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Staff Accountant

Ace Hardware Corporation Oak Brook Full-Time
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As a Staff Accountant in General Accounting, you will be responsible for ensuring the accurate presentation of the financial records, by providing accounting support and preparing analysis, journal entries, and account reconciliations as they relate to the Marketing department. In addition, this position makes recommendations for changes in accounting procedures, implements recommendations as directed and provides support to the General Accounting team.

What you’ll do

  • Handle the monthly close responsibilities for the Marketing department within Ace Hardware Corp.
  • Identify, propose and implement process improvements or accounting changes to simplify or streamline the process and ensure accuracy in the accounting.
  • Assist business partners with more complex issues or functional areas within Ace requiring additional attention.
  • Work with the stakeholders to gain an understanding of the area, determine the root cause of any issues identified, propose process improvements, and assist with the implementation of the process improvements.
  • Prepare scorecards, ad-hoc reports, and analysis, as assigned by management, to key cross-functional areas.
  • Create reporting metrics, present findings, and identify any business or process changes resulting from the analysis.
  • Assist on projects designed to improve accounting efficiency or drive higher quality results.
  • Manage the resources provided to ensure that the project goals are met on a timely basis.
  • Create a final deliverable outlining the recommendations for improvement.

What you need to succeed

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting
  • 2 years of accounting experience
  • Demonstrated experience in accounting, specifically in monthly, quarterly and year-end financial close processes
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving and data mining skills
  • Thorough understanding of accounting concepts and processes (account reconciliations, A/P and A/R activities)
  • Public Accounting experience a plus
  • Excellent project/time management skills and ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience with SAP preferred

We want to hear from you!
When most people think of career opportunities with Ace Hardware, they often think of the helpful cashiers and sales associates at their local store. However, have you also considered the people behind the scenes who select, promote, ship and process the invoices for more than 75,000 products? Maybe you haven't, but we'd like you to. Because together we help our customers take care of their homes. Come find out why a career with the Ace Hardware Corporation is one of America's best kept secrets.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Ace Hardware Corporation and its subsidiaries are committed to a policy of promoting equal employment opportunities. The company recognizes the importance of diversity and leveraging the skills and talents of all people to the mutual advantage of each individual and the organization. The company is committed to the prevention of employment discrimination related to race, religion, color, sex (including sexual harassment), gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, disability and military discharge, or any other action covered by federal or state laws.


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Staff Accountant
Estimated Salary: $70K
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We are your local hardware store and we are a part of your community. Over 4,924 of Ace's 5,024 stores around the globe are independently owned and operated by local entrepreneurs. These hard working men and women are part of the fabric of your community. They are small business owners who are local and loyal...just like it ought to be. While others have become large and impersonal, at Ace, we've remained small and very personal. That's why we say a visit to Ace, is like a visit to your neighbor.

Ace stores come in all sizes and shapes based on the needs of each individual neighborhood. We have small, urban stores, large rural stores and everything in between. Ace stores offer a wide variety of paint, lawn and garden, tools, business supplies, local niche services and virtually anything you'll ever need to fix, repair and maintain your home or business. And of course, Ace is most certainly the place with the helpful hardware folks!

Founded in 1924 by a small group of Chicago hardware store owners, Ace changed the retail landscape by allowing individual stores to purchase merchandise in bulk to save money and buy at the lowest possible price. This partnership enabled even the smaller stores to compete effectively at retail despite larger stores in their market. And to this very day, Ace Hardware Corporation is still owned solely and exclusively by the local Ace retail entrepreneurs.

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