Senior Accountant

<p><em><strong>We are currently looking for full-time Senior Accountant out of our Des Plaines or Rockford office who can:</strong></em></p>
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<li>Prepare and post journal entries throughout the month</li>
<li>Assist with daily cash management and treasury functions</li>
<li>Participate in the monthly financial statement close process, ensuring that all financial transactions are recorded accurately and timely</li>
<li>Prepare, review and analyze balance sheet account reconciliations</li>
<li>Assist with the development of month-end and year-end financial statements</li>
<li>Assist the monthly variance analysis and commentary</li>
<li>Assist with audits and preparing appropriate audit work papers</li>
<li>Assist in the annual budget process</li>
<li>Identify unusual and/or infrequent transactions and research and recommend the appropriate accounting treatment in accordance with GAAP</li>
<li>Continuous-improvement focused with an attention to business processes in order to identify opportunities for improvement.</li>
<li>Perform special projects as needed</li>
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<p><strong><em>Our Ideal candidate will have</em></strong>:<br>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;</p>
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<li>3+ years of experience in an accounting position – public accounting experience preferred</li>
<li>Demonstrated technical knowledge and understanding of accounting theory, principles, practices, and regulations, including GAAP compliance</li>
<li>Strong understanding of requirements and best practices for documenting account reconciliations, work papers and financial statement disclosures</li>
<li>Excellent problem solving skills and the ability to develop new approaches</li>
<li>Curious nature and willingness to dig deep to identify issues and then solve problems</li>
<li>Experience in a multi-site/location, high volume retail or healthcare services environment strongly preferred.</li>
<li>Thorough knowledge of accounting controls, processes and systems.</li>
<li>Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office Suite, including advanced proficiency with Excel, required. Experience with Microsoft Great Plains/Dynamics is a plus</li>
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<p><strong>Salary is $65,000-$70,000 annually!</strong></p>
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