Senior Portfolio Accountant

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

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Objective of Role:

LaSalle Investment Management is currently seeking a Senior Portfolio Accountant.  This individual will serve in a lead role to help manage a significant portion of the accounting and reporting process for one or more real estate investment portfolios utilizing Fair Value GAAP and IFRS. This individual will report to the Portfolio Controller.


  • Take a lead role in monthly, quarterly and annual accounting closes
  • Assist in preparing SEC filings (10-Q, 10-K, etc.)
  • Review property management financial statements
  • Prepare and post journal entries
  • Quarterly financial analysis, including review of investment accounting information
  • Coordinate with cash management group to execute cash transactions (capital calls, investor distributions, property purchases and sales)
  • Coordinate monthly, quarterly and annual reporting requirements, as well as year-end audit and tax requirements
  • Calculate, analyze and report performance returns
  • Respond to client inquires
  • 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
  • Take the lead on special projects as assigned


Required Qualifications & Experience:

  • Minimum of 3 years of accounting experience 
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting 
  • CPA designation is strongly preferred - Candidate will be expected to achieve CPA in order to qualify for future progression
  • Motivated self-starter with excellent communication and inter-personal skills
  • Ability to think creatively and to take the lead in solving problems
  • Extremely organized multi-tasker with great attention to detail
  • Team player who works well independently as well as with others
  • Ability to work effectively with off-site managers and clients
  • Strong sense of accountability for quality of own work and the work of the team
  • Strong knowledge of technical accounting concepts
  • Must be willing to work extra hours, whether early or late, when necessary
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office products (especially Excel) and experience with general ledger systems