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Real Estate Accountant

Company: CBRE
Location: Chicago
Posted on: June 8, 2024

Job Description:

Real Estate Accountant

Job ID

163323

Posted

29-Apr-2024

Service line

Advisory Segment

Role type

Full-time

Areas of Interest

Accounting/Finance, Property Management

Location(s)

Chicago - Illinois - United States of America

Are you ready to start an exciting career with CBRE?

About the role

  • Under limited supervision, apply cash and accrual accounting principles to prepare, analyze, maintain and deliver complete and accurate financial reports for a moderately complex portfolio of CBRE clients and properties.
  • Working onsite in downtown Chicago, IL USA.

    What you'll do

    Complete intermediate to advanced level accounting transactions in preparation of client financial statement packages. Create and post journal entries. Ensure that all expenses, receipts, owner's distributions, funding requests and other transactions for the accounting period have been accurately posted.

    Generate and review financial packages for accuracy and comprehensive reporting. Prepare packages on a schedule to ensure timely delivery to the client and other management teams.

    Adhere to Client Accounting Policies and Procedures (CAPP) to ensure internal and external reporting requirements are consistently met.

    Review and audit funding and payment requests for accuracy, documentation and authorization in accordance with established operating procedures.

    Respond to and resolve issues and requests from management teams and clients regarding various accounting issues and reports, including Profit and Loss statements. Research open issues and recognizes potential issues and/or conflicts so corrective action can intercept and minimize issues.

    Participate in budgeting and forecasting for assigned property portfolio, new property and client transitions, and client audit requests.

    Assist in training team members on portfolio specific transitions.

    Monitor scope of services delivered and provides general feedback to manager regarding any changes in scope.

    Coordinate work with other team members within single point-of-contact guidelines.

    What you'll need

    To perform this job successfully, an individual should be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

    Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the role.

    Applicants should be currently authorized to work in the United States without the need for visa sponsorship now or in the future.

    Degree from a four-year college or university program with an emphasis in accounting, finance or related field required. A minimum of two years prior finance, accounting, or related experience required. Experience with real estate accounting software preferred.

    Excellent written and verbal skills. Strong organizational and analytical skills. Ability to provide efficient, timely, reliable and courteous service to customers. Ability to effectively present information.

    Requires intermediate knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) regulations including a knowledge of financial terms and principles to include accounting methods (cash, accrual, and full GAAP). Ability to calculate intermediate figures such as percentages, discounts, and/or commissions. Conducts intermediate financial analysis.

    Ability to comprehend, analyze, and interpret complex documents. Ability to solve problems involving several options in situations. Requires intermediate analytical and quantitative skills.

    General knowledge of computer software and hardware (i.e. Microsoft Office Suite Products). Ability to navigate in multiple accounting software applications.

    Decisions made with general understanding of procedures and company policies to achieve set results. Responsible for setting own project timelines. Errors in judgment may cause short-term impact to co-workers and supervisor.

    Why CBRE?

    When you join CBRE you will have the support and resources of a global firm where an entrepreneurial mentality is encouraged. You'll realize your potential with exciting work, fast-paced assignments, an environment of constant learning and dedication to results! To enable your success, we provide the best tools, training and leaders in the industry.

    Our culture is built on our RISE values and reflects the needs and perspectives of our clients and our people. Our work is guided by our North Star: Crafting the real estate solutions of tomorrow, so businesses and people thrive.

    Coming to work for CBRE, you will receive a comprehensive benefits package, 401k, and extraordinary perks such as career growth and longevity!

    Equal Employment Opportunity: CBRE is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity. We have a long-standing commitment to providing equal employment opportunity to all qualified applicants regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, veteran status, political belief, or any other basis protected by applicable law.

    Candidate Accommodations: CBRE values the differences of all current and prospective employees and recognizes how every employee contributes to our company's success. CBRE provides reasonable accommodations in job application procedures for individuals with disabilities. If you require assistance due to a disability in the application or recruitment process, please submit a request via email at recruitingaccomodations@cbre.com or via telephone at +1 866 225 3099 (U.S.) and +1 866 388 4346 (Canada).

    NOTE: Some, but not all, of our positions may have an additional requirement to comply with COVID-19 health and safety protocols, including COVID-19 vaccination proof and/or rigorous testing. If you have questions about the requirement(s) for this position, please inform your Recruiter.

Keywords: CBRE, Chicago , Real Estate Accountant, Accounting, Auditing , Chicago, Illinois

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