Accounting Assistant

Job Title: Accounting Assistant
Location:  Chicago, IL
Department: Client Accounting
Reporting to: Head of Americas Client Accounting
Employment type: Full-time
Req#: REQ118283

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Objective of Role:

LaSalle Investment Management is currently seeking an Accounting Assistant.  This individual will serve in a supporting role to assist with defined tasks involving data entry, basic-level accounting / bookkeeping and transaction processing for a number of real estate investment portfolios. This individual will report to all members of the primary team including the Senior Portfolio Accountant and Assistant Controller.



  • Assist accounting team with data entry, transaction processing and financial reporting and other accounting projects, including:
    • Track cash activity and reconcile cash accounts using the Yardi accounting system.
    • Coordinate with property management accountants to process cash distributions.
    • Compile and send wire transfer requests to cash management team using appropriate system.
    • Record journal entries in general ledger.
    • Complete property reviews for stabilized properties
    • Enter general ledger data to performance measurement system and other ancillary systems.
    • Assemble and distribute financial reports including monthly and quarterly investor reports, documentation for independent auditors, supporting schedules and reports from general ledger and ancillary systems
    • Assist with wind down of entities
    • Completion of monthly tax filings
    • Rectifying issues with tax agency
    • Opening new tax accounts for new entities
    • Completion of surveys from financial data
    • Miscellaneous accounting projects
  • Manage processing of disbursements for primary accounting team
    • Enter invoices into accounts payable system.
    • Coordinate payment approvals.
    • Process checks and obtain second signatures as necessary.
    • Complete related record-keeping.
    • Open bank accounts for new acquisitions
  • Provide miscellaneous clerical support, including:
    • Send fax, Fed Ex, USPS packages
    • Convert documents to PDF format.
    • Reserve conference rooms and make other arrangements for business meetings
    • Process documents for signature
    • Administration of Box for new users, data
    • Upload financial data on investor system


Required Qualifications & Experience:

  • Minimum of 2-3 years of experience in a bookkeeping / accounting support role.
  • Significant college-level coursework in accounting / bookkeeping.
  • Excellent communication and inter-personal skills
  • Ability to work in a team environment supporting multiple managers
  • Ability to think creatively and to solve problems
  • Extremely organized with ability to manage multiple tasks
  • Detail oriented with high level of accuracy in output
  • Strong knowledge of bookkeeping concepts
  • Strongly proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Experience using Yardi is a plus


LaSalle Investment Management is an Equal Opportunity Employer.