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Hyatt Staff Accountant, Real Estate Accounting in CHICAGO, Illinois


Hyatt Hotels Corporation seeks a self-motivated professional accountant to join its Real Estate Accounting team. Routine responsibilities will include preparation of journal entries, balance sheet account reconciliations, cost segregation analyses, financial statement analyses and other tasks as requested by colleagues and supervisors. Additional responsibilities include assisting in the enhancement of internal controls and participating in special projects that improve or streamline accounting processes.

Responsibilities: * Global fixed asset maintenance, including fixed asset additions, transfers, retirements and depreciation for owned/leased properties. * Analyzing and posting of monthly and quarterly financial activity based on financial statements prepared by 3rd parties. * Fielding and resolving inquiries from management, other departments within Hyatt and external auditors. * Contribute to compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley, including documentation of process areas and testing of key controls. * Assist with the optimization of accounting procedures and special projects, as required. * Preparation of monthly journal entries, balance sheet account reconciliations, cost segregations and analytics over significant account balances. * 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. * Consolidation of North American and International wholly-owned legal entities based on financial statements prepared by 3rd party accountants. * 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.

Qualifications: * 1-2 years of experience in corporate accounting, public accounting or other equivalent business/finance role required. * Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance or business required. * Master's degree in accounting, finance or business preferred. * Certified Public Accountant preferred. * Strong PC skills, including Microsoft Office, required. * Financial ERP Systems (Oracle, Hyperion) preferred. * 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: CHI010018

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