Accounting/Audit Sr. Associate

About JLL

JLL (NYSE: JLL) is a leading professional services firm that specializes in real estate and investment management. A Fortune 500 company, JLL helps real estate owners, occupiers and investors achieve their business ambitions. In 2016, JLL had revenue of $6.8 billion and fee revenue of $5.8 billion and, on behalf of clients, managed 4.4 billion square feet, or 409 million square meters, and completed sales acquisitions and finance transactions of approximately $145 billion. At the end of the second quarter of 2017, JLL had nearly 300 corporate offices, operations in over 80 countries and a global workforce of more than 80,000. As of June 30, 2017, LaSalle Investment Management had $57.6 billion of real estate under asset management. JLL is the brand name, and a registered trademark, of Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated. For further information, visit

JLL is focused on winning in the marketplace and being the industry leader, executing better than anyone else and innovating to create great products and services. We operate in an atmosphere of excellence, integrity, respect and trust. We bring a sense of teamwork, inclusion and diversity in everything we pursue. Our clients see the results as we address their needs, solve their problems and bring new ideas.

As a distinguished market leader, we offer challenging career opportunities in an exciting environment. Our future success as a firm depends on our ability to attract, develop and retain the very best people in the business.

Our values define who we are, underscore our commitment to clients and provide direction for everything we do.

Our unique culture has been recognized by industry experts and our peers. We are:
• A “best company to work for’ in multiple locations around the globe, including Chicago, San Francisco, London, Ireland, Shanghai and Hong Kong
• World’s Most Ethical Companies from Ethisphere Institute for seven consecutive years
• America’s 100 Most Trustworthy Companies from Forbes Magazine
• #1 Top Corporate Real Estate Firm 2013 from Watkins Research Group, Inc. for six consecutive years
This partial list of awards demonstrates our record of achievement and our commitment to fostering an award-winning culture. For further information, visit

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About JLL
We’re JLL. We’re a professional services and investment management firm specializing in real estate. As a Fortune 500 company, we help real estate owners, occupiers and investors achieve their business ambitions.
We have nearly 300 corporate offices across 80 countries, with a team of more than 78,000 individuals. And we look after a property portfolio of over 4 billion square feet, all on behalf of our clients.
If you’re looking to step up your career, JLL is the perfect professional home. With us, you’ll have a chance to innovate with the world’s leading businesses, put that expertise into action on landmark projects, and work on game-changing real estate initiatives. You’ll also make long-lasting professional connections and be inspired by the best. We’re focused on opportunity and want to help you make the most of yours. Achieve your ambitions—join us at JLL!
What this job involves - We are currently seeking an Accounting / Audit Senior Associate to join our Public Institutions (PI) group on a full-time, fixed-term basis in our Washington, DC office. This position will support the DoD MHPI team, providing accounting and audit readiness support (in accordance with the most recent FIAR Guidance) for the Department of Defense’s (DoD) Military Housing Privatization Initiative (MHPI). MHPI is an excellent example of an effective Public-Private Partnership (P3) Program and involves a 50-year ground lease between the DoD and private sector residential developers. MHPI projects are master-planned residential communities and are located at U.S. military installations nationwide.

  • Assist DoD clients in conducting a comprehensive, comparative internal review and reconciliation of the MHPI program’s programmatic and financial documentation and reports to the MHPI-related transactions previously processed in the Family Housing Improvement Fund (FHIF) Program and FHIF Financing accounts
  • Design and perform testing of the existing processes and procedures for the movement of funds for MHPI transactions, to include obligations, outlays/disbursements, appropriation transfers, borrowing, collections, repayment of principal, interest earned or payable, Treasury fund balances, expenses, equity investments, DLPs, direct loans, loan guarantees, reestimates, and proceeds from sales
  • Identify any compliance issues with the MHPI program’s financial accounting or reporting
  • Recommend improvements and corrective actions for any identified compliance or operational issues
  • Develop a “process flow” map to track the documentation of each MHPI FHIF transaction process from start to finish, to include all MHPI-related transactions involving direct appropriations and incoming appropriation transfers; permanent, indefinite budget authority; permanent, indefinite borrowing authority; and proceeds from sales.
  • Research documentation related to MHPI transactions, to include OMB-approved scoring reports, transfer notification letters, FADs, apportionments, reestimate cash flow and CSC2 output files, OMB Reestimate Summaries, accounting reports, vouchers, trial balances, Treasury warrants and supporting documentation
  • Provide project management support, working collaboratively with multiple stakeholders on issue identification and resolution
  • Proactively and effectively communicate task status to DoD clients and PI managers
  • Develop and update briefing materials as requested for DoD and MHPI stakeholders
  • Travel occasionally to stakeholder sites to conduct assessment of accounting operations and compliance
  • Provide written monthly status reports documenting progress on tasks
  • Produce accurate and well organized deliverables on schedule
  • Handle a significant workload through effective assignment prioritization and time management

Sound like you? To apply you need to have:
  • A minimum 8 years of experience in accounting, auditing, real estate development, management, public policy, operations, finance, investment, research, strategic planning and/or related fields; at least 5 of those 8 years must be accounting / auditing work experience
  • Bachelor's degree in accounting or a relevant professional discipline; advanced degree (MBA, MAcc) in a relevant professional discipline; an additional 3 years of accounting / auditing experience in a management role may be substituted for an advanced degree
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) certification is strongly preferred
  • United States citizenship (a contractual requirement)
  • SECRET (or applicable security level) clearance from DISCO is a plus
  • Familiarity with budgetary and fiscal standards, regulations and requirements identified in the Federal Credit Reform Act of 1990, related statutory and fiscal laws, OMB Circulars (particularly A-11 and A-129), USSGLA and other Treasury guidance, GAAP, GAGA Standards, SFFAS, FASAB Technical Releases, and DoD FMR
  • Understanding the federal government budget cycle and requirements as it relates to DoD’s budget is a plus
  • Direct knowledge of and experience with DFAS and DoD and Treasury financial reporting systems is a plus
  • Strong financial/analytical, strategic thinking, organization, time management, client relationship and project management skills
  • Self-motivation and the ability to show initiative in taking action and responding appropriately
  • Ability to build consensus and demonstrate leadership in a collaborative setting
  • Ability to communicate clearly, concisely and professionally in written/verbal communication
  • Ability to meet deadlines, demonstrate flexibility and work in fast-paced team environment
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and also be a team player
  • Availability for occasional travel
  • Advanced knowledge of the Microsoft Office software suite, particularly Outlook, Word, PowerPoint and Excel

What you can expect from us
We’re an entrepreneurial, inclusive culture. We succeed together—across the desk and around the globe. We believe the best inspire the best, so we invest in supporting each other, learning together and celebrating our success.
Our Total Rewards program reflects our commitment to helping you achieve your ambitions in career, recognition, well-being, benefits and pay. We’ll offer you a competitive salary and benefits package.
With us, you’ll develop your strengths and enjoy a career full of varied experiences. We can’t wait to see where your ambitions take you at JLL.
Apply today!

Start a lasting career with JLL today!
Total Rewards reflects JLL’s investment in employees’ needs and preferences in Career, Recognition, Well-being, Benefits and Pay. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package. To be considered, please visit our Web site at to apply online. All resumes MUST BE submitted via our web site. Please reference Job 66542BR


JLL is committed to developing and maintaining a diverse workforce, and strongly believes in equal opportunity extended to all individuals in all aspects of the employment relationship. Please visit for additional information on JLL’s commitment to equal opportunity.