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Staff Accountant

Job Code : HGS/831
Lisle

Job Description

  • Responsible for recording bi-weekly payrolls and other payroll related journal entries and accruals.
  • Responsible for Treasury and bank related functions:  loading ACH payment files and positive pay files to the bank site, inputting wire payments, and printing vendor checks.
  • Responsible for monthly close functions and related accounting tasks:  journal entries, bank reconciliations, GL account reconciliations, variance analysis, and addressing management inquiries.
  • Assist with quarterly and annual external and internal audits.
  • Prepare and submit periodic sales and use tax filings, U.S. census filings and data supporting the annual state income tax returns prepared by external accountants.
  • As needed, support special projects and certain FP&A responsibilities including, management reporting.

·       Develop and enable new processes and existing process improvements across multiple functional areas.  Determine the root cause of issues identified and propose process improvements with subsequent solution implementation.

 

Attributes:

  • Demonstrated experience in accounting, specifically in monthly, quarterly, and year-end financial close processes
  • Solid understanding of accounting concepts and processes (account reconciliations, Payroll and A/P activities)
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills while being detail orientated
  • Ability to identify and resolve accounting, reporting, and other issues
  • Strong data mining skills with the ability to leverage large data bases for analysis
  • Hands on self-starter with a strong desire to promote and implement continuous improvement opportunities
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment and meet tight deadlines
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills suitable for Senior Management presentations
  • Excellent project management skills and ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Energetic and ability to work in a team orientated environment
  • Strong Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint skills
  • SAP experience a plus

 

Credentials:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting
  • 3-5+ years of progressively responsible work experience

 

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