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Sr. Accountant

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Robert Half Finance & Accounting South Vernon Hills , IL 60061

Posted 4 months ago

Are you excited at the idea of working with a dynamic company? Outstanding opportunity for a Senior Accountant to join a growing company in the Northern Suburbs. To apply to this position, please send your resume directly to DEBBIE ROBINSON email:

Position Summary:
Under general supervision, closes, reconciles, and updates general ledger accounts. Verifies accuracy of financial records and assists in maintaining other month end close related documents. Supports the external audit and tax requirements. Prepares ad-hoc analysis for finance and operation review per management?s directions. Participates in cross functional teams to improve processes and solve business problems.

Key Responsibilities:
? Reconciles, analyzes, and maintains general ledger entries. Supports monthly closing activities by preparing, verifying, and entering accurate journal entries into the general ledger. Researches accounting issues and ensures adherence to GAAP. ? Prepares monthly financial statements including balance sheet, income statement, statement of retained earnings, and statement of cash flows for consolidated company results. ? Analyzes manufacturing variances, direct labor, direct materials, and overhead ? Benchmarks results against prior periods and/or alternate data sources. Ensures concise and informative schedules. Reviews and analyzes specific accounts as well as overall operating results. Presents complete recommendations avoiding piecemeal iterative interactions with management. ? Assists in reviewing and updating all accounting policies and procedures; prepares policies and procedures, as needed. ? Assists with administration of internal accounting systems including corporate credit cards, financial consolidations, general ledgers, fixed assets, and employee expense management. ? Supports financial, controls, and operational audits as needed. ? Supports operations projects by performing a variety of analysis. ? Prepares detailed schedules to support audit and tax requirements. ? Performs other duties as assigned. Minimum Requirements/

? Bachelor?s Degree in Accounting or Finance from an accredited higher learning institution, CPA and/or MBA preferred ? Minimum 7 years of Accounting or Finance related experience; cost accounting and/or public accounting experience required. ? Exposure to various accounting software packages with at least an intermediate knowledge of Excel. Experience with financial reporting and consolidation systems preferred. ? Must possess a solid grasp of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)


  • Comfortable working in a changing and dynamic environment

  • SOX internal control assessments (Section 404) experience

  • Knowledgeable of ERP systems

  • Vow to meet business deadlines

  • Strong communication and social skills

  • Demonstrated analytical abilities, tendency to quickly connect dots and surmise logical outcomes

  • Strong attention to detail

  • BA/BS in Accounting, CPA credentials are preferred

  • Takes action on items beyond formal job responsibilities

  • 7+ years of overall general accounting experience, ideally with Big 4 experience

  • Able to manage time well

  • Corporate performance management (CPM) and business intelligence systems experience a plus

  • General familiarity with general ledger

  • Demonstrated knowledge of account reconciliation

  • Adeptness in financial reconciliation

  • Deep understanding of US GAAP - Earlier work involving auditing

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Excel

  • Foundational knowledge in financial reporting

  • Financial statement preparation experience highly preferred

  • Consolidations experience highly desired

  • Good understanding of financial auditing

  • Background working with financial statements consolidation

  • Solid understanding of accounting policy

  • Practical knowledge of journal entries

  • Prior work done in public accounting is desired

Employment Type: Full-time

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Sr. Accountant

Expired Job

Robert Half Finance & Accounting