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Staff Accountant

| Chicago
We are seeking a detail oriented Staff Accountant with proven problem solving, analytical and communication skills. Assist in the monthly close process for assigned location, prepare month-end journal entries, account reconciliations, and review and explain financial results. Position is a newly created role due to expansion and growth!

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the accounting functions related to assigned P&L
  • Perform month-end close tasks and prepare financial statement analysis
  • Prepare bank and balance sheet account reconciliations
  • Review and analyze general ledger transactions and accounts, using sound judgment to ensure that financial transactions are properly recorded
  • Update accounting processes and procedures while making best use of automation tools
  • Assist external auditors in the timely resolution of audit requests and questions
  • Assist with analyzing financial statements on a monthly basis and report on variances
  • Assist Controller with preparation of consolidated monthly financial statement package
  • Perform other related duties or ad hoc projects assigned by Controller

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelors of Science in Accounting or equivalent degree from accredited college or university
  • 1-3 years of accounting experience
  • Extensive knowledge of U.S. GAAP
  • Ability to take initiative and work autonomously 
  • Intermediate to advanced experience with MS Excel, including v-lookups and pivot tables
  • Experience with Netsuite / Open Air a plus 
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