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Senior Property Accountant - Residential

Chicago   •   USD60,000 - USD80,000   •  Permanent

Bullet points

  • Looking for a dynamic accounting professional with Residential experience!
  • Growing business in Chicago with an abundance of opportunities!

About Our Client

Our client is a growing, yet well-established, business located in the Chicagoland area. With continued fast-paced growth on the horizon, they are aiming to add more personnel to their dynamic team!

Job Description


  • Supports and enforces company and accounting policies as well as all applicable federal, state and local statutes and regulations.
  • Prepares financial statements for an assigned portfolio in agreement with client requirements and the applicable accounting principles.
  • Analyzes property-level activity and financial reports to identify and correct irregularities as well as ensure accurate representation of the property's operational and financial position.
  • Monitors trust and partnership accounts, as well as manages cash needs, cash disbursements, and transfers between properties. Reports cash deficits to Regional Property Manager, Portfolio Manager, and client as required.
  • Performs (or assists with) the accounting setup of newly acquired properties or final accounting of lost properties, as assigned.
  • Performs special projects and research as assigned.


  • Supports and enforces internal controls established by the department and company, and discloses any weaknesses relating to such controls or the lack thereof.
  • Promotes and applies quality measures and standards within all areas of responsibility to support the company's mission, vision, and core values.
  • Exercises professional skepticism in analyzing financial information in an effort to mitigate or detect fraudulent activity.
  • Ensures the timely payment of all critical payments including, but not limited to, mortgages, property taxes, property insurance, and owner distributions.
  • Monitors business transactions related to Pinnacle for irregularities and reports findings as necessary.
  • Reviews and interprets Property Management Agreements for billable services.
  • Continually seeks to identify innovative strategies for increasing department efficiencies and reducing expenses.

The Successful Applicant

  • Bachelor's Degree in accounting or finance
  • 3+ years of residential accounting experience required
  • CPA preferred
  • Understanding of residential industry and project lifecycles
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Experience and understanding of automated accounting systems such as, AP data imaging and MRI
  • Proficiency in MS Excel and Word required
  • Ability to work independently
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills with the ability to multi-task and prioritize

What's on Offer

  • Paid holidays and vacation
  • Medical, dental
  • 401(k) plan