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Senior Accountant, Accounting Systems

Company: Shirley Ryan AbilityLab
Location: Chicago
Posted on: June 10, 2024

Job Description:

By joining our team, you'll be part of our life-changing Mission and Vision. You'll work in a truly inclusive environment where diversity and equity are championed through words and actions. You'll contribute to an innovative culture that is second to none, one that embraces curiosity, discovery and compassion. You'll play a role in something that's never been done before as we integrate science and clinical care to help patients achieve better, faster outcomes - as we Advance Human Ability, together.
Job Description SummaryShirley Ryan AbilityLab follows GAAP accounting and utilizes Workday as an ERP. The role of Senior Accountant, Accounting Systems will be a significant contributor to supporting continual efforts in further developing and maintaining Workday accounting and financial reporting functions. Working closely with leadership, the Senior Accountant, Accounting Systems performs a variety of accounting duties such as analyzing reconciling accounts, preparing journal entries, and identifying and detailing accounting system and financial reporting improvements. The Senior Accountant will consistently demonstrate support of the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab statement of Vision, Mission and Core Values by striving for excellence, contributing to the team efforts and showing respect and compassion for patients and their families, fellow employees, and all others with whom there is contact at or in the interest of the institute.The Senior Accountant will demonstrate Shirley Ryan AbilityLab Core Attributes: Communication, Accountability, Flexibility/Adaptability, Judgment/Problem Solving, Customer Service and Core Values (Hope, Compassion, Discovery, Collaboration, and Commitment to Excellence) while fulfilling job duties.
Job DescriptionThe Senior Accountant:

  • Prepares financial statement analyses including comparisons between actual, budgeted and prior year results.
  • Prepares general ledger journal entries for assigned accounts, ensuring all activity is recorded, corrections are made and adjustments are calculated and posted.
  • Partners with various departments to support Workday software service updates and feature releases.
  • Liaise between accountants and report writers to test and validate financial reports.
  • Triage and support incoming accounting system questions from operational leaders.
  • Support in executing process improvement opportunities relating to utilizing Workday.
  • Contributes to the maintenance of accounting manuals and process documentation.
  • Perform all other duties that may be assigned in the best interest of the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab.
    Reporting RelationshipsReports directly to Associate Director, Accounting Systems. -
    Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required
    • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or related field. -CPA and MBA preferred. -
    • Minimum of five years of experience working in general accounting or having reached the level of senior auditor in public accounting.
    • Workday experience preferred but not required.
    • Able to work independently on problems of diverse scope where analysis of data or situations requires evaluation of identifiable factors.
    • Demonstrates good judgment in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions for difficult assignments and of diverse scope.
    • Ability to analyze accounts and make decisions as appropriate.
    • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
    • Ability to communicate effectively.
      Working ConditionsHybrid in-office and remote schedule. Normal office environment with little or no exposure to dust or extreme temperature.
      The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. -They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. - -Equal Employment Opportunity ShirleyRyan AbilityLab is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Keywords: Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, Chicago , Senior Accountant, Accounting Systems, Accounting, Auditing , Chicago, Illinois

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