Robert Half Staff Accountant in CHICAGO, Illinois
Robert Half is looking to find a talented, efficient Staff Accountant to join an esteemed organization. As a Staff Accountant, you will prepare journal entries, monthly and year-end closings, bank reconciliation, fixed asset maintenance, and general ledger reconciliation. During the monthly close, many aspects of internal reporting will be your responsibility. This position will also require you to participate in compliance, as well as communicate with our external auditors for quarterly reviews and annual audits, and review schedules for the reporting processes. A highly involved position, it works to produce Financial Statements, Cash Flow projections, and Budgets. The Chicago, Illinois based company offering this multi-faceted, challenging full- time opportunity provides a thriving environment where innovation is encouraged and effort is rewarded.
Offer succinct analysis on a wide variety of financial data and communicate it in a clear and concise manner
Be a part of various initiatives spanning multiple departments
Ad-hoc reporting and special projects, as requested
Partake in annual closing processes
Carry out fixed asset ledger, depreciation, and reconciliation
Assist in implementation, maintenance and adherence to internal controls and accounting procedures ensuring compliance with GAAP
Create monthly statement analysis to be used for management reportings
Support capital lease and monthly payment schedules
Produce complex journal entries and account reconciliations including but not limited to cash, prepaid expenses and payroll
Complete month end close, journal entries, without supervision
Requirements - Strong organizational skills and a proven ability to meet deadlines
Spreadsheet and database capabilities
Sharp, analytical thinking abilities, always seeking to draw connections and identify the "why"
Working knowledge of spreadsheets and databases
Account reconciliation experience
Balance Sheet Reconciliation experience preferred
Strong familiarity with Accounts Receivable (AR)
Month end closings experience desired
Expertise in Accounts Payable (AP)
Proven knowledge of Microsoft Excel
Well-founded grasp of journal entries
1+ years of recent and relevant accounting experience
Self-starter and strong ethical standards
Mature organizational, written and verbal communication skills
BA/BS or equivalent in Accounting, Finance or Economics
Proficient in ERP systems
Ability to prioritize deals and adapt to quick changes while remaining diligent, and to thrive in a dynamic, high pressure environment
Detailed and have the ability work independently
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