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Hyatt Senior Accountant – Real Estate Accounting in CHICAGO, Illinois


Hyatt Hotels Corporation seeks a self-motivated professional to join its Corporate Accounting – Real Estate Team. Routine responsibilities will include preparation and review of journal entries, balance sheet account reconciliations, cost segregations, financial statement analytics and accumulation of details utilized to compile the quarterly statement of cash flows and footnote disclosures. In the undertaking of these tasks, the Senior Accountant – Real Estate will be expected to ensure the quality of work delivered by the team’s Staff Accountants and assist their supervisor(s) to foster the Staff Accountants’ career development. Additional responsibilities include assisting in the enhancement of internal controls and participating in special projects that improve or streamline accounting processes.

  • Preparation of journal entries, account reconciliations, cost segregations, analytics, and other requested details used for financial reporting.

  • Review journal entries, account reconciliations, analytics, and other work assigned to and prepared by staff accountants.

  • Global fixed asset maintenance, including fixed asset additions, transfers, retirements, and depreciation for owned/leased properties.

  • Fielding and resolving inquiries from management, other departments within Hyatt, and external auditors.

  • Contribute to and enhance compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley, including documentation of process areas and testing of key controls.

  • Consolidation of North American and International wholly-owned legal entities based on financial statements prepared by 3rd party accountants

  • Assist with the optimization of accounting procedures and special projects, as required.

  • Preparation of quarterly and annual external reporting schedules, such as those related to cash flows and footnotes.

  • Assistance with the preparation and audit review of certain real estate entities, in accordance with the statutory requirements of the respective entities.

  • Demonstrate a commitment to Hyatt core values

  • The position responsibilities outlined above are in no way to be construed as all encompassing. Other duties, responsibilities, and qualifications may be required and/or assigned as necessary



  • Required: 3-5 years of experience in corporate accounting, public accounting, or other equivalent business/financial role

  • Preferred: Supervisory responsibilities or other experience that requires ensuring the quality of work delivered by other individuals.


  • Required: Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance or business

  • Preferred: Master’s degree in accounting, finance or business

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

  • Preferred: Certified Public Accountant

Computer Skills Needed to Perform this Job

  • Required: Strong PC skills, including Microsoft Office

  • Preferred: Financial ERP systems (Oracle, Hyperion)

Additional Comments and Requirements

  • Ability and willingness to operate in a complex and dynamic Corporate Environment.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

Primary Location: US-IL-Chicago

Organization: Hyatt Corporate Office

Pay Basis: Yearly

Job Level: Full-time

Job: Accounting/Finance/Tax

Req ID: CHI010351

Hyatt is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, age, religion, disability, veteran status, genetic information, citizenship status or any other group protected by law.