Job Title: Staff Accountant, Real Estate

Employer:  Boyd Watterson Asset Management

Location:  Chicago, IL      


Boyd Watterson is a fast-growing company that focuses on sustaining our collegial culture as it expands.  Honesty and integrity are fundamental to our character and relationships.  Our managers are dedicated to being available and attentively listening to employees. 


The Opportunity

The Staff Accountant will assist Controller in all matters of accounting and financial reporting in accordance with GAAP for Real Estate.  This position will report to the Senior Vice President, Controller in our Chicago, Illinois office.


Company Overview

Boyd Watterson Asset Management, LLC is an independent investment advisor specializing in fixed income, real estate, and equities. We deliver investment solutions tailored to meet the needs of Taft-Hartley funds, foundations and endowments, religious organizations, public entities, corporations, insurance companies, and advisory channel clients.

Our fixed income investment strategies range from short-term to liability-driven investing and high-quality to high yield.  Our real estate strategies are derived from our specialized capabilities in acquiring and managing real estate leased to the US General Services Administration (GSA), which houses key federal agencies nationwide.  We offer separately managed accounts, mutual funds, sub-advisory services, and bespoke solutions.


Major Duties and Responsibilities:

Responsibilities for this position could include, but are not limited to:

  • Assist in preparing quarterly GAAP Financial Statements.

    • Review and upload Property level trial balances, and analyze budget variances

    • Prepare reporting package to ensure all required information is accurate

    • Perform account reconciliations and account analysis

    • Provide performance returns

    • Facilitate payment of property level invoices

    • Perform bank reconciliations

    • Prepare and post monthly journal entries

    • Assist in providing performance reporting for clients

    • Assist in monitoring and journalizing loan interest payments

  • Accounts Payable/Receivable

    • Enter weekly invoices into Yardi software and update check registers

    • Prepare monthly assigned asset management fee invoices

  • Assist in preparing Audited Financial Statement in accordance with GAAP at year end

    • Update audit reporting package

  • Other Duties

    • Assist in uploading and reviewing budgets

    • Assist in administrative duties like scanning and saving documents

    • Serve as backup for Onboarding - Newly Acquired Properties

    • Set up property data in Yardi Accounting software

    • Prepare and send out opening entries and supporting work papers to controller for review to send to property managers and accountants


Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in Finance or Accounting

  • 2-5 years of experience in Real Estate Accounting

  • Ability to work independently

  • Yardi Experience

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word & Excel

  • Experience in Institutional Asset Management or Accounting


Boyd Watterson offers a competitive compensation package.  Our benefits include Medical, Dental & Vision Plans, Life Insurance, Health Savings Accounts, Flexible Spending Accounts, 401(k) plus match, Paid Time Off (PTO) and Holidays.


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