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We are currently looking for a Senior Property Accountant to join Baker Tilly Advantage in Chicago, Illinois! The main responsibility of the Senior Property Accountant is to provide accounting services to our real estate clients by providing accurate, timely and useful financial information to them. This role assists the Controller by preparing financial statements, tracking information pertaining to our clients' key performance indicators and providing advice and insights to our clients.
Baker Tilly Advantage delivers a modernized and comprehensive approach to meeting our client's accounting, tax, and financial reporting needs. The Advantage team combines core service needs with industry expertise and cloud accounting solutions to deliver customized reporting that assist our clients in making strategic business decisions. This approach allows us to play an integral role in our clients' management team, and provide a customizable service bundle that meets their needs.
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Client Deliverables and Advisory
Help lead best-in-class customer service to clients and employees at all times, with an emphasis on being proactive, responsive, timely, professional, and accurate
Provide accounting services pertaining to general accounting and financial reporting. This includes tasks such as ensuring the accuracy of account balances, performing account reconciliations, preparing journal entries and financial statements
Identify accounting, financial statement, and reporting issues, based on professional guidelines
Review staff work on client deliverables for completeness and timeliness, as well as ensuring appropriate corrections are made prior to sending to Controller for final review
Work with Controller to act as a business advisor to clients by providing valuable insights, monitoring key benchmarks, and offering advice on future planning
Assist with managing and building client relationships by acting as liaison to address and resolve client issues, communicating effectively with the client to provide superior client service, and assisting Controller and/or Relationship Manager (RM) in researching and providing additional advisory services to client
Team & Individual Development
Assist with the supervision and development of team members as appropriate, to include providing regular and timely review and feedback on staff work
Assist with planning and directing projects by communicating interactively and proactively with engagement team members and delegating work as appropriate
Bachelor's degree in accounting or related field preferred. Experience in lieu of a degree may be accepted
Three (3) plus years of progressively responsible experience in professional accounting functions
Experience in real estate property accounting
Experience using Yardi Voyager and/or MRI
Strong knowledge of accounting principles related to classifying, recording, and summarizing data and making computations to compile financial records
CPA preferred, but not required
Solid understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
Knowledge of MS Office, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
Ability to provide exceptional client service with a high professional demeanor and ability to handle matters confidentially
Ability to work in a cross-functional, rapidly changing, deadline driven environment serving multiple clients
Strong written and verbal communication skills; able to effectively communicate with all levels including clients, team members and team leadership
Strong attention to detail and focus on accuracy
Excellent organization and time management skills
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