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Robert Half International Sr. Accountant in CHICAGO, Illinois


Robert Half Finance is looking for a Senior Accountant for full-time employment in the CHICAGO, Illinois area. As a Senior Accountant, you will be required to perform 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 a comprehensive compensation and benefits package to help you achieve long-term potential within the company. 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.

To apply for this Senior Accountant role, email your resume to John Sadofsky (john.sadofsky "AT" In the subject line, type "Senior Accountant"


  • Prepare and analyze quarterly financial statements and related workpapers for all assigned Community Development Entities (CDE) and Investment Funds within defined deadlines, meeting departmental standards.

  • Review portfolio of quarterly and annual CDE and Investment Fund financial statements and investor reporting prepared by accounting staff. Work closely with staff accountant and Fund Accounting Manager to discuss and resolve issues, address delays and ensure the department meets all reporting deadlines.

  • Own communication with assigned third party clients about the financial aspects of the sub-CDEs we manage on their behalf. Act as a liaison with our clients’ outside accounting firms to ensure timely annual reporting including coordination and supervision of the collection and review of annual tax returns and audits.

  • Coordinate with loan servicing department to verify receipt of debt service and fee payments from borrowers and take necessary steps to collect past due payments including working with asset management and legal counsel when necessary. Prepare wire authorizations to transfer money as required per agreements and record payments in NewDL system timely.

  • Review loan and fund closing legal documents and provide feedback to ensure that all closed deals meet all department standard requirements and that all unusual deal terms and requirements are understood, addressed and documented prior closing.

  • Coordinate with consolidating financial entities to timely collect required and/or needed quarterly and annual financial information in accordance with agreed upon deadlines.

Complete special projects as assigned and identify special projects that will benefit the company and department.



  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent; accounting preferred

  • Minimum of 3-5 years of accounting or auditing experience or ability to demonstrate equivalent skill sets

  • Experience working with automated accounting systems, preparing/posting journal entries, creating financial statements, and delivering timely, accurate financial information to superiors.

  • Ability to work both independently and in a team-based environment, on multiple projects simultaneously, managing time and resources to complete work efficiently and within defined deadlines.

  • Strong analytical and practical problem-solving skills, with strong attention to detail.

  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Excel

To apply for this Senior Accountant role, email your resume to John Sadofsky (john.sadofsky "AT" In the subject line, type "Senior Accountant"

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Salary: DOE

Location: CHICAGO, IL

Date Posted: November 17, 2020

Employment Type: Full-time

Job Reference: 01300-0011585027

Staffing Area: Full-Time Accounting u0026 Finance