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Robert Half Sr. Accountant in CHICAGO, Illinois

Description This Senior Accountant position is a perfect match for a skilled Accountant with an aptitude for adaptability. This is an immediate Senior Accountant position, so apply as soon as possible! This long-term contract / temporary to hire employment opportunity is based in the Chicago, Illinois area.

What you get to do every day

  • Realize compliance with corporate accounting policies and procedures and controls by working with business partners

  • Prepare monthly consolidated P& L and Balance Sheet flux analysis for management reporting

  • Work with internal and external auditors to coordinate quarterly reviews and testing

  • Constantly improve the automation of the accounting and reporting process

  • Participate in various department-wide initiatives

  • Execute monthly accounting close procedures and deliverables (journal entries, reconciliations, reports) in compliance with GAAP

  • Formulate Balance Sheet account reconciliations

  • Analyze financial results (benchmarks, trends, performance metrics)

  • Complete other projects as required Requirements - Ability and willingness to meet business critical deadlines

  • Strong organization skills with a sense of urgency and capable of prioritizing multiple tasks

  • Outstanding skills in analyzing financial data and promptly generating accurate reports

  • Minimum 5-7 years of overall general accounting experience

  • Deep understanding of internal controls and SOX compliance

  • Comfortable working in a changing and dynamic environment

  • Practical knowledge of journal entries

  • General familiarity with Cam Reconciliation

  • Proven knowledge of Balance Sheet Reconciliation

  • Deep understanding of month end closings

  • Well-founded grasp of bank reconciliations

  • Balance Sheet Account Reconciliation experience highly desired

  • GAAP Accounting experience

  • Knowledge of US GAAP

  • Foundational knowledge in account reconciliation

  • Self-starter, ability to identify issues and resolve problems

  • BA/BS in Accounting, CPA credentials are preferred

  • Proficient in ERP systems

  • Ability to effectively interact, verbally and in writing, with functional department managers

  • Exemplary analytical, quantitative and social skills

  • Observant, accurate and able to thrive in a fast-paced environment

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