all you would expect plus some pleasant surprises, like multiple flexible spending plans, a generous company match on the 401(k) plan, an employee stock purchase plan, gym membership reimbursement and more.

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The Road to Success
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We hold ourselves to high standards, and it is our baseline expectation is that not only is the work done, but it also is done well. A detail orientation and a passion for accuracy are essential. We'll look to you to be resourceful and achieve goals independently while keeping the Senior Director in the loop. You also should know when to ask for guidance. You'll know you're hitting the mark as you build credibility and start taking some responsibilities off of others, including your supervisor. 

In addition, to be an outstanding Senior Accountant - Corporate Accounting & Reporting, you will:
  • Take pride in delivering quality and timely work
  • Think on your feet. You may not always have the right answers immediately, but should be skilled at researching/gathering needed information
  • Serve as a reliable and knowledgeable team player; support others as they will support you
  • Bring a positive, upbeat attitude
  • Remain flexible and adaptable in a changing, growth-oriented environment
  • Build strong relationships on and off the team
  • Value curiosity and inquisitiveness; take advantage of opportunities to provide decision-makers with even greater insights

 
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Digital Realty is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you have the right to request an accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access our career center as a result of your disability. To request an accommodation, contact the Human Resources Department at acalisto@engage2excel.com.