Senior Corporate Accountant

Location: Chicago, IL Posted Date: October 7, 2017
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Employer Job Id: HQ 10808 CareerMine Job Id: 1383679

Responsibilities

  • Collaborates and shares responsibility for monthly close-the-books process to prepare consolidated financial statements, which encompasses maintaining all accounting records, designing, implementing, and executing financial controls, and preparing financial reports for management.
  • Prepares month-end journal entries and completes general ledger account analysis.  Ensures that all transactions are recorded in compliance with[Company] .  Demonstrates professional skepticism in the course of preparing journal entries and analyzing transactions.
  • Assists in the preparation of 10-Q and 10-K reports for SEC reporting along with corresponding support documentation.
  • Performs analytical review of financial statements.
  • Develops and implements accounting procedures by analyzing current procedures and recommending changes.   Takes initiative to continually improve efficiency in accounting and reporting processes.
  • Responds timely to requests for information/reports from internal/external auditors and company management in various departments.
  • Prepares and analyzes account reconciliations.
  • Provides overall support by investigating accounting questions, issues and judgments and by partnering with team members from other business units to assist with accounting questions.
  • Assists in maintaining Sarbanes-Oxley compliance documentation.
  • Assists with ad hoc projects assigned by senior management including analysis of business operations, proposed accounting treatment of unusual transactions or other accounting and finance related matters.
  • Partners with the Financial Planning and Analysis department on internal reporting and management support.

Qualifications

Education

  • Undergraduate degree in accounting
  • CPA required

Experience

  • 2-5 years of experience in areas such as public accounting, corporate accounting, management accounting, and/or internal audit
  • Public accounting experience highly desirable

Required Skills

  • Strong knowledge and ability to learn and apply technical accounting concepts in accordance with [C] US GAAP
  • [/C] Strong knowledge of SEC reporting requirements
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Unquestioned integrity, moral character, ethics and values -- one whom an organization can trust without reservation.
  • Ability to prioritize and handle multiple projects
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience with Oracle and Hyperion Financial Management preferred

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