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Staff Accountant

Company: The Marketing Store Worldwide
Location: Chicago
Posted on: September 25, 2022

Job Description:

Overview

ABOUT THE MARKETING STORE AND HAVI

The Marketing Store is a global customer engagement agency that brings people and brands closer together. Our community of creators, thinkers, inventors and doers deliver award winning work and products that reach over 110 million customers every single day.

Our parent company, HAVI, is a global, privately held company that delivers expertise and experience across analytics, packaging, sourcing, supply chain and logistics. They offer data-based insights and services that combine a strategic, long-term view with an unmatched commitment to execution.

Responsibilities

We are looking for a Staff Accountant whose responsibility is to provide day to day financial support to business operations in North America. The Staff Accountant, reporting to the Accounting Manager, works independently and self analyzes their data and reports. The Staff Accountant works to identify issues and offers ideas to their manager that can drive results to meet and/or exceed targets and to create efficiencies. This position interacts with and builds relationships with agency staff at all levels.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

* Assists with month-end close process
* Prepares various monthly journal entries and ensures conformance to Company's accounting policies and U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
* Applies client payments and reconciles cash accounts
* Prepares and analyzes balance sheet reconciliations for manager review and investigates reconciling items
* Prepares monthly inter-company billings and reconciliations
* Audits employee expense reports to ensure adherence to Company's guidelines and proper GL coding
* Backup to Accounts Payable function
* Files various tax returns including HST, QST, and sales and use
* Assists with both internal and external audits
* Updates and maintains documentation of own processes
* Participates in ad hoc special projects as required, and other tasks as assigned

Desired Skills & Experience

Education and Skills:

* Bachelor's degree required, preferably in Accounting or Finance
* 1+ years' relevant work experience
* Proficiency with Microsoft Office, especially with higher level Excel functionality, and NetSuite experience preferred
* Knowledge of U.S. GAAP
* Strong oral and written communication skills and ability to work with a wide range of people
* Excellent organizational, analytical, and problem-solving skills
* Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment; must be a self-starter

Benefits

EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENTS

US based employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by the date of hire to be considered. Proof of vaccination is required.

DIVERSITY, EQUITY AND INCLUSION STATEMENT:

At The Marketing Store and HAVI we encourage all our people to 'Bring Your Own Voice' (BYOV)! We prioritize building an accessible, equitable and inclusive culture that cultivates belonging. By investing in this culture alongside professional development, we aim to empower our people to produce their best work.

We, like many others, are on a journey to become a deeply inclusive organization. Recognized as producing innovative, inclusive products and services and as a top place to grow. As such, we continue to learn and un-learn, inclusively amplify the voices of all people and restlessly evolve.

If you want your ideas heard, to grow authentically and to contribute to an inclusive and forward-thinking culture - then bring us your voice!

We are The Marketing Store.

Keywords: The Marketing Store Worldwide, Chicago , Staff Accountant, Accounting, Auditing , Chicago, Illinois

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