Senior Vice President, Financial Operations & Analysis

Chicago, Illinois


Company Description

Founded in 1966, Heitman LLC is a global real estate investment management firm with approximately $42 billion in assets under management. Heitman’s real estate investment strategies include direct investments in the equity or debt capitalization of a property or in the securities of listed and publicly traded real estate companies. Heitman serves a global client base with clients from North American, European, Middle Eastern and Asia-Pacific institutions, pension plans, foundations and corporations and individual investors. Headquartered in Chicago, with additional offices in North America, Europe, and Asia-Pacific, Heitman’s more than 325 employees offer specialized expertise – from a specific discipline to local insight.

Job Description

Heitman is seeking a high potential real estate finance leader who is looking for an opportunity to contribute to a well-respected, fast-growing, and dynamic organization. This senior leader will be responsible for leading the Financial Operations & Analysis group (FOA) with a strong emphasis on managing a team of financial analysts and accountants within our Private Equity North America practice. The FOA group works collaboratively with Portfolio & Asset Management to help them drive investment performance and provide meaningful reporting to our investors.

The responsibilities of a Senior Vice President, Financial Operations & Analysis include, but are not limited to:

  • Manage, recruit, and provide exceptional leadership and mentorship to a talented, high potential team
  • Maintain vendor relationships with our newly external Fund Administrator and Valuation Modeling partners
  • Build and refine policies, procedures, and best practices to ensure timely and high quality deliverables from the external partners
  • Participate in designing and implementing the firm’s Enterprise Information Management platform
  • Lead a process driven approach throughout the group to ensure high quality deliverables
  • Oversee FOA’s responsibility for receiving proper accounting and valuation models, preparing financial analysis and fund modeling, and providing investor reporting, which includes property and debt internal and external valuations, annual budget/business plans, cash management planning, annual audits, property operations, and ad hoc requests
  • Support Portfolio & Asset Management and Client Service & Marketing, which includes participation in presentations with current and potential investors
  • Lead FOA and develop an expanded scope and breadth of FOA responsibilities as external service providers are completely on-boarded
  • Coordinate personnel decisions, efficiencies, and initiatives within the department and monitor adherence to the corporate budget
  • Represent Heitman by participating in industry initiatives sponsored by NCREIF, MSCI, INREV, Argus


  • A dedication to the firm’s core values of integrity, commitment, respect, and innovation
  • Ten years in a leadership role managing a group with proven exceptional client service delivery
  • Strong technical skills in real estate reporting, valuations, and analysis
  • Strong leadership, change management, and people development abilities
  • The ability to manage multiple projects, navigate through unexpected challenges, and bring about viable solutions that provide the best results
  • Solid presentation and interpersonal skills
  • A Bachelor’s degree in accounting
  • CPA preferred
  • Big 4 accounting experience is a plus
  • Experience in Yardi and Argus is a plus

Additional Information

Interested professionals should apply via our website at Please make sure to select “careers” under the About tab to submit your cover letter and resume. If you are a Heitman employee, please make sure to apply using your Heitman email address.

Equal Employment Opportunity: Heitman is an equal employment opportunity employer and complies with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, age, national origin or ancestry, physical, medical or mental disability or condition (including, without limitation, HIV and AIDS), developmental disability, handicap, denial of family and medical care leave, denial of pregnancy leave, domestic partner status, status as a victim of sexual or domestic violence (or familial relationship to such victim), veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, arrest records, citizenship status, criminal history that has been expunged, unfavorable discharge from the military, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local laws.