Real Estate Accounting Specialist II - Property Tax in Scottsdale, AZ at Discount Tire Corporate Careers

Date Posted: 7/9/2018

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Job Description

Here at Discount Tire, we celebrate the spirit of our people with extraordinary pride and enthusiasm. Our business has been growing for more than 55 years and now is the best time in our history to join us. We are opening more locations every year and we are always looking for qualified individuals to join us in our growth. We are a company that promotes from within, both in our retail and corporate operations. 


The Real Estate Accounting Specialist II under general supervision, processes Property Tax expenses; also provides support in at least one other area of Real Estate administration such as Common Area Maintenance (CAM), insurance or straight-line rent.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Maintains current vendor & landlord contact info in Real Estate Management System (REMS) and financial system; obtains proper documentation for vendor changes.
  • Resolves Real Estate expense matters; escalates complex matters to management.
  • Processes property tax bills/statements for assigned locations in accordance with taxing authority schedules.
  • Monitors accounts receivable for property tax allocations and reimbursements.
  • Monitors monthly accruals and allocations; identifies and escalates discrepancies.
  • Researches and validates parcel details including replat/subdivision and parcel size.
  • Calculates and reconciles tax adjustments in accordance with property tax schedule. Audits payments in accordance with tax agreement.
  • Internally manages tax valuation reviews/appeals with third-party tax firm. Processes tax savings invoices and refunds.
  • Trains and provides guidance to Real Estate Specialist I.
  • Stays current on the latest industry technologies, trends, and strategies.
  • Assists employees, vendors or other customers by answering questions related to Real Estate management processes, procedures and services.
  • Completes work in a timely and accurate manner while providing exceptional customer service.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements


  • This position requires a minimum of three years accounts payable, accounts receivable or accounting experience.
  • Lease accounting or commercial property management experience required.
  • Knowledge of Real Estate property tax administration is required.
  • Proficiency in Real Estate Management software is required.
  • SAP experience preferred.
  • Must demonstrate strong attention to detail.
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to collect, organize, analyze and disseminate information with accuracy is necessary.
  • Proficiency with Adobe and Microsoft Office, including skills with Word and Excel, is necessary.
  • This position requires excellent verbal and written communication, interpersonal and customer service skills, including the ability to write in a clear and concise manner.
  • The ability to work efficiently and accurately under pressure, meet deadlines, present a professional demeanor and work well independently is essential.
  • Customer service skills including the ability to manage and respond to different customer situations while maintaining a positive and friendly attitude is essential.
  • In addition, troubleshooting organizational and problem solving skills with a can-do attitude and the ability to adjust to changing requirements are essential.
  • Maintaining confidentiality, treating others with respect and upholding Company values are key attributes.


Educational Requirements:

  • This position requires an Associate’s degree or equivalent experience.
  • Additional college level Real Estate or business related classes are beneficial.


Work Days:

Normal work days are Monday through Friday. Occasional Saturdays and Sundays may be necessary.


Work Hours:

Normal work hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Additional hours may be necessary.