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Company Overview

ThoughtWorks is a Private Equity backed global technology and consultancy that builds custom software applications to help digitally transform businesses.  We think disruptively to deliver technology to address our clients’ toughest challenges, all while seeking to revolutionize the IT industry and create positive social change.  We work with a range of clients from media though banking to NGOs.  With offices in 14 countries and 42 cities (at last count!), we’re passionate global citizens, aiming to have a huge impact on the world.

This position is a new position and is a result of growth at Thoughtworks and is an amazing opportunity to join our Global Controllership team at the Company’s parent entity and make an immediate impact.  The Corporate Accountant’s key areas of focus will be monitoring the Company’s global cashflow and debt levels to ensure compliance with certain bank covenants, ensuring the proper accounting treatment of all borrowing transactions, monitoring the intercompany accounting activity of the parent and foreign subsidiaries and working closely with the parent entity’s financial statement auditors to ensure a successful audit. The role will work closely with stakeholders in domestic and foreign locations.  We are seeking an accounting professional who has experience in public accounting and/or a desire/experience to work in industry practice with a services technology company.

This position will be based in Chicago, Illinois and report to the Global Assistant Controller and will work 100% remote until ThoughtWorks offices begin to open in accordance with the pandemic related Company reopening plan.  Flexible working environment will be considered as needed.

Here’s What You’ll Do

  • Maintain global general ledger
  • Perform various month-end activities, including but not limited to: account reconciliation, account reconciliation review, regional & corporate income statement review, and reasonableness testing
  • Consolidation activities (translation, elimination, closing the periods, etc.) at various entity levels within the organization
  • Owner of key financial statement close process controls, performing the controls each month, including recommending control improvements when necessary
  • Develop and apply a structured methodology to balance sheet review and maintenance
  • Assist with compilation of information for preparation of month end reporting
  • Review intercompany reconciliations and transfer pricing calculations
  • Prepare the quarterly bank reporting packages including covenant calculations
  • Prepare periodic reporting packages to internal & external stakeholders
  • Management and coordination of the consolidated global audit
  • Assist in the preparation of the audited financial statement footnotes
  • Partner with our Legal & People Support teams on equity plan administration
  • Assist the FP&A team in the statutory planning process
  • Daily and frequent use of general ledger accounting system (PeopleSoft) including review and posting of journal entries
  • Continued focus on improving system efficiencies and business practices
  • Participate in strategic financial projects including enhancing the financial control environment across the organization
  • Act as a resource to the Global Controllership to help develop and maintain accounting principles, practices and procedures to ensure accurate and timely financial statements and audit(s)
  • Assist in educating and communicating transfer pricing calculations to the finance teams of the foreign subsidiaries
  • Grow, educate, and have joint oversight of the Global Finance Hub(s) (Shared Service Finance Centers)

  Here’s What You’ll Need

  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting
  • Completion of Certified Public Accountant exam or active work towards completion
  • 3-6 years of accounting experience
  • Public accounting experience is preferred
  • Understanding of U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • Experience in general journal entry preparation and entry
  • General understanding of transfer pricing principles
  • Ability to work in distributed global work environment, working closely with others in other time zones and locations, frequently
  • Ability to work independently in a fast paced environment
  • Friendly and upbeat attitude
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Across from Chicago's iconic Millenium Park, our office offers indescribable lake views and access to some of the city's greatest attractions.

What are ThoughtWorks Perks + Benefits

ThoughtWorks Benefits Overview

Allowances for books, conferences & training, cell phone, local transit, and high-speed internet
Personal development programs and training tailored to the career path that you choose
Opportunities for global assignments/travel
Internal conferences & community events

Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Employee led and driven groups originally created within organizations as a way to help connect underrepresented employees with each other for support, networking, and relationship building.
Daily stand up
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Up to $130/month to cover public transportation and bicycle expenses when working in your home office.
Free Daily Meals
Employees get free lunches on Friday when in their home office.
Stocked Kitchen
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
$1500/year to attend conferences and training related to your roles
Lunch and learns
Acme Co. hosts lunch and learn meetings on occasion.

Additional Perks + Benefits

Allowances for books, conferences, cell phone, local transit, and high-speed internet
Personal development programs and training tailored to the career path that you choose

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