Staff Accountant

Chicago, Illinois


Company Description

Founded in 1966, Heitman LLC is a global real estate investment management firm with over $44 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

Our Chicago office is seeking a Staff Accountant to join their Corporate Accounting team! Reporting to the Accounting Manager, the Staff Accountant is responsible for a variety of general accounting duties. This position has exposure to Heitman’s global consolidated company, and is a key resource for completion of the weekly processes and assistance in the corporate month-end close process. The ideal candidate will have the ability to identify, address and resolve discrepancies, as well as develop solutions to address them.

The responsibilities of a Staff Accountant include, but are not limited to:

  • Assisting in the preparation of timely and accurate month-end consolidated financial statements.
  • Reconciling balance sheet accounts, with a focus on understanding and clearing out outstanding items timely and accurately.
  • Performing accounting research and financial statement analysis to provide management with data and recommendations to support business decisions.
  • Assisting with the daily/weekly review and approval of employee expense reports, as part of the approval step in the Concur Expense employee reimbursement process.
  • Managing the petty cash box and process.
  • Updating monthly travel and entertainment reports for business unit heads.
  • Working collaboratively with departments throughout the organization and accounting team members to understand business transactions and ensure accurate accounting.
  • Assisting with projects as needed.
  • Additional accounting responsibilities to be added to role as position develops.


  • Bachelors in Accounting
  • 1-2 years of experience in corporate accounting environment required
  • Intermediate excel skills
  • International experience preferred
  • Strong analytical skills with a high attention to detail
  • Self-starter who can work independently and part of a team
  • Ability to prioritize and track tasks and follow processes
  • Enjoys working in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment

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.