Robert Half Senior Staff Accountant in CHICAGO, Illinois
There's currently a full-time opportunity in the Service industry for a Senior Accountant to join a thriving, innovative company in the CHICAGO, Illinois area. As a Senior Accountant, your responsibilities will include financial statement preparation and consolidation, account analysis and reconciliations, cash flow analysis, budgets and forecasting, audit preparation, and internal control maintenance and regulatory reporting. This position offers you great long-term potential and a strong compensation and benefits package. We are looking for a candidate that possess excellent analytical skills and enjoys working in a challenging and fast-paced environment to support the successful growth of the firm.
Your responsibilities in this role
Manage Ad-hoc projects as necessary
Participate in various department-wide initiatives
Own AP processes; maintain invoices
Contribute to the month-end close
manage ACH/wire payments
Complete monthly accounting close procedures and deliverables that includes journal entries, reconciliations, and reports in the compensation area in compliance with GAAP
Aid in coordinating quarterly reviews and testing with internal and external auditors
Review financial information such as trends, performance metrics, benchmarks, etc. and present analysis in a clear manner
Continuously analyze current automation of the accounting and reporting process and present improvement suggestions
When working with business partners, ensure compliance with corporate accounting policies, procedures and controls. Additionally, be able to provide support on special requests
BA/BS in Accounting, CPA credentials are preferred
Self-starter with efficient time management and organizational skills
Attention to detail and demonstrated ability to follow standard procedures is a requirement
SEC reporting and SOX compliance is a plus
Demonstrated ability to work in a dynamic and constantly changing company environment
Strong communication skills and able to receive criticism well
Dedication and requisite skills to meet critical business deadlines
Able to manage time well
Current and relevant ERP system experience
Comprehensive knowledge of Microsoft Excel
3+ years of overall general accounting experience, ideally with Big 4 experience
Prior work done in public accounting is desired
Strong analytical skills, accuracy and attention to detail
Corporate performance management (CPM) and business intelligence systems experience a plus
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