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Senior Accountant

Brilliant Management Resources - Chicago Downers Grove Full-Time
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Our client, a Financial Services organization in the Northwest suburbs is in need of a Senior Accountant.  The need is immediate for a contract to hire basis.  The Senior Accountant that will report to the Manager of Accounting, Operations. The Senior Accountant will be responsible for general ledger, monthly end close, financial reporting, analyzing financial profitability, and other special project requests. The Senior Accountant will supervise accounting staff members and communicate with field operations personnel.  The Senior Accountant responsibilities and requirements are listed below: 


  • Prepare financial statements and support monthly schedules in accordance with GAAP
  • Collect, analyze, and summarize account information
  • Responsible for general ledger of assigned entities
  • Complete monthly review of all assigned balance sheet reconciliations
  • Ensure reporting accuracy by reviewing financial statements monthly
  • Complete financial statement analysis on a monthly basis
  • Report any variances to management
  • Prepare year-end audit schedules and footnotes
  • Help design internal controls and policies and implement through training of team members
  • Assist in documenting and monitoring internal controls
  • Provide leadership, coaching and mentoring of staff
  • Other projects as assigned
  • Appropriately plan and delegate work
  • List key duties that describe what the person will do in the role
  • Coach and evaluate employees based on performance
  • Address complaints and resolve problems 


  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Accounting or Finance
  • 5+ years of experience public accounting preferred
  • CPA preferred
  • Strong understanding of accounting theory
  • Oracle or ERP experience required
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Advanced computer skills, including Excel
  • Highly detail oriented and organized in work
  • Ability to act and operate independently with minimal daily direction from manager
  • Self-starter with the ability to excel in a fast paced and customer service-oriented environment
  • Adhere to policies, procedures and instructions of Controller and Accounting Director
  • Ability to work collaboratively with all levels of employees and external agencies

If you or anyone you know is interested and qualified, please apply!

Skills required

Financial Transactions
Financial Statements
Financial Analysis
General Ledger
Standard Accounting Practices


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