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Accountant, Development and Construction
Title:Accountant, Development and Construction


Strategic Property Partners, LLC ("SPP") is the partnership between Cascade Investment LLC, and Jeff Vinik. SPP is a full-service commercial real estate development firm focused on world-class execution, innovation, and creating high quality and experiential places. SPP's first project, Water Street Tampa, is being developed on over 50 acres of land the company controls in downtown Tampa along the waterfront. The phased Water Street Tampa development project is revitalizing the currently underutilized tract of land to create an urban, mixed-use waterfront district consisting of approximately 9 million square feet of new commercial, residential, hospitality, cultural, entertainment, education, and retail uses, totaling over $3 billion in private investment from SPP. Integrating principles of walkability, sustainability, connectivity, design quality, and wellness, SPP will create, own and operate this new world-class neighborhood in Tampa, while also elevating the city's national prominence.


The Accountant, Development and Construction will report to the Controller and work closely with internal development and construction teams. He or she will be responsible for overseeing project accounting and documentation throughout the life cycle, including detailed expense review, budget-to-actual variance investigation, and preparation of internal management reporting.



  • Actively participate in monthly budget-to-actual reviews:
    • Project budget uploading, tracking, and reporting utilizing the job cost system (Yardi)
    • Perform detailed budget-to-actual variance review with development and construction teams to compile monthly summary reporting to leadership team
    • Communicate with subcontractors, suppliers, and project managers to manage draw requests/requirements and ensure pending issues are resolved to allow for timely release of payment
    • Report to leadership team regarding the remaining funding available for projects
    • Authorize access to project budgets
  • Set up project document controls and maintain processes throughout project life cycle. Including yet not limited to:
    • Notice of Commitment processing and project requirements
    • Release of lien / release of claim tracking
    • Review and management of insurance certificates
    • Contract management
    • Contractor pay application processing and routing for approval
    • Set up and management of process and control policies and procedures
    • Training of staff in processes and controls from set up through implementation and close out


  • Maintain project-related records, including contracts and change orders
  • Process the transfer of expenses with appropriate oversight
  • Coordinate Development and Construction review of supplier invoices related to a project
  • Handle escalations from accounts payable as it relates to vendor relations




Required Qualifications:

  • Minimum 10 years of relevant industry and/or accounting experience
  • Experience with Yardi, JD Edwards, Proliance or similar industry software
  • Able to manage and maintain multiple ongoing projects
  • Able to take ongoing projects and establish new processes and controls
  • Able to investigate past projects for full and complete process implementation and close out



Desired/Preferred Qualifications:

  • Fixed asset ledger experience
  • Team player
  • Excellent listening skills and strong oral and written communication skills
  • The ability to identify, analyze and resolve complex issues
  • Strong organizational and multitasking skills
  • Follow through to ensure tasks are progressing and completed on time
  • Self-motivated person who thrives in a dynamic work environment