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Hyatt Staff Accountant - Real Estate Accounting in CHICAGO, Illinois



Hyatt Hotels Corporation seeks a self-motivated professional accountant to join the Real Estate Accounting team. Routine responsibilities will include preparation of journal entries, balance sheet account reconciliations, cost segregation analyses, draw preparation, 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.


  1. Preparation of cost segregations

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

  3. Analyzing and posting monthly and quarterly financial activity based on financial statements prepared by 3rd parties

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

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

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

  7. Preparation of monthly journal entries, balance sheet account reconciliations, and analytics over significant account balances

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

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

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

  11. Demonstrate a commitment to Hyatt core values

  12. 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


  1. 1-2 years of experience in corporate accounting, public accounting, or other equivalents business/finance


  1. Required: Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, or business

  2. Preferred: Master's degree in accounting, finance, or business

Computer skills needed to perform this job

  1. Required: Strong PC skills, including Microsoft Office

  2. Preferred: Financial ERP systems(Oracles, Hyperion)

Additional Comments and Requirements

  1. Ability and willingness to operate in a complex and dynamic corporate environment

  2. 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: CHI010400

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