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Senior Accountant

Planned Property Management is seeking a Senior Accountant to join their team in Chicago. The candidate we are seeking must have working experience in residential real estate. The Senior Accountant performs a variety of accounting duties involved in preparing, maintaining, verifying, and reconciling financial transactions, statements, records, and reports. You will maintain the accuracy of the ledgers and financial systems; assist in the preparation of budgets, and year-end closings. You will assist in accounting for various real estate development projects and real estate joint ventures as well as various aspects of general accounting within prescribed deadlines. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Prepare journal entries, review, analyze and reconcile accounts for monthly close.
  • Maintain general ledger accounts.
  • Prepare account reconciliations.
  • Create ad hoc reports when requested
  • Assist in monthly, quarterly, and year-end close and consolidation processes.
  • Analyze key findings.
  • Provide analytical support to internal management, as needed.
  • Ensure that balance sheet reconciliations are completed in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Assist in producing timely and accurate monthly financial statements.
  • Assist in the creation of the annual plan and quarterly forecasts for the client group.


  • Bachelor's degree, preferably in accounting.CPA is a plus
  • Must have Accounting experience in the residential real estate industry
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Excel and other spreadsheet applications required; experience with real estate accounting software a plus.
  • Ability to work independently and within a team to build relationships and interact effectively with business partners.
  • Ability to function as an integral team member, working under time constraints and meeting deadlines in a changing environment.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize responsibilities.

Planned Property Management owns and manages over 3,700 apartments in Chicago‚Äôs best neighborhoods and takes pride in offering the best experience possible for their customers.  At PPM, they are passionate about providing top-notch service, going above and beyond every day to create the optimal customer relationships. If you are looking for a fantastic opportunity with a growing company, join the team!  You can learn more about the organization by visiting


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