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Senior Property Accountant

Brilliant Management Resources - Chicago Chicago Full-Time
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Our client, a large Property Management and Real Estate Investment organization in the Chicago is in need of a Senior Property Accountant.  The need is immediate for a contract to hire basis.  The Senior Property Accountant will report to the Controller.  The Senior Property Accountant responsibilities and requirements are listed below: 

  • Maintain general ledger for multiple properties and investment funds
  • Track and record intercompany transactions within a complicated ownership structure
  • Record daily cash activity and provide cash balance reports to management
  • Manage expense reports, including intercompany payables, to the accounts payable system
  • Prepare month end close, bank reconciliations, A/R reconciliation, recording accruals, etc.
  • Prepare monthly financial statements for internal/external distribution
  • Prepare and analyze financial statements, including variance and occupancy reports
  •   Perform financial review for properties under due diligence for potential purchase 
  • Provide training on accounting and property management software to employees   
  • Reconcile and process investor contributions, distributions and review investor information
  • Prepare property operating budgets and quarterly forecasts
  • Maintain records for job costing, capital and leasing costs and depreciation
  • Prepare and provide monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statements to lenders
  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance
  • CPA preferred
  • 3+ years’ experience with real estate investment company or public accounting firm
  • Knowledge and experience with JD Edwards accounting software
  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Excel and Word
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills
  • Prior history of working independently and providing accurate and detailed work
  • Strong communication and analytical skills 
  • Self-starter with the ability to excel in a fast paced and customer service oriented environment
  •   Strong attention to detail 

If you or anyone you know is interested and qualified, please apply!

Skills required

Financial Statements
Financial Analysis
General Ledger
Standard Accounting Practices


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Senior Property Accountant
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