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Property Accountant

Equity LifeStyle Properties is the leading operator of Manufactured Home Communities, RV Resorts and Campgrounds in North America. Our beautiful communities and parks are located in the most desirable regions of the country and we offer a variety of homes and camping options to meet a wide range of customers' needs. ELS has a strong national presence with nearly 400 communities and resorts in 32 states and British Columbia and a team of more than 4000 employees. An established yet entrepreneurial business, we have ambitious goals and look for people who align with this vision and have a hunger to succeed. In return we are committed to fostering a culture that is challenging, engaging and rewarding. We are in search of the absolute best talent in the market for our roles – proven self-starters, team players and innovative thinkers - as these individuals will help to shape and lead our future.

We are seeking a Property Accountant in our Chicago - Downtown office. You will be responsible for a portfolio of properties and their financials, which includes reviewing of property financial statements, recording of journal entries, accounting reconciliations and analysis of variances compared to forecast/budget/prior year.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Maintain general ledgers for a portfolio of properties
  • Reconcile complex bank accounts daily
  • Reconcile balance sheet accounts on a monthly basis
  • Review property operating statements and analyze variances to budget/forecast/prior year
  • Review ledger details, analyze transactions and record adjusting entries where necessary
  • Examine and upload various subsystems into the general ledger
  • Collaborate with colleagues to prepare quarterly and annual schedules, which support financial statements used for public reporting
  • Gather records for internal and external audit
  • Assist with special projects
  • Communicating daily with property managers
  • Perform other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, CPA preferred
  • Two or more years of accounting experience.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Solid analytical skills
  • Successful candidates will be deadline oriented, organized, have strong time management skills and have strong attention to detail.
  •  Excellent computer literacy in MS Office suite of products.

In return for your excellent skills and abilities, we offer a benefits package including: salary, bonus program, health insurance, 401(k), STD/LTD, Life Insurance/AD&D, and paid holidays and vacations. 

We invite you to visit our web site at www.equitylifestyleproperties.com for additional information regarding our exceptional resort communities.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we welcome and thank all applicants.

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