Senior Accountant

| Chicago

Title:  Senior Accountant
Location:  Chicago

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. 

What you’ll do:
• Manage the financial reporting process, including the month-end close process for five entities 
• Analyze / reconcile balance sheet accounts and key profit and loss accounts with follow-up on outstanding issues
• Facilitate submission of monthly reporting package to Amsterdam office 
• Work closely with Middle Office to facilitate, understand and analyze internal trading information flow between departments, also working to find efficiencies in that reporting
• Responsible for complying with US reporting requirements for broker/dealers (i.e. prepare FOCUS filing, year-end financial statements, net capital reporting)
• Interface with third party auditors and coordinate with other internal parties to complete and provide all information as required for regulatory and financial audits
• Assist in maintaining the General Ledger system
• Ensure the integrity of all accounting records including General Ledger, Income Statement and Balance Sheet reporting
• Drive a continuous improvement mindset across responsible activities and collaborate with other members of Finance to find on-going opportunities to support and add value to the business

What you’ll need:
• Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Accounting or related field
• At least 5 years of experience in the financial services industry
• Public accounting experience a plus
• Series 27 a plus
• CPA certification 
• Excellent communication and analytical skills 
• Highly motivated individual able to handle multiple priorities working within established deadlines
• Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required; we will not sponsor individuals for employment authorization for this job opening

What you'll get:
25 days paid vacation, paid commuting expenses up to the maximum allowable amount, attractive bonus structure, training opportunities, generous 401K company match, fully paid health insurance premiums, free catered breakfast, lunch, snacks and beverages daily, complimentary in-house barista, weekly in-house chair massages, casual dress, game room and more!

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130 E. Randolph Street, Chicago, IL 60601
130 E. Randolph Street, Chicago, IL 60601

What are Optiver Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Daily Meals Provided
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours

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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