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Sr. Accountant

CareerBuilder 200 N. LaSalle St, Chicago, IL 60601 Full-Time
$78,918.00 (Careerbuilder est.)
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The Senior Accountant is primarily responsible for assisting with monthly/quarterly journal entries, account reconciliations and variance analysis. In addition, this role will play a critical role streamlining and automating accounting processes and reporting. Finally, this role will assist with the preparation of financial statements and will collaborate with FP&A to ensure a comprehensive package is produced. This individual will lead various initiatives and must be able to partner closely with cross functional groups and have strong communication skills.

General Responsibilities

  • Identify and execute process improvements
  • Streamline accounting reports with automated solutions such as BPC, Tableau, etc.
  • Assist in the preparation of financial statements including P&L, Balance sheet, and Statement of Cash Flow and collaborating with FP&A to automate and streamline reports across departments
  • Prepare complex schedules and analysis, including journal entries and account reconciliations
  • Responsible for performing analytics to ensure account fluctuations are in alignment with expectations
  • Ensure proper internal controls are in place
  • Perform a quality review of work and provide guidance to entry level staff
  • Identify areas of risk as they arise and provide a suggested approach to address these risks
  • Collaborate with cross functional business partners in Finance, Facilities, Sales, Legal, IT, Marketing HR, etc.
  • Assist in coordinating and responding to internal and external audit requests.
  • Assist in developing general accounting policies and procedures and ensure compliance with Sarbanes Oxley
  • Assist with ad-hoc projects as needed



Requirements

  • Minimum 3-5 years of experience in Accounting
  • BA/BS in Accounting
  • CPA preferred but not required
  • Strong understanding of GAAP
  • Advanced Excel skills
  • Prior experience with Revenue, Capitalized Software, Debt, and private equity is a plus but not required
  • Knowledge of Lawson General Ledger, BPC, Tableau and Blackline preferred

Qualities

  • Ability to succeed in a deadline-driven and fast-paced environment
  • Ability to document and understand end to end processes ensuring that risks are mitigated with appropriate controls
  • Ability to challenge the status quo and understanding the "why" behind a procedure or task
  • Proven record of implementing process improvements
  • Self-motivated and independent with the ability to work in a team environment
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong multi-tasking, project management, and organizational capabilities
  • Proven characteristics of consistent accuracy and attention to detail
  • Strong partnership skills and ability to develop positive working relationships

Essential Functions

  • Demonstrated analytical skills and ability to effectively leverage systems and spreadsheet applications.
  • Demonstrated ability to take deep dives, understanding end to end processes and implementing process improvements
  • Frequent computer use.
 

Recommended skills

Balance Sheet
Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
Internal Controls
Analysis Of Variance
Scheduling
Revenues

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