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Senior Accountant

Company: Roadrunner
Location: Downers Grove
Posted on: May 7, 2022

Job Description:

Purpose: The Accountant / Sr. Accountant will apply the established accounting principles to properly record, analyze and report on the company---s financial records. The Accountant will properly apply the company---s standard operating procedures as well as adhere to the Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) to assist in the preparation of its internal and external financial reporting, and the control of assets. Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned: Perform month-end close responsibilities including, but not limited to, journal entries, expense reviews, accruals and intercompany transactions Prepare and review the monthly account reconciliations Ensure all company financial transactions are properly recorded Assist in preparing income statement fluctuation analysis and monthly analysis of company operating performance Researches and provides recommendation on accounting or process issues Assist in on-going internal control testing in conjunction with other accounting department personnel Ensure compliance with company policies and procedures Protect company assets by keeping information confidential Identify probable areas of improvement and communicate as appropriate Ability to receive guidance with respect to overall objectives and operates within department procedures using independent judgment to achieve assigned accounting objectives Manage time to assure compliance with key accounting submissions and deadlines Perform special projects and other duties as assigned Ability to work effectively in a team as well as independently, as required Qualifications and Requirements: The qualifications and requirements listed below are representative of the minimum knowledge, skill and/or ability required to perform the essential functions of this position satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Education/Experience: Bachelor---s degree with major in accounting (CPA or MBA a plus) from a four-year college or university; and three to five years related experience and training. Language Skills: Relies on written and verbal communication. Ability to research, analyze, and interpret general accounting transaction to respond to common inquiries and to members of the internal business units o Well-developed verbal and written communication skills to effectively interact with diverse groups of constituents, including directors, peers and staff members. Technical Experience: Specific industry or position skills. o Proficient personal computer skills including e-mail, MS Word, record keeping, routine database activity, and general analytical reports o Expertise in using MS Excel for analytical and reporting including the use of Vlookups, Filters, Sumif, Pivot Tables and general financial functions. o Knowledge of GAAP. o Preferred knowledge of AS/400, accounting systems, and Microsoft Office. Mathematical Skills: Ability to work with mathematical concepts, fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations. Specific Skills: Involves a high degree of responsibility for working with, safeguarding and controlling highly restricted information, knowledge or important confidences and criterion related to research and development of customer data, future plans, policies, business prospects, finances, etc. the release of which could have a detrimental effect and impact on the company---s affairs or undermine its competitive position. Reasoning Ability: Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions to present to the Accounting Manager. o Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously. Physical Demands and Work Environment: The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Physical Demands: Light physical activity performing non-strenuous daily activities of an administrative nature. While performing the duties of the job, the employee is regularly required to sit, reach/handle items, work with the fingers, and talk and hear others in conversations via the telephone or in person. The employee is occasionally asked to lift objects of up to 25 lbs. Work Environment: The noise level is moderate based on general conversation tones, ringing phones and laser printer operation. Works in well-lighted, heated and/or air-conditioned indoor office setting with adequate ventilation. The above statements reflect the general details necessary to describe the principal functions of the position and are not intended to be all inclusive. The position and any of the requirements listed above are subject to change at any time according to the changing needs of the company.

Keywords: Roadrunner, Downers Grove , Senior Accountant, Accounting, Auditing , Downers Grove, Illinois

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