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Robert Half Staff Accountant in OAKBROOK TERRACE, Illinois

Description If you're looking to build your career in accounting, there's currently a Staff Accountant position through Robert Half that you may want to check out. The company offering this terrific long-term contract / contract / temporary opportunity is based in the Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois region and provides rewards for hard work. As Staff Accountant, your duties will include preparing monthly and year-end closings, journal entries, fixed asset maintenance, bank reconciliation, and general ledger reconciliation. This position will require a time commitment, since it produces Financial Statements, Cash Flow projections, and Budgets. You'll also have responsibility over various aspects of internal reporting during the monthly close. In addition, you will take part in compliance, communicate with our external auditors for quarterly reviews and annual audits, and review schedules for the reporting processes.

How you will make an impact

  • Be a part of various initiatives spanning multiple departments

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

  • Support fixed asset ledger, depreciation, and reconciliation

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

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

  • Commentate on a wide variety of financial data and communicate it in a useful and understandable manner

  • Ad-hoc reporting and special projects, as requested

  • Perform month end close, journal entries with minimum supervision

  • Oversee the creation of monthly balance sheet and income statement analyses for reporting to management

  • Manage capital lease and monthly payment schedules Requirements - Demonstrated analytical abilities, tendency to quickly connect dots and surmise logical outcomes

  • Vow to meet business deadlines

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

  • Comfortable working in a changing and dynamic environment

  • Recent and relevant accounting experience

  • Competent with spreadsheets and databases

  • Spreadsheet and database capabilities

  • Experience with ERP systems

  • Outstanding organizational, written and verbal communication skills required

  • Practical knowledge of trial balance

  • General familiarity with Accounts Receivable (AR)

  • Expertise in month end closings

  • Adeptness in account reconciliation

  • Journal entries experience highly desired

  • Monthly Variance experience preferred

  • Microsoft Excel experience

  • General ledger experience

  • Demonstrated knowledge of Accounts Payable (AP)

  • Attention to detail and demonstrated ability to follow standard procedures is a requirement

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

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