Buckingham Search

Senior Corporate Accountant - Real Estate

Buckingham Search - Chicago, IL

The Senior Associate, Corporate Accounting is responsible for performing monthly, quarterly, and annual accounting activities, including reconciliations, account analysis, and financial reports for various business units.


  • Prepare journal entries in compliance with US GAAP and the company’s policies and procedures, including supporting documentation and approvals
  • Prepare monthly balance sheet reconciliations
  • Prepare monthly financial statements for corporate entities in accordance with US GAAP, ensuring all balances are properly stated and supporting schedules are accurate and complete
  • Communicate with business unit heads monthly to review budget to actual performance
  • Collaborate with property/development accounting team on a regular basis to ensure the team is making the appropriate equity/investment accounting entries at the project/property level
  • Develop and update reconciliations for all investor level contributions and distributions
  • Review G/L coding and descriptions on invoices and expense reports for corporate entities
  • Create invoices for bill-backs and intercompany transactions
  • Work with Treasury team to monitor cash balances
  • Respond to internal inquiries pertaining to financials
  • Mentor junior team members, external accountants, and other staff
  • Focus on continuous improvement of processes and procedures


  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance
  • 3+ years of related experience
  • Public accounting and/or real estate industry experience
  • Proficiency in MS Outlook, Excel, Word
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Ability to multi-task and manage shifting priorities in a fast-paced environment
  • Attention to detail and high level of accuracy
  • Comfortable working in an open, team-oriented environment
  • Experience with various accounting technology platforms

Preferred Skills:

  • Experience with Entrata and/or Yardi
  • Experience with SaaS accounting

Posted On: Thursday, March 9, 2023

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