Ref No.: 18-34227
Location: Oak Brook, Illinois
Position Type:Contract
Job Category:Accounting/Finance
Title: Real Estate Accountant
Pay Rate: $20+
Location: Oak Brook, IL
Type of Contract: 3 month contracted position
The Job Summary:
  • Responsible for moderately complex accounting activities relating to the maintenance of a complete and accurate general ledger and the resultant managerial reports and financial statements.
The Basics:
  • Reviews and/or processes billing/invoicing and enters data into the accounting databases.
  • May either apply or submit cash applications to the vouchers/invoices.
  • Researches and resolves accounts receivable issues.
  • Answers questions from other departments, locations and divisions regarding various accounting issues and reports, including profit and loss reports.
  • Researches open accounting issues.
  • Prepares income statements, balance sheets and various other accounting statements or financial reports for field and management reference for a small to midsize customer or market.
  • Reviews and verifies the accuracy of journal entries and accounting classifications assigned to various records.
  • Reviews transactions from subsystem to ensure data accurately passed through the various tables and sub ledgers.
  • Analyzes reports and records, making recommendations relative to the accounting of reserves, assets, and expenditures.
  • Prepares Balance sheet reconciliations.
  • Maintains, records, and reconciles billings and accounts receivables for small to midsize clients/markets or accounts.
  • Examines financial statements and documents for conformance with accounting requirements and principles.
  • Creates month-end accounting entries and reconciles discrepancies; posts to GL and reviews variances to budget.
  • May provide informal assistance such as technical guidance, and/or training to coworkers.
  • May coordinate and assign tasks to co-workers within a work unit and/or project.
  • Decisions made with understanding of procedures and company policies to achieve set results and deadlines.
  • Responsible for setting own project deadlines.
  • Resolves routine questions and problems, and refers more complex items to Senior Accountant or department management.
The MUST Haves:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or related field OR equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Minimum of 2-4 years of related experience and/or training including 2+ year’s professional level accounting experience.
    • (Preferably 2+ years’ experience in general accounting, A/P, A/R clerical and/or entry level accountant positions.)
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite applications.
  • Financial Reporting experience
  • Real Estate Accounting experience
  • Experience with automated accounting and financial management systems.
  • Ability to collect, analyze, and summarize data and to prepare clear and concise reports.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proven ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing and interact effectively with management, employees, and auditors.
    • Must have the ability to convey financial issues to non-financial users.
    • Ability to effectively present information.
  • Strong organizational, quantitative and analytical skills.
  • Ability to comprehend, analyze, and interpret documents.
  • Conducts basic financial analysis.
  • Ability to provide efficient, timely, reliable and courteous service to customers.
  • Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) regulations.
  • Requires knowledge of financial terms and principles.
  • Ability to calculate intermediate figures such as percentages, discounts, and/or commissions.
  • Follows accounting practices to ensure optimum client satisfaction while guaranteeing CBRE financial interests are protected.
Things to Know:
  • No formal supervisory responsibilities in this position.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
**Candidates must complete background and drug screenings before starting any assignment**
The On-Board Family of Companies conducts operations through its Corporate Headquarters located in East Windsor, NJ along with Regional Offices in New Castle, DE and Wake Forest, NC.
On-Board Services provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.