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Robert Half International Sr. Accountant in OAKBROOK TERRACE, Illinois

Description Accountemps is currently looking for an efficient Senior Accountant with an eye for accuracy to be a part of a terrific long-term temporary opportunity. As a Senior Accountant, you will be responsible for account analysis and reconciliations, financial statement preparation and consolidation, cash flow analysis, budgets and forecasting, audit preparation, and internal control maintenance and regulatory reporting. This Senior Accountant position offers you great experience and a strong compensation and benefits package and is based in the Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois area. We are looking for a Senior Accountant who has excellent analytical skills and enjoys working in a challenging and fast-paced environment to support the continued success of the firm. Apply today!

What you get to do every day

  • Provide analysis on financial results (trends, performance metrics, benchmarks)

  • Execute monthly accounting close procedures and deliverables (journal entries, reconciliations, reports) in compliance with GAAP

  • Participate in various department-wide initiatives

  • Realize compliance with corporate accounting policies and procedures and controls by working with business partners

  • Prepare Balance Sheet account reconciliations

  • Assist in coordinating quarterly reviews and testing with internal and external auditors

  • Ready monthly consolidated P& L and Balance Sheet flux analysis for management reporting

  • Constantly improve the automation of the accounting and reporting process

  • Ad-hoc projects as necessary Requirements - Self-starter, ability to identify issues and resolve problems

  • Understanding of corporate performance management (CPM) and business intelligence systems required

  • Knowledgeable of ERP systems

  • Excellent organizational and multitasking skills

  • Skillful in analytical, quantitative and social skills

  • Strong familiarity with Analyze Financial Statements

  • Comprehension of Month-end Journal Entries

  • Skills in Adjusting Journal Entries

  • Hands-on experience with Posting Journal Entries

  • Well-founded grasp of Year-end Financial Statements

  • Prior experience with Review Journal Entries

  • SAP experience

  • Solid understanding of Cost of Goods Sold (COGS)

  • Expertise in Oracle

  • Financial statements consolidation experience highly desired

  • Wide ranging experience with Daily Reconciliation

  • Foundational knowledge in financial statement preparation

  • Deep understanding of cost analysis

  • Previous experience working with general ledger

  • Practical knowledge of Bank Account Reconciliation

  • Foundational knowledge in Manufacturing Cost Accounting

  • Good understanding of Prepare Trial Balance

  • Proven knowledge of Monthly Financial Statements

  • Expertise in cost accounting

  • Experience with Prepare Journal Entries

  • Quality experience with account reconciliation

  • Solid understanding of Activity Based Costing

  • Earlier work involving financial auditing

  • General familiarity with month end closings

  • Deep understanding of internal controls and SOX compliance

  • Commitment and abilities to meet critical business deadlines

  • Proficient at analyzing financial data and promptly creating accurate reports

  • Ability to effectively interact, verbally and in writing, with functional department managers

  • Ability to work in a dynamic and changing environment

  • BA/BS in Accounting, CPA credentials are preferred

  • 10+ years of overall general accounting experience

  • Candidates that are proficient in financial reporting may be most suitable for this opportunity

Accountemps, a Robert Half Company, matches skilled accounting and finance professionals with remote or on-site jobs on a temporary and temporary-to-hire 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.

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