Senior Accountant (Chicago)

  • Address:Chicago, IL 60601 (map)
  • Date Posted:08/15/16
  • Job Type:Full-time
  • Description:
  • POSITION SUMMARY | Based out of our Chicago office, the Senior Accountant is responsible for maintaining the general ledger and close processes in conjunction with the corporate Controller. This role performs in-depth analysis of complex business and reporting issues. Advanced accounting skills are required for this position.DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES |Responsible for leading month-end close processes.Direct and oversee the general accounting operations including all general ledger functions, complex financial reporting in accordance with GAAP, account reconciliations, and variance analytics.Full Income Statement and Balance Sheet responsibilities.Apply principles of accounting to analyze complex financial information and prepare financial reports.Adhere to and communicate accounting auditing policies and procedures.Assist, guide, and instruct staff members in the performance of their duties; provide technical direction and problem-solving in response to questions and problems.Serve as key participant in external audits, including the planning and execution of all data requests and reporting.Lead process documentation and improvement initiatives.Other duties as assigned.JOB REQUIREMENTS |Education and/or Experience: Bachelor's degree in Accounting required, plus a minimum of 6 years' experience in an analytical role in accounting, finance, or auditing, as well as a minimum of 3 years' experience managing full cycle close processes. CPA and/or MBA is preferred. Position requires:Ability to interpret data, draw meaningful conclusions, and drive continuous improvementsExcellent analytical, organizational, time management, and problem-solving skillsAbility to achieve timely and accurate results in a fast-paced environment with multiple deadlinesQualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.Strong technical accounting and reporting skills; strong analytical skillsCapability to interface and maintain effective relationships with coworkers and customersLogical and methodological approach to problem-solving; keen attention to detailFlexible, with the ability to multitask in a highly demanding environmentCommunicate clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writingComputer proficiency, with knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPointThink you're the perfect fit? Qualified candidates should apply using the supplied link to our posting and include a one-page cover letter and resume addressed to Andrew Yu, Controller. Please submit all applications and additional materials via the link to our posting.
Ad ID: 45620720
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  • Profile: Active since 08/2016
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