Portfolio Accountant

Job Title: Portfolio Accountant
Location: Chicago, IL
Reporting to: Portfolio Controllers
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 four real estate investment portfolios reporting under Fair Value GAAP. This individual will split their time and report to two Portfolio Controllers on the Custom Accounts team.
 

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
  • 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 & EXPERIENCES:

  • 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
  • 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