Staff Accountant I

Staff Accountant I

Location: Chicago, IL

Duration: 6 months

Here are the qualifications we are looking for in a contractor.

Experience with:

• Sales/Use tax

• Property Tax

• Tax Research

• Reviewing Contracts

• Excellent analytical, organizational, project management and planning skills and ability to meet highly detailed reporting requirements.

• Bachelor's degree required

• Min Three (3) years' experience in tax, finance or accounting.

• Strong PC literacy skills in a Windows environment with Microsoft Office products (Excel, Access and Word).

• Ability to balance assigned tasks, impromptu inquiries, and projects and efficiently utilize time.

• Ability to work well independently and formulate recommendations for solutions.

• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills coupled with the ability to establish and maintain professional productive relationships.

 

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

• Coordinates and participates in the monthly close process for assigned area of responsibility.

• Assist Senior Accountants and Accounting Managers in daily accounting activities and month-end closing procedures

• Analyze financial reports and records, making recommendations or seeking solutions for accounting problems before presenting issues to senior/manager.

• Prepare journal entries and account analyses timely and accurately.

• Review, research, and recommend improvements to analysis, reporting, billing and compliance systems.

• Meet monthly schedule for reporting.

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS / COMPETENCIES

• Bachelor’s degree in Accounting.

• Thorough knowledge of fundamental accounting principles, practices and procedures.

• Ability to resolve routine issues exercising judgment within defined accounting procedures and practices to determine appropriate action.

• Strong analytical skills coupled with problem solving abilities and a strong propensity for attention to detail.

• Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.

• Continuous improvement mindset.

• Aptitude to establish and accept accountability for set objectives.

• Initiative to take ownership of assigned work through to completion and take action before being asked.

• Ability to provide fact-based information to others based on requests.

• Demonstrated success in leveraging communication tools appropriately and in a timely manner in relaying project outcomes.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

• Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Access).

• Experience with SAP.

• CPA.