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Controller, Corporate Solutions, Americas in Chicago, IL at JLL

Date Posted: 3/10/2019

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    Chicago, IL
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Job Description

Job Description


JLL (NYSE: JLL) is a professional services and investment management firm offering specialized real estate services to clients seeking increased value by owning, occupying and investing in real estate. With 2016 annual fee revenue of $5.8 billion, JLL operates in 70 countries from more than 1,000 locations worldwide. On behalf of its clients, the firm provides management and real estate outsourcing services to a property portfolio of 3.0 billion square feet. For further information, visit

The Controller - Americas Corporate Solutions (CS) will be responsible for the accounting and financial reporting activities, governance and compliance, policy, and internal client relations for the Americas region, reporting directly to the Americas Chief Accounting Officer, with a matrix to the Global Corporate Solutions Controller.


  • Oversee and maintain accounting and financial reporting function for Americas CS business, including monthly, quarterly and annual financial close processes
  • Revenue recognition process standardization and oversight/approval, including ASC 606 implementation
  • Oversee and maintain an internal control environment compliant with Sarbanes-Oxley requirements; assist in resolution of any accounting and internal control issues
  • Execute the Client & Corporate Finance shared service and productivity strategy
  • Provide merger and acquisition due diligence and advisory support
  • Coordinate with regional and global finance teams
  • Direct the internal and external audit process
  • Establish and maintain relationships within Finance leadership team
  • Strategic thought leader; keenly focused on finance governance and oversight and partnering with leadership to drive growth
  • Provide job and career guidance to direct reports; prepare and communicate performance reviews
  • Develop best practices, goals, and feedback to develop each team member
  • Coordinate risk management and analysis, ensuring compliance with S-Ox requirements
  • Partner directly with Global Internal Audit and external audit teams
  • Lead controller meetings to address accounting concerns, share best practices and initiatives across the region
  • Support ERP system updates and enhancements
  • Perform periodic and ad-hoc value-added analysis of results against budgets/forecasts and prior year performance
  • Analyze historical data and current trends to identify risks and opportunities to company operations and financial results
  • Perform decision-supporting analysis of major company potential initiatives, such as new business lines, pricing strategies and directional project spend


  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or related field with 10+ years of experience
  • CPA required; MBA preferred
  • Fluent understanding of US GAAP and ability to effectively communicate key issues to finance and business leadership
  • Expert in Microsoft Excel,Word, and Power Point; PeopleSoft a plus
  • Excellent in financial process management and best practice influence
  • Experience in or familiarity with financial system implementations is a plus
  • Executive level with influence and credibility
  • Excellent analytical, business intelligence and presentations skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills including diplomacy, the ability to build consensus & leadership skills in a collaborative setting
  • Construct challenging development plans with stretch tasks and goals

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