Equity Lifestyle Properties Property Accountant in Chicago, Illinois
Equity LifeStyle Properties (ELS) is the leading operator of Manufactured Home Communities, RV Resorts, and Campgrounds in North America. ELS consists of nearly 400 resorts in 32 states and British Columbia and a team of over 4,000 employees. Our beautiful communities and parks are located in the most desirable regions of the country and we offer a variety of homes and camping options to meet a wide range of customers' needs. Our guests and residents enjoy rich vacation and lifestyle experiences in our various resorts.
We are currently seeking a qualified Property Accountant for our Chicago - Home Office. As a Property Accountant you will be responsible for the accounting of a portfolio of properties, including, review of property financial statements, recording of journal entries, account reconciliations and analysis of variances compared to forecast/budget/prior year.
Job Duties included:
Maintain general ledgers for a portfolio of properties
Reconcile complex bank accounts daily
Reconcile balance sheet accounts on a monthly basis
Review property operating statements and analyze variances to budget/forecast/prior year
Review ledger details, analyze transactions and record adjusting entries where necessary
Examine and upload various subsystems into the general ledger
Collaborate with colleagues to prepare quarterly and annual schedules, which support financial statements used for public reporting
Gather records for internal and external audit
Assist with special projects
Perform other duties as assigned
Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, CPA preferred
Two or more years of accounting experience.
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Solid analytical skills
Successful candidates will be deadline oriented, organized, have strong time management skills and have strong attention to detail.
Excellent computer literacy in MS Office suite of products.
In return for your excellent skills and abilities, we offer a benefits package including: salary, bonus program, health insurance, 401(k), STD/LTD, Life Insurance/AD&D, and paid holidays and vacations.
We invite you to visit our web site at www.equitylifestyleproperties.com for additional information regarding our exceptional resort communities.
As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we welcome and thank all applicants.