Entry- Level Staff Accountant in Chicago at Vaco

Date Posted: 6/23/2022

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Job Description

Accountants, don't get lost in the numbers! Our client has an immediate opportunity for an entry-level Staff Accountant. Instead of being another faceless resume, let Vaco advocate for you. At Vaco, we give you an advantage over your competition! Our recruiters have direct relationships with hiring managers, so they can connect your work experience to the open job-promoting your strengths to the manager while preparing you for that specific interview.

Our recruiters will provide you with great insight about trends in the market-keeping you up to date on compensation expectations, company culture and growth opportunities. If you're a Staff Accountant and you want to partner with the best, apply today!

Initial responsibilities include:

  • Support the Controller in the accounting functions of the Firm's Management Company, as requested. The Management Company is the primary operating entity of the Firm.
  • Support the monthly close process of the Management Company, which includes:
    • completing/managing bank reconciliations, prepare portfolio company receivables, American Express, and specific prepaid reconciliation reports and supporting schedules;
    • work with Information Services, Research, Legal, Finance, and Administration departments to ensure accurate classification of expenses / compliance;
  • Support the Controller in the development of the Firm's annual budget and the semi-annual reforecast of the budget; monitor monthly budget-to-actual variances and maintain reports to be included in the monthly Executive Summary package
  • Oversee the Firm's expense reporting process, which is hosted off-site by Concur. Responsibilities include:
    • provide administrative and technical support of Concur to all employees, including training new users;
    • ensure compliance with Firm's travel and expense policies by reviewing and approving expense reports, researching audit-flagged reports, and actively monitoring the timely submission of expenses
    • prepare the quarterly gifts and entertainment reporting for compliance review
    • generating system reports to analyze expense data and firm spend
    • testing new product features in advance of product release in live system;
  • Oversee the Firm's bulk mileage purchase programs, including American Airlines' AAirpass Program, and United Airlines' PassPlus Program
  • Oversee the Firm's corporate credit card program with American Express
  • Manage the portfolio company invoicing process; generate portfolio company invoices once a quarter, manage the timely collection of receivables, and record cash entries
  • Support the Controller in identifying, and implementing improvements to the current work flow, and designing new custom reports, which will aid in decision making and data analysis
  • Support the finance team in the completion of ad-hoc accounting, finance, or tax projects
  • Calculate and prepare monthly Chicago "cloud tax" payment calculation for review
  • Manage / add new fixed assets and run monthly depreciation

Top 3 Requirements

  • 1+ Years of Staff Accountant Experience
  • Advanced Excel
  • Ability to Work Independently