National Storage Affiliates Trust

Property Accountant


Property Accountant


National Storage Affiliates Trust is a real estate investment trust headquartered in Greenwood Village, Colorado, focused on the ownership, operation, and acquisition of self-storage properties predominantly located within the top 100 metropolitan statistical areas throughout the United States. As of March 31, 2022, the Company held ownership interests in and operated 1,061 self-storage properties located in 42 states and Puerto Rico with approximately 68.4 million rentable square feet. NSA is one of the largest owners and operators of self-storage properties among public and private companies in the United States. For more information, please visit the Company's website at NSA is included in the MSCI US REIT Index (RMS/RMZ), the Russell 2000 Index of Companies, and the S&P MidCap 400 Index.

Location: Greenwood Village, CO

Reports to: Sr Property Accountant

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for supporting the timely and accurate accounting close of up to 50 properties across multiple property portfolios.
  • Perform various general ledger accounting tasks in a complex, multi-entity environment:
    • Develop, document, and post journal entries
      • Cash transactions
      • Prepaids and accruals
      • Consolidation and elimination entries
    • Prepare monthly bank reconciliations for all accounts
    • Reconcile balance sheet accounts, supported by best-practice-quality documentation
      • Research reconciling items and provide manager with explanations
    • Prepare and review financial statements for individual properties and portfolios of properties
  • Apply critical thinking and Excel skills to analyze large data sets and find insights into financial results. Includes analyzing variances to budgeted and prior period amounts.
  • Assist Property Accounting Manager in preparing recurring and ad hoc management reports
  • Prepare support in response to internal and external audit request
  • Support policies, procedures and internal controls which are in place to protect company assets and ensure financial statement accuracy
  • Complete property tax accruals and adjustments
  • Complete monthly, quarterly, and annual sales & use tax filings
  • Navigate state, city and municipal government requirements to obtain business licenses

Required Competencies:

  • Strong attention to detail, flexible and reliable
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Teamwork
  • Professional maturity
  • Judgment
  • Willing to embrace change in a growing business
  • Strong communication skills are mandatory
  • Ability to work collaboratively across departmental functions

Education and Experience:

  • 4-year degree in accounting
  • Zero to three years accounting experience
  • Solid general-ledger accounting skills required
  • Working knowledge of internal controls
  • Experience in real-estate or multi-unit-businesses is a plus
  • Both public- and industry-accounting experience is a plus

Travel: Limited travel determined by needs of business

Salary Range: $52,500 – $67,500 annual salary range

FLSA Status: Exempt

Benefits: National Storage Affiliates Trust offers full-time employees a comprehensive benefits package to include:

  • Medical Insurance                                           
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • 401(K)
  • Accrued Paid Time Off
  • Paid Holidays
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Employee Discount Program

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work for the position. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all the responsibilities, duties, and skills required. All personnel may be required to duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed. All job descriptions are subject to change. Job functions and/or responsibilities can be amended at any time at management discretion.

National Storage Affiliates Trust is an equal opportunity employer. Employment and promotional decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or status as a covered veteran or any other basis of discrimination prohibited by applicable local, state, or federal law. No question in our application process is used for the process of limiting or excluding any applicant's consideration for employment on such grounds.