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Robert Half Staff Accountant in CHICAGO, Illinois

Description If you want to work for an innovative company, Robert Half has an opportunity for you as a full-time Staff Accountant. If you are driven by a challenging work environment with many components, you will thrive in this role. If you can prepare journal entries, monthly and year-end closings, bank reconciliation, fixed asset maintenance, and general ledger reconciliation, you might be right for this Staff Accountant position. The ideal candidate for this position can perform internal reporting during the monthly close, participate in compliance, interact with our external auditors for quarterly reviews and annual audits, and review schedules reporting processes. Based in the Chicago, Illinois area, this role is a career-building, multi-faceted opportunity to work for a company that recognizes and rewards hard work. Are you a detail-oriented and analytical thinker with a talent for creating Financial Statements, Cash Flow projections, and Budgets? You might thrive in this role.

How you will make an impact

  • Arrange schedules for capital lease and monthly payments

  • Organize and review a variety of financial data, reporting it in a way that is useful and understandable

  • In-depth experience with month end balance sheet account reconciliations

  • Maintain, implement, and adhere to internal controls. Also ensure that accounting procedures comply with GAAP

  • Prepare monthly financial close workbooks to support the month end, quarter end and year end closing process

  • Compose journal entries and conduct the month end close with minimal supervision

  • Periodically maintain and reconcile journal entries

  • Oversee depreciation, fixed asset ledgers, and reconciliation

  • Handle intercompany transactions, billings, and reconciliation

  • Ad hoc reporting and performing special projects upon request

  • Prepare monthly balance sheet and income statement analyses for management reporting

  • Play a part in a variety of department-wide initiatives

  • Assemble journal entries and thorough account reconciliations that include, but are not limited to, cash, prepaid expenses, and payroll Requirements - Accounts Payable (AP) experience preferred

  • Manufacturing Environment experience preferred

  • Accounts Receivable (AR) experience

  • Solid understanding of month end closings

  • Recent and relevant accounting experience

  • Demonstrated ability to work in a dynamic and constantly changing company environment

  • Ability to work within spreadsheets and databases

  • Excellent attention to detail

  • Proficient with spreadsheets and databases

  • Distinguished analytical, quantitative and social skills

  • Seizes opportunities to produce results without direct supervision

  • Experience with ERP systems

  • BA/BS or equivalent in Accounting, Finance or Economics

  • Ability and willingness to meet business critical deadlines

  • Mature organizational, written and verbal communication skills

Robert Half is the world’s first and largest specialized talent solutions firm that connects highly qualified job seekers to opportunities at great companies. We offer contract, temporary and permanent placement solutions for finance and accounting, technology, marketing and creative, legal, and administrative and customer support roles.

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Questions? Call your local office at 1.888.490.5461. Robert Half will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. All applicants applying for U.S. job openings must be authorized to work in the United States. Benefits are available to temporary professionals. Visit https://roberthalf.gobenefits.net/ for more information.

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