Senior Business Systems Analyst, Global Applications

Job Title: Senior Business Systems Analyst, Global Applications
Location: Chicago, IL
Reporting to: Senior Vice President
Employment Type: Full-Time

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Position Overview

LaSalle Investment Management is currently seeking a business systems analyst with both an accounting and technology background to help maximize the efficiency and effectiveness of their accounting and financial reporting systems and processes. This position will sit between the business users and the IT service providers and play a key role in implementing and supporting leading edge technology and identifying innovative ways to further leverage their existing applications. This role requires in-depth knowledge of the real estate industry as related to investment management, a solid technology foundation, strong analytical and problem-solving skills, and working knowledge of effective project management practices.


  • Build strong relationships within the business to gain a thorough understanding of the business goals, operations, and challenges
  • Function as a business process engineer by documenting current system processes and procedures to identify opportunities for improvement and/or standardization and find ways to further leverage existing technologies
  • Assist in supporting the Yardi Investment Management users (including building out new fund structures, creating and maintaining entities and commitment records, developing, testing and implementing new rollup rules or cascade sets, and implementing calculator analytics to improves processes and procedures.)
  • Assist in supporting ancillary systems (Yardi Investor Plus, Spreadsheet Server, other BI tools)
  • Assist in developing systems processes to support regional and/or global governance initiatives
  • Act as the single point of contact with system vendors for support of the business applications to ensure service levels are obtained and strong technology support is continually provided
  • Participate in testing application upgrades
  • Support the Global LaSalle Digital Transformation initiative

Qualifications, Skills & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree required with a minimum of 3-5 years’ experience in the real estate industry
  • Experience with Yardi System, preferably with an Investment Management Suite focus
  • An understanding of investment management workflow and processes
  • Knowledge of IT concepts, strategies, and methodologies
  • Knowledge of SQL Query development, including the ability to create SQL queries to aid in data discovery, requirements validation, report writing, and issue resolution
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills and an eagerness to learn
  • Strong relationship management skills, including interpersonal and communication skills
  • Self-motivated, able to set and maintain priorities while working toward operational goals
  • Concern for quality expressed by continually initiating system and process improvements
  • Understanding of and commitment to client service
  • Strong organizational skills and flexibility to work both independently and in a team environment