Senior Accountant



Industry: Technology


Less than 5 years

Posted 32 days ago

  by    Next Step Systems

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Senior Accountant


We are seeking a Senior Accountant to join an already established Accounting Department.  This position will be located in the Chicago loop.




-Perform day to day accounting duties in accounts payable, cash management, payroll, fixed assets, the general ledger and other duties as assigned.

-Cash management responsibilities include transferring cash between entities, making disbursements out of bank accounts, maintaining adequate cash levels and performing bank reconciliations.

-General ledger responsibilities include preparing and posting journal entries and assisting with general ledger maintenance.

-Prepare and distribute various financial and regulatory reports by specified deadlines.

-Perform monthly close activities such as posting monthly journal entries and preparing financial statements, account reconciliations and analysis.

-Perform expense allocations to entities and profit centers.

-Assist with financial and regulatory audits and be a point person for external auditors in multiple countries.

-Understand and apply regulatory and accounting rules to internal processes and procedures.

-Assist with the Budgeting/forecasting.

-Interact directly with various middle/back office personnel and senior members of the firm.

-Assist on projects and other ad hoc assignments as needed.




-Bachelor's degree in Accounting.

-Master's degree preferred.

-Strong GPA (3.0 or higher).

-2 to 5 years of accounting experience.

-Public accounting (Big 4) experience preferred.

-Proficient in MS Office software, with advanced knowledge of Excel (VBA/Macros preferred).

-Basic programming skills and/or SQL knowledge a plus.

-CPA and/or Series 27 a plus.

-Knowledge of the following are a plus:  Great Plains/Management Reporter/ReqNet; Trading Operations; Financial Statements' Audits.




-Technologically focused with a drive toward efficiency, process improvement and automation.

-Highly motivated individual who can work efficiently and prioritize appropriately in a highly demanding environment.

-Manage high-pressure situations professionally, calmly and with urgency.

-Sound understanding of GAAP.

-Displays a passion for the field of accounting.

-Proactive and self-motivated to work independently to achieve both individual and team goals.

-Detail oriented with a strong commitment to preparing accurate work.

-Excellent verbal and communication skills.

-Superior organizational skills, a strong work ethic and unquestionable integrity.

-Capable of learning new things quickly in a rapidly growing/changing business.

-Ability to work individually and in a team environment and provide progress reports without being prompted.

-Capable of handling multiple projects simultaneously with the ability to prioritize.

-Ambitious personality who is not afraid of a challenge.

-Problem solver with superior analytical and reconciliation skills.

-Ability to professionally interact with staff and management in multiple offices and multiple time zones.


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Company Will Relocate Candidates To Chicago!


No Corp-To-Corp Or Third Party Recruiters; W-2 Direct Hire Only.

$80K - $100K