Senior Accountant in Wood Dale, IL at Sikich

Date Posted: 9/5/2020

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Job Description

Job Overview

One of our clients located in Wood Dale, IL is seeking a talented Senior Accountant to join their growing team. The ideal candidate will be familiar with accounting procedures, enjoy a fast-paced environment, demonstrate attention to detail, and possess a high level of professionalism. The Senior Accountant will work closely with the accounting team to prepare financial statements, maintain general ledger, process invoices, and payments, and verify transactions.

This full-time position offers a competitive compensation and benefits package, excellent growth potential, and the opportunity to impact the business as part of a talented team.

Responsibilities for Senior Accountant

  • Prepare accurate and timely monthly financial statements and conduct monthly and quarterly account reconciliations to ensure accurate reporting and ledger maintenance.
  • Analyze financial statements for discrepancies, variance analysis, and other issues that should be brought to the attention of the management team and/or CFO.
  • Review all inter-company transactions and generate invoices as necessary.
  • Assess internal controls, including risk assessments and reviews of risk areas.
  • Assist in the design and preparation of budgets for review by management.
  • Maintain and reconcile fixed assets schedules.
  • Summarize and prepare financial status and transactions reports, including a profit and loss statement, and other necessary reports.
  • Comply with GAAP in addition to all federal, state, and local protocols including legal requirements, and interpret new and existing legislation.
  • Establish and maintain purchasing and inventory systems.
  • Prepare and analyze metrics to maximize efficiencies of services provided.


Job Requirements

Qualifications for Senior Accountant

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance required; CPA or advanced degree is a plus.
  • 5+ years’ previous experience in a professional accounting role.
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills with high attention to detail.
  • Ability to work well independently and in a team-oriented environment.
  • Must be client-service orientated with excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Required knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, and other applications related to finance and accounting.