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Robert Half International Staff Accountant in OAKBROOK TERRACE, Illinois

Description Accountemps is on the look-out for an organized individual with accounting chops to join a growing organization in the long-term temporary role of Staff Accountant. As a Staff Accountant, you will prepare monthly and year-end closings, journal entries, fixed asset maintenance, bank reconciliation, and general ledger reconciliation. During the monthly close, you will be responsible for many aspects of internal reporting. You will promote the development and implementation of accounting policies. 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. This very involved position works to produce Cash Flow projections, Financial Statements, and Budgets. Based in the Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois region, this company offers an engaging and mulit-faceted opportunity where effort is rewarded.

Your responsibilities in this role

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

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

  • Ad-hoc reporting and special projects, as needed

  • Organize capital lease and monthly payment schedules

  • Create monthly statement analysis to be used for management reportings

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

  • Complete month end close, journal entries, without supervision

  • Carry out fixed asset ledger, depreciation, and reconciliation

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

  • Participate in various department-wide initiatives Requirements - Spreadsheet and database capabilities

  • Ability to prioritize work and balance multiple projects and deadlines

  • Ability to work well in matrix organization and dealing with ambiguity

  • Knowledgeable of ERP systems

  • Practical knowledge of month end closings

  • Wide ranging experience with financial analysis

  • Solid understanding of Balance Sheet Reconciliation

  • Bank Account Reconciliation experience required

  • Prior experience with cash reconciliations

  • Proficiency in financial reconciliation

  • Comprehension of Balance Sheet Account Reconciliation

  • Well-founded grasp of GAAP Accounting

  • General familiarity with Intercompany Accounting

  • Good understanding of Excel Formulas

  • Proven knowledge of Fixed Asset Accounting

  • Proven knowledge of Monthly Reconciliation

  • Experience with Daily Reconciliation

  • Earlier work involving trial balance

  • Accounting Entries experience

  • Solid understanding of Credit Card Reconciliation

  • Oracle experience required

  • Previous experience working with Microsoft Excel

  • Hands-on experience with Balance Sheet Account Reconciliation

  • Quality experience with Audited Financial Statements

  • SAP experience

  • Commissions accounting experience highly desired

  • Experience with account reconciliation

  • Foundational knowledge in Expense Reconciliation

  • Foundational knowledge in Accounting Principles

  • Skills in account reconciliation

  • Sharp, analytical thinking abilities, always seeking to draw connections and identify the "why"

  • Competent with spreadsheets and databases

  • Strong organizational, written and verbal communication skills

  • 7+ years of recent and relevant accounting experience

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

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

  • Excellent attention to detail

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.

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 named to Forbes’ inaugural list of America’s Best Temporary Staffing Firms.

Questions? Call your local office at 1.888.490.3195. All applicants applying for U.S. job openings must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Benefits are available to temporary professionals. Visit for more information.

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