Staff Accountant, Corporate Services at C.A. Fortune

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About Us

 

A ton of companies boast their unlimited PTO and dog-friendly offices, or maybe these days, discounted streaming sweat sessions. We get that and we love that. But at C.A. Fortune, we’re so much more than just cool perks. We’re committed to investing in our people because ultimately, they are who define us. We welcome diversity, value curiosity, and love uniqueness. We strive to provide a space for individuals to become a better version of themselves each day, not only for themselves, but for their teammates, their clients, and their customers.

 

At C.A. Fortune, we aspire to maintain our position as the nation’s leading consumer brands agency. We realize how fortunate we are (yes, pun intended?), to offer a comprehensive solution to our clients from sales management, to marketing, all the way down to insights, and e-comm. The beauty of that is not only in our breadth of services to our clients, but what that provides us. And that’s the opportunity for individuals (aka future employees, aka you) to find a perfect fit within our org. If you’re a go-getter, willing to roll-up-your-sleeves, are a creative(ish) thinker, you don’t mind parent jokes, and appreciate feedback loops, then we’re probably, ok certainly, the company you’re looking for.

 

Position Summary

 

We are looking for a Staff accountant to help us achieve our financial goals. We are looking for a motivated and conscientious Staff Accountant who is ready to jump in and assist on multiple initiatives spanning our accounting, accounts receivable and accounts payable functions.

The ideal candidate should have the strong attention to detail required with any accounting role, combined with the process follow-through and communication skills required to support accounts payable and accounts receivable functions. He or she should have the ability to collect client payments in a persistent, but sensitive manner, while interacting in a fast-paced environment with internal and external clients.

 

This role is perfect for someone seeking exposure to a variety of financial tasks that will serve as a solid background for future career growth.

 

Responsibilities

 

  • Analyze reports and financial statements for discrepancies
  • Maintain financial reports, records, and general ledger accounts.
  • Prepare journal entries, analyses, and account reconciliations and assisting with monthly close processes.
  • Perform monthly balance sheet reconciliations.
  • Maintain financial reports, records, and general ledger accounts.
  • Issue invoices and credit memos, update customer records, and send out monthly billing statements
  • Track and process incoming payments in compliance with financial policies and procedures
  • Apply incoming cash payments accurately
  • Generate and maintain accurate aging reports by Business divisions
  • Monitor accounts for nonpayment and other irregularities, research, and report discrepancies
  • Track and resolve outstanding payment issues
  • Track collections communications in a consistent, organized, and reliable manner
  • Work closely with team leads, management and client to resolve disputes
  • Accurately review, code and process vendor invoices
  • Load invoices into accounts payable system, Bill.com, for approval and payment
  • Address and respond to vendor inquiries
  • Perform other related duties as directed and assist Controller as needed

 

Requirements

 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance required
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel required
  • Proficient with QuickBooks preferred
  • Ability to easily learn AR reconciliation software (GenWeb)
  • 2+ years of accounting experience.
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience in food brokerage industry a huge plus

 

Reporting Structure: Reports to Controller

 

Location: Headquarters Office, 651 W. Washington Blvd, Chicago, IL 60661

5 Minutes walking distance to Ogilvie and Union Train stations

 

Compensation:

  • Salary commensurate with level of experience and current market landscape
  • Benefits package available: medical, dental, life insurance, 401k
  • Additional Options: vision, short term & long-term disability
  • Company provided computer
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Location

The C.A. Fortune HQ is located in the West Loop of Chicago - our office vibe is innovative and approachable.

What are C.A. Fortune Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
C.A. Betterment is the collective effort in driving positive change and continuous growth for our employees, clients, customers, and communities. Within C.A. Better are employee-driven councils.
Open door policy
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Unconscious bias training
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Team workouts
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
C.A. Fortune provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes Summer hours, Flexible start and end times.
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
C.A. Fortune employees receive between 16 and 26 days per year of paid time off based on years of service.
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Professional Development Benefits
Diversity Program
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Time allotted for learning
Customized development tracks
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