Staff Accountant
Job Details
Main Office - Cincinnati, OH
Full Time
4 Year Degree
1st Shift
Job Summary & Tasks


Organizational Overview:

The Cincinnati Center City Development Corp. (3CDC) is a private, non-profit, full-service, real estate development and finance organization focused on revitalizing Cincinnati’s urban core in partnership with the City of Cincinnati and the Cincinnati corporate community. 3CDC’s work is specifically focused on the Central Business District and the Over-the-Rhine (OTR) neighborhood. 3CDC invests in and develops residential, office and retail properties, parking facilities and civic spaces.  3CDC also manages multiple real estate assets and provides event production services and management for four major civic Spaces - Fountain Square, Washington Park, Zeigler Park and Memorial Hall.  The organization also manages two Special Improvement Districts, the Downtown Cincinnati Improvement District and Over-the-Rhine South Special Improvement District, providing clean and safe services, homeless outreach, beautification efforts, and marketing support to both districts. With an annual operating budget of $18.4 million, 3CDC has a staff of approximately 100 full-time and 120 part-time employees engaged in real estate development, asset management, event production, civic space operations, place management, marketing, public relations, fundraising, finance and accounting.  To date, 3CDC has invested in real estate projects totaling over $1.6 billion. In addition, 3CDC manages over 35 assets with annual operating revenues totaling more than $21 million. 

3CDC also manages The Cincinnati Equity Fund and the Cincinnati New Markets Fund (the Funds). These investment funds, totaling about $146 million, provide necessary financial capital to 3CDC’s development projects.


Job Summary:

The Staff Accountant will be responsible for the general accounting and internal reporting functions in 3CDC’s rapidly expanding portfolio of operating, development and predevelopment stage assets as well as the investment funds.  This position will be required to communicate frequently with individuals outside of the department and organization. 



  • Responsible for implementation of the accounting policies and procedures for the assigned functional area, keeping all applicable accounting records in accordance with those as well as Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and tax regulations.
  • Prepares and approves general ledger entries on a regular basis, monitors accounts, and prepares complete and accurate account reconciliations on a monthly and/or quarterly basis.
  • Assists in the preparation of internal reporting provided to management on a monthly basis, focusing on financial performance to established budgets and projections for the organization as well as key operating metrics that have been established for each type of operating asset.
  • Collaborate continually with the operations staff to enhance management and internal reporting.
  • Supports the Controller and Accounting Manager in coordinating annual audits and tax return compliance with external accountants.
  • Responds to inquiries from management and other interested parties regarding accounting data, reporting and project investments.
  • Completes special projects, as assigned. 

This job description is not intended to be all inclusive.  The employee will also perform other reasonably related business duties as assigned by their immediate supervisor and other management as required.


Qualifications & Credentials


  • Bachelor’s Degree (or equivalent) from an accredited college or university in accounting or related degree program is required. 
  • Related internship, co-op or work experience in accounting required. 
  • Demonstrates ability to gain a strong working knowledge of 3CDC’s mission and ongoing development activities and to effectively articulate such activities in a verbal and written form.
  • Strong attention to detail, excellent organizational skills and work habits.
  • Solid time management skills; ability to handle multiple projects, meet deadlines, and function independently and efficiently in a fast-paced environment.
  • Experience in problem solving with ability to recognize issues and deal with them directly.
  • Personable, positive, and enthusiastic attitude with capability to deal effectively with people (both internal and external). 
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills.
  • Flexible with ability to work in a team setting supporting several people.


Skills or specialized knowledge

  • Must be able to maintain the highest degree of confidentiality




Organizational Overview
3CDC is a 501(c) 3, tax-exempt, non-profit corporation. Its mission and strategic focus is to strengthen the core assets of downtown by revitalizing and connecting the Central Business District and Over-the-Rhine (OTR). PLEASE NOTE: Proof of vaccination is required from all new employees. This policy is mandatory.