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Portfolio Accountant at Real Estate Investment Firm in Chicago, Illinois, United States —

  • Accounting/Finance
  • Real Estate Investment Firm
  • Chicago, Illinois, United States
  • 1/11/21

Job ID: 400332

Job Description

A top tier Real Estate Investment Firm located in downtown Chicago is looking to add to their finance/accounting team.

Since the 1970’s, this firm, a highly regarded fully integrated real estate investment firm owns, manages and leases over 4 million square feet of office, residential, parking & hospitality properties consisting of 50+ properties Located throughout Chicago area.

• Report to Portfolio Controller and be responsible for maintaining (i) general ledger for retail, office and multifamily properties; (ii) job costing ledgers; and (iii) annual and quarterly CAM and real estate tax reconciliations.

• Prepare financial statements and supplemental schedules for annual tax return, lender reporting and owners.

• Responsible for monthly general ledger closing process and preparing financial statements for real estate and non-real estate entities.

•  Assist with the cash management function including monitoring cash balances, maintaining cash summaries and preparing bank reconciliations.

• Assist in the review and preparation of tenant improvement draws.

• Prepare and monitor monthly utility billings process, including tenant bill-backs and coordination with property management.

• Summarize and analyze non-real estate, hotel and parking garage operations.

• Provide accurate financial reports and analyses to property management and other departments.

•  Assist with the preparation of annual property budgets


• 2 to 3 years of related accounting experience with a commercial real estate firm.

•  Working knowledge and experience GAAP and tax accounting.

•  CPA or significant progress towards CPA certification preferred.

•  Strong accounting and analytical skills with the ability to work in a team environment.

•  Strong communication skills, both oral and written.

• Working knowledge of Yardi (general ledger software), MS Excel and MS Word.


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