Salary Mid-Point: $55,000
Location: Chicago IL
Job Type: Permanent

Our client in downtown Chicago is looking for a Staff Accountant to join their US Accounting team. You will play an integral role with our A/P process, month-end close process, Sarbanes-Oxley Act compliance, automation and process improvements. This position reports to the US Accounting Manager.

Responsibilities 
•    Work with offshore shared services to efficiently prepare payment batches.
•    Ensure sales/use tax compliance and accrue use tax when needed.
•    Prepare journal entries, account reconciliations, and other necessities for our month-end close.  
•    Partner with financial analysts and Treasury to prepare monthly journal entries.
•    Serve as subject matter expert for the A/P process from procurement through payment and provide requested information to business and finance team members.
•    Assist with internal and external audit schedules; ensure that all tasks adhere to our control environment. 
•    Assist in development and implementation of accounting procedures by analyzing current procedures and recommending changes.
•    Analyze financial information and perform other duties as assigned.
•    Assist with 1099s, including collecting W-9s for new vendor set up when necessary.


Requirements 

•    A bachelor's degree in accounting or finance.
•    Understanding of U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and the ability to apply them to business transactions.
•    Understanding a Chart of accounts and how accounts roll-up to financial statements.
•    Understanding of full cycle accounts payable processing, including three-way match and review for proper approvals, documentation, account coding and payment batches.
•    The ability to adjust to a fast-paced environment and manage competing tasks by strict deadlines. 
•    Excellent communication skills to interact with varying levels of management and professional staff.
•    Progressive thinking skills, a strong work ethic, and an aptitude for innovative solutions.
•    Strong organizational, attention to detail and documentation skills, particularly to help with compliance with section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. 
•    Familiarity with Coupa software and Oracle is a plus.
•    1-2 years of experience in an Accounts Payable role.
•    2-4 years’ experience in corporate accounting, audit or finance.
•    CPA or CPA candidate a plus.

Interested candidates should send their resume to randyanderson@ifgpr.com