Staff Accountant

| Chicago

The Staff Account reports to the Associate Controller. They will support the Associate Controller in the financial reporting process. This person will be an individual contributor, working closely with the Associate Controller and business unit finance leads.

 

Responsibilities

  • Financial reporting and analysis for divisions using Microsoft Dynamics GP (Great Plains)
  • Assist with compilation of financial statements
  • Assist Associate Controller in daily accounting activities and month-end closing procedures
  • Create and post journal entries within Microsoft Dynamics GP (Great Plains)
  • Perform monthly account reconciliations for Balance Sheet accounts
  • Assist Associate Controller with cash management and cash receipt reconciliation 
  • Maintain supporting documentation for contracts and other agreements, including leases, insurance and notes payable
  • Provide accounts payable/accounts receivable support through vendor payment set-up, vendor payment reconciliation, and invoice discrepancy resolution 
  • Correspond with vendors and internal staff and respond to inquiries
  • Assist with yearly audit of financial statements
  • Assist the Director of Tax with ad hoc requests
  • Assist with special projects as needed

 

Professional Skills

  • Verbal Communication - Proficient
  • Written Communication - Proficient
  • Teamwork - Proficient
  • Organizational Awareness - Advanced
  • Learning Agility - Proficient
  • Analysis - Advanced
  • Problem Solving - Proficient
  • Process Orientation - Advanced
  • Prioritization - Advanced

 

Role Specific Skills

  • Proficient in Microsoft products (Microsoft Excel, Word, etc.)
  • Understanding of general accounting practices and rules
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Strong organizational skills/ability to multi-task to achieve deadlines
  • Customer service focus including both delivering on requests and anticipating them
  • Bright and flexible team player capable of working in a fast-paced environment at a rapidly growing company

 

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance is required
  • CPA designation preferred
  • Ability to supervise workflow with focus on quality results
  • 1-3 years of experience in general ledger accounting; public accounting experience a plus
  • Strong analytical/quantitative skills

 

Additional Requirements

  • No Travel expected for this position
  • Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities, and schedule may change at any time with or without notice.

 

SMS Assist is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) that welcomes and encourages all applicants to apply regardless of age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify and/or expression, national origin, disability, veteran status, marital or parental status, ancestry, citizenship status, pregnancy or other reasons prohibited by law.

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875 North Michigan Avenue , Chicago, IL 60611
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Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
SMS Assist's team fitness initiatives include In-office yoga, in-office fitness classes, and sponsored race teams.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted At team's discretion.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Lunch and learns
Promote from within

Additional Perks + Benefits

Competitive Salary. Flexible Spending Plans. Prescription Drug Program. Free Fitness Center membership.

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