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Staff Accountant

Rolling Meadows, Illinois, United States
December 05, 2018


Please check the below Job description and send me a copy of your updated resume if interested.

Location: Rolling Meadows, IL

Client: Retail Electronics

Duration: 12 months plus possibility of Extension

Type: Contract on W2

Job Description:

BASIC FUNCTION: This position requires a pro-active approach to daily, monthly, quarterly, and annual Accounting Tasks, to ensure timely and accurate closings. Strong accounting knowledge and problem solving skills are critical for this position.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS: Scope: BS/BA degree in Accounting preferred or comparable experience (5 -10 years in Staff Accountant role) Problem Solving: (complexity of problems) Ability to research complex problems and provide immediate, as well as, permanent solutions. Efficiency and automation focused. Ability to create structure for various links to one point of data entry. Continuous Improvement Mentality Know How: (education & experience & other knowledge/skills required) Advanced Excel, SAP, Word Processing, Lotus Notes or other E-mail Software, Hyperion Enterprise/Excel; Advanced spreadsheet knowledge critical– Pivot Tables, VLOOKUP, HLOOKUP, MACROS Communications: (key communications contacts and level of persuasion required) Excellent communication skills required. Ability to explain policy and accounting details to non-accountants. Management: Ability to act as a mediator on process discussions with Sales and Operations. Presentation and persuasion skills critical.

Financial Data Processing and Management

Prepare all Accruals/Reversals/Recurring/Manual J/Vs to complete closing tasks to achieve 3 day close.

Handle day to day transactions related to A/R and A/R and provide immediate resolution to issues.

Enter invoices in Customer Portals as needed.

Assist with collections and management reporting on status of top 30 accounts.

Manage weekly sales forecasts from BU management.

Controls and Compliance

Ensure full compliance with SOX policies

Assist with audit of travel expenses.

Financial Analysis

Work with other departments to ensure accuracy of B/S sheet details.

Maintain all items at less than 60 days.

Budgeting and Reporting

Provide support to Mgmt for budget and forecast.

Create complex Ad Hoc reports

Provide historical information for forecasting.

Projects, Team Activities, Leadership

Analyze internal processes for efficiencies – eliminate redundancies between groups.

Assist with Six Sigma Projects for data collection or explanation of Accounting’s role in process.


Maintain current procedures for tasks.

Cross train and support other team members on Acctg tasks, including job rotation.



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