Senior Accountant - US-DC Washington DC

  • CoStar Group
  • Washington D. C., DC, USA
  • Oct 23, 2020
Full time Real Estate

Job Description

Job Description


Senior Accountant – CoStar – Washington, DC



CoStar delivers real-time, verified commercial real estate data that helps clients confidently spot great opportunities and make smart choices ahead of competitors. By combining the power of CoStar’s independent research organization – the industry’s largest – with global data delivery, software, and application solutions, clients can act on opportunities with confidence.


At CoStar Group, our finance group centralizes transaction processes, providing accurate reporting, financial resolutions, and proper forecasting analysis. Joining the team offers access to financial specializations, including accounts payable, accounts receivable, cash and asset management, client contracts and billing, and revenue recognition


As a Senior Accountant, you will be primarily responsible for assisting in the monthly revenue close process, including the analysis on accounts receivable and preparation of the allowance for credit losses,  revenue close responsibilities to include (i) monthly journal entries, (ii) account reconciliations, and (iii) variance analyses related to the monthly results.  This position will also work with the Financial Planning and Analysis, Billings, Cash collections and Revenue Service teams to assist in the monthly close process and  to understand fluctuations from budget and forecast..  

The Senior Accountant should have a general knowledge Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (“GAAP”) and experience (i) working within a monthly close process, (ii) preparing journal entries and account reconciliations, (iii) identifying and improving monthly processes.  The Senior Accountant should be eager to learn and demonstrate high energy, time management and organizational skills, strong work ethic, and the ability to work independently and collaboratively.


This position may get exposure to technical accounting issues and interactions with external auditors related to the close process, account reconciliations and variance analyses.



  • Preparation of monthly revenue journal entries and supporting schedules and review of monthly financial results
  • Accounts receivable analysis and preparation of the allowance for credit losses
  • Assistance in a variety of aspects of the Enterprise Resource Planning system implementation
  • Assistance with special projects within department or as part of cross-functional teams
  • Research technical accounting issues
  • Work with external auditors and facilitate review of the close process, account reconciliations and variance analyses
  • Ensure timely monthly close and accurate monthly results



  • B.A in Accounting with CPA or pursing CPA
  • 4-6 years’ work experience
  • Prior experience in corporate accounting and/or public accounting
  • Preparing or review monthly journal entries and account reconciliations
  • Implementing processes
  • Experience with Oracle Fusion, Peoplesoft or SAP
  • Strong project management, time management, and organizational skills
  • General knowledge of GAAP guidelines and ability to enhance knowledge and apply to a variety of situations (ASC 606 experience preferred)
  • Familiarity with systems and optimizing use of systems to generate data for analyses
  • Strong excel skills required



  • Ability to work effectively with a team to complete projects



Founded in 1987, CoStar Group is the leading provider of commercial real estate information, analytics, and online marketplaces. Our suite of online services enables clients to analyze, interpret and gain unmatched insight on commercial property values, market conditions and current availability. Behind some of the most well-known brands in the industry, CoStar Group includes CoStar, the largest provider of CRE research and real-time data; LoopNet, the most heavily trafficked mobile and online real estate marketplace;, the premier rental home resource for renters, property managers and owners; STR, the leading provider of performance benchmarking and comparative analytics to the hotel industry; BizBuySell, the largest online marketplace for businesses-for-sales; and Lands of America, the leading operator of online marketplaces for rural real estate.

Headquartered in Washington, DC, CoStar Group maintains offices throughout the U.S. and in Europe, Canada, and Asia with a staff of over 4,300 worldwide.



Working at CoStar Group means you'll enjoy a culture of collaboration and innovation that attracts the best and brightest across a broad range of disciplines. In addition to generous compensation and performance-based incentives, you'll be supported in both your professional and academic growth with internal training, tuition reimbursement, and an inter-office exchange program.


Our benefits package includes (but is not limited to):

  • Comprehensive healthcare coverage: Medical / Vision / Dental / Prescription Drug
  • Life, legal, and supplementary insurance
  • Commuter and parking benefits
  • 401(K) retirement plan with matching contributions
  • Employee stock purchase plan
  • Paid time off
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • On-site fitness center and/or reimbursed fitness center membership costs (location dependent), with yoga studio, Pelotons, personal training, group exercise classes, as well as Segway’s and bikes available for use during the day
  • Complimentary gourmet coffee, tea, hot chocolate, prepared foods, fresh fruit, and other healthy snacks


Be part of a team of professionals enjoying the opportunity to learn, do, and grow in a rewarding atmosphere. But don't just take our word for it -- see why our team chose to work at and stay at CoStar Group:



We welcome all qualified candidates who are currently eligible to work full-time in the United States to apply.  However, please note that CoStar is not able to provide visa sponsorship for this position


CoStar Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer; we maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing