Ownership Accountant

Location US-TX-Houston
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When you join Hines, you will embark on a career journey fueled by vision and guided by leaders who set the standards of our industry. Our legacy is rooted in innovation and excellence, earning us a spot on Fast Company’s esteemed annual list of the World’s Most Innovative Companies for 2024. Discover endless opportunities to grow and make your mark at Hines.


As an Ownership Accountant with Hines, you will primarily be involved in the day-to-day accounting activity of the department, including cash, real estate, and tax reporting for the business owners. In addition, this position will be responsible for preparing ad hoc reports requested by internal and external parties, as well as the maintenance of general ledgers. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:


  • Maintain accuracy and completeness of general ledgers through review and approval of journal entries.
  • Compilation of ad hoc reports as requested by the business owners or management.
  • Enter and approve wire transactions as needed.
  • Prepare bank account reconciliations.
  • Prepare intercompany reconciliations.
  • Prepare daily cash reconciliations for real estate activity.
  • Assist with preparation of quarterly business expense reports.
  • Prepare journal entries for various ownership entities including debt service and tax entries.  
  • Review and post journal prepared by accounting staff to ensure accuracy and completeness.
  • Provide oversight of accounts payable transactions and provide accounting guidance for staff accountant(s).
  • Communicate/coordinate with internal groups as needed.
  • Assume additional responsibilities within scope as assigned.


Minimum Requirements include:


  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting from an accredited institution.
  • Three or more years of professional accounting experience.
  • High volume journal entry processing experience preferred.
  • Demonstrate extensive knowledge of Microsoft Excel including pivot tables and formulas.
  • Analyze and interpret diverse types of data in order to draw conclusions and solve problems.
  • Understanding of GAAP.
  • Extensive knowledge of cash and accounts payable transactions.
  • Exchange ideas, information, and opinions with others to formulate and/or arrive jointly at decisions, conclusions, or solutions, and exercise intellectual curiosity.
  • Collaborate and communicate effectively with key stakeholders and team members and across business lines.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills to effectively collaborate with others.
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize.
  • Highly organized and detail-oriented.
  • Ability to manage deliverables and milestones.
  • Display perseverance by focusing on solutions, not problems.
  • Unwavering commitment to integrity, the firm’s Guiding Principles and our Leadership Principles
  • Ability to lift up to 10lbs (files, computer paper).
  • Ability to operate a computer, phone system and general office equipment.
  • Able to work remotely and in office as needed.
  • Work overtime as business needs deem appropriate.


At Hines, we strive for excellence as a leading global real estate investment manager, driven by our by our belief that real estate is fundamentally about people. Our diverse portfolio spans $93.2 billion¹ of assets across such property types as living, office, retail, mixed-use, logistics and life science projects – all designed to enhance value, connection and inspiration. Our strategic approach integrates local expertise with global knowledge, taking calculated risks aligned with our convictions to exceed expectations and tailor solutions to our clients' needs.


While our projects are renowned for enhancing cities and pioneering sustainable practices, we recognize that the true driving force behind Hines' success is our 5,000 dedicated employees in 30 countries who draw on our 65-year history to build the world forward. This is why we prioritize investing in our people, offering comprehensive training, competitive compensation, robust benefits and generous vacation packages. By centering our focus on the growth and wellbeing of our team, we cultivate an inclusive environment where everyone, including our clients, can thrive.


Hines is proud to be named to Fast Company’s prestigious annual list of the World’s Most Innovative Companies for 2024.


¹Includes both the global Hines organization and RIA AUM as of December 31, 2023.




We are an equal opportunity employer and support workforce diversity.


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