Senior Development Accountant

North Bethesda, MD

  • JOB ID 2021-1591
  • Accounting/Audit


Federal Realty Investment Trust is a proven leader in the ownership, operation, development and redevelopment of premium retail real estate in the country's best markets. We are an innovative and dynamic real estate company that owns and manages a best-in-class portfolio of community shopping centers and mixed use properties. Federal Realty’s well-respected real estate investment and management team delivers a significant combination of small and large scale, value-add investments that make working at Federal rewarding. While Federal Realty is one of the largest publicly traded real estate investment trusts in the country, as measured by the value of our assets, we're functionally a small company by most standards and we operate that way. Team members with initiative and proven ability get involved in many facets of executing Federal’s business plan.


Federal Realty is seeking to hire an experienced Senior Development Accountant in our North Bethesda, MD headquarters to provide job cost accounting support for the company’s development, redevelopment, tenant coordination, and capital improvement projects. This position reports to the Development Accounting Manager. The ideal candidate has an excellent attention to detail, is forward thinking and a self-starter, and has a strong knowledge of general accounting practices and procedures relating to commercial real estate development.


  • Maintain accurate job cost/project accounting records for capital jobs including budgets, coordinate revisions to budgets, enter contracts/commitments and change orders, and review invoices for correct job cost information.
  • Maintain and update financial proformas for assigned development projects.
  • Track vendor contracts and change orders for capital jobs and ensure that invoices are being properly applied to open contracts.
  • Provide reporting for and attend project update meetings on development and redevelopment projects, capital improvement projects, and tenant buildout jobs.
  • Process invoices and review general contractor payment applications including retention, lien waiver tracking, etc.
  • Accurately review all job cost invoices for correct account coding and support documents through the automated AP system.
  • Process tenant allowance payments in compliance with lease documents, ensuring all necessary documentation is correctly included.
  • Conduct quarterly G/L account reconciliations.
  • Interface with auditors to provide requested information during quarterly reviews and annual audits as well as provide documentation for internal/external periodic SOX audits.
  • Coordinate quarterly meetings with property managers, development managers, and tenant coordinators to review open capital jobs.
  • Perform accounting analysis and research projects as may be assigned.


  • 3-5 years of experience in development, construction, commercial real estate, and/or related industry, with financial analysis, job costing, and public company experience preferred
  • Bachelor’s Degree in accounting/finance
  • Excellent interpersonal and written and verbal communication skills with the proven ability to work successfully with multiple stakeholders
  • Strong computer and analytical skills and familiarity with database systems and accounting software
  • Advanced MS Excel skills with extensive spreadsheet experience
  • Proven ability to be adaptable, organized with a strong attention to detail, and successfully handle multiple tasks simultaneously within tight time constraints
  • Demonstrated ability to be self-sufficient and a self-starter and work independently
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively with others and thrive in a team-oriented, fast paced environment

Federal Realty Investment Trust is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetics, sexual orientation, or protected Veteran status.


Federal Realty Investment Trust does not accept unsolicited resumes through or from search firms or staffing agencies. All unsolicited resumes will be considered the property of Federal Realty Investment Trust and Federal Realty Investment Trust will not be obligated to pay a placement fee.


If you are unable to submit your application online, please call 301-998-8100.