Sr Accountant – Castlerock Partners – Austin, Texas

Posted on December 1, 2010. Filed under: Accounting, Austin, Austin Texas Jobs, Castlerock Partners, Jobs | Tags: , , |

Castlerock Partners is a partnership comprised of experienced principals from an accomplished distressed debt firm with over twenty years of experience in the purchase of distressed debt and workouts, combined with the skills of an established real estate acquisition and development company. The company is acquiring financial assets, primarily in the form of commercial and residential real estate debt, including whole loans and portfolios, as well as real estate owned by banks, insurance companies and other financial institutions. Targeted assets include both performing and non-performing loans. Castlerock Partners manages and services its asset portfolios in-house and provides pre- and post-ownership analytical and asset management expertise. In order to provide a full service menu of options for its clients and counter-parties, Castlerock Partners provides the following services including but not limited to: initial asset assessment together with valuation analysis, pre-foreclosure services, legal and lien negotiations, construction management, property and association management, marketing, leasing and sales.

Castlerock has an exciting opening for a Senior Accountant.

Job Description

  • Process Account Payables and Receivables
  • Prepare and enter journal entries and manage the general ledger of various entities
  • Prepare draws for real estate construction projects
  • Support various loan servicing functions such as Escrow analysis, posting payments, prepare interest payment notifications
  • Work with Controller in processing payroll
  • Lead and support special projects
  • Assist with yearend financial audits


  • Strong Excel and QuickBooks skills
  • 5 years experience in the Real Estate / Loan Servicing Industry
  • Bachelors degree in accounting; CPA preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to multi task, prioritize, organize, and work effectively in deadline-driven environment

Castlerock LP offers a great work environment, competitive compensation and full benefits such as medical plans and 401K.

Are you a fit for this position? We’re looking to fill it immediately. Please forward resume to talentsleuth (at) gmail (dot) com.

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Manager – Transaction Expense & Loss – PayPal – San Jose, CA

Posted on August 12, 2010. Filed under: Accounting, California Jobs, Finance, Jobs, PayPal, Risk |

To apply please visit:

Requisition 41830BR

Primary Job Responsibilities

Build, lead and manage an exceptionally high performing team. Design world class processes to:

  1. Proactively detect, monitor and interpret changes in the business that will impact transaction expense and loss;
  2. Ensure all transaction expense and loss related entries are accurately and efficiently recorded in the General Ledger (G/L) timely;
  3. Analyze, compile and read out monthly actual results in an a manner which provides assurance of integrity and meaningful  insights into the underlying drivers, and provides all necessary schedules and support for the preparation of the consolidated PayPal financial results package.
  • Work with the Risk Forecasting, Global Core Payments (GCP) and FP&A teams to ensure effective coordination and communication around forecasting and actual book results.
  • Serve as an independent, secondary check to the Risk Forecasting model selections; data, logic or process changes, “on top” adjustments and overall monthly results that serve as the basis for the transaction loss results. Ensure controls over the loss forecasting models and their respective processes are sound and consistently applied. Ensure change management and exception documentation policies and practices are effective and adhered to.
  • Work with GCP, BU’s and geographies to ensure new or changes to existing processors and/or services, fines, penalties, and other related activities get detected, vetted and concluded upon in a complete, timely and effective manner prior to needing to be recorded to the G/L.
  • Maintain quality, best practice reconciliations for all assigned accounts.
  • Manage the preparation of client audit schedules and work with the external auditors
  • Collaborate with the Global Financial Product (GFP), PD and BU teams on new product, processor, contract changes, currency launches and general market expansions that impact transaction expense and loss processes.


BA or higher degree in Accounting or Finance. CPA a plus


  • 10 or more years relevant work experience in accounting required, including experience in high volume, complex accounting processes. Transaction loss, credit card processing, or bank transfer processing experience (e.g. ACH) a strong plus.
  • 5 or more years of leadership and management experience with proven results for building and leading highly effective teams.
  • Experience with actuarial models and methods a strong plus
  • Experience with a large, global company. Public accounting experience a strong plus
  • Financial institution or payments industry experience a strong plus
  • Experience working with complex, multi-system environments including data extraction, interfaces, complex data marts and database reporting tools. Essbase, BW, MicroStrategy, a plus
  • Experience with top tier ERP systems required. Previous SAP experience a plus
  • System and process architecture, troubleshooting, reengineering and mapping
  • Project team level participation in new systems implementations a strong plus
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office products
  • Interacting with external parties including auditors and other service providers

To apply please visit:

Requisition 41830BR

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Staff Accountant Sought By South Austin Company

Posted on June 18, 2010. Filed under: Accounting, Austin, Austin Texas Jobs, Finance, Texas Jobs | Tags: |

CSIdentity is the technology leader in providing identity theft and fraud protection to businesses and consumers, offering a comprehensive suite of business and personal security solutions targeting all aspects of identity theft. We are seeking a Staff Accountant to join our team in Austin, Texas. This is an opportunity to be part of an exciting, growing and successful company.


  • Enter all credit card purchases and apply use tax where applicable
  • Receive and enter all accounts payable bills
  • Record all reimbursements. Manage refunds. Enter all sales receipts
  • Prepares multiple state tax returns for sales and use tax
  • Heavy bank account reconciliations for multiple bank accounts
  • Manage AT&T account for personnel mobile devices
  • Monitor merchant account
  • Month end journal entries and reconciliation to account
  • Secures safekeeping receipts, certificates and other records
  • Implement and/or improve procedural and reporting policies. Assist supervisor in implementing internal controls, improving processes, training employees, preparing for audits and other duties as assigned.
  • Work closely with the Accounting Manager and Controller on special projects


  • Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and/or Finance required
  • 3 – 5 years of overall accounting experience
  • Experience with QuickBooks Enterprise preferred
  • Strong Excel and analytical skills required
  • Adheres to GAAP
  • Able to work in a fast paced environment with ideally some experience with high-growth companies
  • Strong ability to multi-task and adhere to conflicting deadlines
  • Well organized, with strong attention to detail and accuracy. Displays strong work ethic and communications skills.
  • Comfortable managing their own workload and deadlines. Self-sufficient. Self-starter. Able to problem solve and keep themselves busy
  • Trustworthy with confidential information
  • Reliable with a genuine team spirit and flexible attitude

Do you meet the requirements? Apply by sending your resume to

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