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Senior Accountant

Company: Business Sweden
Location: Chicago
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

Senior Accountant (BIO Senior Specialist) Business Sweden is looking to hire an experienced accountant to join our Business Incubation and Operations (BIO) team.
Business Sweden established in 2014 and has since rapidly expanded to 40+ countries with 550+ employees all over the world. In the US, we have offices in New York, San Francisco and Chicago. Together, we make up one of the most successful, progressive and dynamic business units in Business Sweden in the largest economy in the world. Our role is to help Swedish companies reach their full international potential by providing consultancy services and administrative support.
Why we need you? To support our clients - You will provide expert financial advice and administrative accounting support to our clients who offer products and services spanning across 7 markets from retail, innovative technologies, pharma, luxury goods and more!
To complement our dynamic team - You will be part of a collaborative, positive, and ambitious team that provides clients with financial information through administration, research, analysis, bookkeeping, account analysis and preparation of Financial Statements.
To grow with us - Your experience will be key to supporting our growing client base and expansion of our existing services.
Responsibilities

  • Offering support and advisory services across a variety of client accounts from startups to established corporations.
  • Actively engage in client dialogues, understand client's needs, and promote our service offerings when appropriate.
  • Interpret and present prospective client's month end financials to their boards.
  • Drive client meetings, onboard new clients, implement new clients, bank set up, payroll, benefits, and business insurance.
  • Answer accounting and financial questions from clients by researching and interpreting data.
  • Prepare general ledger entries by maintaining records and files; reconciling accounts and closing the months.
  • Prepare external financial statements for customers by gathering and analyzing information from general ledger system.
  • Prepare payments by accruing expenses, assigning account numbers, initiating disbursements.
  • Prepare invoicing to customers, accruing revenue, recording customer payments.
  • Cash/Bank reconciliation, management analysis and limited forecasting.
  • Perform such other accounting, financial, or administrative tasks as may be required from time to time by Controller or Accounting Team.
  • Accomplish our organization's mission to help Swedish companies grow in U.S. Technical Skills
    • Bachelor's Degree in accounting, finance, business administration or similar field.
    • At least 5+ years of accounting experience is a must, especially working with small business in variety of industries (manufacturing, retail, online).
    • Good knowledge of SFAS Rules.
    • Must be very proficient in use of Quickbooks (Premier, Accountant, Online), Microsoft Office (Excel, Word and Powerpoint).
    • Good knowledge of GAAP.
      Soft Skills
      • Client focused with an emphasis on relationship building to promote client retention.
      • Ability to prioritize efficiently and strong accountability for meeting deadlines.
      • Strong attention to detail and ability to interpret and analyze data.
      • Ability to adapt to changing business needs and welcome new challenges.
      • Collaborative, social and team-working skills are highly valued as well as passion for growing Business Sweden. A Plus
        • Knowledge in Sales Tax, Payroll Processing and Benefits Administration.
        • Knowledge of Microsoft NAV.
        • Knowledge of IFRS principles.
        • Proficiency in speaking Swedish.
          Benefits
          • 20 days vacation 1st year
          • 25 days vacation 2nd year
          • 5 sick days annually
          • Hybrid environment + WFH allowance + phone allowance
          • 12-weeks paid parental leave
          • 401k with company match
          • Fully covered Health, Dental, Vision benefits

Keywords: Business Sweden, Chicago , Senior Accountant, Accounting, Auditing , Chicago, Illinois

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