Senior Accountant, Co - Investment

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

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Objective of Role:

LaSalle Investment Management is currently seeking a Senior Accountant. This individual will serve a critical role in LaSalle’s co-investment program, managing the direct investment portfolio and providing support to the employee co-investment platform. This role will also manage the accounting and reporting process for a real estate investment portfolio (LaSalle Investment Company II (“LIC II”)), operating and reporting in multiple currencies while utilizing IFRS. This role will require extensive partnerships with colleagues in multiple functions across the globe, ultimately building a remarkable professional network for the candidate.
 

Responsibilities

  • Lead co-investment processes, including equity earnings and cash forecasting, ensuring resulting information is timely, complete and accurate.
  • Maintain accounting and financial records, including general ledger activity.
  • Serve as main liaison with JLL to provide timely co-investment reporting, including cash forecasts, board books, and investor specific requests.
  • Complete monthly, quarterly and annual reporting requirements, including the year-end audit and any tax requirements, for LIC II.
  • Maintain intensive cash process for LIC II to distribute funds timely to LIC II investor
  • Investor specific reports to LIC II investors as directed
  • Develop, document and maintain effective internal controls, policies and procedures over co-investment
  • Take initiative in identifying problems and providing suggested solutions
  • Assist with various special projects as assigned
 

Required Qualifications & Experience:

  • Minimum of 2-4 years of accounting experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting 
  • CPA designation is preferred.
  • 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 foreign exchange transactions and 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