Finance Manager

Jones Lang LaSalle   •  

Chicago, IL

5 - 7 years

Posted 235 days ago

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Finance Manager

Essential Duties:

  • Assume responsibility for month-end and year-end close activities from balance sheet and cash account reconciliations to financial statement preparation.
  • Participate in the creation of the annual budgets and monthly forecasts
  • Prepare monthly financial package and submit timely to the Finance Director for review and approval in order to finalize reporting within the proper time frame for review.
  • Assist Facility Managers and client to process monthly property financials
  • Produce and analyze variance reports and performance metrics for business operations management teams.
  • Maintain working knowledge of Master Services Agreement and any relevant amendments or appendices.
  • Insure that all bank statements are reconciled on a timely basis and follow-up on all outstanding checks and reconciling items
  • Perform or review reconciliation and true-up of funding vs. actual expenditures.
  • Prepare and review properly documented journal entries.
  • Prepare and track accruals and accrual entries.
  • Budgets and Forecasts
  • Assist with the calculation of fees (i.e. Management and Incentive)
  • Identify and implement process re-engineering opportunities.
  • Ensure compliance with both Jones Lang LaSalle Internal Audit and Client Accounting Services SAS 70 internal review standards.
  • Perform complex financial analyses with minimal supervision, Cost Benefit Analysis, and sophisticated analytical tools.
  • Communicates financial and operational performance results, and participates in the development of formal recommendations and presentations to client's leadership team and business partners.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance; an MBA is preferable
  • Five years’ of relevant work experience.
  • Basic understanding of real estate asset management, including fixed asset accounting for capital projects
  • Can articulate various metrics to express cost savings such as P&L run rate, payback timing, Internal Rate of Return and NPV
  • Highly organized with effective time management skills
  • Willingness to learn and adapt
  • Understanding of and commitment to client services
  • Ability to provide discrete and confidential handling of sensitive information
  • At least five years of work experience in finance, accounting, or Real estate experience is preferred
  • Comfortable working with large, complex data sets
  • Excellent computer skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access and Outlook). 
  • Experience with Edwards World or Edwards Enterprise One platforms is a plus.