Staff Accountant

Innerworkings Chicago , IL 60602

Posted 2 months ago

staff accountant

The Staff Accountant is responsible for the processing, recording, updating, and reconciling of fiscal information in compliance with established policies for the Revenue and Inventory Group. This person will perform day-to-day processing of financial transactions to ensure that finances are maintained in an effective, up-to-date, and accurate manner.


  • Prepare, examine, and analyze accounting records and other financial reports to assess accuracy and conformance to reporting and procedural standards

  • Drive the monthly revenue close process, including deferred revenue, revenue accruals, prepare journal entries, account reconciliations, revenue and inventory reporting, and flux analyses

  • Research and resolve accounting discrepancies and irregularities related to revenue and inventory

  • Compile and analyze financial information to prepare entries to accounts, such as general ledger accounts, and document business transactions

  • Determine monthly accruals for unbilled revenue and cost of sales per internal accounting policies

  • Ensure accurate and timely reporting of monthly, quarterly and year-end close related to revenue and inventory

  • Assist in the improvement of the revenue and inventory processes

  • Analyze business operations, trends, costs, revenues, financial commitments, and obligations to project future revenues and expenses

  • Partner with various stakeholders throughout the organization to compile data used during the month end close process

  • Assist in internal and external audits


  • 0-2+ years related work experience

  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting required

  • Knowledge of accepted accounting practices and principles

  • Proven ability to professionally drive change and process

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Strong background in Microsoft Office; Excel skills (v-Lookup, pivot tables, etc.) and excellent command with excel and manipulating large data sets is a must.

  • Experience excelling within fast paced, high energy environments


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