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Senior Accountant




Job Number: 119761
Offered Through: Brilliant Management Resources
Job Location: Chicago, IL
Job Type: Contract
Degree: Bachelors Degree Accounting and Finance
Job Post Date: 11/29/2018
Job Description:
Our client, a Professional Services organization in the Chicago Loop is in need of a Senior Accountant.  The need is immediate for a consulting engagement.  The Senior Accountant is responsible for maintaining the corporate general ledger and managing consolidations in support of the timely and accurate preparation of monthly, quarterly and annual consolidated financial statements in conformity with U.S. GAAP.  This role provides assistance with a broad range of corporate accounting functions including financial close and consolidation, financial systems implementations, financial planning and analysis.  The Senior Accountant reports to the Controller.  The Senior Accountant responsibilities and requirements are listed below
 
SENIOR ACCOUNTANT Responsibilities:
Key member of monthly, quarterly, and annual closing activities 
Perform detailed departmental reviews, understanding actuals 
Work with FP&A to identify budget variances
Prepare monthly journal entries and balance sheet account reconciliations 
Ensure general ledger postings are accurate and complete
Assist in the development of accounting policies and procedures and ensure compliance 
Maintain appropriate documentation to support the recording of financial transactions
Participate in internal and external audits by preparing audit schedules 
Ensure appropriate documentation, and providing evidence of controls performed
Identify and implement solutions to shorten the monthly close cycle 
Improve internal controls over financial reporting 
Drive process improvements by working cross-functionally within and outside of Finance
Assist in ERP system implementation changes or upgrades 
Special projects as assigned
 
SENIOR ACCOUNTANT Requirements:
Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance
5 years of accounting experience (mix of public and industry preferred)
CPA or CPA candidate preferred
Full financial close cycle experience required
Proficient in Excel (intermediate to advanced), Word, Access and Power Point
ERP systems experience (Microsoft Navision a plus)
Must work well both independently and as part of a team
Capable of working in a fast-paced environment and against established deadlines
Excellent organization skills
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Team player 
 
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