Real Estate Accounting Specialist, Hourly Support 6

Mike Callaway Accounting/Finance/Banking, Real Estate

  • Full Time
  • Lakeland, FL
  • Applications have closed
  • Salary: $20.40 - $28.15

Website Publix


Corporate Accounting

Job Description

In the Real Estate (RE) Accounting Department, the Specialist coordinates and maintains all accounting for the tenants within Publix-owned shopping centers and ensures compliance with contractual obligations of the tenants’ leases.  This includes documenting the activity of all shopping centers and ensuring that Publix’s financial statements are accurate by performing general ledger account analysis and reporting.  The RE Accounting Specialist reports to the RE Accounting Supervisor.

Additional responsibilities include:

• performing all accounting functions for tenants who lease space within Publix’s owned shopping center locations
• handling the accounting conversion of all acquired properties
• reviewing all financial transactions to ensure data is properly recorded and to communicate any inconsistencies to various business areas
• calculating the amounts owed to (or due from) all tenants for expenses incurred for the previous year
• managing the complete set-up and maintenance of all data into the SAP Real Estate Module
• inputting abstract tenant lease information into the SAP Real Estate Module
• providing financial accounting and analysis and verifying monthly entries posted to the General Ledger. The accounts include both income statement and balance sheet accounts for Real Estate Accounting.

Required Qualifications

• knowledge of accounting principles and accounts receivables and accounts payables functions
• knowledge of Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, and Access) applications
• knowledge and understanding of legal and Real Estate terminology
• knowledge of Accounting and GAAP, including regulations around real estate accounting
• Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or another analytical discipline with no relevant business experience OR
Associate’s degree in Accounting or another analytical discipline with at least four (4) years business experience OR
High School Diploma or its equivalent with at least six (6) years business experience
• knowledge of Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) requirements and controls relating to Expense Payables
• knowledge of analytical techniques
• ability to process a high volume of work accurately including good time management skills
• research skills including the ability to interpret and comprehend legal documents (Real Estate leases)
• excellent written and verbal communication skills
• auditing skills and attention to detail
• excellent analytical skills
• must exhibit professionalism and the ability to deal with confidential subject matter
• must be flexible and highly productive
• willingness to be a team player
• willingness to work a variable work week schedule, which may include working long hours 

Preferred Qualifications

  • The preferred qualifications for this position include:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or another analytical discipline with 2 years relevant business experience
  • Knowledge of SAP

Hours of Work

8:00am to 4:30pm, Monday through Friday – Flexible Schedule

Frequency of Pay


Minimum Base Pay


Maximum Base Pay


Potential Annual Base Pay

42,432 – 58,552

Year End Bonus

To reward associates for their contributions to the company for the calendar year, Publix provides a Holiday Bonus in November. In the first year of continuous employment the bonus is equal to 15 hours of pay, and in the second year of continuous employment the bonus is equal to one week’s pay if associate remains employed through issue date of the bonus check. In subsequent years, the bonus is equal to two weeks’ pay.

Benefits Information

Employee stock ownership plan that contributes Publix stock to associates each year at no cost
▪ An opportunity to purchase additional shares of our privately-held stock
▪ 401(k) retirement savings plan
▪ Group health plan (with prescription benefits)
▪ Group dental plan
▪ Group vision plan
▪ Sick pay
▪ Long-term disability insurance
▪ Company-paid life insurance (with accidental death & dismemberment benefits)
▪ Tuition reimbursement
▪ Vacation pay
▪ Free hot lunches (buffet-style) at facilities with a cafeteria
▪ Paycheck direct deposit
▪ Credit union
▪ Access to over 50 discount offers including discounts on computer, vehicle and wireless purchases
▪ 6 paid holidays (Associates can exchange the following holidays with their manager’s approval)
New Years Day
Memorial Day
Fourth of July
Labor Day