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Associate Accountant
Deerfield, IL

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$60,000 - $65,000 / yr

Our Client is a global leader in manufacturing.  Publically traded with over 3000 EE’s and a Corp HQ near Deerfield. 
Benefits absolutely rock!   Base plus bonus program along with health insurance, 401K, pension, life, disability insurance and a excellent vacation/PTO program.   They also support several flexible work situations to give you the work/life balance that you need. 
The Associate Accountant prepares and focuses on account reconciliations, Month close Journal Entries and performs financial analyses while ensuring internal controls and policies are adhered to. The incumbent will prepare other accounting statements and reports; assists in preparation of management reports; and reviews and verifies the accuracy of journal entries and accounting classifications.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Prepares monthly journal entries, month-end analyses as well as various exhibits and commentary required for reports issued to management, outside Directors and government agencies. 

  • Prepares analyses of various account balances and maintain files of supporting workpapers.

  • Assists with special projects, year-end activities and related duties.

  • Prepares written procedures on job responsibilities.

  • Prepares and posts monthly journal entries into the SAP system ensuring timely, accurate and efficient recording and analysis of month-end and year-end transactions

  • Assist in completing fixed asset transactions and reporting

  • Participate in audits as required.


Successful incumbents will have:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in accounting

  • CPA candidate preferred

  • 0-3 years’ professional accounting experience

  • Have strong analytical and problem-solving skills and the ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks

  • Ability to function effectively while meeting deadlines

  • Strong interpersonal, communication and administrative skills

  • Proficient with Microsoft Windows environment and have an excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Applications

  • Familiarity with SAP systems preferred

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