Project & Payroll Accountant at Optiver

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We are looking for a Project and Payroll Accountant who will support various on-going projects and initiatives within our finance group. This role will also oversee and manage payroll processing & 401(k) administration.

What you’ll do:

  • Prepare various accruals and journal entries to support month-end close deliverables
  • Assist with general ledger and reporting implementation projects
  • Prepare schedules and collaborate with external parties to support financial statement audits
  • Assist with annual budget and quarterly re-forecasting
  • Track and manage company credit card expenses, charitable contributions and tuition reimbursements
  • Maintain and develop candidate reimbursement process & policies
  • Monitor and analyze travel and recruiting expenses
  • Identify system improvements and process improvements as it relates to on-going projects & initiatives
  • Demonstrate high level of ownership and precision in processing a semi-monthly payroll
  • Support/resolve employee payroll and 401(k) questions in timely and effective manner
  • Develop and maintain user instructions, procedures and documentation for payroll, 401(k) and special projects
  • Demonstrate high level of professionalism when handling sensitive employee information
  • Cross-train with other finance team members periodically
  • Support Finance team with various ad-hoc projects
  • Partner with HR team to support on-going initiatives, streamline processes, etc.

What you’ll need:

  • 5-7 years experience in related role
  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • High attention to detail and accuracy
  • Excellent prioritization and time management skills
  • Experience with ADP Workforce Now and/or Fidelity is a plus

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 door policy
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
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Family Medical Leave
Company sponsored family events
Optiver hosts a family-oriented summer event.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Professional Development Benefits
Tuition Reimbursement

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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