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Robert Half International Staff Accountant in LAKE FOREST, Illinois


You might be the full-time Staff Accountant II- Robert Half Finance is looking for, if you're interested in becoming a critical part of an innovative company. Candidates should be driven by challenges and working with many components. You will succeed in this Staff Accountant II position if you can prepare journal entries, monthly and year-end closings, bank reconciliation, fixed asset maintenance, and general ledger reconciliation. This role is for someone who wants to perform internal reporting during the monthly close, participate in compliance, interact with our external auditors for quarterly reviews and annual audits, and review schedules reporting processes. Based in the Bannockburn, Illinois area, this role is currently 100% remote- there will be a couple days/week in the office starting next year. This role is a career-building, multi-faceted opportunity to work for a company that recognizes and rewards hard work. We're looking for people who are detail-oriented and analytical thinkers with a talent for creating Financial Statements, Cash Flow projections, and Budgets.

Your responsibilities in this role

  • Arrange schedules for capital lease and monthly payments

  • Partake in a variety of department-wide initiatives

  • Prepare analyses for monthly balance sheets and income statements for management to report on

  • Produce journal entries and perform the month end close under minimal supervision

  • Prepare monthly financial close workbooks to support the month end, quarter end and year end closing process

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

  • Periodic maintenance and reconciliation of journal entries

  • In-depth experience with month end balance sheet account reconciliations

  • Upon request, take part in special projects and impromptu reporting

  • Manage intercompany reconciliation, billings, and transactions

  • Oversee depreciation, fixed asset ledgers, and reconciliation

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

  • Organize and review a variety of financial data, reporting it in a way that is useful and understandable

    Requirements - Proficient with spreadsheets and databases

  • Ability to work within spreadsheets and databases

  • Current and relevant ERP system experience

  • 2+ years of recent and relevant accounting experience

  • Fully formed organizational, written and verbal communication skills

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

  • Observant, accurate and able to thrive in a fast-paced environment

  • Comfortable working in a changing and dynamic environment

  • Ability and willingness to meet business critical deadlines

  • Candidate must possess first-rate analytical, quantitative and social skills

  • Proficiency in SAP

  • Month end closings experience

  • Solid understanding of financial auditing

  • Self-starter with efficient time management and organizational skills

Robert Half Finance & Accounting matches skilled professionals with remote or on-site jobs in accounting, bookkeeping, finance, audit, taxation and more on a full-time basis. Our experienced staffing professionals can promote you to employers and advocate on your behalf. We provide access to top jobs, competitive compensation and benefits, and free online training. For more opportunities, get the Robert Half app and receive instant notifications when our AI matches your skills and experience with jobs.

When you work with us, you’re working with the best. Robert Half has been recognized as one of FORTUNE’s “Most Admired Companies” every year since 1998 and was No. 1 on Forbes’ annual ranking of America’s Best Professional Recruiting Firms.

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