Salary Mid-Point: $65,000
Location: Chicago IL
Job Type: Permanent

Title: Staff Accountant

Reports to: Controller, CFO

Location: Chicago

The role is an opportunity for an experienced  accounting/ financial reporting professional to support a fast paced entrepreneurial organization that is passionate about food and seeks to continually use optimal business tools and innovative ways to deliver for our clients and customers.  Our business teams are nimble, flexible and quickly adapt to how we manage our business in competitive markets.

JOB DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

Responsibilities:

  • Perform steps necessary for processing customer sales orders in Salesforce and accounting systems including sending out proforma and final invoices in a timely manner
  • Enter and process incoming payments from customers and outgoing payments to suppliers, vendors, and other payables, ensuring prepaid customer and supplier accounts are reconciled and kept up to date
  • Manage accounts receivables and accounts payables through proactive identification of issues, effective communication, and timely action
  • Prepare weekly cash forecast and discuss with VP of Finance
  • Maintain inventory records and reconcile inventory in the accounting system with warehouse records on a weekly basis
  • Perform all accounting duties including bank reconciliations, reconciliation of balances with customers and suppliers, and preparing accrual journal entries
  • Perform month-end close steps in accordance with company policy to ensure timely financial reporting, identification of exceptions, and balance sheet reconciliations
  • Develop and document appropriate processes working closely with the VP of Finance
  • Prepare and discuss monthly financial KPIs with the leadership team

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance
  • 3+ years accounting and/or corporate accounting experience
  • Experience with accounting systems, such as QuickBooks Online or NetSuite is a must
  • Proficiency with using advanced Excel skills is a must
  • Strong knowledge of sales tax, use tax, and 1099 tax reporting is a must

Preferred Skills/Experience

  • Experience in CPG and inventory management experience is a strong plus
  • Strong organizational and prioritization skills