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Senior Manager, Global Accounting Policy

Chicago, IL, USA | Jones Lang LaSalle

  • Industry:
    Real Estate
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    Accounting / Control
    Finance (Internal)
  • Experience:
    7-10 years
Job Description:
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We’re JLL—a leading professional services and investment management firm specializing in real estate. We shape the future of real estate for a better world by using the most advanced technology to create rewarding opportunities, amazing spaces and sustainable real estate solutions for our clients, our people and our communities. 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 93,000 individuals and believe a diverse and inclusive culture is one where everyone succeeds. That’s why we’re committed to creating an environment where we all feel welcomed, valued and empowered to achieve our full potential.

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.

JLL’s Global Controllership team is seeking a Senior Manager of Global Accounting Policy to provide thought leadership and decision making over complex and technical accounting issues around the globe and lead OneFinance through the technical accounting impacts of potential decisions. In this position, you will identify and propose critical building blocks across people, processes and technology as it relates to technical accounting topics, with a core focus of capturing and maximizing value to our organization. The role will report to the Global Director of Accounting Policy and Compliance.


Consultation and resolution of technical accounting matters arising from across the company.

Ad hoc technical accounting research includes, but is not limited to business combinations, consolidation, equity method accounting, accounting for noncontrolling interests, lease accounting, capitalization, compensation arrangements, foreign currency matters, and hedging arrangements.

Participate / lead efforts across the company to:

Assess the impact and plan for changes to accounting requirements / policies, including internal control and IT impacts;

Develop and deliver educational materials to finance, business and other key stakeholders; and

Synchronize processes and workflows across the globe.

Partner with the company’s Global Sarbanes-Oxley compliance teams as well as finance teams across the globe to:

Drive continuous improvements to the control environment; and

Identify and implement supplemental controls and processes related to newly acquired businesses.

Work on a fast-paced Global Controllership team with direct exposure to key leaders and executives.  

Oversee development and deployment of detailed accounting policies and procedures

Collaborate with finance leadership across the organization to identify best practices and process efficiencies.

Contribute to relationship management, problem-solving, and lead accounting consultations with the company’s external financial auditors and third-party advisors, as applicable.

Identify and seize opportunities for involvement in special projects across the company.

Review the company’s global accounting policies on a recurring basis and suggest and implement revisions as appropriate.


Lead individuals on accounting policy and controllership team and throughout the globe to oversee/drive accounting policy implementation and compliance efforts.

Establish and develop relationships with finance leadership at the Global level and within each of the company’s regions and business segments.

Build U.S. GAAP understanding with stakeholders inside and outside of the Global Finance team.

Champion and participate in Global Finance efforts to increase involvement in volunteer, diversity and social responsibility efforts.


Command of accounting principles and internal controls and ability to communicate (verbally and in writing) issues and their resolution to finance and business leadership.

Strong interpersonal and diplomacy, consensus-building, and leadership skills in a collaborative setting.

Project management abilities to independently oversee complex tasks by extracting skills and resources from around the globe.

High comfort level to interact with and influence executive-level professionals.

Superior multi-tasking skills and ability to operate independently in a constantly changing environment.

Creative problem solver who can identify and sort critical information associated with significant and complex transactions in an efficient manner.


Bachelor's degree in Accounting or related field with 7+ years of experience. Public accounting experience preferred.

CPA required.

Experience performing in-depth accounting research and translating into analytical, logical, and coherent written and verbal communications.

Experience working and communicating within multi-national corporations and SEC registrants.

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