• Senior Staff Accountant

    Job Locations US-IL-Elk Grove Village
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(1/2/2019 9:13 AM)
    Job ID
    2018-2770
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Finance
  • Overview

    Topco Associates is currently seeking a Sr. Staff Accountant for the Accounting department in Elk Grove Village, IL. 

     

    Seeking an innovative accountant to help lead change in the general accounting realm, inclusive of work amongst the general accounting, finance, and fuel teams. Under the direction of the Accounting Manager, the Senior Staff Accountant monitors and controls monthly close activities, ensuring the completion of tasks by required deadlines. Ensures accurate and complete accounting. Prepares and communicates performance and opportunity analyses to management. Participates in challenging the status quo and driving home accounting process efficiency improvement.

    Responsibilities

    • Prepares consolidated internal and external financial statements by gathering and analyzing information from the general ledger system and from departments
    • Analyzes information and options by developing spreadsheet reports; verifying information
    • Prepares general ledger entries by maintaining records and files; reconciling accounts
    • Maintains and balances reconciliation of general ledger accounts, ensuring justification of all balances
    • Prepares fuel tax payments by accruing expenses; assigning account numbers; requesting disbursements; reconciling accounts
    • Develops and implements accounting procedures by analyzing current procedures; recommending changes
    • Answers accounting and financial questions by researching and interpreting data
    • Protects organization's value by keeping information confidential

    Qualifications

    Education:

    Four-year college degree in accounting, with at least 150 credit hours

    CPA achieved or CPA eligible and determination to complete

     

    Technical skills:

    • Proficient in MS Office Suite. Advanced skills in MS Excel.  Experience in SAP preferred
    • Good understanding of internal controls

    Previous experience:

    Two to three years of accounting or financial analysis experience preferred

     

    Other qualifications:

    • Organized self-starter, able to work independently
    • Ability to set priorities and meet deadlines on a regular basis
    • Ability to successfully handle multiple projects and priorities
    • Committed individual to take ownership and bring high personal standards to the workplace
    • Ability to think outside the box, and do things differently, to become more efficient via elimination, automation, or outsourcing

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