Principal Responsibilities: Property Accounting
As company Controller, Jim Harper brings nearly 15 years of experience in property-management accounting to Means Knaus Partners. Prior to recently joining the company, Mr. Harper was Accounting Manager with Transwestern in Houston. While at Transwestern, he managed a staff of ten accountants responsible for more than 17 million square feet of property. Mr. Harper’s duties included annual audits for all properties owned by Transwestern, as well as year-end property reconciliations. He was also designer of a training program for MRI software and was recognized as the company’s Gulf Coast and Western region Accountant of the Year in 2007. Mr. Harper is also adept in Yardi and Skyline software packages.
Prior to being promoted to Accounting Manager, Mr. Harper spent several years with Transwestern as Project Accountant. His activities included the preparation of monthly schedules, budgets and year-end recovery billings for office and industrial properties. He also performed cash-management for numerous properties. He was named the company’s Accountant of the Year in 2009.
Beginning in 1994, Mr. Harper worked as Senior Collection Representative for General Electric Capital Corporation. Here he worked with the company’s mortgage collection department, as well as managed and maintained payment plans for borrowers to ensure minimized risk for the company.