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Property Accountant

Location: Chicago Region
Category: Finance & Accounting
Employment Type: Contract To Hire
Contact: facadchi@addisongroup.com

Our client, a growing Property Management Company, located in downtown Chicago, is seeking an experienced Property Accountant.  This is a contract to hire position!

Responsibilities

  • The successful candidate will have a background in property accounting: residential, retail or commercial.
  • Experience with: daily bank/account reconciliations, journal entries, general ledger maintenance.
  • Active communication with properties managers pertaining to daily operations.
  • Monthly and year-end reconciliation and closing for assigned properties: retail, residential or commercial.
  • Prepare and review monthly and year-end financial statements.
  • Deliver consistently high quality and timely reporting.
  • Prepare annual CAM reconciliations.
  • Maintain fixed asset ledgers and depreciation calculations.
  • Integrate acquisitions into accounting and reporting frameworks.
  • Analyze and interpret operating and financial information regarding profitability, capital expenditures, and performance against budget.

Education

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Accounting
  • CPA preferred

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • 2+ years of experience within an accounting firm and/or within the real estate industry.
  • Understanding of GAAP and its application in a real estate firm.
  • Strong financial acumen and ability to understand retail real estate operating statements.
  • Experience with newly formed and rapidly growing companies is a plus.
  • Experience with JD Edwards, Yardi, Timberline & MRI or other property software systems