Staff Accountant - Funds - Colony NorthStar

March 01, 2018

Colony NorthStar

Los Angeles, California 90071

Colony NorthStar, Inc. (“CLNS”) is a leading global real estate and investment management firm that creates long-term value through investing in real estate and real estate-related assets. The firm is a global brand which spans across 18 offices in 10 countries with 500+ employees and which has invested $100 billion+ over 26 years in 20+ countries. CLNS has assets under management of $56 billion and manages capital on behalf of its stockholders, as well as institutional and retail investors in private funds, non-traded and traded real estate investment trusts and registered investment companies.


Colony NorthStar is looking for an outstanding Staff Accountant to serve as a key member of the investment accounting team to run the day-to-day activities of the group.  The Staff Accountant is responsible for the accounting for assigned Fund, which includes the preparation of journal entries, wire transfers, funding, distributions, reconciliations and analyses.

The Staff Accountant reports to one or more Senior Accountants.


  • Preparation of general journal entries
  • Preparation of system generated and manual wire transfers
  • Record monthly accruals for expenses, interest income, and other items
  • Prepare monthly account reconciliations and reporting packages
  • Monitor cash on a daily basis and record entries
  • Prepare monthly bank reconciliations
  • Calculate and prepare distributions
  • Prepare Financial Statements for Investments
  • Coordinate with internal and external auditors


  • 2 – 3 years of accounting experience in a corporate environment
  • Current CPA a plus
  • Real estate or financial services industry experience a plus. Experience in investment management or private equity environment is desirable
  • Proficiency in MS Excel is required