Reconciliation Associate, Public Real Estate Securities

Chicago, Illinois



Company Description


Founded in 1966, Heitman is a premier global real estate investment management firm with over $50 billion in assets under management. Heitman has three main business lines: direct real estate investment; the origination and servicing of debt secured by real estate and investments in publicly traded securities, including REITs, REOCs and other real estate companies. The Firm offers investment products and services across the risk/return spectrum, within each category.


Heitman is proud to be employee owned, and the firm’s real estate solutions are directed by some of the most experienced and innovative professionals in the industry. Headquartered in Chicago, with offices in Frankfurt, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, Luxembourg, Melbourne, New York, Seoul and Tokyo, Heitman has 350 employees who offer specialized expertise — from a specific discipline to local insight.


This Opportunity

Our Chicago office is seeking a Reconciliation Associate to be responsible for all aspects of the reconciliation, reporting and accounting functions for Heitman’s Global Public Securities platform


The responsibilities of a Reconciliation Associate include, but are not limited to:

  • Reconcile cash, positions, and income receivable to banks/prime brokers/custodians.
  • Timely follow-up and resolution of all reconciliation breaks.
  • Coordinate the calculation and tracking of client fee billings and related accruals.
  • Assist in the reconciliation and payment of all soft dollar services.
  • Assist in the preparation of monthly and quarterly reports for distribution to clients and or their trustees.
  • Respond to client / consultant information requests as needed.
  • Identify and resolve differences and issues, adhering to internal control and accounting standards.
  • Works closely with internal partners in Operations, Client Service and Marketing, Trading, and Global Investment Analytics on information requests as needed.


We are seeking individuals who meet the following criteria:

  • BA in accounting, finance, or related field
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Excel
  • 1-3 years of experience in securities or reconciliation
  • Knowledge of equities and securities reconciliation a plus
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Proven ability to work in a fast paced environment and prioritize competing responsibilities.


The Heitman Difference Culture

Our culture recognizes the importance of our biggest differentiator — our people. Heitman’s collaborative work environment gives our professionals the opportunity to build something together. Something too appealing to ignore and too rewarding to leave.

Our culture is driven by our core values: Respect, Commitment, Innovation, and Integrity. We strive to maintain an inclusive and collaborative environment where all ideas are welcome. Among many other Heitman sponsored programs, we encourage our employees to get out into the community and volunteer with their favorite organizations – you’ll even get paid time off to do just that!


Heitman offers an excellent compensation and benefits package, including medical, dental and life insurance, 401K plan with employer match, and a generous vacation/sick plan.


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.