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Robert Half Staff Accountant in Chicago, Illinois

Description If you're an experienced accountant with a keen eye for accuracy, there's an exciting opportunity through Robert Half for you to check out at a growing firm. In the role of Staff Accountant, you will be responsible for preparing journal entries, monthly and year-end closings, bank reconciliation, fixed asset maintenance, and general ledger reconciliation. Many aspects of internal reporting during the monthly close will be your reponsibility. In addition, you'll be in communication with our external auditors for quarterly reviews and annual audits, participating in compliance, and reviewing schedules for the reporting processes. A very involved position, the Staff Accountant spends a good deal of time producing Financial Statements, Cash Flow projections, and Budgets. The Chicago, Illinois based company offering this multi-faceted, challenging long-term contract / temporary to hire opportunity provides a thriving environment where innovation is encouraged and effort is rewarded.

Your responsibilities in this role

  • Play a role in the month end, quarter end and year end closing process including monthly financial close workbook preparation

  • Manage capital lease and monthly payment schedules

  • Offer succinct analysis on a wide variety of financial data and communicate it in a clear and concise manner

  • Conduct month end close, journal entries, without supervision

  • Manage the design and creation of balance sheet analysis and communicate reports to management

  • Ad-hoc reporting and special projects, as requested

  • Support implementation, maintenance and adherence to internal controls and accounting procedures ensuring compliance with GAAP

  • Produce complex journal entries and account reconciliations including but not limited to cash, prepaid expenses and payroll

  • Take part in various department-wide initiatives

  • Carry out fixed asset ledger, depreciation, and reconciliation Requirements - Competent with spreadsheets and databases

  • Outstanding organizational, written and verbal communication skills required

  • Recent and relevant accounting experience

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

  • Excellent attention to detail

  • Vow to meet business deadlines

  • Ability to work within spreadsheets and databases

  • Current and relevant ERP system experience

  • Deep understanding of Financial Statement

  • Solid understanding of GAAP Accounting

  • Account reconciliation experience highly desired

  • Financial statement preparation experience

  • Demonstrated knowledge of bank reconciliations

  • General familiarity with month end closings

  • Adeptness in account reconciliation

  • Expertise in forecasting

  • Practical knowledge of Microsoft Excel

  • Strong analytical skills, with the ability to exercise good judgment and make decisions based on accurate and timely analysis

  • Ability to work well in matrix organization and dealing with ambiguity

  • Takes action on items beyond formal job responsibilities

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 1.888.490.3195. 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 legally 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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