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Living Room Realty

Title: Bookkeeper
Classification: Flexible, 40-30 hours a week
Department: Administration
Reports to: Owner
Location:  SE Portland
Salary Range: $36,000-$42,000 DOE and hours plus benefits

Help us take Living Room Realty to the next level!

“We are looking for a bright and committed individual to maintain the beauty and order of our numbers and systems. Your passion for helping support the larger picture with the details will guide your team’s success.”

Jenelle Isaacson, Owner and Founder

Core Values

At Living Room Realty, we are committed to our core values and we strive to live them every day.

DIVERSITY

To promote, honor and embrace the culture within our community.

CONNECTION

To create meaningful and powerful relationships in our community.

INTEGRITY

To honor ourselves and those around us by doing what we say and saying what we mean.

JOY

To cultivate joy through energy and gratitude.

BALANCE

To create achievement and enjoyment each day.

ABUNDANCE

To appreciate and value what we have in order to create true generosity.

EXCELLENCE

To achieve excellence through distinctive client experience and service.

RELEVANCE

To seek relevance, beauty and meaning in all we do.

Our values manifest themselves as a group of dynamic and creative learners who are passionate about improving every day, producing inspired and effective work, and who understand that life is too short to not enjoy yourself along the way.

Our promise to our clients is to continually innovate that deepen their relationships with their customers. For the “A player” (someone in the top 10% of talent for any position) looking for something special, this position is the opportunity for you.

Do you have a passion for serving others?
Do you have a high level of attention to detail?
Do you love design that is simple, beautiful, and intuitive?
Are you looking for a place to learn and challenge yourself every day?
Are you able to maintain calm in times of stress?
Do you focus on priorities to achieve set goals?
Do you value the people you work with as much as the work itself?
Do you look at work as a career rather than just a job?
Are you inspired by the opportunity to address and solve interesting problems?

If you answered “yes” to these questions, we want to meet you!

Our Company

Living Room Realty is a successful Portland, Oregon based residential and commercial real estate, tenant placement, and property management company that helps individuals and families make room to live.

Using neighborhood-smarts and ingenuity, our agents help clients find the answer. We know choosing a home amounts to more than closet space, good light, and square footage; it’s discovering the place to dream, create, and express your way of life and contribute to your community. Our agents use vision and heart, matching people with a house that becomes home. Whether it’s time to buy or sell, we deliver confident representation that moves quickly and maximizes value.

We are more than residential realtors. If you’re a renter, we find the right home or apartment in a neighborhood that suits your style. If you’re an investor, we’ll manage your property, placing and managing tenants while handling property maintenance. Want to start or move a business? Our commercial brokers help navigate Portland’s diverse commercial districts, ensuring you get the right location for your enterprise to thrive.

Living Room is the first West Coast brokerage to earn B Corp certification and is Gold Certified for Sustainability at Work by the City of Portland. Living Room has been honored with the Oregon Ethics in Business Award, 2014; The Oregonian’s Top Workplaces Award, 2014-2016, the Willamette Week Best of Portland Award, 2015 and Oregon Business 100 Best Companies to Work for in Oregon 2017. Our Owner and Founder has been honored as one of Portland’s Top 40 under 40 and is an Orchid Award recipient for Business and Civic Contributions. Living Room has been featured on OPB’s Think Out Loud  and in The Oregonian, Portland Business Journal, Realtor.com, and Portland Monthly.

The Position

Living Room Realty is seeking to fill our Bookkeeping position to help take our business to the next level.

Responsibilities

Invoice Brokers monthly
Invoice tenants of Owner’s entities monthly
Pay bills
Process commission checks
Prepare commission spreadsheets
Research, compile, and submit various business insurance applications, renewals, etc.
Collaborate with the business manager and accountant
Conduct all bookkeeping for the Company and Owner’s entities, including reconciliations, Profit & Loss reports, and other reports as needed
Assist in drafting as well as monitoring, managing and updating budget(s) per Owner and Management Team
Process and issue 1099s and year-end reports for Brokers and Company
Represent LRR’s Core Values through various communications with vendors, clients, and agents
Create tickler timings and actively track all licensing dates, agent contract renewals and other important dates
Improve and maintain electronic and paper file organization and storage for all important documents, including individual Broker and Staff files
Collect and file time sheets from all non-exempt employees
Manage and report payroll, Paid Time Off (PTO) usage, and 401(k) distributions for staff
Participate in the on-boarding of Company employees by preparing tax and payroll documents, collecting signatures, and processing as needed
Establish and maintain proper employee records and tracking systems
Comfortable with using various internet portals (payroll, bank, vendor payments, industry, etc)
Research problems thoroughly to an accurate and timely accounting conclusion. Implement corrective measures as a go-forward procedural enhancement, asking for help whenever needed
Track Supplies and Inventory
Assist the Owner with projects, as needed

Qualifications

Minimum 3 years bookkeeping experience required
Excel and Quickbooks experience required
Proven ability to meet goals and deadlines
Detail-oriented, highly organized
Strong oral and written communication, ability to communicate with diverse population
Experience with Apple computers required
BrokerWolf accounting software knowledge preferred
Transaction Point software knowledge preferred
RMLS software knowledge preferred
Experience with Gmail and Google Drive required
Must pass a background and credit check

Benefits

Living Room Realty is committed to maintaining a motivated, positive work environment full of great people who share, demonstrate, and live our core values. We take pride in working for a company that lives its core values, vision, and mission/purpose and continually provides tangible value and benefit to its employees and clients. Benefits are reviewed, updated, and renewed on an annual basis. Details of all benefits offered are contained in the LRR Employee Handbook. Exact details and a copy of the Employee Handbook will be presented at the time of an employment offer. Our benefits include:

Competitive compensation package
Medical coverage reimbursement
401(k) retirement plan with 3% match
Company paid ongoing training and personal development
Vacation, personal time off, and company paid holidays
Vacation bonus
Pre and post natal support
Outstanding working environment
Family friendly atmosphere and culture
Working with other “A players” driven to create great client results

Employee References

“Living Room Realty is the coolest and most empowering place that I have ever been employed. The ownership and staff are evolved and dynamic thinkers. This environment allows lot of latitude for ideas to be presented, nourished, and unleashed into the larger community. I often found myself with the freedom and responsibility to pursue any course of action of my choosing when situations arose. Being given the chance to spread my wings, and sometimes fail, was pretty empowering; those opportunities also made success more frequent and powerful. I remember being a year end planning meeting one time and talking about some big-picture ideas for the new year. Jenelle (the owner) said something like: “if a person just wants someone to tell them what to do everyday, then this is the wrong place to work.” That culture of allowing new ideas, ownership of projects and collaboration really sums up what it is like to work at LRR.

As a broker I couldn’t imagine hanging my license anywhere else and during my time as the Managing Principal Broker I was so proud to be part of the leadership team.” -Drew Burchette, former Managing Principal Broker, moc.ermoorgnivilnull@werd

“At Living Room Realty, I feel supported by my coworkers and appreciated by our brokers every day. I know that my team has my back at all times, and upper management cares about my professional success and my personal wellbeing. The energy at Living Room is always positive and inclusive, and the community-focused objectives of the company align well with my personal values. “

-Elinor Hickey, Administrative Assistant, moc.ermoorgnivilnull@ronile
Our Hiring Process

We have a more thorough hiring process than most small businesses.  This is because we believe that the cost of a mis-hire is enormous on both an individual and a company.  Our process consists of several interviews, an analysis of your career history, and in-depth reference checks.  We respect your time and appreciate your participation in our process.  We want you to find the ideal position for your skillset and strengths.

How to Apply
If you feel you are up for our challenging and rigorous hiring process, and feel you can contribute to a dynamic, growing company, please begin your application process by visiting our online application at https://www.fitzii.com/apply/17140. Your cover letter should detail why you are a good fit for Living Room Realty and which of our core values resonated the most with you. Phone calls and emails are not accepted.

To apply for this job please visit the following URL: https://www.fitzii.com/apply/17140 →






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