Financial Reporting Accountant at Morningstar

| Chicago
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Accountant – Financial Reporting
Morningstar is looking for an Accounting – Financial Reporting to join our Finance team, which is focused on innovation, automation and process improvements. As an Accountant – Financial Reporting, you will play an integral role in all aspects of financial reporting, including Morningstar`s global consolidated financial statements, SEC filings, earnings releases, management reports and board reports. This position reports to the Senior Manager of Financial Reporting. This is a full-time position and is based in our Chicago office.

 

Responsibilities
•    Prepare and/or review monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statements, including those reported in the 10-Qs and 10-K for filing with the SEC and quarterly earnings releases.
•    Research and resolve day-to-day financial reporting issues and assist with the resolution of new or unusual transactions to ensure proper application of US GAAP and SEC reporting requirements.
•    Assist in the creation of financial reporting-related policies and procedures.
•    Responsible for various monthly close activities, including accounting for leases and preparing various journal entries and account reconciliations.
•    Provide insightful financial analysis including explanations of variances between actual and prior period results and presents findings.
•    Perform the administrator role for the lease accounting system.
•    Ensure continued compliance with internal audit and SOX requirements and assist with the identification of process/control/automation enhancements.
•    Coordinate with auditors to assist in quarterly and year-end audit procedures, including audit requests.
•    Manage process to review XBRL tagging with external vendor for 10-Qs and 10-K.
•    Prepare ad hoc analyses for management and auditors, as needed.
•    Perform other duties as assigned.


Requirements
•    Bachelor’s degree in accounting is required.
•    A CPA is required (or in progress).
•    Minimum of two to four years of experience in public accounting, with experience working on publicly traded clients or related SEC reporting experience at a large, multi-national, publicly held corporation. 
•    Big 4 public accounting experience is preferred.
•    Strong knowledge of U.S. GAAP, including SEC reporting requirements. 
•    Ability to multi-task and manage shifting priorities and deadlines, with attention to detail, and an ability to work both independently and in a team environment.
•    Excellent documentation skills to be used in developing audit work papers and completing SOX reviews.
•    Knowledge of Hyperion Financial Management financial consolidation software is a plus.
•    Working knowledge of XBRL is preferred.
•    Strong skills and proficiency with Microsoft Office programs (Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Word).

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Location

22 W. Washington , Chicago, IL 60602

What are Morningstar Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Company sponsored family events
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Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Sabbatical
Paid Holidays
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Commuter Benefits
Happy Hours
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Professional Development Benefits
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Our mentorship program includes 1-to-1 program, Career mentoring, Leadership mentoring.
Continuing Education stipend
Online course subscriptions available
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Paid industry certifications

Additional Perks + Benefits

Compensation at Morningstar is more than a salary. It’s about making positive contributions to both life and work. We give our diverse workforce the choice and flexibility they need to maintain their health, retirement plans, time, and professional growth.

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