Accounting Associate

JLL - Westmont, IL3.8

Full-time
Job Summary
Under direction, performs a variety of professional level accounting duties involved in preparing, maintaining, analyzing, verifying, and reconciling financial transactions, statements, records, and reports; maintains the accuracy of the ledgers and financial systems; assists in the preparation of assigned budgets, annual audit, and year end closing; and provides assistance to assigned clients and/or groups. Job Responsibilities Financial Reporting Perform month-end and year-end close activities, from balance sheet and cash account reconciliations to financial statement preparation. Prepare monthly financial package and submit timely to the Finance & Accounting Manager, for review and approval in order to finalize reporting within the proper time frame for review. Prepare timely and accurate monthly property financial statements for a 3 to 4 property portfolio by deadlines established within Client Accounting Services and by external Client. Prepare additional schedules, which are required to support account balances or are specifically required by owners. Submit financial statements and work papers in reviewable form (including documentation) and within the proper time frame for review. Reconciliation Insure that all bank statements are reconciled on a timely basis and follow-up on all outstanding checks and reconciling items monthly. Perform reconciliation and true-up of funding vs. actual expenditures. General Accounting Prepare and properly document journal entries. Prepare and track accruals and accrual entries. Assist with Budgets and Forecasts as needed. Assist with the calculation of fees (i.e. Management and Incentive) as needed. Responsible for cash management of assigned properties. Ensure compliance with both Jones Lang LaSalle. Internal Audit and Client Accounting Services SAS 70 internal review standards. Any and all other duties and tasks assigned. Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Education/training Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance Years of relevant experience A minimum of 0-2 years accounting experience Physical work requirements and work conditions Sedentary work. Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. #LI JLL Privacy Statement When you visit JLL websites, JLL may collect information related to those visits, without you actively sending that information. This information may include, for example, the internet browser you are using, your access device’s operating system, the language in which that system presents information to you, your IP (Internet Protocol) address, the web search that took you to the JLL website, the web pages and advertisements displayed to you, and the links you click on. For additional details please see JLL's Global Privacy Statement or our career site pages for each country. For employees in the United States, please see a fully copy of our Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action policy here .