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Position Title :Accounting Manager
Resume Recipient :Hiring Company
Job Category :Accounting/GAAP/Reporting
Industry:Financial Services
Location:United States
Job I.D:17219
Nearest Metropolitan Area(s) : Chicago
Primary Location City,
: Chicago,IL
Description : Accounting Manager – Accounting and Finance

Cresset Real Estate Partners is seeking a qualified Accounting Manager (AM) that will be responsible for financial reporting at the operating company and underlying management and GP entities, fund accounting and real estate accounting oversight, budgeting, cash management, payroll, day to day oversight of the month-end close, financial modeling projects, and business analytics. The AM will report directly to the CFO/COO of Cresset Real Estate Partners. In addition, the AM will be integrated into the rapidly growing real estate business, gaining exposure to real estate private equity investing from one of the nation’s leading platforms.

Primary Job Responsibilities

Financial Reporting: Preparation of the monthly financial statement package and month-to-month variation analysis for the operating company and various management and GP entities.
Assist in the preparation and review of monthly, weekly and quarterly financial dashboards.
Preparation of quarterly loan compliance reporting and disclosure.
Review and work with administrator on quarterly fund accounting.
Budgeting: Work with individuals with P&L responsibilities to prepare the annual budget. During the year perform ongoing monitoring/analysis/reporting of budget vs. actual results. Work with P&L owners to address variances and update forecasts for the remainder of the year. Prepare budget reforecasts as needed throughout the year.
Cash management: Manage, monitor, and forecast cash flow requirements at all levels with the real estate business.
Provide analysis on profitability and return on investment of various projects and strategic initiatives
Daily oversight and participation in the month-end close process to ensure a timely and accurate close
Expenditures: Assist, as needed, with the A/P function, including invoice data entry, expense reports processing and weekly payables.
Maintain account reconciliations for balance sheet accounts and various other general ledger accounts, as needed.
Annually, work with the external auditors and tax accountants on the annual audits by working with the administrators and preparing schedules, providing explanations of supporting materials and procedures, and preparing any other necessary data.
Continually review, assess, and improve processes to provide for greater company and fund efficiency.
Financial modeling projects looking at all aspects of the business.
Requirements : Minimum of 8 years’ experience in the accounting or finance field, preferably with real estate investment or management company experience.
Experience with fund accounting.
Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance (Required). CPA preferred.
Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Excel. Experience with NetSuite,, ADP, Expensify or similar systems a plus
Adept and experienced with financial forecasting and analytics.
Experience having improved and implemented processes to make department and company functions more efficient.
Strong communication skills, both written and verbal.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with all levels of management and staff throughout the organization.
Detail oriented with strong analytical and critical thinking skills.
Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
Strong organizational skills; ability to work under pressure on multiple tasks concurrently and meet deadlines in a fast-paced work environment.

What We Offer

Cresset offers a competitive benefits package to full-time regular employees including equity, medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k) retirement plan, flexible spending, dependent care, pre-tax transportation, and paid time off.

About Cresset Real Estate Partners

Cresset Real Estate Partners, LLC manages a variety of real estate funds and strategies. The partners are nationally known leaders in finance, real estate, private equity, and wealth management, with $15 Billion in AUM in private wealth management and a growing $5 billion real estate portfolio. The company is undergoing a rapid expansion in its capital and investment base.
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