Finance Lease Accountant Job at McDonald's Corporation, Chicago, IL

  • McDonald's Corporation
  • Chicago, IL

Job Description

McDonald’s is proud to be one of the most recognized brands in the world, with restaurants in over 100 countries that serve 70 million customers daily. We continue to operate from a position of strength. Our updated growth strategy is focused on staying ahead of what our customers want and realizing further growth potential. Our relentless ambition is why McDonald’s remains one of the world’s leading corporations after almost 70 years. Joining McDonald's means thinking big and preparing for a career that can have influence around the world.

At McDonald’s, we see every day as a chance to create positive impact. We lead through our values centered on inclusivity, service, integrity, community and family. From support of Ronald McDonald House Charities to our Youth Opportunity project and sustainability initiatives, our values keep us dedicated to using our scale for good: good for our customers, people, industry and planet. We also offer a broad range of outstanding benefits including a sabbatical program, tuition assistance and flexible work arrangements.

We are enjoying the flexibility of a hybrid work model, in which employees spend part of their week connecting with co-workers in our state-of-the-art headquarters. Located in the booming West Loop of downtown Chicago, it's set up to be a global hub that cultivates collaboration:

  • Take a class at Hamburger University
  • Sample future items in our Test Kitchen
  • Utilize the latest technology to connect with your team around the globe

We are an equal opportunity employer committed to the diversity of our crew members, staff, operators, and suppliers. We promote an inclusive work environment that creates feel-good moments for everyone.

Job Description

The GBS (Global Business Services) Finance – North America team is responsible for recording and reporting on real estate transactions for over 2,000 franchisees and more than 15,000 restaurants in the U.S. and Canada. They are responsible for the calculation and billing of rents and service fees to franchisees and tenants, all lease related and real estate tax payment and accounting activities, and construction project and fixed asset accounting processes.

Based out of our global headquarters in the West Loop in downtown Chicago , the Finance Lease Accountant position within GBS offers a tremendous opportunity for an individual to gain a broad understanding of the various functions and inputs within McDonald’s leasing transactions as well as gaining exposure to our global business environment. 

Job Responsibilities

  • Maintain lease notifications and payment schedules to ensure accuracy of fixed rent, percentage rent and CAM/Tax payments to landlords in accordance with lease terms.
  • Review statements from landlords and analyze whether payment is due. Reconcile landlord billings for year cam/tax obligations for refund or payable.
  • Review and prepare audit packets for lease transactions noting the accounting implications.
  • Complete month end close process.
  • Gain valuable knowledge of the TRIRIGA system and the implications of required accounting treatments for lease transactions to meet FASB requirements.
  • Ensure compliance with SOX and company policies for assigned lease accounting processes.
  • Address customer inquiries from landlords, market finance, legal and asset management teams related to lease transactions.
  • Assist with various ad-hoc requests and special projects.


  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance preferred
  • 1+ years of qualifying lease expense accounting experience
  • High proficiency in Excel, Word, and Power Point
  • Experience with using TRIRIGA and Oracle software is preferred
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with a strong customer experience focus
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Continuous improvement mindset to enhance processes and maximize productivity

Additional Information

McDonald’s is an equal opportunity employer committed to the diversity of our workforce. We promote an inclusive work environment that creates feel-good moments for everyone. McDonald’s provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities as part of the application or hiring process or to perform the essential functions of their job. If you need assistance accessing or reading this job posting or otherwise feel you need an accommodation during the application or hiring process, please contact . Reasonable accommodations will be determined on a case-by-case basis.

McDonald’s provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to sex, sex stereotyping, pregnancy (including pregnancy, childbirth, and medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), race, color, religion, ancestry or national origin, age, disability status, medical condition, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, protected military or veteran status, citizenship status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Nothing in this job posting or description should be construed as an offer or guarantee of employment.

Job Tags

Full time, Local area, Gangs, Flexible hours,

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