Senior Accountant in Chicago, IL at Vaco

Date Posted: 9/1/2020

Job Snapshot

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  • Location:
    Chicago, IL
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    At least 4 year(s)
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Job Description

Senior Accountant

Location: Chicago, IL


  • Analyzing and summarizing financial information so as to identify the financial status of the company
  • Producing accurate accounting reports and also presenting their results
  • Verifying, allocating, posting and reconciling accounts receivable and payable
  • Liaising with Accounting Manager and Financial Manager for the purpose of improving financial procedures
  • Ensuring compliance with all standards (e.g. GAAP)
  • Developing and documenting business processes and policies for maintaining as well as strengthening internal controls
  • Supporting month-end/year-end closing process
  • Directing internal and external audits for ensuring compliance
  • Assisting with tax returns and tax audits
  • Preparing financial statements and producing the budget in accordance with the schedule
  • Providing input into company's goal setting process
  • Participating in the setting of financial standards and forecast processes
  • Reviewing and recommending modifications to accounting procedures and systems
  • Providing technical advice and support to senior management
  • Spotting errors and suggesting ways for improving efficiency


  • At least a Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics or a related field
  • Professional certification (e.g. CPA)
  • Prior experience as a Senior Accountant with at least 4+ years experience
  • Sound knowledge of all accounting processes and procedures
  • Sound knowledge of all accounting standards (e.g. GAAP)
  • Familiarity with the latest business trends
  • Familiarity with accounting statements
  • Experience with month-end/year-end closing process and general ledger functions
  • Experience with accounting software (e.g. QuickBooks, FreshBooks)
  • Expert-level knowledge of MS Excel, especially pivot tables and Vlookups
  • Sound mathematical and quantitative analysis skills
  • Strong communication skills and a keen eye for details
  • An analytical mind with a problem-solving attitude