Portfolio Accountant

Job Title: Portfolio Accountant
Location:  Chicago, IL
Department: Client Accounting
Reporting to: SVP
Employment type: Full-time
Req#: REQ65297

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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 IFRS. This individual will report to the Portfolio Controller.

Accountabilities:

  • Assist in the monthly, quarterly, and annual accounting closes
  • Assist with team’s efforts in calculating, interpreting, and communicating financial performance returns
  • Monthly financial analysis, including review of property accounting information
  • Assist with cash management responsibilities (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

 

Required Qualifications & Experience:

  • Minimum of 1-2 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
  • Candidate must possess excellent communication and inter-personal skills
  • Ability to think creatively and to solve problems
  • Extremely organized multi-tasker with excellent attention to detail
  • 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

 

LaSalle Investment Management is an Equal Opportunity Employer.