Salary Mid-Point: $75,000
Location: Chicago IL
Job Type: Permanent

Our client in the Northwest Suburbs is seeking a Senior Staff Accountant.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Manage all tax-related items for the company, including license and business entity fees, sales tax registrations and keeping up with those licenses, annual company taxes, estimated tax payments, etc.
  • Address all notices regarding the aforementioned taxes
  • Perform tax research to ensure compliance, and coordinate supporting documentation with outsourcing agent for return preparation and filing;
  • Perform sales and use tax reverse audits
  • Provide tax audit support
  • Ability to be an effective liaison with other areas of the business to improve compliance and support onboarding of new customers
  • Perform internal audits of sales tax exemptions
  • Manage corporate credit card; assist in managing user accounts and balances, collect and verify expenditures and backup, reconcile activity and record monthly journals in general ledger.
  • Record fixed assets in accounts payable/general ledger, record and maintain assets in fixed assets module, tag physical assets at various locations, assist in conducting fixed assets audits.
  • Ensure an accurate and timely monthly, quarterly and year end close.
  • Prepare and analyze monthly and year end account reconciliations as well as audit work papers.
  • Assist with analyzing financial statements on a monthly basis and report on variances.
  • Assist with year-end audit.
  • Continuously analyze current processes and suggest and implement process improvements in the area of responsibility.
  • Document and update processes and procedures on regular basis.
  • Serve as backup for occasional staff shortages in accounting (including AP, and Cash applications)
  • Other duties as assigned.

Ideal Candidate:

  • 3 + years of related experience, preferably in a Manufacturing or Brokerage environment within a tax environment
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance (CPA Preferred but not required)
  • Experience with NetSuite a plus
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills, including IF and lookup functions, pivot tables, graphs, etc. Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Outlook, as well as having strong computer skills
  • Strong knowledge of accounting software, ability to record transactions in various modules, create and run queries and reports, set up and utilize system to streamline processes
  • Must be well organized, detail oriented and able to prioritize tasks and manage own time
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision and use sound judgement to make decisions independently
  • Proven ability to conduct accounting research and suggest accounting treatment according to GAAP
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing with various levels of staff and other constituents
  • Ability to interact with staff and vendors in a professional manner
  • Flexibility to constantly learn and adapt in a fast-paced environment

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