Revantage

Associate, Accounting Technology

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 Accounting Technology team functions as liaison between technical systems and financial business personnel to support and improve business strategies, processes, goals and objectives of Revantage. This role will assist in configuration maintenance, onboarding of new Companies, and support of Finance optimization efforts across systems, processes, and reporting.  This position is based out of Revantage’s headquarters in Chicago, IL.

How You Add Value

  • Understand financial reporting requirements of the Portfolio Companies and Blackstone and coordinate with stakeholders on reporting solution roadmap
  • Provide financial systems support to ensure accuracy of financial reporting and compliance with all company-defined internal controls
  • Facilitate communication between the technology team and business stakeholders to ensure solutions will meet business requirements
  • Demonstrate working knowledge of general ledger accounting software and relational database concepts
  • Become proficient in Workday system functionality and configuration of Revantage business practices
  • Document Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and job aids across various Finance functions and standardize existing documentation
  • Ensure consistent application of data governance and reporting standards across Revantage-supported Portfolio Companies and asset classes, including: Metadata and data quality rules, Chart of Accounts review and maintenance and Control/approval matrix for configuration and reporting changes
  • Provide training and functional support to end-users, including onboarding of new team members
  • Analyze, understand and troubleshoot issues within the financial systems applications, reporting tools, and ancillary systems
  • Quickly recognize areas for internal improvements and provide creative, comprehensive solutions
  • Assist in the onboarding of new portfolios and ongoing matters of data governance
  • Participate in the coordination, testing, and implementation of future enhancement and/or integration projects for our financial reporting systems
  • Collaborate across Global teams to align strategies and share best practices

What You Bring To The Role

Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Technology or related field
  • Minimum 3 years related experience
    • Must have knowledge of US GAAP
    • Strong Excel skills
    • Strong communication (written and verbal), problem solving, and interpersonal skills
  • Drive and desire to learn new technologies and grow technical and functional skill sets
  • Motivated self-starter with strong team leadership and problem-solving skills
  • Aptitude to think independently and the motivation to work with a team in a rapidly changing environment.
  • Ability to multi-task and manage shifting priorities and deadlines, with attention to detail and an ability to work both independently and in a team environment

Preferred:

  • Real Estate experience
  • CPA certification
  • Experience with Workday, Essbase, Alteryx, Power BI
  • Experience implementing new finance systems and applications


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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