Senior Tax Associate - Fast growing real estate company downtown!

Buckingham Search - Chicago, IL

A fast-growing Real Estate Investment company headquartered in Chicago, IL is hiring for a brand new Senior Tax Associate role on their team!

This role is a part of a close-knit team and reports to the Tax Director who heads up all tax work at the company.

Things to get excited about:

  • The company has more than doubled in size in the last few years and continues to have aggressive growth.
  • Newly created role due to company growth.
  • Just moved to a newly renovated office in the loop with a gym and restaurants onsite (however, all are currently working from home).
  • Employees truly feel supported by the company and leadership.
  • Excellent exposure across the organization. Not uncommon for the CEO and other leadership to walk up to the desks of everyone when they were in the office.
  • Strong benefits including health, dental, vision, life, 401k match.
  • Aggressive promotions and career path.


  • Perform detailed technical review of multi-state REIT, corporation, and partnership income tax returns, including K-1 issuance, prepared by third parties.
  • Prepare quarterly estimates, estimated payments, and financial statement disclosures.
  • Prepare REIT compliance documentation, including organizational requirements, income and asset testing, as well as E&P calculations.
  • Maintain tax depreciation records and assist with implementation of depreciation software.
  • Assist with analyses related to 1031 like-kind exchanges.
  • Ensure compliance with federal, state, and local tax regulations including communications from regulators.
  • Perform tax research to assist with tax structuring.
  • Keep up to date with tax changes and industry trends by participating in educational opportunities and professional organizations.
  • Other tasks and duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting is required.
  • CPA designation preferred.
  • 3+ years of experience required.
  • State tax expertise, public company experience, and/or real estate industry experience a plus.
  • Functional knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite.

Posted On: Monday, March 29, 2021

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