Salary Mid-Point: $75,000
Location: Chicago IL
Job Type: Permanent

IFG is partnering with a start-up real estate investment firm based in Chicago looking to add a new hire to their team, a Senior Accounting Analyst. Reporting to the Controller, this will be a fast paced, analytical role driving accounting and finance tasks. This company is fast growing, allowing for career progression.

Responsibilities

  • Prepare and/or review balance sheet reconciliations of the fund and corporate entities
  • Assist with accurate and timely reporting to the Company’s senior management and ownership groups
  • Assist with the training and review of the offshore and internal accounting team
  • Work with external and internal parties for year-end audit and tax filing procedures
  • Assist with monthly budget and underwriting variance analysis 
  • Prepare and/or review journal entries related to significant transactions such as acquisitions, dispositions, and financings
  • Prepare support schedules to assist with U.S. GAAP audit, U.S. tax return preparation/filing, and other compliance reports as required
  • Assist with financial procedures and suggest process improvements
  • Assist with special projects and other duties as assigned
  • Perform ad hoc analyses to identify trends in the business and provide recommendations as to potential options and solutions where appropriate

Desired Experience / Skills 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Accounting, Real Estate or related field
  • Five years of real estate accounting experience
  • Yardi Voyager experience preferred
  • Advanced Excel skills required 
  • Understanding of U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP)
  • Self-starter who is able to meet tight reporting deadlines
  • Outstanding communication skills, both verbal and written, and can comfortably interact with an array of personalities
  • Ability to prioritize, plan, organize, and coordinate work assignments, and simultaneously coordinate multiple tasks
  • Able to apply common sense, demonstrates logical and systematic thinking skills, and be adaptable to change and take ownership