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Requirements  

  • Ideal candidate will have a degree in either Finance or Accounting, with a minimum of 3 years of cost accounting experience.
  • Strong leadership skills with ability to lead and motivate individuals.
  • Must work independently and use critical thinking / judgment skills to make sound decisions with minimal daily direction from manager.
  • Excellent communication, detail analytical and interpersonal skills are required.
  • Must have strong organizational skills, along with the ability to prioritize and manage many initiatives simultaneously.
  • Proficiency in Excel (complex spreadsheets) is required.
  • Experience in Essbase (or comparable reporting tool), PeopleSoft (or comparable ERP systems), Microsoft Access and Word is a plus.
  • Understanding of basic distribution warehouse operations, transactions, and the financial impacts is beneficial.
  • Approximately 10% travel is required.

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Sr Cost Accountant

Ascendo Resources Schaumburg Full-Time
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Our client is seeking a Sr. Cost Accountant for its team in Schaumburg, IL. For your talent, our client is offering a highly competitive base salary (depending on experience) and opportunities for advancement! Overall responsibilities for this role include:

  • Performing various accounting procedures and cost analyses for executive leadership
  • Month-end closing procedures & account reconciliations
  • Identify efficiencies to streamline processes and procedures
  • Work closely with internal and external auditors to complete audit schedules (interim / year-end) and SOX controls review / testing to ensure compliance
  • Travel to perform physical inventory observations at our client's distribution centers
  • Complete trial balance review and limited budget / forecast preparation
  • Ad-hoc analysis and projects as needed

Requirements  

  • Ideal candidate will have a degree in either Finance or Accounting, with a minimum of 3 years of cost accounting experience.
  • Strong leadership skills with ability to lead and motivate individuals.
  • Must work independently and use critical thinking / judgment skills to make sound decisions with minimal daily direction from manager.
  • Excellent communication, detail analytical and interpersonal skills are required.
  • Must have strong organizational skills, along with the ability to prioritize and manage many initiatives simultaneously.
  • Proficiency in Excel (complex spreadsheets) is required.
  • Experience in Essbase (or comparable reporting tool), PeopleSoft (or comparable ERP systems), Microsoft Access and Word is a plus.
  • Understanding of basic distribution warehouse operations, transactions, and the financial impacts is beneficial.
  • Approximately 10% travel is required.

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