Buckingham Search

Accounting Associate

Buckingham Search - Chicago, IL

One of our favorite clients in Chicago is looking for an Accounting Associate to join their team! They are a real estate investment trust who has gone from 5,000 properties to 12,000 properties in 2 years, with continuous aggressive growth.


  • Weekly, monthly and year-end closing duties including preparation of journal entries and reconciliations as required.
  • Assist in the preparation and distribution of internal and external financial statements and reports, maintaining the highest quality, reliability and accuracy.
  • Assist in coordination and support of third-party auditors.
  • Execute internal controls with a continuous improvement and ownership mentality.
  • Research and resolve accounting issues including evaluation and implementation of new accounting pronouncements to ensure US GAAP compliance.


  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or related field.
  • CPA preferred
  • 1-3 years of professional experience in accounting or related field.
  • Some Microsoft Excel skills are required.
  • Strong analytical skills and financial acumen. Creative and innovative approach to solving problems and resolving issues.
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment with the ability to prioritize work and meet deadlines and maintain a continuous improvement mentality.

This is a great opportunity with a dynamic organization poised for expansion into the future and where employees truly feel supported by the company and leadership!

Posted On: Friday, January 6, 2023

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