Staff Accountant at Tempus

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Passionate about precision medicine and advancing the healthcare industry?

Recent advancements in underlying technology have finally made it possible for AI to impact clinical care in a meaningful way. Tempus' proprietary platform connects an entire ecosystem of real-world evidence to deliver real-time, actionable insights to physicians, providing critical information about the right treatments for the right patients, at the right time.

Tempus is looking for an ambitious accountant to support growing operations in Chicago.  This position will play a key role in the day-to-day accounting functions and month-end close process.

Essential Job Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Supporting day-to-day accounting functions 
  • Responsible for maintaining and reconciling bank statements
  • Performing month-end close tasks and preparing financial statement analysis
  • Preparing balance sheet account reconciliations 
  • Reviewing and analyzing general ledger transactions and accounts 
  • Preparing supporting documentation for financial statement audit and tax provisions / returns
  • Assisting manager with preparation of workpapers for tax filings 
  • Ensuring that appropriate systems and internal controls are implemented and maintained
  • Conducting ad-hoc analysis to support leadership requests
  • Driving continuous improvement in Accounting processes

Qualifications:

  • 1+ years of experience in an accounting role, preferably within finance, consulting, or technology
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Accounting Information Systems, Tax, Audit, or Finance
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite; Advanced MS Excel skills (Logical Formulas, Lookups, Pivot Tables; experience with Visual Basic and/or SQL a plus but not required)
  • Exceptional customer service skills; cooperative; strong teamplayer
  • An eye for the details and the ability to deliver accurate output in a timely manner
  • Strong organizational skills and comfort with managing multiple work streams
  • High level of selfmotivation with the ability to manage priorities, troubleshoot issues as they arise, and work independently
  • Poised and works well under pressure and in a fast-paced changing environment
  • Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • Public accounting experience preferred 
  • A champion for data accuracy and quality for the Accounting team
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Location

River North is a lively neighborhood in the Near North Side.

An Insider's view of Tempus

What makes someone successful on your team?

We value creativity in ideation, autonomy in execution, and a healthy tendency to always question the status quo.

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Lead Data Scientist

What are Tempus Perks + Benefits

Tempus Benefits Overview

Health Insurance
Dental Insurance
Vision Insurance
Life Insurance
Short Term Disability Insurance
Flexible Spending Account
Commuter Benefits
Parental Leave
Charitable Matching Program
Mental Health Support Platform
Pet Insurance
Company Cafeteria with Breakfast, Lunch & Grab & Go Options
Stocked Kitchen with Snacks
On-Site Barista
Discounted Gym Membership
Discounted Divvy Membership
Diversity & Inclusion Initiatives
Team & Company Outings

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Highly diverse management team
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Time allotted for learning

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