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Portfolio Accountant

Company: LaSalle Investment Management
Job Title: Portfolio Accountant
Location: Chicago, IL
Department: Investment Management Accounting
Reporting to: Portfolio Controller
Employment Type: Full-time
Auto Req ID: 57292BR
 
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Objective of Role:

LaSalle Investment Management is currently seeking a Portfolio Accountant.  This individual will serve in a supporting role to help manage a significant portion of the accounting and reporting process for a real estate investment portfolio utilizing FMV GAAP. This individual will report to the Portfolio Controller.
 
 

Accountabilities:

  • Assist in the monthly, quarterly, and annual accounting closes
  • Accurately calculate, interpret, and communicate financial performance returns
  • Complete monthly financial analysis, review monthly financial statements provided by property managers, may include the review of property accounting information prepared by joint venture partners
  • Accurately complete cash management transactions (e.g. client capital calls and distributions) and cash tracking
  • Assist with monthly, quarterly and annual reporting requirements, as well as yearend audit and tax requirements
  • Create efficiency in and effectiveness of the financial reporting process as well as improve client services
  • Take initiative in identifying problems and providing suggested solutions
  • Assist with various special projects as assigned
 
 

Required Qualifications & Experience:

  • Minimum of 1-3 years of accounting experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting
  • CPA designation is preferred. Candidate will be expected to achieve CPA in order to qualify for future progression
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to think creatively and independently develop solutions to problems
  • Effectiveness is reviewing own work to achieve high levels of accuracy
  • Extremely organized multi-tasker
  • Team player who works well both independently and in a team environment
  • Strong knowledge of technical accounting concepts
  • Strongly proficient in Microsoft Office products, particularly Excel
 
 
 
LaSalle Investment Management is an Equal Opportunity Employer.