Senior Accountant

Illinois, Chicago

Posted: 02/14/2019 Industry: Accounting and Finance Job Number: 12713

Our client, a manufacturing company, is looking for a self-motivated professional Senior Accountant to join its Financial Reporting and Consolidation team in Chicago, IL.
As an Accountant, you will have general oversight of assigned processes within the monthly and quarterly consolidation and SEC reporting process, including the preparation of journal entries, financial statements and footnotes.
Position Responsibilities:
Monthly consolidation of financial results in accordance with US GAAP and preparation of journal entries, financial statements, and consolidating support schedules from business units.
Prepare quarterly and annual SEC filings such as 10-Q and 10-K, including drafting footnote disclosures, Management Discussion & Analysis, completing GAAP checklists, preparing support tie-out packages, and researching technical guidance as needed.
Prepare variance analysis of consolidated income statement, balance sheet and statement of cash flows
Completing XBRL tagging for SEC filings and manage SEC filings within Workiva WDesk.
Assist with the implementation of new accounting standards (e.G. ASC 842 Leases)
Assist with the creation of supporting materials for the Board of Directors and Audit Committee
Assist in preparing and providing support to external auditors
Other duties include review of the Annual Report and other SEC filings as needed (e.G. 8-Ks, Conflict Mineral, Debt Offerings)
Ensure continued compliance with the Sarbanes Oxley Act
Completion of certain government census reports
Provide analysis and insight for other assignments and ad hoc projects as needed. Assist in the interpretation and implementation of accounting policies
Work closely with other accountants at business unit operating segments and corporate, investor relations, FP&A, tax, legal, and finance IT departments

Qualifications
Bachelor s Degree in Accounting or Finance or business-related degree with CPA required
5+ Years of experience required
Minimum 3 years of US GAAP technical knowledge
CPA Preferred
Public Accounting or large Corporation experience required
Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate with all levels of the organizations required, and an ability to work both independently, in a team environment, and with team members at different locations.
Must have excellent problem-solving skills and excel at multi-tasking and managing shifting priorities and deadlines, while maintaining attention to detail and accuracy.
Prior Consolidations experience and/or SEC reporting experience a major plus
Strong proficiency with Microsoft Office Excel required; experience with financial consolidation systems software a plus
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