Fixed Asset/Staff Accountant
Chicago , IL 60602
Posted 3 months ago
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This position is responsible for general accounting functions involved in the maintaining, closing and analyzing the company's books.Essential Functions: * Monitor a system of controls, procedures and forms for the recordation of fixed assets. * Record corporate and plant fixed asset acquisitions and dispositions in Sage FAS software (soon to be JDE)* Calculate depreciation for all fixed assets and maintain the detailed schedule of fixed assets and accumulated depreciation * Prepare journal entries and perform month-end close duties in conjunction with the corporate and plant accounting staffs. Prepare and analyze monthly general ledger account analyses and bank reconciliations. * Prepare and analyze monthly reports, such as advertising and trade spending, capital expenditures. * Ad hoc analysis preparation and review of account reconciliation * Facilitate, process and reconcile domestic inter-company accounts; monitor compliance to policy. * Prepare audit, tax, and budget projection schedules for fixed assets. * Assist with year-end work, including preparation of the audit schedules and answering auditor questions. * Reconcile balances to the general ledger. * Administer Capital Expenditure Request process, including logging requests submitted, tracking, verifying and communicating approvals, setting up projects in system, reporting on projects' status, and closing projects upon completion. * Track and communicate daily corporate cash balances. * Ensure internal control compliance within the accounts payable area; back up the Accounts Payable Specialist. * Other duties and projects as assignedQualifications:
* Bachelors degree in Accounting with 1-3 years experience * Experience with Fixed Asset, Month End Close, and Account Reconciliation required * Experience with unclaimed property preferred. * Experience with JDE required * Intermediate spreadsheet experience. * Strong organizational and analytical skills. * Good verbal and written communication skills. * Detail-oriented
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