McCaffery - Chicago, IL


McCaffery Interests is a privately-owned, full-service commercial real estate company that has been in the business of investing, developing, leasing and managing real estate for over 25 years. The McCaffery Interests portfolio of planned, completed and managed projects exceeds 20 million square feet and includes office, mixed-use, hotel and residential properties, as well as large, master-planned communities and land developments. With offices in Chicago, Washington, DC, Pittsburgh and Denver, and controlled assets and completed developments valued in excess of $2 billion, McCaffery Interests is one of the most trusted real estate companies in the nation.

McCaffery Interests, Inc is seeks a hands on Controller to perform the traditional functions of a controller with a heavy emphasis on financial planning and analysis. The right candidate will be a true business partner and be actively connected with executive management to identify opportunities for profit improvement and efficiency gains. Full oversight of accounting staff and financial statement preparation are also vital responsibilities within this role. A can-do attitude, leadership and outstanding communication skills also essential for success in this role. This position reports to the CFO.



The Controller role will have responsibility for all accounting activities related to the day to day operation of both commercial and residential properties. In addition, this role may also handle some corporate accounting functions as well.

Duties include but are not limited to:

v Oversee and maintain accounting and financial reporting function for Commercial and Residential properties, including monthly, quarterly and annual financial close processes

v Supervision of the Accounting Staff to include project accounting, accounts payable, and accounts receivable

v Preparing and/or reviewing the monthly property financial statements which includes preparing and entering journal entries

v Preparing and/or Supervising in the Monthly Draw Process

v Assist in full cycle accounting for property/properties if need be

v Ensuring that billings are properly executed and done in a timely manner

v Working with lease administration to ensure leases are entered in the system

v Assisting the Property Managers in the property Annual Budget process and forecasting

v Reviewing of checks for signature

v Working with CFO to review and establish accounting policies and procedures to ensure efficiencies in the accounting department

v Preparing and/or reviewing work papers for the year end audit/tax season

v Working closely with the audit/tax firm during the year end

v Preparing the company payroll and working with the outside payroll service to ensure proper execution

v Performance Improvement -- Identification and recommendations for financial performance improvement and operating efficiency gains.

v Perform special projects, as required, to assist the department and the Company in achieving its goals and objectives.


· Proficient in Accounting Systems preferably Yardi and MRI

· Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting or Finance

· 7+ years of Accounting Experience in Real Estate

· CPA Preferred


Company offers medical, dental, vision, free life and disability, 401k with a match, flexible spending accounts, commuter and parking pretax benefits, and time off benefits. Eligibility for insurance begins on the first of the month following date of hire.


8:30am-5pm M-F

Summer hours on Fridays Memorial Day through Labor Day

Company Website:

To Apply: Apply via Indeed with resume and salary expectations for consideration

McCaffery Interests, Inc. is committed to developing and maintaining a diverse workforce. The company also endeavors to make reasonable accommodations for known physical or mental limitations of otherwise qualified employees and applicants with disabilities unless the accommodations would impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business and ensures that employment decisions are based only on valid job requirements. Please contact HR at 312-784-2792 should you require an accommodation during the application process.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Women/Minorities/Persons with Disabilities/US Veterans

Job Type: Full-time


  • accounting: 7 years (Preferred)


  • A valid CPA CMA or other related accounting designation (Preferred)

Work authorization:

  • United States (Required)

Application Question:

  • Do you have previous real estate accounting experience?

Additional Compensation:

  • Bonuses

Work Location:

  • One location


  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Retirement plan
  • Paid time off
  • Professional development assistance

This Company Describes Its Culture as:

  • Detail-oriented -- quality and precision-focused
  • Outcome-oriented -- results-focused with strong performance culture
  • Team-oriented -- cooperative and collaborative


  • Monday to Friday