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Robert Half Senior Technical Accountant in Chicago, Illinois


To apply to this hybrid role, please send your resume to John Sadofsky at john.sadofsky@roberthalf.c0m

You know what’s awesome? Chicago Summer. You know what else is awesome? A high-paying job that respects your work-life balance so you can enjoy your Summer. This role has perks that are unmatched by its competitors. Plus, this position doubles as a fast-track career advancement opportunity as they prefer to promote from within.

Job Description:

  • Lead/participate in assigned special projects within technical accounting (i.e., goodwill impairment analysis, lease accounting, acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, share-based compensation, derivatives, debt and equity transactions)

  • Support regional adoption of new and complex GAAP accounting topics and conversion of GAAP to IFRS for separate UK reporting requirement

  • Assist with development and maintenance of critical global accounting policies and help define ongoing processes for technical accounting research and global policy setting

  • Monitor, understand and identify potential impact(s) of new accounting, SEC and UK Companies House standards on financial statements and disclosures, and support project managers for certain projects, which includes optimization of business processes

  • Assist in developing processes to maintain and ensure compliance with internal controls related to global accounting policies and new accounting and reporting guidance issued by the FASB, SEC, IFRIC and UK Companies House

  • Work closely with external auditors on technical issues and new guidance implementation

  • Respond to adhoc accounting inquiries related to topics such as leases, equity method investments, revenue recognition, purchase accounting, acquisitions, derivatives, debt and equity transactions, share-based compensation and other matters

  • Develop content and facilitate training sessions for relevant accounting topics

  • Support key “customers,” including External Reporting, Treasury, Legal, Tax, Investor Relations, FP& A and operational teams as needed.

  • Assist with the preparation of the 10-K, 10-Q and various other reporting requirements as required

  • Participate in assigned ad hoc requests and special projects as necessary



  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and/or Finance

  • 3-5 years accounting experience for a publicly traded company and/or public accounting experience. Experience with a global company and/or foreign operations preferred, as is Big Four or regional public accounting experience

  • CPA is required

  • Strong working knowledge of US GAAP and SEC requirements (IFRS experience a plus)

  • Technical accounting research experience

  • Working knowledge of recently issued accounting guidance highly preferred

  • Experience with HFM is a plus

  • Project collaboration experience required

  • Sarbanes-Oxley compliance experience

  • Self-starter with a focus on process improvement

  • Ability to deliver under pressure while balancing multiple (and sometimes competing) priorities

  • Effective business writing, strong analytical skills, ability to review and analyze contracts and attention to detail

To apply to this hybrid role, please send your resume to John Sadofsky at john.sadofsky@roberthalf.c0m

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