Finance and Investment Operations Manager, Public Securities

Chicago, Illinois


Company Description

Founded in 1966, Heitman LLC is a global real estate investment management firm with approximately $40 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 offices in Los Angeles, London, Luxembourg, Frankfurt, Munich, Warsaw, Hong Kong, Seoul, Tokyo, and Melbourne, Heitman’s more than 325 employees offer specialized expertise – from a specific discipline to local insight. 

Job Description

Our Chicago office is seeking a highly motivated, independent Public Securities finance operations leader to be responsible for overseeing accounting, operations, client management, and reporting for Heitman’s Global Public Securities platform.

The responsibilities of a Finance Manager include, but are not limited to:

  • Managing a team responsible for accounting, client management, and reporting
  • Responsible for the accuracy of all client accounting data and transactions recorded in the portfolio accounting system by the operations team
  • Responsible for maintaining the integrity of the accounting data between multiple internal systems used per management reporting and performance reporting.
  • Working with internal and external partners on client and corporate audits
  • Responsible for the maintenance and oversight of our soft dollar and research payment arrangements.
  • Maintain, and optimize portfolio accounting system
  • Responsible for reporting, billing, receivables follow up, and approvals
  • Responsible for creating, testing, and maintaining global business continuity plans in partnership with technology team
  • Manage routine data requests from clients and 3rd parties necessary for Heitman performance evaluations, handle ad hoc request, and answer day to day questions
  • Oversight of custodial reconciliation
  • Working in conjunction with portfolio analytic team on reporting to our clients
  • Support Heitman’s various fund platforms through day to day oversight, quarterly board meetings, monthly operations meetings, and audits
  • Support compliance team on ADVs and other routine requests
  • Ensure appropriate coverage for 1st tier global support when client and system issues occur
  • Managing the client on - boarding and customizations


  • BA in accounting, finance or related field
  • Minimum 5+ yrs. of relevant work experience
  • Experience with the global equities and derivatives asset classes
  • Strong leadership, team management, communication and delegation experience
  • Accounting operations experience
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Knowledge of databases and data structure a plus
  • Proven ability to work in a fast paced environment and prioritize competing responsibilities
  • Strong computers skills a must including advanced Excel
  • Knowledge of GIPS Standards highly desired
  • Knowledge of Eagle Star/Pace highly desired

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.