Buckingham Search

Fund Accountant

Buckingham Search - Deer Park, IL

As a result of growth, we are seeking a Fund Accountant to join its team of a Real Estate firm in the Greater Chicago Area. The ideal candidate will be a self-starter and critical thinker with 1-3 years of experience in one of the following disciplines: public accounting, auditing, financial reporting, or investment fund consolidation. Real estate experience is a plus.


The Fund Accountant will report to the Senior Manager, Fund Accounting. Responsibilities will include:

  • Assisting in preparation of monthly and annual consolidated fair value financial reporting packages, including statements of net assets, statements of operations, statements of changes in net assets, statements of cash flows, and client-specific supplemental schedules
  • Collecting, organizing, and reviewing data from property managers and fund sponsors to understand property financials
  • Coordinating with financial auditors and clients to ensure timely and accurate fair value financial reporting
  • Preparing annual financial audit reports, assisting on preparation of footnotes
  • Identifying, investigating, and resolving issues individually and with colleagues
  • Reviewing and analyzing legal documents, including loan and partnership agreements
  • Researching and compiling data for quarterly property status and performance summaries for asset managers


  • A bachelor’s degree in accounting, Certified Public Accountant (CPA) is a plus
  • A minimum of 1-3 years of experience (may include internship experience) in public accounting, auditing, financial reporting, or investment fund consolidation accounting
  • Ability to learn technical concepts including consolidations, consolidated and equity method investments, GAAP fair value accounting and related valuations, and others
  • Strong Excel skills a must, knowledge of Yardi software a plus
  • Familiarity with legal real estate documents and real estate construction a plus
  • Exceptional analytical and problem-solving skills; strong attention to detail
  • A self-starter attitude, ability to work independently and collaborate with others
  • Strong communication and writing skills; prior client service experience a plus
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize effectively and meet deadlines
  • Natural curiosity about role; interest in growing in company, profession

Posted On: Thursday, March 9, 2023

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