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Senior Accountant

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Accounting/Finance

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Oak Brook, Illinois

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$90,000 - $105,000

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53788

Senior Accountant

The Senior Accountant is a key role in the finance department. This position is responsible for preparing, recording, and analyzing accounting records, financial statements and other financial reports to assess accuracy, completeness and conformance to GAAP. This position is also responsible for working with the Accounting Specialist on billing of customers, payments to vendors, cash application and reporting and monitoring sales tax processing and return filing. This position works closely with all departments in the organization to ensure financial transactions are properly documented, recorded accurately and timely.

  • Key Responsibilities:

    • Oversee the preparation of financial statements and month-end closing processes, ensuring accuracy and completeness.
    • Generate and distribute comprehensive financial reports.
    • Produce a weekly 13-week cash forecast.
    • Identify and resolve financial discrepancies by analyzing account information.
    • Ensure timely and high-quality completion of audits.
    • Review and manage sales tax filings and submissions to governmental bodies.
    • Provide recommendations for best practices and improvements in transaction workflows.
    • Coordinate closely with Accounts Payable (AP) and Accounts Receivable (AR) functions.
    • Develop and document standard operating procedures.
    • Train colleagues to support this role.
    • Work with other departments to improve the efficiency of systems and processes.
    • Perform additional related tasks as required.

    Required Skills and Qualifications:

    • In-depth knowledge of GAAP and financial statements, including balance sheet, P&L, and cash flow statements.
    • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities.
    • Solid understanding of project management principles.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
    • Highly organized with a keen attention to detail.
    • Ability to work independently and collaboratively within established procedures.
    • Demonstrated ambition, self-motivation, and discipline.
    • Positive attitude and professional demeanor.
    • Adaptability in a rapidly changing environment.
    • Ability to manage deadlines effectively and thrive under pressure.

    Education and Experience:

    • 3 to 5 years of relevant experience.
    • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting.
    • CPA designation is preferred.

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