Accounting Associate

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POST DATE 8/18/2016
END DATE 11/12/2016

Jones Lang Lasalle Chicago, IL

Chicago, IL
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Entry Level (0 - 2 years)
Bachelors Degree


Position Title
Accounting Associate

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Job Description
Interested in joining a fast-paced, multi-faceted finance team with tons of growth opportunity* The Retail Finance team is currently seeking someone to be the new face of Corporate Finance for Retail Property Management! This role has many diverse responsibilities, offering the chance to interface with internal customers across the Retail organization. Perfect role to develop your analytical and customer service skills in!

We are currently seeking a Staff Accountant to join our Accounting and Finance team in Chicago, IL. This is an exciting opportunity for anyone interested in a career in accounting and wants to join an organization that will provide opportunities for growth.


* Participation in month end close, including preparation of journal entries

* Maintenance of general ledger accounts

* Accounts Receivable maintenance, tracking and research

* Invoicing for Property Management business line

* Proper Revenue Recognition under US GAAP

* Ensuring compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley internal control procedures

* Assistance with budgeting and forecasting

* Working with internal customers both corporately and in the field to provide finance support and resolve issues

* Preparation of variance analysis on monthly financial statements

* Act as the Corporate Finance Retail PM SME (Subject Matter Expert)


* Qualified candidates will possess a Bachelor s degree in Accounting

* 1 - 2 years of accounting experience

* Strong communication and analytical skills

* Self-starter with the ability to excel in a fast paced and customer service oriented environment

* Exceptional time management and organizational abilities

* Strong attention to detail

* Experience with Microsoft Excel and Power Point

* Prior PeopleSoft experience is a plus

* Possessing or pursing a CPA a plus


Full/Part Time


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About JLL
JLL (NYSE: JLL) is a professional services and investment management firm offering specialized real estate services to clients seeking increased value by owning, occupying and investing in real estate. A Fortune 500 company with annual fee revenue of $5.2 billion and gross revenue of $6.0 billion, JLL has more than 280 corporate offices, operates in more than 80 countries and has a global workforce of more than 60,000. On behalf of its clients, the firm provides management and real estate outsourcing services for a property portfolio of 4.0 billion square feet, or 372 million square meters, and completed $138 billion in sales, acquisitions and finance transactions in 2015. Its investment management business, LaSalle Investment Management, has $59.1 billion of real estate assets under management. JLL is the brand name, and a registered trademark, of Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated. For further information, visit

JLL is focused on winning in the marketplace and being the industry leader, executing better than anyone else and innovating to create great products and services. We operate in an atmosphere of excellence, integrity, respect and trust. We bring a sense of teamwork, inclusion and diversity in everything we pursue. Our clients see the results as we address their needs, solve their problems and bring new ideas.

As a distinguished market leader, we offer challenging career opportunities in an exciting environment. Our future success as a firm depends on our ability to attract, develop and retain the very best people in the business.

Our values define who we are, underscore our commitment to clients and provide direction for everything we do.

Our unique culture has been recognized by industry experts and our peers. We are:
A best company to work for in multiple locations around the globe, including Chicago, San Francisco, London, Ireland, Shanghai and Hong Kong
World s Most Ethical Companies from Ethisphere Institute for seven consecutive years
America s 100 Most Trustworthy Companies from Forbes Magazine
#1 Top Corporate Real Estate Firm 2013 from Watkins Research Group, Inc. for six consecutive years

This partial list of awards demonstrates our record of achievement and our commitment to fostering an award-winning culture. For further information, visit

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JLL is committed to developing and maintaining a diverse workforce, and strongly believes in equal opportunity extended to all individuals in all aspects of the employment relationship. Please visit for additional information on JLL s commitment to equal opportunity.