Accountant, Payroll

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Who We Are

Revantage is a Blackstone Company that 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, and Manufactured Homes.


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 requires 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 improving 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 Accountant, Payroll - Corporate Accounting will maintain the payroll accounting records and general ledger for Revantage and various portfolio companies. Prepare budget to actual variance analysis, assist and or prepare the payroll budget and reforecast process, calculate and bill payroll allocations of expenses to portfolio companies, and assist with the preparation of payroll data for internal management, portfolio companies and Blackstone.


This position is based out of Revantage’s headquarters in Chicago, IL.

How You Add Value


  • 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 Revantage, portfolio companies and other accounting customers ensuring that their information needs and reporting requirements are met

Corporate Finance

  • Responsible for recording the biweekly payrolls, and monthly payroll accruals for Revantage and each portfolio company
  • Responsible for the payroll monthly closing process for Revantage and the portfolio companies with varied organizational structures and reporting requirements
  • Prepares schedules and reconciliations to support the general ledger payroll balances
  • Tracks and prepares invoices for time spent on transactions for various portfolio companies
  • Maintains payroll allocations for various portfolio companies and prepares monthly payroll billing
  • Ensure payroll is properly reflected in Revantage’s Anaplan time tracking system. Identifies and reconciles discrepancies
  • Assists in the preparation of the annual payroll budget and periodic reforecast for Revantage and the portfolio companies.
  • Assists with headcount reporting, payroll modeling and analysis.
  • Assists with ad hoc payroll requests for board meetings, portfolio companies, management requests and Blackstone requests
  • Perform other duties and special projects as assigned

What You Bring To The Role


  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance
  • Minimum of 1 year 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 Macros, VBA, 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


  • Knowledge of Workday or other ERP system


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 employerWe 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


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