Deerfield, IL

Job Description

The staff accountant will have the opportunity to develop strong business partnerships across finance and throughout the company as well as to challenge the status quo with current processes. This individual will also participate in the company’s transformation and implementation of its new general ledger, SAP S/4HANA.

Areas of focus / emphasis may include:

• Preparing journal entries and account reconciliations

• Ensuring that reconciling items are identified and resolved on a timely basis

• Executing on internal controls work and related deliverables for internal/external audit and the internal controls group

Support month end close by:

– Preparing journal entries and account reconciliations

– Analyzing financial statement components specific to areas of responsibility and investigating discrepancies and variances in results

– Preparing accurate financial information supported by GAAP and in accordance with the company’s accounting policies specifically pertaining to information provided by the entity (IPE)

  • Execution of internal controls, preparation of control documentation, and preparation of deliverables for review and submission to both external auditors and SOX PMO / internal auditors
  • Identify and remediate internal control deficiencies in the areas/processes assigned
  • Maintain all account reconciliations assigned. Tracks the status of open reconciling items and follow up in an engaging and collaborative manner with cross-functional involvement making sure they are resolved in the time prescribed by the company policy
  • Identify and implement process improvements to drive accuracy and efficiency
  • Utilize tools, processes, systems, and initiatives of Accounting Team to enhance current accounting processes and drive best practices
  • Prepare and communicate monthly ad-hoc reports, graphics, schedules and statistical reports


Required Education: in Bachelors or Accounting

Experience (North America & LATAM):

Education and Experience required (including certifications and/or software requirements for the position):

• Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting

• Certified Public Accountant designation in US or local country

• 1-3 years’ experience within Accounting / Finance roles and supervisory experience

• Preferably at least 1 years of public accounting experience demonstrating a good understanding of GAAP, audit processes (internal / external), month-end closing processes, general ledger accounts, and financial statement formats; public company experience (preferable)

• Experience in effective leadership, interpersonal, and communication skills capable of interacting with staff, peers, and senior leadership competently and effectively

Highly desirable:

• Working knowledge of continuous improvement philosophies (Lean/Six Sigma) in a practical work setting

• Prior experience designing IPE controls and MRC (Management Review Control) activities

• Prior SAP experience

• Prior Microsoft Dynamics AX Experience

• Prior experience mining large amounts of data

Certifications and/or Licenses:

Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
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