AvalonBay is proud to be named one of Glassdoor’s Best Places to Work in 2019. At AvalonBay, every day you can make a difference in someone’s life. We take that purpose seriously and expect you will as well. From helping someone choose one of our communities as their home to providing great service throughout a resident’s stay to supporting your fellow associates, your positive, professional, and consistent personal interactions make AvalonBay a great place to work. Our purpose and our core values – A Commitment to Integrity, A Spirit of Caring, and a Focus on Continuous Improvement – set us apart. AvalonBay Communities, Inc. is one of the nation’s leading Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs), in the business of acquiring, selling, constructing, developing, redeveloping and managing high-quality apartment communities in leading metropolitan areas primarily in New England, the New York/New Jersey Metro area, the Mid-Atlantic, the Pacific Northwest, and the Northern and Southern California regions of the United States. We currently own and operate approximately 82,000 apartment homes in the US and employ approximately 3,000 associates. We are looking for a Staff Accountant I – Residential Services to sit in our Virginia Beach, VA office.The Staff Accountant’s overall responsibility is to support RS Accounting and complete assignments by the deadline.Responsibilities will include but are not limited to:Monitor and manage the Residential Services email box and respond to all inquiries in a timely mannerSubmit questions from accountants to the field during the month-end close processProcess wires as assignedAssist with reporting financial information to 3rd parties including replacement reservesAnalyze monthly account detail, research and explain significant variances for designated categoriesPerform month end revenue analysisPerform mid-month utility analysis and process utility exceptions as assignedComplete journal entries Analysis and reconciliation of specific general ledger accountsAssist in keeping documentation of processes currentAssist in monthly billback processParticipate in special projects to improve efficiencies.Other duties and projects as assignedThe Staff Accountant will be required to have an undergraduate degree in Accounting from an accredited business school or be within 6 months of completing such degree.In addition:Excellent communication skills (both verbal and written).Working knowledge of spreadsheet software.Good time management and organizational skills desired.Is able to work under pressure.Is able to work well with accounting team, property management team, on-site associates and other departments including upper management.Demonstrates the ability to develop strong analytical skills.Demonstrates the initiative and skills of career advancement to provide bench strength within Financial Services.Willing to work on a flexible schedule (overtime required).Possesses a strong customer service focus.