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Sr. Accountant

Company: ACCA Consulting
Location: Chicago
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

This position is within the Functional Control team in the U.S. Controllers department, a team that provides the interface between the Business and Finance from a financial accounting, control and reporting perspective. This role has the responsibility for Finance systems governance and making sure that the Finance systems are appropriately controlled along with performing various month-end tasks in support of accurate financial reporting. The successful individual will play a significant role in the team, provide thought leadership, and will be required to have strong interaction and working relationships with IT and Finance teams. The role will report to the U.S. Functional Control Manager. Principal Responsibilities:

  • Function as business owner of various systems in the Controllers department, including general ledger, fixed assets system, and consolidation system.
  • Serve as Controllers contact for general ledger source systems owned by business and operations areas, supporting any business initiatives that require general ledger input as needed.
  • Control security access to the various systems by decisioning security access requests from new and existing users. Also, review and attest to high-risk user access periodically.
  • Work closely with IT group in Finance to progress the various initiatives on the system dockets. Assist and report on the same initiatives.
  • Perform and review various financial analyses for the month-end financial close. Work with IT on post-close procedures..
  • Work closely with the Close and Consolidation team throught the monthly close process and support as necessary.
  • Lead projects associated with the general ledger and general ledger reconciliations. Qualifications:
    • Qualified accountant (preferable CPA) with experience in a multi-currency financial services environment
    • Strong knowledge of US GAAP accounting requirements
    • Experienced background in a corporate financial control environment with a sound knowledge of accounting, reporting and financial control requirements as well as statutory and audit requirements
    • Strong ability to build consensus and influence behavior of those outside of direct reporting line
    • Ability to understand how the detailed activities in areas of focus fit into the larger financial accounting and reporting picture for individual legal entities and Corporation as a whole Required Skills:
      • Self-starter with an ability to self-motivate
      • Ability to partner effectively with peers, senior management, and overseas partners
      • Strong planning and organizational skills
      • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
      • Highly numerate with strong organizational and problem solving skills with attention to detail
      • Ability to motivate and influence
      • Ability to proactively assess issues, identify solutions and problem solve
      • Ability to react and respond on a timely basis
      • Ability to adapt and react positively in a changing and dynamic work environment
      • Flexible approach towards changing work methods, deadlines and variable workloads
      • Ability to work under pressure and to deliver to tight deadlines
      • Strong business skills and business acumen About Northern Trust: Northern Trust provides innovative financial services and guidance to corporations, institutions and affluent families and individuals globally.With over 130 years of financialexperience and nearly 20,000 partners, we serve the world's most sophisticated clients using leading technology and exceptional service. Working with Us: As a Northern Trust partner, you will be part of a flexible and collaborative work culture, which has a strong history of financial strength and stability. Movement within the organization is encouraged, senior leaders are accessible, and you can take pride in working for a companythat is committed to strengthening the communities we serve! We recognize the value of inclusion and diversity in culture, in thought, and in experience, which is why we are honored to receive the following awards in 2021:
        • Gender Equality Index Member,Bloomberg
        • Top Financial & Banking Company,Black EOE Journal,Hispanic Network Magazine,Professional WOMAN'S Magazine We'd love to learn more about how your interests and experience could be a fit with one of America's best banks and most sustainable companies! Build your career with us andapply today.For further information, and to apply, please visit our website via the "Apply" button below.

Keywords: ACCA Consulting, Chicago , Sr. Accountant, Accounting, Auditing , Chicago, Illinois

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