Staff Accountant

Heidrick & Struggles Chicago , IL 60602

Posted 2 weeks ago

Heidrick & Struggles is a premier provider of executive search, leadership assessment and development, organization and team effectiveness, and culture shaping services globally. In our more than 60 year history, we have conducted some of the most high-profile C-suite and board-level searches in the world.

Today, we are working with our clients across 29 countries to help them accelerate their performance and respond with agility to new opportunities and challenges in every industry. We continue to raise the bar in serving our clients as trusted leadership advisors, and we are also providing an expanded range of data-driven, tech-enabled tools and platforms across our executive search and consulting businesses.

Managing top talent isn't just our business. It's our passion, and we are committed to investing in and developing the careers of our own people.

We look for people with experience from a variety of industries and diverse educational backgrounds who are passionate about partnering with innovative and influential organizations and share our commitment to our purpose - to help our clients change the world, one leadership team at a time.

If you're ready to start or grow your career with us, learn more about our available opportunities at our website.

Job Description:


Responsible for providing general accounting and internal controls support, prepare journal entries and analysis; completion of the close and ensuring that the general ledger account balances and trial balances are accurate.

Specifically, responsibilities will include:

  • Prepare and record journal entries in general ledger related to prepaid expenses, bank reconciliations, intercompany transactions and other various accounts.

  • Assist with intercompany reconciliations and confirmations

  • Work closely with Treasury, Tax and international finance teams

  • Perform data balancing activities, reconciliation and analysis of related ledger accounts

  • Assist in the month end, quarter end, and year end close process

  • Provide audit support for quarterly and year-end audits

  • Prepares consolidated internal and external financial statements by gathering and analyzing information from the general ledger system and from departments.

  • Basic knowledge and understanding of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), general accounting process and internal control elements


Qualifications & Experience

  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting

  • 0 - 2 years of related professional experience

  • CPA or CPA candidate preferred

  • Knowledge of PeopleSoft General Ledger or HFM a plus

  • Experience in accounting and financial systems preferred

  • Experience in interfacing with business customers in defining general ledger, account and reporting requirements preferred

  • Experience in Account to Report process improvement and application systems implementation a plus

Key Competencies

  • Analytical Skills:

  • Detail-oriented

  • Advanced Excel skills

  • Strong analytical skills

  • Analytical thinking:

  • Demonstrates the ability to think clearly about business problems, breaking down problems and presenting ideas for solutions while evaluating the pros and cons of each option

  • Relationship building:

  • Forms networks of positive business relationships that enhance personal and business success.

  • Self-Confidence and determination:

  • Demonstrates strong, realistic confidence in oneself in challenging situations and maintains a calm focus on results over time

  • Managing innovation:

  • Develops and applies creative solutions to business problems, anticipating situations and needs and finding flexible answers to new situations; champions innovation to improve business performance

Heidrick & Struggles is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring qualified protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, age, sex, national origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, veteran or military status, or citizenship status.

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