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Accountant

| Chicago

Optiver is looking for a motivated and detail-oriented Accountant to join our team. As Accountant, you will prepare and analyze financial statements, record transactions to the general ledger and play a key role by supporting the core functions of our finance team.

What you’ll do:

  • Prepare and maintain support for month-end journal entries and close processes.
  • Prepare reconciliations for balance sheet accounts and tie-outs for income statement accounts.
  • Assist in the preparation of daily net capital reporting.
  • Assist in daily consolidation reporting to group holding company.
  • Prepare bank reconciliations and daily cash reporting deliverables.
  • Assist with annual budget, quarterly forecasting and variance analysis.
  • Drive for continuous improvement within our finance team.
  • Prepare and maintain audit support throughout the year – liaise with external auditors as needed.
  • Support the preparation of various tax deliverables
  • Create and update process flow documentation
  • Support finance team and other departments with ad-hoc projects as they arise
  • Assist accounts payable as needed

What you’ll need:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or related field
  • At least 2 years of experience
  • Financial services and/or public accounting experience is a plus
  • Must be highly proficient in Excel
  • Strong track record of identifying and implementing process improvements
  • CPA certification preferred
  • Excellent communication and analytical skills
  • Highly motivated, detail oriented, individual able to handle multiple priorities in a fast paced environment
  • Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required; we will not sponsor individuals for employment authorization for this job opening

Who we are:

Optiver’s story began over 30 years ago, when we started business as a single trader on the floor of Amsterdam’s options exchange. Today, we are at the forefront of trading and technology as a leading global electronic market maker, focused on pricing, execution and risk management. With over 1,000 employees globally and 200 in our Chicago office, our mission to improve the market unites us.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • C#Languages
    • C++Languages
    • JavaLanguages
    • PythonLanguages

Location

130 E. Randolph Street, Chicago, IL 60601

An Insider's view of Optiver

What projects are you most excited about?

I’ve really come to appreciate what “proprietary” in “prop trading” means for our development culture. It enables a quick feedback and iteration loop where improvements are sometimes identified, designed, & implemented in a matter of hours. It also promotes a close-knit team culture where ideas come from all levels.

Owen

Software Engineer

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

One of my favorite aspects of Optiver is the openness of our company culture. We’re always encouraged to learn from each other and share ideas across teams, and this spirit of collaboration really permeates every interaction you’ll have.

Xiaoyu

Quantitative Trader

What are Optiver Perks + Benefits

Culture
Eat lunch together
Daily Stand Up
Open Office Floor Plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Match Charitable Contributions
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours

Additional Perks + Benefits

Fully paid health insurance premiums for employees • Generous 401(k) Plan • 25 days of paid vacation • Free catered breakfast and lunch daily • Weekly in-house chair massages • Complimentary in-house barista

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