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

IFG's client in downtown Chicago is hiring for a Senior Accountant to join their 

Senior Accountant

Responsibilities

  • Day to day accounting transactions including preparation and posting of journal entries, reconciliation of balance sheet accounts, and other general accounting duties.
  • Work closely with A/P and A/R teams to ensure accuracy with the general ledger.
  • Assist with month-end close procedures including variance analysis and reporting monthly results to management in a timely manner.
  • Performing monthly balance sheet, income statement and changes in financial position/budget variance analyses.
  • Prepare financial forecasting and budgeting for management review.
  • Assist in preparation of schedules for year-end audit and tax returns.
  • Facilitate the migration of certain accounting tasks post acquisitions.

Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Three to Five years of relevant experience
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Advanced Excel skills.
  • Working knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and Practices.
  • Ability to work with confidential information, and maintain confidentiality.
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to prioritize and multi-task.
  • Strong work ethic - ability to prioritize work and meet deadlines in a demanding detail-oriented environment.
  • Self- motivated, time efficient and proactive with ability to work under minimum supervision.
  • Confident in dealing with customers and senior management.
  • Enthusiastic team player with desire to train/mentor, and willing to assist others where necessary.
  • Ability to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with department staff, supervisory personnel, associates, vendors and the general public.