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Robert Half Assistant Controller in Chicago, Illinois


To apply to this hybrid role, please send your resume to John Sadofsky at john.sadofsky@roberthalf.c0m

Is your current job giving “all-work-no-play” when it should be giving “work-life balance + above market pay rates”?

Job Description:

This individual will serve in a lead role to help manage a significant portion of the accounting and reporting process. This individual will report to the Portfolio Controller.


  • Take a lead role in monthly, quarterly, and annual accounting closes for multiple DST-1031 offerings

  • Prepare and post journal entries

  • Review and record admittance of new investors

  • Coordinate quarterly and annual reporting requirements, as well as tax requirements

  • Coordinate with cash management group to execute cash transactions (investor subscriptions, investor distributions, invoice payment, quarterly fees)

  • Review property management financial statements

  • Quarterly financial analysis, including review of investment accounting information

  • Calculate, analyze and report performance returns

  • Effectively manage and coach junior team members

  • Respond to client inquiries

  • Create efficiency in and effectiveness of the financial reporting process as well as improve client services

  • Take initiative in identifying problems and providing suggested solutions

  • Take the lead on special projects as assigned


Required Qualifications & Experience

  • Minimum of 6 years of accounting experience

  • Strong knowledge of real estate accounting

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting

  • CPA designation is strongly preferred - Candidate will be expected to achieve CPA in order to qualify for future progression

  • Motivated self-starter with excellent communication and inter-personal skills

  • Ability to think creatively and to take the lead in solving problems

  • Extremely organized multi-tasker with great attention to detail

  • Team player who works well independently as well as with others

  • Ability to work effectively with off-site managers and clients

  • Strong sense of accountability for quality of own work and the work of the team

  • Strong knowledge of technical accounting concepts

  • Must be willing to work extra hours, whether early or late, when necessary

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office products (especially Excel) and experience with general ledger systems

  • Previous Salesforce (CRM) software experience not required

To apply to this hybrid role, please send your resume to John Sadofsky at john.sadofsky@roberthalf.c0m

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