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Robert Half Staff Accountant in CHICAGO, Illinois


Exciting career-building opportunity at a rapidly growing firm located in Downtown Chicago!!

To apply to this role, please send your resume to John Sadofsky at john.sadofsky@roberthalf.c0m

Summary: This role is in the Chicago-based Corporate Accounting team with responsibilities that include preparing journal entries and account reconciliations during month-end close, analyzing income statement and balance sheet fluctuations and assisting with monthly and ad-hoc reporting. Experience using multiple general ledger packages is a plus. Must be capable of interfacing with all levels of management across multiple departments.


  • Support the preparation of monthly consolidated financial statements and the completion of supporting analysis and reports

  • Assist with consolidation process utilizing consolidation tool

  • Participate in the monthly, quarterly and annual closing procedures

  • Prepare journal entries and support for non-recurring or technically complex accounting transactions

  • Prepare account reconciliations and complete analytical reviews of balance sheet and income statement accounts to ensure the accuracy and validity of transactions

  • Support the external auditors' quarterly reviews and year end audits

  • Actively participate in the continuous development and strengthening of internal controls

  • Assist with establishing, implementing, and documenting policies and procedures

  • Coordinate with other departments regarding accounting matters as necessary

  • Participate in special projects

  • Utilize computer applications to compile, retrieve and summarize accounting information for analyses and reporting purposes


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting required

  • CPA certification preferred

  • Minimum of 1-2 years of accounting experience

  • Strong technical accounting and analytical skills

  • Attention to detail with ability to complete tasks with high level of accuracy

  • Skilled at completing and recording financial transactions. Able to aid in developing information for financial statements and balance sheet reconciliations

  • Proficient in using accounting software and experience with an ERP system preferred

  • Highly skilled in Microsoft Excel macros, v-lookups, and pivot tables.

  • High level of organization and ability to manage to deadlines

  • Demonstrated ability to manage competing priorities

Preferred Qualifications:

  • CPA certification preferred

  • High energy, outgoing, versatile and strong work ethic. Desire and actual demonstration to go to the next level

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal with the ability to work with all levels of management and employees

  • Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with other team members

  • Strong commitment to providing excellence in client service and a demonstrated ability of producing high quality results

  • Ability to adapt quickly to changing priorities

To apply to this role, please send your resume to John Sadofsky at john.sadofsky@roberthalf.c0m

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