Real Estate Accounting, Sr. Associate


Posting Date: Sep 29, 2023

Location: New York, NY, US

Company: New York Life Insurance Co

Location Designation: Hybrid 



When you join New York Life, you’re joining a company that values career development, collaboration, innovation, and inclusiveness. We want employees to feel proud about being part of a company that is committed to doing the right thing. You’ll have the opportunity to grow your career while developing personally and professionally through various resources and programs. New York Life is a relationship-based company and appreciates how both virtual and in-person interactions support our culture.




New York Life Real Estate Investors (“NYL REI”) is the real estate investment management division of New York Life Investments. NYL REI manages a portfolio in excess of $65 Billion which includes real estate debt, real estate equities and real estate securities.  The equity portfolio includes assets held in New York Life’s general account, separate accounts, an open-end core fund, closed end value add funds, and co-investments with REIT vehicles. We are seeking an associate accounting professional responsible for financial accounting and reporting for the equity real estate portfolio. 
This opportunity requires developing an in-depth knowledge of the real estate industry and excellent technical ability. The position is responsible for ensuring the financial integrity and timely reporting of equity real estate, including funds, property, asset, joint venture, debt compliance, GIPs, NCREIF and investor account financials.  



  • Ensures accurate and timely financial information is provided, as necessary, to internal management, external auditors, internal auditors, and external clients
  • Reviews and maintains quarterly valuation changes; calculates asset management fee and net asset value, as necessary
  • Reconciliation between custodian banks and accounts, pricing, real estate reporting to the clients, appraisal adjustments and is the point person for their project’s audit
  • Addresses and responds to specific financial requests made by Real Estate Officers regarding investment performance and fund financial statements
  • Review capital call and distribution calculations, sources and uses, allocations, and investor notices
  • Maintain and enhance accounting procedures and internal control systems
  • Other projects and analysis as requested by senior management   
  • Contribute to process improvement initiatives to streamline the cash management function and enhance efficiency and accuracy
  • Stay updated on industry best practices, regulations, and changes in accounting standards related to cash management processes.
  • Collaborate with the accounting team to ensure proper coding and classification of expenses.
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date cash team records, including vendor information, invoice details and payment status in the cash system.


  • Undergraduate degree, accounting major preferred
  • 2-5 years of accounting experience
  • Experience with fund level, historical cost GAAP accounting, Statutory Accounting, and tax reporting a plus
  • Yardi experience
  • Experience with corporate accounting, consolidation and SOX reporting
  • Ability to evaluate, document, and implement best in class policies and procedures
  • Cash Managements/Accounts Payable 




Salary range: $72,500-$107,500 

Overtime eligible: Exempt 

Discretionary bonus eligible: Yes 

Sales bonus eligible: No 


Click here to learn more about our benefits. Starting salary is dependent upon several factors including previous work experience, specific industry experience, and/or skills required.



Recognized as one of Fortune’s World’s Most Admired Companies, New York Life is committed to improving local communities through a culture of employee giving and volunteerism, supported by the Foundation. We're proud that due to our mutuality, we operate in the best interests of our policy owners. We invite you to bring your talents to New York Life, so we can continue to help families and businesses “Be Good At Life.” To learn more, please visit LinkedIn, our Newsroom and the Careers page of

Job Requisition ID: 89319




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