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Staff Accountant Job Opportunity - Chicago Area - CTH

Company: Grayson Search Partners
Location: Chicago
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

The Staff Accountant will be responsible for posting and applying customer payments, follow-up on customer payment status, assisting customers with our online payment portal and keeping customer receivables current. The Staff Accountant will also assist the Controller in directing the organization's accounting functions. The ability to multi-task, bring new ideas, be a good problem solver, and complete a steady stream of workload in a timely manner, is essential in this position. Duties & Responsibilities: The successful candidate for this position shall have minimum 3-5 years of accounts receivable and collections or staff accounting experience and a proven track record of professional employment. You are a clear communicator, able to maintain a professional attitude, is organized and who works well both independently and with a team. You thrive in an environment that has high volume, frequent change and is fast paced. You understand the importance of follow up and are always willing to go the extra mile. Accounts Receivable (50% of time) --- Apply customer payments --- Research and resolve customer payment discrepancies --- Run and review customer aging reports and work with the sales team to collect past due accounts --- Manage our online customer pay portal --- Respond in a timely basis to e-mails and calls from internal and external customers --- Provide information to external auditors during the year-end financial statement audit. --- Help develop and implement accounting procedures by analyzing current procedures and recommending changes. Staff Accounting (50% of time) --- Detailed balance sheet and income statement account analysis. --- Maintain and balance general ledger accounts by inputting data, confirming accruals, etc. --- Prepare various general ledger account reconciliations. --- Prepare and post journal entries necessary for the monthly financial close. --- Responsible for keeping accurate Fixed Asset records and putting assets into process on a timely basis. --- Answer accounting and financial questions by researching and interpreting data. --- Provide information to external auditors during the year-end financial statement audit. --- Help develop and implement accounting procedures by analyzing current procedures and recommending changes. --- Accomplishes accounting and organization mission by completing related results as needed. Job Requirements:Education and Knowledge: --- Bachelor's degree in Accounting or related field --- 3-5 years' experience in accounting or accounts receivables and collections --- Proficiency in MS Office with intermediate to advanced knowledge of Excel --- Experience with Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Operations a plus, but not required

Keywords: Grayson Search Partners, Chicago , Staff Accountant Job Opportunity - Chicago Area - CTH, Accounting, Auditing , Chicago, Illinois

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