Salary Mid-Point: $95,000
Location: Chicago IL
Job Type: Permanent

Senior Accountant - Financial Reporting and Consolidations

The Senior Accountant of Financial Reporting and Consolidation is responsible for preparing and reviewing the month-end consolidation of Corporation’s financial statements, establishing accounting policies and consistent processes among the businesses and act as a key resource to the business on consolidation matters.  This position will also support other corporate wide accounting finance initiatives such as software implementations.

This position reports to the Corporate Controller.

Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions unless doing so will present an undue hardship on the Company’s business operations.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Perform various month-end duties including:
    • Preparing and recording elimination entries,
    • Applying analytical skills and reviewing review consolidation of the Company’s financial statements and gather explanations for key fluctuations
    • Perform various consolidation checks
    • Prepare and review consolidating financial statements (income statement, balance sheet and cash flow)
  • Assist with maintaining the corporate general ledger: preparing journal entries and account reconciliations
  • Identify areas for improvements such as internal controls or accounting procedures, implement new internal controls or procedures accordingly to drive efficiencies or complete and accurate reporting
  • Assist with the review, documentation, implementation and communication of accounting policies and procedures in accordance with GAAP
  • Provide guidance, training and support for the business unit accounting personnel to ensure that reporting and compliance objectives are achieved
  • Assist with intercompany out-of-balance reconciliation process, recommend and implement improvements to the process
  • Assist with corporate wide finance initiatives such as consistent reporting, acquisition or integration support, or various system implementations
  • Other Ad-hoc tasks and duties as assigned.
Required Education/Experience:
  • Undergraduate degree in accounting or finance and a CPA License
    • An MBA or other advanced degree preferred
  • Previous experience managing accounting personnel desired
  • 2+ years of public accounting or experience working in a private equity owned company preferred
  • Technical knowledge of US GAAP required
  • Experience and demonstrated understanding of percentage of completion accounting desired
  • Systems savvy with implementation experience and proficiency preferred
    • Proficiency in G/L, business intelligence and reporting tools preferred
    • MS Office suite proficiency required
Competencies
  • Financial Management
  • Attention to detail and ability to work independently
  • Organized with the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment
  • Effective stakeholder partner who will leverage an understanding of the business to provide meaningful support,
  • Drive a continuous improvement approach,
Strong communicator, who embraces change and operates effectively within a decentralized reporting environment that is undergoing change.