• Senior Accountant, Development Accounting

    Job Locations US-KS-Overland Park
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    The IT world is evolving. New technologies. New infrastructures. New and more complex customer needs. Every day feels like a shift. There’s a sense of excitement surrounding the future, but also uncertainty. That’s where QTS comes in. We’re fearlessly leading the way by redefining what it means to be a data center provider. We support next-generation cloud and hybrid colocation solutions. We deliver a fully-integrated platform from top to bottom – one enabled by technology and world-class infrastructure. Simply put, we’re innovating to stay ahead of the curve.


    At QTS our people power us to provide expertise, technology and infrastructure for IT decision makers in complex, high-pressure environments. As one of the nation’s largest and fastest growing data center companies we help manage and protect critical data during a time of unprecedented change. The power of QTS' innovation happens when smart, creative people with a unified vision collaborate to break new ground, solve a problem, or create a solution to improve lives. 


    We are powered by our people.  At QTS, we know where IT is going. And we’d like to invite you to join us.


    The Senior Accountant position on the Development Accounting team is responsible for various routine accounting functions that support the budgeting, tracking and reporting of our ongoing significant capital investment activities. monthly and daily general ledger accounting for one or more of our data center facilities.  This role will work closely with our existing team of accountants to provide guidance and assistance where needed to complete month-end procedures and reports to an Accounting Manager.


    The ideal candidate will have a strong accounting background in one or more related areas of construction, development or real estate. This candidate will be familiar with accounting for the capital spend/ internal controls of “build out” project activities as it relates to budgeting, construction costs, product development, office furniture needs etc.


    The position requires experience and expertise in managing multiple requests complemented by strong problem solving and analytical skills. To be successful in this role, demonstrated accuracy in urgent responses while maintaining high level view of issues and requirements is critical. The ideal candidate will demonstrate strong communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with across all areas of the organization to include upper level management.


    QTS is a growing, publically-held organization that operates at a fast pace, thus this role requires agility and the ability to manage change effectively.

    RESPONSIBILITIES, other duties may be assigned

    • Provides guidance on processes/procedures to other team members as needed
    • Provide complex accounting treatments/analysis
    • Troubleshoot and resolve system issues to ensure data integrity
    • Assist with compliance of internal controls to ensure documentation reflects current processes
    • Responsible for the timely and accurate preparation of Month-end accounting close functions to include journal entries, accruals, fixed assets, depreciation and capitalized interest calculations revenue and expense deferrals and reconciliations
    • Responsible for general ledger reconciliations
    • Prepares income statement and balance sheet analysis, on a monthly, quarterly, year-end and as-needed basis
    • Assists with the preparation of the monthly, quarterly and year-end financial statements
    • Assists with the preparation of the annual budget and quarterly forecasts, including working with our operations team to analyze and explain budget variances
    • Responsible for the review of capital purchase requests for accurate GL coding and comparison against budgeted expenditures
    • Responsible for preparation of audit schedules as well as other analyses for the year-end audit
    • Assists with implementing software or process upgrades and enhancements as needed


    • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance or related degree, experience may be considered in lieu of degree
    • Three or more years of recent experience (such as project accounting, general ledger accounting and\or fixed asset accounting)


    • CPA preferred
    • Five or more years of recent experience (such as project accounting, general ledger accounting and\or fixed asset accounting)



    • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to interface with all levels of the organization
    • Solid, comprehensive understanding of GAAP and internal control compliance
    • Strong computer skills including accounting systems, Microsoft Dynamics GP preferred
    • Strong Excel skills, including usage of pivot tables and v-lookups
    • Excellent analytical, written, and verbal communication skills are required
    • Ability to work in a fast pace environment


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