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Staff Accountant

Chicago, IL
Full-Time
Salary Range : $0

Position Title: Temporary Staff Accountant

Reports to: Director of Finance and Controller

Position Summary

The Staff Accountant works closely with the Director of Finance and Controller in support of increasing and changing demands in the accounting function.

Responsibilities

  • Assist in the preparation of consolidated internal and external financial statements by gathering and analyzing information from the general ledger system and from departments.
  • Provide support for routine audits.
  • Assist with month close.
  • Prepare monthly journal entries.
  • Reconcile balance sheet accounts monthly.
  • Review profit and loss accounts for monthly variances and report findings.
  • Prepare monthly bank reconciliations.
  • Analyze information and options by developing and analyzing spreadsheet reports.
  • Prepare general ledger entries by maintaining records and files and reconciling accounts.
  • Maintain Accounts Payable, including preparing checks for payment.
  • Answer accounting and financial questions by researching and interpreting data.
  • Process inter-company consolidation.
  • Process semi-monthly payroll and related transactions.
  • Participate in the potential implementation of new ERP software.

 

Knowledge, Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Business Administration, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • QuickBooks Online, Concur and payroll software experience required.
  • Two to six years of accounting experience.
  • Understanding of US GAAP.
  • Strong Excel skills
  • Experience working with accounting and HR software.

 

Required Competencies

  • Analytical Thinking - Able to analyze data and notice discrepancies and inconsistencies in information.
  • Attention to Detail - Highly detail-oriented and pursues quality in accomplishing tasks. Is discrete when handling confidential details and is careful to protect information.
  • Planning and Organizing - Strong task management skills and able to identify and balance competing priorities. Able to scope, organize, and execute multiple projects with interrelated goals.
  • Building Relationships - Strong ability to develop, maintain, and strengthen partnerships with others inside or outside the organization, and engage collaboratively with others across multiple business functions.
  • Client Focus - Strong customer service skills and commitment to providing service excellence to internal and/or external customers.
  • Communication - Superior communication and active listening skills and able to communicate effectively throughout all levels of the organization.
  • Teamwork and Collaboration - Able to work well and thrive in a team-based, collaborative environment.
  • Creativity and Innovation - Able to look beyond current practices and use innovative thinking to identify new opportunities and solutions.
  • Judgment and Decision-Making - Must be able to analyze problems effectively using available information and resources in order to make good decisions.

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