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Robert Half Senior Accountant in ROLLING MEADOWS, Illinois

Description Do you thrive in challenging, fast-paced environments? Does the chance to work with a reputable Insurance - Casualty company excite you? Apply today for your next job through Robert Half. As a Senior Accountant, you will be tasked with financial statement preparation and consolidation, account analysis and reconciliations, cash flow analysis, budgets and forecasting, audit preparation, and internal control maintenance and regulatory reporting. Candidate must possess top-notch analytical skills. This rewarding full-time job includes a robust compensation package, including benefits, and the possibility to grow. This Senior Accountant role is based in Rolling Meadows, Illinois with a company in the Insurance - Casualty field.

Key responsibilities

  • Delegate resources to Ad-hoc projects as necessary

  • Supply Balance Sheet account reconciliations

  • Partake in various department-wide initiatives

  • Produce monthly consolidated P& L and Balance Sheet flux analysis for management purposes

  • Ensure corporate accounting policies, procedures, and controls are followed when working with business partners and be able to provide support on special requests

  • Complete monthly accounting close procedures and deliverables that includes journal entries, reconciliations, and reports in the compensation area in compliance with GAAP

  • Continuously analyze current automation of the accounting and reporting process and present improvement suggestions

  • Contribute to coordinating quarterly reviews and testing with internal and external auditors

  • Provide analysis on financial results (trends, performance metrics, benchmarks) Requirements - Seizes opportunities to produce results without direct supervision

  • Sound written and verbal communication skills

  • Deep understanding of internal controls and SOX compliance

  • 3-5 years of overall general accounting experience, ideally with Big 4 experience

  • Prior experience in a public accounting environment is highly valued

  • Notable analytical, quantitative and social skills

  • Efficient in ERP systems

  • Ability and willingness to meet business critical deadlines

  • Audit scheduling experience highly preferred

  • Demonstrated knowledge of month end closings

  • Adeptness in Financial Close Process

  • Account analysis experience

  • Earlier work involving budgeting

  • Experience with Annual Close Processes

  • Account reconciliation experience

  • Deep understanding of account reconciliation

  • Practical knowledge of journal entries

  • Good understanding of CPA

  • Background working with financial analysis

  • General familiarity with variance analysis

  • GAAP Accounting experience desired

  • Comfortable working in a changing and dynamic environment

  • BA/BS in Accounting, CPA credentials are preferred

  • Proficiency with corporate performance management (CPM) and business intelligence systems required

  • Exceptional time management skills preferred

  • Strong attention to detail

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