Job Description

Looking for an opportunity with a dynamic, fun, and goal-oriented company? We’re growing quickly and we’re looking for some not-so-typical talent to join our team. 
Progress Residential® is one of the largest providers of high-quality, single-family rental homes in the United States. With more than 75,000 homes across some of the fastest-growing markets, our residents appreciate the flexibility, freedom, and convenience of living in a single-family home without the obligations of home ownership. 

Progress is committed to making the home rental process easy and enjoyable for the 100,000+ residents we serve by empowering our team members and investing in innovative systems and technology. Our portfolio has continued to grow substantially the past few years and we see increasing demand for professionally managed single-family rental homes and anticipate continued growth. 

Employment with Progress Residential is conditional on a satisfactory background and drug screen as well as submitting proof satisfactory to Progress Residential that you are fully vaccinated against the Corona Virus COVID-19 disease, subject to any accommodations granted by Progress Residential based on disability or religion or as applicable by state law.

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Position Summary

The Staff Accountant is responsible for assisting with the month end close process and to ensure transactions are recorded in the proper period. The position is responsible for debt service related entries as well as assisting the accounting team with REIT accounting responsibilities. The position requires interfacing with various departments in the Company to provide and receive information pertinent to various accounting issues.

Essential Functions

Financial Objectives

  • Work in a manner that meets budgeted costs and constraints of the accounting department.

  • Assist in measuring Company’s performance toward achieving its goals. 

Operational/Functional Objectives

  • Actively participate in month end close and search for continuous improvement in quality and timeliness of work.

  • Prepares monthly waterfall/debt service entries.

  • Prepares monthly Reserve reimbursement requests.

  • Prepares cash entries daily.

  • Prepares and completes bank reconciliations at month end.

  • Completes required account reconciliations related to debt and other accounts as needed.

  • Assist with processing manual checks, as needed.

  • Assist with interim and annual financial audits.

  • Maintain and improve reporting as needed to meet management requests.

  • Draft and update accounting policies, procedures, practices, and guidelines as requested by management related to debt and other related tasks.

  • Conduct special projects and other services at the request of management, which includes financial analysis and accounting research.


  • Bachelor’s degree from a four year college or university, preferably with an accounting major.

  • 1 to 3 years related accounting experience preferred.

  • Must be proficient in various software packages including, but not limited to, MS Word, MS Excel, MS Office.

  • Property Management experience a strong plus.

  • Must be proficient in use of various accounting software. Yardi experience preferred.

  • Must be proficient in accounting rules, including prepaids and accrual recognition.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication, organizational and presentation skills.

  • Excellent organizational skills with proven ability to work independently.

  • Self-directed and motivated.

  • Reliable, dependable, and trustworthy.

  • Performs duties in a professional manner and in accordance with laws and regulations

What you can expect from us:

Progress Residential® offers all the financial and non-financial incentives you would expect from an innovative real estate investment and management firm:

  • In addition to outstanding training, we host quarterly summits and town hall meetings to encourage growth, knowledge sharing and a good time. After all, it’s about progress, not perfection. 

  • We offer competitive compensation, including a performance-based bonus.

  • Our generous benefits package includes comprehensive healthcare coverage for you and your family, parental leave, paid time off, 10 paid holidays and much more.

Closing Statement:
This summary is not an all-inclusive description of job duties. Other job duties and responsibilities may also be assigned by the incumbent’s supervisor at any time based upon Company need.
Progress Residential® is a proud Equal Opportunity employer, m/f/d/v. 

Application Instructions

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