Junior Staff Accountant at VelocityEHS

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Description

 

THE OPPORTUNITY:

*Open to candidates that reside in the Chicago, Illinois area*

VelocityEHS is looking for an enthusiastic, dependable, detail-oriented team-player who is well organized and has the skills required to assist in all aspects of accounting and finance in a fast-paced environment. The ideal candidate will have the ability to work both independently and in a team environment and have the communication abilities to work across multiple departments.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Key Responsibilities include but aren’t limited to:

  • Preparing and reviewing sales orders and invoices to ensure revenue recognition is accurate
  • Review vendor invoices and employee expense reports to ensure accuracy
  • Month-end close responsibilities, including cash, and various other balance sheet reconciliations
  • Seeking ways to improve upon accounting processes and procedures both nationally and internationally
  • Assisting with and handling special projects as needed.

Minimum Skills & Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting 
  • 1 year or more accounting work experience
  • Team player with a positive attitude towards contributing and learning.
  • Strong verbal/written communication skills and excellent analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Experience in a role that requires substantial multi-tasking and prioritization skills in a deadline driven environment
  • Experience with advanced accounting systems (Intacct, Microsoft, NetSuite, Oracle, SAP, etc.)
  • Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Excel.
  • Self-starter, quick learner, and ability to multi-task on a regular basis.
  • Detail-oriented with excellent organizational skills and deadline driven. Capacity to thrive in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong sense of ownership on issues and following through to completion.

Preferred Skills & Qualifications:

  • Ability to work well independently and in a team environment.
  • Experience with the accounting system, Intacct
  • Currently sitting, or plans to sit, for the CPA exam is a plus

 

COMPANY DESCRIPTION:

VelocityEHS is the largest and fastest growing environmental, health, safety (EHS) and sustainability software company in the world. More than 8 million people rely on our innovative on-demand (cloud-computing technology) safety and compliance management solutions to do their jobs safely and protect the environment.

At VelocityEHS, success is an everyday occurrence. Everyone who walks through our doors has an opportunity to make an impact. Our people make the difference at VelocityEHS – that's why we're not just looking for people with the right skills, but for those with the right drive, the right passion and the right character to make our entire team better. We still operate with the same start-up mentality that has made us the leading cloud EHS company, and offer each and every employee the opportunity to grow and reach their full potential.

We’re driven by the work we do to keep others safe, but we also like to have fun while doing it. We believe in producing great results, but also in enjoying the ride. Work-Life balance means two things at VelocityEHS – having time for your life outside of work, and taking steps to bring more life into the workplace. Between all the variety of workplace events, volunteer opportunities and other group activities available, we never forget that dynamic people need and deserve a place to work.

Finally, we understand that taking care of our customers starts with taking care of our employees. Our benefits include excellent medical and dental plans, matching 401(k) saving plan, generous PTO and more. We thank you for your interest, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No agencies please.

We welcome and encourage diversity in the workplace. VelocityEHS is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, family status, veteran status, Indigenous/Native American status, or disability. Applicants with disabilities can request accessible formats, communication supports, or other accessibility assistance by contacting [email protected]


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The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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Location

VelocityEHS is located in the heart of downtown Chicago's River North neighborhood. Enjoy shopping, bars and restaurants all along the Riverwalk!

An Insider's view of VelocityEHS

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Electric. Recognition for good work in this office is contagious and once the ball starts rolling you can’t stop it. Everyone wants to see each other succeed. And if you need to decompress after a hectic day you can either go to the game room with your friends or head to the roof to enjoy the Chicago summer.

Vito

Sales Associate

What does your typical day look like?

My typical day involves a mix of internal meetings, client calls, and a lot of emails! On the Customer Success team, we aim to add value and deliver outcomes for our clients, so there is always a new problem to solve. I strategize and collaborate with teams across the organization to ensure we all work together for the success of our clients.

Lauren

Customer Success Manager

How do you make yourself accessible to the rest of the team?

While most people have an open door policy, I take it a step further and also make sure I know EVERY sales person and their name. And every year I set aside August to be my month to do 30 minute 1:1s with anyone on the sales team that wants to meet.

Le

Vice President of Sales

What is your vision for the company?

Our focus is not to be the first or most innovative, but on being the best by truly understanding the obstacles our customers’ face and delivering solutions that help them be more effective. We've already changed the industry – we now look forward to continuing to help lead the digital revolution in health, safety and environmental sustainability.

Glenn

Founder & Strategic Advisor

What are VelocityEHS Perks + Benefits

VelocityEHS Benefits Overview

Here at VelocityEHS, we place a high value on teamwork and understands that a great culture and work environment help to generate innovative ideas. Our employees are self-motivated, hard-working, enthusiastic and enjoy a great work-life balance.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
VelocityEHS partners with local nonprofits to create volunteer opportunities for our employees, who all have up to 2 days volunteer time to use each year.
Partners with Nonprofits
VelocityEHS partners with various local nonprofits for volunteer events, such as One Tail at a Time, Cradles to Crayons, Habitat for Humanity and Ronald McDonald House.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
VelocityEHS has 15 different employee special interest clubs we call "Affinity Groups", ranging from a monthly beer share to an employee diversity council.
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
VelocityEHS has dedicated training, both at an employee and leadership level, to help continuously educate our community to better understand their own bias and others experience.
Diversity manifesto
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Mosaic celebrates cultural diversity at VEHS, FEM is dedicated to the empowerment of women in our community and Pride works to create a safe & open Workplace for LGBTQIA+ Colleagues and Allies.
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Employees can contribute up to $2750 annually to their FSA.
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
VelocityEHS always participates in the annual JP Morgan Chase corporate challenge, but we also offer group workouts like bootcamps and yoga throughout the year.
Mental Health Benefits
VelocityEHS offers each employee a "Day of Reflection" to be used to reflect, learn, grieve or celebrate any kind of holiday we do not offer time off for otherwise.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
VelocityEHS provides employees with a work schedule that includes Summer hours, and flexible start and end times as needed to accommodate their busy lives.
Remote Work Program
While we are currently working 100% remotely, this perk will continue on an add needed basis when office life returns to normal.
Family Medical Leave
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
VelocityEHS employees receive between 17 and 32 days per year of paid time off based on years of service, not including additional volunteer and reflection days.
Paid Volunteer Time
All employees start with 1 day of paid volunteer time per year. This increases to 2 days after 3 years of employment.
Sabbatical
Eligible employees get 1 month sabbatical after 10 years of working at the company.
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Fitness Subsidies
Employees are offered a subsidized Class Pass account, starting at just $11 a month.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Continuing Education stipend
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
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