Financial Reporting Accountant

| Chicago

Job Description

About Guaranteed Rate:

Guaranteed Rate is the 5th largest retail mortgage lender in the U.S. By offering industry-leading tools, low-rate mortgages and unparalleled customer service, we’ve become the Home Purchase Experts®. At Guaranteed Rate, we think big—pushing beyond what most people believe is possible. We strive to work with the best of the best, building business with the best referral partners and hiring the best employees—allowing us to deliver world-class customer service. Our goal is to make sure every customer has a great experience. Headquartered in Chicago with 5,000+ employees in 300+ offices across the U.S. and licensed in all 50 states, we’ve helped thousands of homeowners with more than $37 billion in home purchase loans and refinances in just the past year alone.


What's the Role?

As a Financial Reporting Accountant, you will play an integral role in all aspects of financial reporting, including consolidated financial statements, subsidiary reporting, quarterly regulatory filings, board reports, audit support, and shareholder reporting packages.

Responsibilities include but not limited to:

  • Work closely with Controller and Chief Accounting Officer to develop company financial reports
  • Research and resolve day-to-day financial reporting issues and assist with new transactions to ensure proper application of US GAAP and industry reporting requirements.
  • Prepare monthly financial and quarterly financial statements, both business segment reporting and consolidated.
  • Assist in the creation of financial reporting-related policies and procedures.
  • Responsible for various monthly close activities.
  • Track and analyze fluctuations in expenses and revenues and provide insightful financial analysis including explanations of variance from expected to actual.
  • Ad hoc projects and analytic reporting requests
  • Assist in preparation of investor certifications, warehouse renewals, and monthly covenant calculations

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance required
  • Public Accounting experience preferred.
  • CPA designation preferred.
  • Experience in Mortgage or Financial Services preferred, but not required
  • Financial Reporting and Analysis experience preferred
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office with an emphasis on Excel
  • Possess strong business acumen with the ability to effectively address both financial and operational challenges.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with proven ability to take initiative.
  • Strong organizational, time management, problem solving, and multi-tasking skills
  • Attention to detail, data driven and hands-on.
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member
  • Proven aptitude to learn quickly and handle a fast-paced, fluid workload

Guaranteed Rate is an Equal Opportunity Employer that welcomes and encourages all applicants to apply regardless of age, race, sex, religion, color, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital or parental status, ancestry, citizenship status, pregnancy or other reason protected by law.

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Location

3940 N. Ravenswood , Chicago, IL 60613

What are Guaranteed Rate Perks + Benefits

Guaranteed Rate Benefits Overview

• Our location rocks – right off the brown line at Irving Park. Our home base is a hip office with exposed brick and duct work, windows we can actually open during the summer, and an open floor plan. Rather than a cubicle life, we work in an open and collaborative environment.
• An in-house café offers breakfast, lunch and a late afternoon healthy snack. We subsidize all meals so you’ll never pay full price.
• Access to the office gym for only $20 a year. Yes, a whole year! There is also yoga, cross fit, and boxing offered for a very small fee. We want our folks happy, healthy, and feeling good.
• A FREE on-site nurse. Psshh who needs a doctor’s appointment when our nurse can do it all?
• A 5,000 square foot rooftop deck that’s available to everyone all day and all evening with WiFi, two bars, music, grills, fun umbrellas, a ping pong table, corn hole, and fire pits. All of this is offered when Chicago gives us those non-snow covered days.
• Holiday parties? We got’em!! Not just major holidays, any holiday. We also have monthly celebrations on our Rooftop.
• Inter-office contests like the Great Mac-Off, Chili Cook-Off and Limbo. We always keep you guessing, participating, and wanting more.
• 401k with percentage matching, Blue Cross health care coverage (yup, dental and vision too), short-term disability, life insurance, and even legal assistance (for a small monthly fee)…and did we mention the awesome rooftop deck?

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Open office floor plan
Diversity
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
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
Acme Co.'s team fitness initiatives include In-office yoga, In-office fitness classes.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Commuter Benefits
Happy Hours
Professional Development Benefits
Mentorship program
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