Junior Property Accountant


Chicago, IL

Job Type

Corporate Office Junior Property Accountant



Job Description

Perfect Entry Level Position for Real Estate Accounting Professionals !!

Bender Companies is an owner-operator specializing in the acquisition and management of value-add multifamily assets. Since its inception in 2011, Bender Companies has established a proven track record of high performing investments through strategic acquisitions, mitigating risk, and effective management. We set ourselves apart by our Principals and upper-level staff participating in the investments of all assets and providing property management services throughout the term of the investment.

Our mission is to ensure our assets outperform the market by providing the best quality housing at an affordable price to our residents.

What we are looking for:

Bender Companies is looking for a Junior Property Accountant to join our growing accounting team. We
are looking for someone who has at least one year of work experience in accounting or someone out of college
with an accounting degree.

Here are some things that will make you successful:

-Passion for accounting and the Real Estate industry
-Positive attitude and willingness to work toward a common goal of providing quality workforce housing for our residents
-Knowledge of financial management
-Experience with bank reconciliations and financial review
-Ability to stay organized and handle multiple projects
-Undergraduate degree in Accounting or related field preferred
-Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, PowerPoint, Word)
-Experience working with Appfolio or similar property management software is a plus
-Strong communication and problem solving skills

What you will be doing:

As a Junior Property Accountant you will work with the operations team and will have primary responsibility for providing accounting support for our Property Accountant Team.

Core responsibilities include:

-Complete Bank Reconciliations with the direction of your Senior Accountant
-Analyze and identify income statement accounts requiring variance explanations and providing clear, comprehensive explanations for accounting related accounts while assisting property manager and supervisor with other variance explanations as needed.
-Assist property manager in any tenant billing disputes.
-Participation in staff meetings and company special projects as requested.
-Communicate and provide information as needed to third party owners, auditors, lenders, and other team members.
-Support the Bender acquisitions team with due diligence and renovation or project budgeting
-Check mail daily and process accordingly
-Log any rent checks in AppFolio and prepare them for deposit
-Upload any bills in AppFolio and Egnyte (may come via email or physical mail)
-Process all outgoing mail including accounts payable
-Answer incoming calls to our corporate office/accounting team and direct them accordingly
-Make trips to postal service, UPS, or Fedex, or banks as needed
-Assist on any ad-hoc tasks or administrative functions
-Assist with insurance compliance and vendor setup in AppFolio

Where you will work:

This position will require you to be in the office full time, Monday-Friday.

Why work for Bender Companies:

-Medical Insurance
-Dental Insurance
-Vision Insurance
-401K with company match
-Paid Holidays
-Paid Time Off
-Charity Matching Program
-Competitive Pay
-Exciting company growth and potential for career advancement
-Supportive Team
-Mission focused on providing quality workforce housing