General Ledger Accountant in Maitland, FL at Pinnacle

Date Posted: 2/23/2020

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Job Description

Location: Regional Office - Maitland, FL

Pinnacle is a national real estate provider that manages and invests in multifamily residential communities. As one of the nation’s largest third-party managers of multifamily housing, Pinnacle serves 35 states and 25 major metropolitan areas. Headquartered in Dallas, Pinnacle has city offices in 10 states across the nation.

Pinnacle provides its team members with an exceptional company culture. Every team member plays a vital role at Pinnacle, so we provide them with the training, support and tools needed for success. Pinnacle offers exceptional career paths, and joining our team can lead to an exciting and fast-paced career. We are looking for true team-players who want to learn and advance in the industry.

We offer a total compensation and benefits package to help with your needs today and build for your future tomorrow. Pinnacle values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment. We offer a safe, healthy work environment for employees through a commitment to maintaining a drug-free workplace. At Pinnacle, success is about more than having a healthy bottom line, and we are committed to making Pinnacle an amazing and unique place to work for each member of our team.

Job Summary:

The General Ledger Accountant is responsible for providing accounting, technical and clerical support to Client Reporting personnel. The position works closely with Property, Portfolio, and Senior Accountants, and may take direction from the Assistant Controller, Controller or Vice President of Client Reporting. The position is responsible for fulfilling support functions which may include, but are not limited to, recording journal entry transactions, deposit validation, and general ledger account reconciliation. A successful General Ledger Accountant ensures timeliness and accuracy when completing all assigned team functions.

A GL Accountant is assigned to a specific accounting team within Client Reporting and reports directly to the manager of such accounting team.


The General Ledger Accountant will use sound judgment and due diligence in executing the following responsibilities:


  • Provides support to Property, Portfolio, and Senior Accountants and Accounting Managers as needed.
  • Recognizes and rewards right behavior in others and addresses inappropriate behavior or ethical breaches.
  • Performs the duties of other GL Accountants as required (in their absence).
  • Exercises professionalism and uses caution/discretion when engaging team members or other business associates during business hours, company-sponsored events, and personal time.


  • Supports and enforces company and accounting policies as well as all applicable federal, state and local statutes and regulations.
  • Completes team functions as defined by the designated Accounting Manager or Senior Accountant including, but not limited to, entry of all recurring journal entries, verification of monthly deposit transactions, and preparation of monthly balance sheet schedules.
  • Performs any combination of calculating, posting, or verifying duties to confirm the details of business transactions and maintain financial information.
  • Compares data contained in a variety of financial records in order to detect trends, errors, or anomalies.
  • Maintains files and support documentation required to authenticate business transactions.
  • Achieves high productivity through reliable and punctual on-site attendance, and timely reports any tardiness and/or attendance issues to immediate supervisor.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Supports and enforces internal controls established by the department and company, and discloses any weaknesses relating to such controls or the lack thereof.
  • Applies quality measures and standards within all areas of responsibility to support the company’s mission, vision, and core values.
  • Continually seeks to identify innovative strategies for increasing department efficiencies and reducing expenses.

Job Requirements



  • An analytical background with a basic knowledge of accounting principles.
  • A detail-oriented work ethic.
  • An aptitude for numbers.
  • A functional understanding of current accounting software and Microsoft Office products.


  • Consistently exhibits strong ethics and confidence, as well as a positive attitude toward company, department, and team members.
  • Ability to provide professional support for an assigned team and cultivate value, trust, and positive relations among team and individuals.
  • Willingness to hold self and others accountable for performance.
  • Flexibility to modify or shift behavior as situations or objectives evolve, while exhibiting focus and positivity amidst change or under pressure.
  • Capable of cultivating team camaraderie and value through support and participation in team building and events.


  • Effective critical thinking and problem-solving skills, with ability to recognize problems early and produce prompt resolutions.
  • Ability to prioritize and focus on critical tasks as well as shift focus or multitask when appropriate.
  • Capable of working within a fast-paced, deadline driven environment while generating timely results.
  • Self-motivated to achieve or exceed performance standards and goals set forth by department.


  • Integrity, objectivity, and accountability in performing assigned duties.
  • Clear and concise written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently, while exercising interdependence within an assigned team.
  • Diplomacy to develop and preserve positive relations with team members.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or other comparable business-related degree
  • Prior accounting experience is not required for this entry-level position, but will be considered


The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by a team member to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The work is described as light in physical demand. Requirements include the ability to frequently sit, stand, walk, and reach forward and overhead, finger, and grasp. Must be able to occasionally bend, crouch, or stoop. Must be able to lift and carry up to 25 pounds. Must have close and distance vision as well as the ability to adjust focus.


Normal office work environment with little or no exposure to undesirable elements.