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Staff Accountant

| Chicago

Job Description:        

Lead in the month-end and year-end close of books and the preparation of consolidated monthly and annual financial statements.  prepare, review and analyze general ledger entries and monthly balance sheet accounts reconciliations to ensure transactions are recorded in accordance with us GAAP. participate in the year-end internal/external audit (prepare audit schedules/requests). Actively participate in all accounting functions which include, but not limited to financial reporting, budgeting, planning, gain/loss (g/l), accounts payable, accounts receivable, costing, taxes, compliances, and regulatory filings. Reconcile bank statements and credit card transactions monthly. calculate monthly sales commission. Directly involved in the development of accounting principles, practices, and procedures to improve internal controls and management reporting. Maintain payroll-related accounts, including sales commissions, workers' compensation, payroll taxes, 401k, flexible spending accounts, transit, healthcare, and other benefit accounts. assist in the preparation and distribution of financial statements including budget vs. actual variance reports. Assist controller in preparing proper consolidations of division financial statements, including treatment of intercompany accounts, eliminating journal entries, preparation and documentation of all supporting schedules for recordkeeping, variance analysis, and audit support. Review company's quarterly 941's for accuracy and identify payroll tax liabilities; manage tax compliance in a multi-state environment; prepare state, federal and local tax payments; manage workers' compensation insurance for internal and external w2 employees (review workers compensation code and reconcile the WC taxable wages to payroll, calculated premiums weekly). Manage and reconcile employee healthcare and benefit plan contributions and remittances, includes flexible spending accounts, united healthcare, guardian, Ventra, and cobra benefits, 401k, etc. Analyze business operations, trends, costs, revenues, financial commitments, and obligations, to project future revenues and expenses or to provide advice. Lead in the processing of different pay frequency, multi-company, multi-states payroll: process payroll for internal salary employee (semi-monthly) & manage 401k contributions/ remittance.  Process payroll for internal hourly employees (bi-weekly).  Review, approve and reconcile weekly payroll for external employees (where Shiftgig is not the employee of record).  Oversee payroll for 1099 contractors under Shiftgigx and Shiftgig experiential. Assist the controller and accounting manager in establishing financial controls and accounting procedures necessary to ensure the protection of the company's assets. Identify and execute efficiency, profitability and operations improvements. Monitor and analyze department workflows to develop more efficient procedures and use of resources while maintaining a high level of accuracy. Participates in creation of ad hoc analysis reports as needed by management. Review, research, and assist with explanations of variances. Investigate and prepare variance analysis between actual and budgeted revenue and expenditures as established by management. Answer accounting and financial questions by researching and interpreting data. Direct daily work of staff accountants, including invoicing, collections, and a/p.

 

Qualifications:

Master’s degree in Accounting

CPA certificate required

Academic or work experience with SQL and VBA.

 

 

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How does your team reward individual success?

Our team works to acknowledge and bring to fruition great ideas so they reach customers. Seeing how an individual’s work impacts a customer’s life for the better is the biggest reward. We also take the time to celebrate big team milestones, with champagne, to appreciate how far we’ve come.

Joe

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How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

Collaborating with other teams in the company is a great opportunity. When I need more clarity on a product feature I am developing, my first instinct is to get up and talk to those who will be impacted. By having a simple conversation with a teammate, you can learn so much and make the initial feature idea more valuable.

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How does the company support your career growth?

"I found Shiftgig straight out of college with little work experience due to being a full-time student and mom. Shiftgig took a chance on me and hired me in an entry level position as Centralized Sourcer. Two years and a few promotions later, I'm a Specialist Hiring Analyst and continuing to learn and grow in my career."

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Each quarter, product and engineering steps away from our traditional sprint cycle and participates in a special innovation sprint. We embrace exploring new ideas that could impact the future of Shiftgig. We hold a pitch session, form teams, and a week later, demo our results. Oftentimes, our prototypes and learnings inform our roadmap.

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Chief Executive Officer

What does your typical day look like?

Each day the product team does a daily check-in to catch up on yesterday’s accomplishments, today’s plans, and any blockers in the way of our goals. Our product development process is centered on close communication with internal and external stakeholders which enables us to discover problems and validate and build solutions effectively every day.

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