Trust Accountant, Real Estate Management

Colliers International
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
USD 26.00 per hour
23 Jul 2021
28 Jul 2021
Job role
Experience level
Qualified accountant
Company Description

Colliers is a leading global real estate services and investment management company. With operations in 68 countries, our 14,000 enterprising people work collaboratively to provide expert advice and services to maximise the value of property for real estate occupiers, owners and investors.

For more than 20 years, our experienced leadership team, owning approximately 40% of our equity, have delivered industry-leading investment returns for shareholders. In 2018, corporate revenues were $US 2.8 billion ($US 3.3 billion including affiliates), with more than $US 26 billion of assets under management.

Colliers International (CIGI) is listed on the NASDAQ and TSX.

About Colliers in Australia & New Zealand

As Australia's own global real estate success story, the Colliers International brand was established in Australia in 1976. With 2000 people operating from 23 Australian and 26 New Zealand company owned and affiliate offices, we provide a full range of professional services for real estate investors, owners and occupiers across transactions, advisory and management.

In 2020, we continue to build on a track record of revenue and profit result growth, and have been widely recognised for our enterprising culture by the likes of:
  • The Australian newspaper - ranked our ANZ business as the 20th most profitable enterprise in Australia, measured by return on shareholder funds.
  • Aon - Best Employer in Australia for the fourth year running.
  • LinkedIn - "Top 25 Companies where Australia wants to work".

Job Description

Our ACT Real Estate Management (REM) team is seeking a proactive and adaptable Trust Accountant to join the team and work alongside market leading property management professionals. This role is an integral part of the function, providing support and management of the REM trust accounts. Other duties include:

  • Prepare month end financials and management reporting for properties, ensuring timely delivery of reports to property managers, owners and state trust accounting function as required, including accruals, prepayments and analysing variances.
  • Reconcile trust bank accounts.
  • Prepare balance sheet reconciliations, investigating and resolving issues and reconciling other financial data to ensure accurate and timely reporting to clients and management.
  • Assist with Outgoings calculations.
  • Annual budgeting process for allocated properties.
  • Handle queries from executives on all aspects of the trust accounting function.
  • Identify areas for improvement and work to deliver better services to Colliers and its clients.
  • Provide input to the ongoing development of key internal and external systems such as MRI.
  • Other accounting and finance related tasks as required.


The skills and experience you will bring to this role include:
  • Bachelors degree in Accounting or Commerce is essential.
  • Working towards either a CA or CPA qualification is preferred.
  • Knowledge of MRI software an advantage.
  • Excellent Communication skills both Written and Oral, ability to converse with all levels of staff from senior level management to technical staff.
  • Strong client service focus and driven to meet deadlines.
  • Worked with multiple stakeholders.
  • It is essential to be highly proficient in Microsoft Office (PowerPoint, Word, Excel and MS-Project).

Additional Information

Please be advised that applications will only be accepted directly rather than via recruitment agencies. If you want a confidential discussion, please call Tom Keady on 02 9257 0314

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