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Corporate Accountant

Buckingham Search - Chicago, IL

A Chicago real estate company is seeking a Corporate Accountant to join the team in the Downtown Chicago HQ office. The ideal candidate will possess a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting with 1-2 years of experience in a related position.


  • Responsible for various aspects of the month-end close including calculation of corporate allocations and month-end accruals
  • Review monthly financials for variances to budget as well as reforecast and provide detailed explanations
  • Work with VPs to prepare the quarterly reforecasts and annual budget
  • Work with the ops and payroll team to reconcile the bi-weekly union payroll as well as prepare the related accounting entries and review the monthly union benefit calculations
  • Calculate and record expense allocations among the property and tradeshows on a monthly basis
  • Prepare monthly reconciliations for various bank accounts as well as other balance sheet accounts, and ensure that reconciling items are researched and cleared in a timely manner
  • Responsible for managing the property A/R aging: understand status of receivable and follow up with leasing VPs and collection specialists on a monthly basis
  • Record monthly employee expenses submitted through Concur and ensure account coding is correct
  • Maintain the corporate and tradeshow fixed assets using FAS
  • Responsible for the preparation and timely submission of monthly sales tax returns
  • Assist in the preparation of quarterly reporting to parent company
  • Review and reconcile A/P checks against total approved invoices
  • Research and approve new vendors
  • Prepare journal entries in compliance with GAAP and the company's policies and procedures. Support entries with proper documentation and approvals
  • Special projects as needed


  • Ability to perform detailed work accurately with short deadlines
  • Ability to interact with all levels within the company and handle matters professionally
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and accounting software, preferably Timberline
  • Ability to manage time effectively, prioritizing competing and interdependent tasks in order to meet deadlines
  • Comfortable working in a team environment
  • Excellent analytical, communication and follow-through skills
  • Strong work ethic that includes hones

Posted On: Thursday, March 9, 2023

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