Senior Accountant at Morningstar

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The Role: Morningstar is looking for a Senior Accountant to join our Revenue and Receivables team in the Finance organization, which is focused on innovation, automation and process improvements. As a Senior Accountant, you will have the opportunity to work closely with our internal teams to process sales contracts and record the related invoicing and revenue. You will work collaboratively with multiple departments to understand, assess, and improve revenue and receivable processes. This is a full-time position and is based in our Chicago office.


Responsibilities
• Review and manage month-end revenue accruals, monthly revenue reports, and account reconciliations.
• Research and resolve day-to-day revenue accounting issues and assist with the resolution of significant or complex transactions to ensure proper application of US GAAP.
• Assist in the client invoicing process and work closely with local Accounts Receivable and Shared Services teams to ensure quality service, from invoicing through cash collection, for both internal and external customers.
• Manage day-to-day quote-to-cash activities, including end-to-end processes for asset-based contracts.
• Support Financial Planning & Analysis team to ensure complete and accurate revenue forecasts.
• Responsible for quarterly financial reporting activities related to deferred revenue and asset-based products, as well as annual financial statement and regulatory reporting for Morningstar Investment Services.
• Conduct process reviews, perform internal controls testing, remediate control deficiencies and proactively assess changes/improvements to the overall control environment.
• Coordinate with auditors to assist in quarterly and year-end audit procedures, including audit requests.
• Assist with the supervision of staff; provide developmental feedback and growth opportunities; delegate tasks and ensure sufficient cross-training of key responsibilities
• Other duties as assigned.


Requirements

• 5+ years of experience in public accounting or related position with focus on revenue and/or audit processes.

• Ability to communicate clearly and assume additional responsibilities over time with potential to directly manage team members.
• Ability to multi-task and manage shifting priorities and deadlines with attention to details, and an ability to work both independently and in a team environment.

• Familiarity in applying revenue recognition principals related to software, service contracts, and multiple element deliverables.

• Experience with SalesForce.com, Blackline, Tableau, and Oracle’s Contracts, Accounts Receivable and Cash Management modules is a plus.

• A CPA or other accounting certifications required.

 

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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
Intracompany committees
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
Acme co. sponsors family oriented events Annually.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Sabbatical
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Happy Hours
Parking
Recreational Clubs
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Our mentorship program includes 1-to-1 program, Career mentoring, Leadership mentoring.
Continuing Education stipend
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
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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