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Brookfield Properties Senior Corporate Accountant in Chicago, Illinois

Company Overview

Brookfield Properties has an immediate need for a Senior Corporate Accountant at our corporate headquarters in Chicago, IL.

Brookfield Properties is a retail real estate company headquartered in Chicago, Illinois and owned by affiliates of Brookfield Asset Management. Our regional shopping centers are destinations for retail, lifestyle, dining, entertainment and so much more. Our extensive portfolio of properties spans the nation, encompassing over 150 locations across 42 states and representing over 146 million square feet of retail space. All of our properties are strategically located in regional and coastal areas that constitute the "heart" of America.

Our passionate team is comprised of experts across a range of specialties who share a goal of ensuring our properties are continuously evolving and innovating to meet the needs of our communities. Our company culture celebrates collaboration, encourages an entrepreneurial spirit and values diversity. We are very proud to have a team of premier talent who are in it to win it. We invite you to be part of our success story.

Position Overview

The Sr. Corporate Accountant will work closely with the Sr Manager on compensation analysis for Brookfield Properties and its mall properties. They will also be responsible for month-end close activities and heavily involved in budgeting and forecasting.


  • Generate monthly payroll accruals and review for accuracy

  • Research and prepare journal entries with appropriate supporting documentation

  • Assist in corporate budget / forecast process

  • Generate and record Joint Venture (JV) payroll billings

  • Creating detail and summary Ad-hoc schedules in excel (formulas & tables)

  • Assist in the review and analysis of financial information / reports for accuracy and completeness

  • Headcount reporting

  • Corporate/ Property Allocations

  • Work with internal departments to help them understand their financial statements

  • Maintain timely communication with the team, keeping others apprised of all material financial and reporting issues

  • Prepare ad hoc analysis, as required

  • Must be flexible team player with ability to participate in other projects / tasks as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting

  • 3 – 5 years Corporate Accounting and / or real estate accounting experience

  • Experience in compensation analysis preferred

  • Experience performing a monthly close process

  • Experience independently managing projects through completion

  • Strong knowledge of GAAP

  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills with the ability to communicate effectively with all levels of staff, management and external firms

  • Working knowledge of accounting processes and internal controls

  • Professional and proactive

  • Strong organizational skills, deadline focused and ability to meet deadlines

  • Strong Microsoft Excel, Word and Outlook skills required

  • Past experience with accounting software preferred, including JD Edwards and HFM

We are committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity orexpression, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.


Job ID 2018-2210

Category Accounting / Finance