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Robert Half Staff Accountant in CHICAGO, Illinois

Description Robert Half has partnered up with a dynamic, innovative Financial Services firm to fill a Staff Accountant position on their team. The company offering this terrific long-term contract / temporary opportunity is based in the Chicago, Illinois region and provides rewards for hard work. In this role, the Staff Accountant is in charge of preparing monthly and year-end closings, journal entries, fixed asset maintenance, bank reconciliation, and general ledger reconciliation. Be prepared to dedicate a fair amount of time to producing Financial Statements, Cash Flow projections, and Budgets. And during the monthly close, your responsibilities will also cover various aspects of internal reporting. You'll also be reviewing schedules for the reporting processes, communicating with our external auditors for quarterly reviews and annual audits, and playing an active role in compliance.

Your responsibilities in this role

  • Execute month end close, journal entries, with little supervision

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

  • Participate in various department-wide initiatives

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

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

  • Ad-hoc reporting and special projects, as requested

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

  • Maintain capital lease and monthly payment schedules

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

  • Maintain fixed asset ledger, depreciation, and reconciliation Requirements - High attention to detail

  • Outstanding analytical, quantitative and social skills

  • Strong organizational, written and verbal communication skills

  • Self-starter with efficient time management and organizational skills

  • Commitment and abilities to meet critical business deadlines

  • Ability to work within spreadsheets and databases

  • Knowledgeable of ERP systems

  • Recent and relevant accounting experience

  • Proficient with spreadsheets and databases

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

  • Comfortable working in a changing and dynamic environment

  • Practical knowledge of Monthly Financial Reporting

  • Strong familiarity with annual reporting

  • Loan review experience highly desired

  • General familiarity with Intercompany Transaction

  • Proven knowledge of special projects

  • Well-founded grasp of Balance Sheet Account Reconciliation

  • Expertise in Annual Close Processes

  • Solid understanding of Monthly Reporting

  • Annual Financial Reporting experience preferred

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