Senior Accountant – Chicagoland – 1260

1260 – Senior Accountant – Bensenville, IL

Our client is seeking to hire a Senior Accountant to perform accounting tasks related to the efficient operations of the Finance Department. The Senior Accountant reports directly to the Division Controller and working with internal and external partners.

The main responsibilities will be:
– Maintain the Company’s system of accounts and keep books and records on all company transactions and assets. Ensure all records are accurate. – Month-end close responsibilities including journal entries (prepare and post) and analysis of financial data for purposes of submitting financial package to Central Accounting. – Analyze and reconcile General Ledger Balance Sheet accounts including bank reconciliations. – Investigate and resolve any discrepancies between bank and general ledger each month – Reconcile inter-company account balances with other GERFLOR companies. – Calculate and process sales commissions monthly, including accruals and journal entry. – Miscellaneous General Ledger expense analysis as required. – Prepare and distribute various reports. – Initiate banking wire transfers as required. – Prepare and submit banking positive pay file for disbursements. – Provide miscellaneous analysis and documentation for annual audit. – Work closely and support other Finance Team members (Accounts Receivable and Payable) – Calculate expense accruals (AP, Credit Cards etc.)
– Ensure that recurring invoices have been paid monthly. Utilize a spreadsheet matrix to “check off” monthly recurring costs. – Oversee processing of expense reports generated by field and office personnel. – Maintain Fixed Asset records, including but not limited to depreciation and other schedules. – Preparation and filing of sales and use tax returns and other Governmental Reporting. – Perform other duties as required to support Finance Department. – Cross train as back-up for other staff in the case of emergencies.

Candidate Profile
• Bachelor’s Degree in accounting, finance or business. • Minimum of 5 years active financial close and general accounting experience • Knowledge and practical application of financial close procedures • Knowledge and practical application of general accounting procedures • Knowledge of accrual basis accounting • Analytical skills • Excellent written and verbal communication skills • Proficient in data entry and speed at typing • Working knowledge of accounting software • Computer literate (Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook) • Strong organizational and prioritizing skills • Excellent attention to detail and accuracy • Confidentiality • Judgment • Excellent time management skills • Ability to multi-task • Strong analytical skills • Ability to follow up on pending issues • Works well both independently and within a team • Results oriented. Ability to meet deadlines. • Resistance to stress and ability to work under pressure.

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