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Senior Accountant

Location : Chicago, IL
Job Type : Direct
Reference Code : LBCHI
Hours : Full Time
Required Years of Experience : 5+
Required Education : Bachelors
Travel : No
Relocation : No

Our client in Downtown Chicago is growing and is seeking a Senior Accountant to join their accounting and finance team. The Senior Accountant will report to the CFO and be responsible for managing the month end close process, preparing financial reports, providing commentary on variances to budget, cash management, developing and maintaining department budgets and generating cost reports. The successful candidate will also liaise with external auditors, ensure proper internal controls are in place and assist with special projects.

Essential duties will include:
- Oversee and manage the accounting staff for a smooth month-end close
- Prepare financial statements for management and investors
- Provide detailed analysis and explanations of significant variances to plan
- Prepare documentation for external audits

- Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, CPA preferred
- 5+ years of corporate accounting experience
- Proficient in Word and Excel
- Strong written and oral communication skills
- Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
- Strong organizational and analytical skills
- Able to read and understand technical forms and financial reports
- Willingness to establish and maintain effective working relationships


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