Property Accountant

  • Location
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Category:
    Accounting & Finance - Accountant - General
  • Job Type:
    Direct Hire
  • Job reference:

Parker and Lynch is seeking a Property Accountant to join the booming real estate business. This role as will include managing a teams of accountants to execute and distribute the financial statements for portfolios. You will be interacting with the operation staff mainly property managers and members of the financial planning and analysis team. This role will require you to be in office 4 days a week and one day WFH.



  • Oversee the timely completion of the monthly close process for a portfolio of properties.
  • Review and ensure the accuracy of the portfolio’s monthly financial statements.
  • Manage the daily activities of your team, including active direction of team members’ career development.
  • Prepare monthly income statement analyses that compare actual to budget/forecast and the previous year and include robust explanations for variances for presentation to senior management.
  • Review balance sheet account reconciliations, including complex cash accounts.
  • Prepare quarterly and annual schedules to support the financial statements required for public reporting.
  • Help external auditors during the quarterly review and annual audit processes.
  • Recommend potential changes and improvements to existing policies and procedures.
  • Evaluate system processes across the company and lead projects that streamline and improve the monthly close process, including software implementation and integration projects.
  • Support key customers, such as property managers and members of the financial planning and analysis team.


  • Bachelors degree in Accounting
  • 4+ years in Accounting
  • Certified Public Accountant designation preferred
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Working Knowledge of US GAAP


  • Benefits package – Medical, Dental, Vision
  • 401k match – generous
  • PTO + sick time – generous

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