Staff Accountant at Litera

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We are looking for a sharp, driven Staff Accountant who has a passion for technology and working with people to solve problems. We are a fast-paced, growing company with heaps of opportunities for learning.
The Staff Accountant will be responsible for assisting the Senior Accountant, Controller, and CFO with the preparation of monthly financial analysis reports, developing and maintaining department budgets and generating cost reports. The successful candidate will also collect pertinent information for third party audits, oversee financial reporting and operations, and will be the first point of contact for accounting issues.

What It Takes:

  • Relentless pursuit of excellence
  • Attention to detail
  • Quick thinking
  • Strong initiative, drive and self-direction
  • Being comfortable in a fast-moving and quickly-changing environment
  • Partnering with others to accomplish goals
  • Strong integrity in work and in interpersonal communication
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills
  • Strong time management and prioritization skills

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assists in month-end close as directed by Senior Accountant and Controller, including account reconciliations and other month-end close duties as assigned
  • Records a variety of daily journal entry activity timely and accurately, including; accruals, capital expenditures, vendor invoices, expense reports, payroll, etc.
  • Reviews all invoices for appropriate documentation and approval prior to posting and payment
  • Acquires and maintains vendor and customer supporting documentation, including W-9 forms, sales tax exemption forms, etc.
  • Processes vendor payments on a weekly basis via checks, ACHs, and wires
  • Helps with sales tax filings and reviews feed between Avalara and NetSuite
  • Supports stakeholders (employees, vendors, etc.) by answering questions related to accounts, procedures, and services
  • Follows established and evolving procedures and makes recommendations to improve efficiencies, processes, and systems
  • Maintains electronic and physical filing systems and makes recommendations to foster organization and efficient work flows
  • Performs other duties assigned, including assisting with annual audits and other compliance activities

Qualifications:

  • A bachelor's degree and 0-2 years of Accounting or related experience
  • Proficient in Word and Excel (basic formulas, vlookups, and pivot tables)
  • Experience with NetSuite (month-end close, receivables, payables)
  • CPA and/or CGMA a plus
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Solid knowledge of accounting terminology and practices
  • Robust organizational and analytical skills
  • Effective time management and prioritization skills
  • Ability to compare data from a variety of sources for accuracy and completeness and detect errors
  • Competency to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Demonstrated ethical behavior to maintain discretion and confidentiality when dealing with sensitive and confidential material
  • Skill to read and understand technical forms and financial reports

Who We Are:

Litera Microsystems is the leading provider of software for drafting, proofreading, comparing, repairing and cleaning documents in the legal and life sciences industries worldwide. Our core products empower users to generate, review, and distribute high-quality content quickly and securely, from any device. Today, Litera Microsystems supports thousands of document-intensive organizations across the globe, helping them satisfy the complex demands of clients and regulators.


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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • .NETLanguages
    • C#Languages
    • C++Languages
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PHPLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • RubyLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • jQueryLibraries
    • jQuery UILibraries
    • AngularJSFrameworks
    • ASP.NETFrameworks
    • Ruby on RailsFrameworks
    • SpringFrameworks
    • AccessDatabases
    • Microsoft SQL ServerDatabases
    • MySQLDatabases
    • SQLiteDatabases
    • IllustratorDesign
    • PhotoshopDesign
    • Aha!Management
    • ConfluenceManagement
    • JIRAManagement
    • WordpressCMS
    • HubSpotCRM
    • SalesforceCRM
    • HubspotEmail
    • HubspotLead Gen

Location

Our Chicago Headquarters is walking distance to all major train & bus stops. We are also just a short walk to bars and restaurants in the West Loop!

An Insider's view of Litera

How does your team reward individual success?

Litera is very generous when it comes to rewards and recognition. Just one example of this is how we recognize top performers in the organization every quarter based on our Core Values. The individuals get to spin a virtual prize wheel where they can win anything from cash, surprise birthday parties, or a new pair of shoes picked our by our CEO!

Nicole

Manager, Recruiting

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

Our culture is heavily focused on collaboration and growth, and everyone is approachable, from the CEO right through to the developers. Though I'm in sales, I regularly speak with our customer success, product, and marketing teams.

Abhijat

Vice President, International Sales

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

The best part of working here has been the opportunity to grow and learn. I started when I was 23 and have had many different roles and responsibilities on my journey with the company.

Nick

Product Manager

What is your vision for the company?

At Litera, we know that a great culture emerges from the people you hire. We hire the best and brightest, and take pride in taking care of our employees who in return, take care of us and our clients.

Brittani

Chief People Officer

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

I'm inspired by the talented group of people I work with. One of the many benefits of working with a small company is that everyone has a direct impact on the outcome of our business. There is a sense of pride and ownership.

Kim

Business Analyst

What are Litera Perks + Benefits

Litera Benefits Overview

Litera proudly offers a comprehensive suite of benefits designed to serve the diverse needs of our unique workforce. While we are committed to enhancing and expanding our benefit offerings, the information in this document is meant to familiarize you with the benefits and programs currently in place.

Your medical, dental, vision, commuter benefit, and traditional 401k payroll deductions are through a pre-tax plan. The plan provides tax savings by reducing employee premiums from gross salary prior to calculation of federal income and Social Security taxes.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
We believe in giving back to our community. All full time employees are given one Volunteer Day Off per year that can be utilized at any point. Some employees even coordinate to participate in groups.
Partners with Nonprofits
Litera partners with Cardz for Kidz, Comic Relief, Genesys Works, & more!
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
There is always something going on at Litera thanks to our Employee Engagement Group. From baking contests, step challenges, desk decorating, and giving back to organizations in need.
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
All hiring managers will going through certifications before hiring at Litera. In order to be a certified hiring manager, you must go through unconscious bias training.
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Litera's Diversity & Inclusion Champions Network has one major goal which is “to make Litera a safe space where every employee feels like they can bring their whole self to work".
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Litera has completely revamped our hiring process. You can expect: inclusive job descriptions, certified pre-employment assessments, diverse interview panels, & a shift in assessing our culture fit.
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Litera employees can contribute up to $3550 annually for individuals & $7,100 for families to their FSA.
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Our dental plan covers 100% of preventative services, 80% of basic services, and 50% of major services.
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Onsite Gym
Mental Health Benefits
Our plan provides employees with free access confidential assistance to help you and your family meet the challenges that life, work and relationships can bring.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Litera provides employees with a 401(k) matching plan managed by Principal. We match 4% of contributions up to $11,400 maximum on each paycheck with immediate vesting .
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Our remote work program includes working remotely on occasion as needed.
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
Recreational Clubs
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
During COVID, have provided extreme flexibility with working hours, provided all team members with a cash bonus to purchase items to enhance their “home office"
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Customized development tracks

Additional Perks + Benefits

As a global company, Litera strives to put diversity & inclusion at the forefront and make it a constant topic of conversation. Our employees come from all walks of life and we find it essential to embrace all cultures and backgrounds.

Our core values are the key driving forces behind nearly everything we do! From collaborating with one another to assisting our customers, our values are always front and center of the way we work at Litera.
Our open work setting means each team is accessible and our executives are always approachable. This focus on open communication and transparent leadership contributes to a unique and cooperative work environment.

We are extremely focused on career growth and opportunities for professional development for our employees. Our outstanding recognition program shines a spotlight on employees that go above and beyond by celebrating their hard work and wins.

Our employees are driven, energetic, passionate, and have the ability to make a direct impact within the company. We may be biased, but we believe our people are the best and brightest in the industry, and we’re always looking to expand our team!

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