Real Estate Accounting Associate


Date: Nov 22, 2021

Location: New York, NY, US

Company: New York Life Insurance Co


New York Life Investments (NYLIM), an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of New York Life Insurance Company, is a top 25 global asset management firm. With more than $500 billion in assets under management, NYLIM is a premier investment management firm serving a variety of client segments including retail, institutional, insurance and defined contribution and benefit on a global basis. New York Life Investments offers a diverse set of investment capabilities ranging from traditional equity and fixed income to alternative investment strategies and multi-asset solutions. Renowned for its premier investment acumen and client focus, NYLIM’s vision is to be one of the most trusted providers of investment management expertise and long-term financial security.






New York Life Insurance Company (“New York Life” or “the company”) is the largest mutual life insurance company in the United States*. Founded in 1845, New York Life is headquartered in New York City, maintains offices in all fifty states, and owns Seguros Monterrey New York Life in Mexico.


New York Life is one of the most financially strong and highly capitalized insurers in the business. The company reported 2016 operating earnings of $1.954 billion. Total assets under management at year end 2016, with affiliates, totaled $538 billion. As of year-end 2016, New York Life’s surplus was $23.336 billion**. New York Life holds the highest possible financial strength ratings currently awarded to any life insurer from all four of the major ratings agencies: A.M. Best, A++; Fitch AAA; Moody’s Aaa; Standard & Poor’s AA+. (Source: Individual Third Party Ratings Report as of 8/17/16).


Financial strength, integrity and humanity—the values upon which New York Life was founded—have guided the company’s decisions and actions for over 170 years.


New York Life Real Estate Investors (“NYL REI”) is the real estate investment management division of NYL Investors, which is wholly-owned by New York Life. NYL REI manages a portfolio in excess of $52 Billion which includes real estate debt, real estate equities and real estate securities. The equity portfolio includes approximately 125 assets held in New York Life’s general account, separate accounts, an open-end core fund and two closed end value add funds. We are seeking an accounting professional responsible for investment accounting for a portfolio of properties.



  • Assist in actual versus budget variance analysis
  • Assist in preparing and gathering information for internal audits, external audits, and tax returns as needed
  • Assist in the preparation of lender required reports for outstanding loans
  • Assist in the review of financial statements and related reports
  • Assist with review of funding request, wire forms, etc. as needed
  • Complete and/or participate in the completion of ad hoc reports and departmental projects as needed
  • Perform a variety of general office duties such as log tax returns, payments & related forms into the tax return tracking schedule
  • Record keeping, filing, and generating accounting reports to facilitate the monthly and quarterly closing procedures
  • Review and maintain general ledger and supporting workpapers for various entities – analyzing and adjusting as needed each month Reporting Structure:
  • Reports to Senior Associate (team leader) in San Francisco
  • Coordinates internally with Asset Management and Fund accounting team


Basic requirements:

  • Undergraduate degree in accounting
  • 2+ years of Accounting experience
  • Real estate accounting preferred (property level)


Additional Skills:

  • Must be able to work independently and as part of a team with excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks, meet reporting deadlines and be very flexible
  • Understanding of MS Office Suite; proficiency in Excel
  • Understanding of GAAP and Fair Value accounting
  • Experience with Yardi





Please note: During calendar year 2021, employees of Group Benefit Solutions can be considered for open positions within Group Benefit Solutions only. Applications from Group Benefit Solutions employees for open positions within other New York Life businesses are unable to be considered.

Job Requisition ID: 84094






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