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Senior Property Accountant

Job Description

An investment firm specializing in Commercial Real Estate seeks a Senior Property Accountant to join their Chicago team! The Senior Property Accountant will be responsible for managing a portfolio of properties and assisting and monitoring all processes associated with their accounts.  The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance and have CPA standing or working towards the certification.


Responsibilities of the Senior Property Accountant:

  • Assisting and monitoring the daily activities of assigned Team Members
  • Review and post tenant billings, additional billings/adjustments according to information received from the property manager.
  • Review the monthly posting of the Rent Roll.  Insure that changes from the prior month Rent Roll are reasonable, e.g., current month move-in’s or move-out’s, rent steps, etc.
  • Review aged accounts receivable listings with the property manager for any adjustments, applying open credits to open charges, and insure they have been applied to each tenants’ account.
  • Insuring that all Owner policies and procedures are consistently and accurately followed for the assigned properties
  • Perform periodic reviews of reports, budgets, and other financial information prepared by the Project Accountant or Accounting Assistant to insure accuracy, consistency and compliance with terms of the Management and Leasing Agreement(s).
  • Provide leadership in the knowledge and utilization of the assigned real estate accounting software(s) (e.g., MRI, Skyline, Timberline, Yardi, etc.). 
  • Work with Property Management to insure that all reporting deadlines are met

Job Requirements

Requirements of the Senior Property Accountant:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance preferred
  • Hold in good standing a Certificate of Public Accounting or be actively pursuing obtaining a CPA if in possession of a bachelor’s degree
  • At least two years (and at least four years if not a CPA) of recent fee-based property management accounting experience
  • Must have intermediate to advanced Windows-based real estate accounting software package experience, preferably MRI for Windows.  Others such as Timberline, Skyline, and Yardi will also be helpful.
  • Must have intermediate to advanced Microsoft Word, and Excel proficiencies
  • Ability to keep information strictly confidential
  • Strong desire to succeed in an entrepreneurial environment
  • Must be able to handle multiple projects, changing priorities and a demanding, time-sensitive work load
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills
  • Must be able to supervise / oversee a professional staff of Team Members
  • Must be able to work independently and with minimal supervision
  • Strong customer service orientation

Job Snapshot

Contact Name Mack and Associates
Contact Phone 312.368.0677
Post Date 9/5/2014
Location Chicago, IL
Base Pay $0.00 - $75,000.00 /Year
Employment Type Full-Time
Job Type Admin - Clerical
Education 4 Year Degree
Experience At least 5 year(s)
Manages Others No
Industry Banking - Financial Services, Real Estate - Property Mgt
Required Travel Not Specified
Job ID 0677-9
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