Staff Accountant

| Chicago

DRW is a principal trading firm, which means we have no outside investors or third party funds, and we trade for our own account in markets around the world. Our trading is diverse—across asset classes and instruments, using our own models and systems—and it’s this diversification that sets us apart. Though we’ve grown to more than 800 exceptional people in six cities around the world, we still have the spirit of a start-up and a constant focus on results. Our employees work hard to solve interesting problems, and their results are rewarded. It’s a place of high expectations, deep curiosity, and constant collaboration, with some of the smartest, most passionate people you’ll meet.

As Staff Accountant, you will have an opportunity to rapidly develop your accounting and analysis skills in a fast-paced and technology-driven environment that is made of up a diverse set of trading businesses and other private investments. 

What you’ll do in this role:

  • Perform daily General Ledger functions such as cash and trading account reconciliation, booking depreciation, and income and expense accruals to support month-end close
  • Assist with preparation of financial statements in accordance with GAAP
  • Respond to requests from regulators and external auditors
  • Maintain high level of data integrity of financial information amongst complex accounting and back office systems
  • Analyze detailed trade information and reconcile data between internal trade systems and external statements Participate in month-end close process over several legal entities
  • Lead ad-hoc projects and create ad-hoc reports as needed

What you’ll need for this role:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting required; CPA preferred
  • GPA of 3.3 or higher
  • Previous accounting internship experience
  • Strong experience creating reports in Excel
  • Previous experience working with Great Plains or other accounting software preferred
  • Strong knowledge of GAAP
  • Strong organization skills and detail orientation
  • Ability to prioritize, multitask and effectively manage changing priorities
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
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540 W. Madison St., Chicago, IL 60661
540 W. Madison St., Chicago, IL 60661

Perks of working here

401(K) Matching
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Conferences & Training
Daily Meals Provided
Fitness Subsidy
Game Room
Generous PTO
Happy Hours
Health Benefits
Onsite Gym
Recreational Clubs
Some Meals Provided
Stocked Kitchen
Tuition Reimbursement
Volunteering Opportunities
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