Portfolio Accountant

Job Title: Portfolio Accountant
Location: Chicago, IL
Reporting to: Managing Director
Employment Type: Full-Time

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OVERVIEW

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 real estate investment portfolios utilizing IFRS. 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 and cash tracking (e.g. client capital calls)
  • Assist with monthly, quarterly and annual reporting requirements, as well as year-end 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

 

QUALIFICATIONS, SKILLS & 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 in reviewing own work to achieve high levels of accuracy
  • Extremely organized multi-tasker
  • Exposure to IFRS is a plus
  • Team player that works well independently and in a team environment
  • Strong knowledge of technical accounting concepts
  • Strongly proficient in Microsoft Office products, particularly Excel