Revantage

Associate, Corporate Finance

Job Locations US-Chicago

Who We Are

Revantage is a Corporate Services affiliate of The Blackstone Group, the world’s largest alternative investment firm.  Revantage provides a highly skilled employee base, best-in-class processes, and state-of-the-art technology to multiple Blackstone real estate portfolio companies.  Sectors include Hospitality, Industrial, Multi-Family, Office, Retail, Senior Housing, Manufactured Homes, Data Centers, Self-Storage, and Student Housing.

 

Revantage, headquartered in Chicago, is one of three global offices that includes Revantage Asia and Revantage Europe.

 

What We Value: Our Culture

Creating a culture that inspires change and momentum require the right team.  We know what it takes to lead an industry, and are looking for leaders who seek constant growth, want to excel, and continuously improve upon themselves and the industry.The culture at Revantage is built on our shared core values and commitment to be:

 

  • Achievers – We expect high standards for ourselves and enable the success of our teams.
  • Enthusiasts - We face challenges with optimism and believe anything is possible.
  • Leaders - We commit to continuously improve our performance.
  • Learners – We learn from our challenges and successes.
  • Partners - We deliver value and positive impact to our partners.

 

Why This Role Is Valuable 

The Associate, Corporate Accounting manages the portfolio company relationship regarding corporate accounting services.  This role maintains the accounting records and general ledger for corporate cost centers, preparing financial statements and budget to actual variance analysis. The Senior Accountant will also assist with the budget and reforecast process, calculate and allocate expenses to portfolio companies, and assist with the preparation of financial data for quarterly board meetings – both for internal management and Blackstone. This position is based out of Revantage’s headquarters in Chicago, Illinois.

 

How You Add Value

Client Service

  • Establish and nurture strong relationships with portfolio companies, building trust while overseeing their accounting operations
  • Develop a strong working knowledge of the company's business to drive client visibility into financial trends and key financial metrics
  • Partner with the client to provide financial recommendations and solutions
  • Provide excellent client service to corporate cost centers, portfolio companies and other accounting customers ensuring that their information needs and reporting requirements are met

 

Corporate Finance

  • Responsible for the monthly close process by preparing journal entries and managing various asset and liability reconciliations.
  • Review balance sheet and income statement variances and prepare detailed analyses explaining the monthly and quarterly fluctuations.
  • Assist Senior Associate and Manager in daily accounting activities and month-end closing procedures.
  • Responsible for monthly billings and collections
  • Provide analytical support for Revantage, including assisting in the preparation of the annual budget and period reforecast, financial analyses, and the cost allocation process.
  • Assist in the preparation of materials for board meetings, portfolio companies, management requests and Blackstone requests
  • Build and maintain effective control processes
  • Propose and assists in implementing change to current processes that may be identified as needing improvement
  • Perform other duties and special projects as assigned

What You Bring To The Role

Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance or a business-related field
  • Minimum 3 years of relevant finance or accounting experience
  • General understanding of US GAAP
  • Strong computer skills required
  • Strong working knowledge of MS Office (proficient in Word, Excel and PowerPoint), accounting software and databases
  • Proficiency in Excel should include VLOOKUP, HLOOKUP, Pivot Tables and INDEX MATCH
  • Excellent communication, problem solving and interpersonal skills necessary
  • Ability to multi-task and manage shifting priorities in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to work both independently and in a team environment

 

Preferred:

  • CPA
  • Data visualization experience (Tableau or Power BI)
  • Knowledge of Workday

Perks for You

  • Competitive salary, overall compensation and 401(k)
  • Work-life balance offerings include:
    • Remote work policy
    • Productivity Hours – weekly meeting-free work time
    • Bi-weekly Summer Fridays
  • In-house and external learning & development opportunities
  • Generous health insurance and wellness benefits

 

EEO Statement

Our company is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. Our employment decisions are based on individual qualifications, job requirements and business needs without regard to race, color, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, religion, disability, citizenship status, national origin, pregnancy, veteran status and or any other legally protected characteristics. We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations, if you need an accommodation to complete the application process, please email talent@revantage.com.

 

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