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Senior Property Accountant 24046 in Chicago, IL at Baker Tilly Search & Staffing

Date Posted: 4/6/2018

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Senior Property Accountant

Our client, a leading real estate company, is currently looking for a Senior Property Accountant to join their team.  This position will give the right person plenty of opportunity to learn a lot about real estate. With a growing accounting and finance team, there is opportunity for growth and advancement.  The company boasts a team-oriented culture with a good work/life balance and provides its’ employees with the tools and training necessary to succeed. The pride themselves on promoting from within and helping their employees grow.

The Senior Property Accountant will be responsible for, but not limited to, the following:


  • The Senior Property Accountant will compile and analyze financial information to prepare entries to general ledger accounts.

  • Monitor cash balances for portfolio and reconciliation of bank statements.

  • Prepare monthly income statement analysis comparing actual to budget/forecast and prior year, including robust explanations for variances.

  • Oversee the timely completion of the monthly accounting close for a portfolio of properties.

  • Provide assistance to Controller during quarterly and year-end reporting.

  • Calculate management fees, review and monitor the ratio utility billing system.

  • Prepare monthly, quarterly and other financial reports as requested.

  • The Senior Property Accountant will assist with other duties and special projects as assigned.

Job Requirements

The Senior Property Accountant will possess the following:


  • The Senior Property Accountant will have 3+ years’ accounting experience; residential real estate accounting experience preferred.

  • Working knowledge of GAAP.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office products, specifically Excel. Experience with Yardi a plus.

  • The Senior Property Accountant will have an Associates or Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or other business related field.


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