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Robert Half Staff Accountant in Chicago, Illinois

Description Robert Half has partnered with an esteemed organization in the Real Estate & Property industry to find a Staff Accountant to join their dynamic team. In this position, the Staff Accountant prepares 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. Your duties will also include participating in compliance, reviewing schedules for the reporting processes, and staying connected with our external auditors throughout quarterly reviews and annual audits. This position involves a good deal of time spent on producing Financial Statements, Cash Flow projections, and Budgets. Based in the Chicago, Illinois area, this company is offering a long-term contract / temporary to hire opportunity that's sure to challenge as well as reward effort.

Your responsibilities in this role

  • Create monthly statement analysis to be used for management reportings

  • Assist in monthly financial close workbook preparation, including annual closing process

  • Ad-hoc reporting and special projects, as needed

  • Conduct month end close, journal entries, without supervision

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

  • Keep up fixed asset ledger, depreciation, and reconciliation

  • Analyze and coordinate a variety of financial data, and report it in a useful and understandable manner

  • Maintain capital lease and monthly payment schedules

  • Be a part of various department-wide initiatives

  • Ready complex journal entries and account reconciliations including but not limited to cash, prepaid expenses and payroll Requirements - Proficient with spreadsheets and databases

  • Knowledgeable of ERP systems

  • Month end closings experience

  • General familiarity with Great Plains (GPAC)

  • Monitor Compliance experience

  • Financial reporting experience

  • Expertise in Balance Sheet Reconciliation

  • Compliance Functions experience

  • Adeptness in Banking Transaction

  • Demonstrated knowledge of auditing

  • Self-starter, ability to identify issues and resolve problems

  • Competent with spreadsheets and databases

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

  • Excellent attention to detail

  • Recent and relevant accounting experience

  • Ability to thrive in a dynamic, high pressure environment, to prioritize deals and adapt to quick changes while remaining diligent

  • Strong organizational, written and verbal communication skills required

  • Commitment and abilities to meet critical business deadlines

  • Notable analytical, quantitative and social skills

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