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Looking for a job as a Property Management Accounting  

 

Carlynn
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August 26, 2019 12:56 pm  

Hello,

Does anyone know of a company that is need of a Property Mngt Accountant.  I am an empty nester who is looking to move.  i dont want to make the jump without a job.  I have been in this industry for 8 years now and would like to continue with this line of work.  I am available with a 30 day heads up.  

Thank you to anyone who takes the time to answer me.  Its very appreciated.  


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stjohnjulie
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August 27, 2019 3:53 am  

If you are looking for a job as an accountant, are you familiar with the USVI tax law?  It is quite different than in the states.  We file our federal taxes locally to the VIBIR and our social security and medicare to the IRS in the states.  We also have things like gross receipts tax and hotel tax, two of which property managers have to file on a monthly basis, among other local taxes.  Bookkeepers and USVI certified accountants do well here.  But if you don't have any experience here, I suggest you get a job working under someone competent until you can learn the ropes.  I've cleaned up so many bookkeeping nightmares from bookkeepers and accountants who were new here and didn't know what they were doing when it comes to the USVI tax structure/law.  You can poke around on the VIBIR website to get an idea of some of the different taxes we pay and different info, http://bir.vi.gov/   You can check out the DLCA website to learn more about becoming a board certified accountant.  http://dlca.vi.gov/


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Carlynn
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August 27, 2019 9:26 am  

@stjohnjulie

Thank you for the info.  I would hopefully be trained and not expected to know everything on day one.   I will check out the website. 


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speee1dy
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August 29, 2019 2:27 pm  

check out vidol.gov and indeed. both pretty much list some of the same jobs. 


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stjohnjulie
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August 30, 2019 5:01 am  

Being trained would be a huge plus!  Most of the property management places I know of are small and outsource their bookkeeping.  Sometimes to someone on island, sometimes to some firm in the states.  And the places I've worked for have books that were a mess.  There was even one property management company that I worked for that I straightened out their books (55 hrs a week, 6 days a week, for 7 months) enough that they outsourced me to a firm in the states once I got them fixed.  If I had questions that I could not find the answers to I hired a local licensed accountant to help me through them.  The VIBIR website has the basics and the forms are not complicated.  The biggest difference is that they are gross taxes, meaning you can't deduct anything when figuring your tax.  Every time a dollar changes hands here it gets taxed 5%.  


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Carlynn
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August 30, 2019 9:55 am  

@speee1dy

Thank you for the link.  I was aware of Indeed but not the other one. It has lots of opportunities listed.  Do you know what are the chances of being hired for a job there without actually living there?  I keep thinking with technology and being able to Skype it would be easier then it seems to be.  Even with a hurricane on the loose I still want to make the move.   


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Gator's Mom
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August 30, 2019 10:54 am  

FYI

Businesses with yearly Gross Receipts of less than $225,000 pay a tax of 5% on receipts in excess of $9,000 each month.


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speee1dy
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August 30, 2019 3:11 pm  

@Carlynn

that i dont know. its not impossible though 


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