Staff Accountant

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Staff Accountant
Location: Downtown Chicago
interview: Video/F2F
Start: ASAP

Initial responsibilities include:

  • Support the Controller in the accounting functions of the Firm’s Management Company, as requested.  The Management Company is the primary operating entity of the Firm.
  • Support the monthly close process of the Management Company, which includes:
    • completing/managing bank reconciliations, prepare portfolio company receivables, American Express, and specific prepaid reconciliation reports and supporting schedules;
    • work with Information Services, Research, Legal, Finance, and Administration departments to ensure accurate classification of expenses / compliance;
  • Support the Controller in the development of the Firm’s annual budget and the semi-annual reforecast of the budget; monitor monthly budget-to-actual variances and maintain reports to be included in the monthly Executive Summary package
  • Oversee the Firm’s expense reporting process, which is hosted off-site by Concur. Responsibilities include:
    • provide administrative and technical support of Concur to all employees, including training new users;
    • ensure compliance with Firm’s travel and expense policies by reviewing and approving expense reports, researching audit-flagged reports, and actively monitoring the timely submission of expenses
    • prepare the quarterly gifts and entertainment reporting for compliance review
    • generating system reports to analyze expense data and firm spend
    • testing new product features in advance of product release in live system;
  • Oversee the Firm’s bulk mileage purchase programs, including American Airlines’ AAirpass Program, and United Airlines’ PassPlus Program
  • Oversee the Firm’s corporate credit card program with American Express
  • Manage the portfolio company invoicing process; generate portfolio company invoices once a quarter, manage the timely collection of receivables, and record cash entries
  • Support the Controller in identifying, and implementing improvements to the current work flow, and designing new custom reports, which will aid in decision making and data analysis
  • Support the finance team in the completion of ad-hoc accounting, finance, or tax projects
  • Calculate and prepare monthly Chicago “cloud tax” payment calculation for review
  • Manage / add new fixed assets and run monthly depreciation


Candidate Requirements

The successful candidate will be an experienced accounting professional with a minimum of one to two years’ experience (4-year degree in Accounting). Direct experience with Microsoft Dynamics GP and Concur Expense is highly preferred.


Client seeks the following attributes in applicants:

  • Tenacity in meeting deadlines, with a strong sense of urgency and good self-management discipline;
  • Strong sense of initiative to identify issues and problem solve;
  • Highly inquisitive orientation with desire to think analytically and look beyond the obvious;
  • Organized and efficient, with outstanding attention to detail;
  • Effective under pressure, in changing environments and with different technologies, people, and responsibilities;
  • Exceptional ability to multi-task;
  • Exhibits a professional presence; ability to debate issues in a professional, non-emotional, non-political manner;
  • Strong interpersonal skills with a desire to work in a collaborative, collegial, team-oriented environment
  • Very good verbal communication, written communication, and presentation skills; experienced at producing professional level documents and presentations
  • Highly proficient in MS Office (particularly MS Word, MS PowerPoint, MS Outlook, and MS Excel)
  • Strong aptitude in financial information systems; MS Dynamics GP is the general ledger for the Management Company and affiliated entities


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