Staff Accountant at Productive Edge

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Description

 

Productive Edge is expanding its Finance Department and hiring a full-time Staff Accountant based in Chicago. The Staff Accountant role is an exciting opportunity to familiarize yourself with multiple accounting processes and leverage your existing knowledge as part of a leading tech company. You will work directly with the Finance Manager to ensure the company's financial functions run smoothly and efficiently.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Day-to-day accounting functions as a direct report to the Finance Manager
  • Assist the Finance Manager with month-end and year-end close tasks and financial reporting
  • Prepare monthly reconciliations of bank accounts, company credit cards, and assigned balance sheet accounts
  • Maintain general ledger transactions and accounts, including journal entries and monthly accruals.
  • Manage services billing system including project billing, rate cards management, client records and contracts
  • Manage accounts receivable processes, including preparation and distribution of client invoices, and client payment collection
  • Manage accounts payable, including vendor W9s and invoice processes. Reconcile invoiced contractor hours to billing system.
  • Assist the Finance Manager to process weekly vendor payments
  • Prepare ad hoc reports for delivery directors, executive team
  • Perform other related duties or ad hoc projects

 

To excel in this role at Productive Edge, you would possess the following experiences and skills:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or equivalent experience required
  • 1-3 years of professional accounting experience
  • Strong knowledge of U.S. GAAP
  • Ability to read and understand technical forms and financial reports
  • Proficient in Excel, Google Suite
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and tasks
  • Proactive and self-motivated to work independently to achieve both individual and department goals
  • Detail-oriented, with the ability to compare data from a variety of sources for accuracy and completeness and detect errors.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and exercise discretion when dealing with sensitive and confidential material
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills
  • Capable of meeting time management and prioritization needs
  • Ability to communicate and coordinate effectively across multiple departments 
  • Experience with accounting software, Quickbooks preferred
  • Ability to adapt to multiple cloud-based/online tools
  • Professional experience in a startup and/or technical environment is extremely valuable but not required

 

About Productive Edge

Productive Edge is a Chicago-based leader in digital transformation. As digital business consultants, we focus on digital strategy, customer experience, operations improvement, and product & services enablement. How do we do this? Through launching solutions for Data and Artificial Intelligence (AI), Intelligent Automation (IA), Internet of Things (IoT), and Cloud Native Solutions. Sounds fun, right? It gets better...and that’s where you come in!

Productive Edge offers the dynamic opportunity to use your talents in a progressive, highly-collaborative environment that values innovation and creativity. We are a culture that stays on the cusp of today’s developing and emerging technologies. Our passion, ingenuity, and dedication sets us apart from other consultants (as does our modern work atmosphere with fun outings, foosball, stocked fridge and other activities). Because we work with and develop solutions for some of the world’s most exciting brands, we are actively searching for individuals who are ready to change the way the world operates.

And if that’s not enough, Productive Edge has been featured as one of Chicago’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For, included in Crain’s Fast 50, and is a regular on Inc. 5000.

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Location

PE is in trendy River North with great bars & restaurants nearby. Plus, the office is easy to get to with various train & bus stops being close!

An Insider's view of Productive Edge

What’s the vibe like in the office?

I like working at Productive Edge because my teammates empower me on a daily basis to do my best, challenge myself and always stay open to learning new things.

Tory

Digital Marketing

What kinds of technical challenges do you and your team face?

There is a very special atmosphere for developers at Productive Edge. Technology is constantly changing and in every project, I am challenged to do something – big or small – that I’ve never done before. That atmosphere keeps me motivated in constant learning, which is essential for a good software developer.

Nadezda

Senior Architect

What does career growth look like on your team?

From our interns up through our managing partners, we believe everyone has the opportunity to learn from each other. We run flat where our directors and partners are the front-line working with our team to ensure they are heard and have a clear growth plan in place. Yes, the door is always open.

Tim

Delivery Director

What unique initiatives do you have that encourage innovation?

Productive Edge takes a realistic and practical approach to innovation and growth. This approach makes complex ideas and technology trends accessible and understandable across the organization. PE really inspires our people to push their skills and grow in new ways. It is an exciting organization to be a part of.

Paul

Delivery Director

What are some things you learned at the company?

I've learned the importance of teamwork and communication. At PE, all projects are team-based with a lot of things in motion during each step of the process: from the sales team to the delivery teams to the finance and leadership teams. Having that camaraderie and communication makes a smooth process that works internally as well as for clients.

Kate

Finance Manager

What are Productive Edge Perks + Benefits

Productive Edge Benefits Overview

Work Hard, Play Hard
Celebrate often is our motto. Celebrate the success of others and the work accomplished. From quarterly outings to weekly events, to just hanging around in the office after work, we celebrate with those around us for making our company great.

Community Appreciation
We love to share our passion for technology with others. Learn more about the ways we're empowering our Chicago community and how you can get involved.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
The goal of PE Cares is to share our knowledge of tech with the surrounding community. We also offer various opportunities for our employees to volunteer for causes that are most important to them.
Partners with Nonprofits
Productive Edge partners with various nonprofits such as the UIC Black Tech Scholars, TechGirlz, Lincoln Park Conservancy, and The Birthday Project to name a few.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Productive Edge has a Social Team for coordinating fun around the office as well as our quarterly events. There are also different Special Interest Groups to join!
Open door policy
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
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Company sponsored family events
Acme co. sponsors family oriented events Annually.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Acme Co. offers employees professional development opportunities like The ability to attend job related conferences and seminars.
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Paid industry certifications
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