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Sr. Accountant

Location: Bensenville
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

What would you say to a career that helps keep the world working? One where you take an active role in an industry that literally makes daily life possible for people and businesses alike? Where the rewards and opportunities for growth are as great as your ambition? Then Lake Cable is looking for you.

For more than a quarter century, Lake Cable has been a leading manufacturer of low voltage, industrial power, utility, custom OEM and broadcast-quality cables, all 100% produced in the United States. Thanks to a shared passion and commitment to our customers, we deliver the finest quality products, engineered to exacting specifications. BETTER. SMARTER. FASTER.

Headquartered in Bensenville, IL with over 450 employees and five facilities in the Midwest, Lake Cable is a privately-owned family business. That spirit of family inspires a culture where the success of every team member is a top priority, with competitive benefits and paths to advancement. Our richly diverse team is also committed to sustainability, community involvement, and ethical business practices. Because we believe it's the only way to do business.

If you're ready for a leap forward, we should talk. Lake Cable. When Delivery Matters---

Position Summary:
The Sr. Accountant records and analyzes financial information and prepares financial reports to maintain a record of assets, liabilities, profit and loss, and tax liability in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.
Essential Functions:
Perform month-end closing activities: Reconciliation of aging and valuation reports for all companies to general ledger. This includes inventory, accounts receivable and accounts payable.
Calculate and record accounts payable and freight accrual.
Record American Express activity and reconcile with Concur expense management system.
Calculate and record customer rebates.
Prepare general ledger account reconciliations.
Calculate and record Washington State Business and Occupation Tax
Prepare Material Margin and Other Expense Analysis
Prepare financial statements for ancillary companies.
Complete balance sheet and income statement analytics to explain variances including cost variances.
Calculate key metrics and explain deviations to historical periods
Communicate variances to operations team and recommend control and expense improvement strategies

Management of cash and banking transactions including but not limited to cash forecasting, cash reporting and ACH and wire payments.
Daily maintenance of cash and debt activity.
Work with the Finance Team to continually identify internal control and workflow process improvements.
Maintain Concur Expense Reimbursement System. This includes enrolling employees and processing requests for reimbursement weekly.
Analyze and prepare operations analysis as needed
Compile information and respond to various requested government reports and surveys, such as US Census and Commerce Dept Reports
Prepare annual personal property tax returns for Indiana locations.
Assist in preparation of annual budgets
Work with team to ensure a clean and timely year end audit
Perform other duties as needed
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and in a team environment
Effective time management and attention to detail with consistent accuracy
Excellent communication skills
Proficient Microsoft Office ADP payroll
Knowledge of accounting principles and practices
Knowledge of applicable tax codes
5+ years of experience in accounting, primarily in a manufacturing environment
B.S. in Accounting or related field required
Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, including Pivot Table and VLOOKUP functions
Effective oral and written communication skills
Strong knowledge of accounting procedures and GAAP requirements
Accuracy and attention to detail
Limited travel to Indiana for physical inventories and other presentations.
Overtime as and when needed .

Paid time off
401(k) match
Health insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Life insurance (company paid)
Voluntary Life/AD&D
Voluntary Life/AD&D (child)
Short-term disability (company paid)
Long-term disability (company paid)
Accident Insurance
Critical Illness Insurance
Employee assistance program
Flexible spending account
Tuition reimbursement
Referral program
Production bonus
Competitive pay


Keywords: LAKE CABLE, LLC, Chicago , Sr. Accountant, Accounting, Auditing , Bensenville, Illinois

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