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Robert Half International Staff Accountant in CHICAGO, Illinois

Description If you're looking to give your accounting career a boost, Accountemps currently has a Staff Accountant position open at a growing firm in the Real Estate Property/Facilities Mgt industry. Located in the Chicago, Illinois area, this short-term temporary position is an engaging, multi-faceted opportunity where hard work is rewarded. The Staff Accountant plays a major role in the preparation of monthly and year-end closings, journal entries, fixed asset maintenance, bank reconciliation, and general ledger reconciliation. The majority of time spent will be dedicated to producing Financial Statements, Cash Flow projections, and Budgets. During the monthly close, many aspects of internal reporting will be your responsibility. In addition, you will be in charge of communicating with our external auditors for quarterly reviews and annual audits, playing an active role in compliance, and looking over schedules for the reporting processes.

What you get to do every day

  • Conduct month end close, journal entries, without supervision

  • Maintain monthly payment schedules

  • Partake in annual closing processes

  • Ad-hoc reporting and special projects, as needed

  • Carry out fixed asset ledger, depreciation, and reconciliation

  • Commentate on a wide variety of financial data and communicate it in a useful and understandable manner

  • Create monthly statement analysis to be used for management reportings

  • Help with the implementation, maintenance and adherence to internal controls and accounting procedures ensuring compliance with GAAP

  • Be a part of various initiatives spanning multiple departments

  • Maintain intricate journal entries and account reconciliations including but not limited to cash, prepaid expenses and payroll Requirements - Self-starter and strong ethical standards

  • Mature organizational, written and verbal communication skills

  • Sharp, analytical thinking abilities, always seeking to draw connections and identify the "why"

  • Competent with spreadsheets and databases

  • Knowledgeable of ERP systems

  • Be detailed, flexible, and organized

  • Vow to meet business deadlines

  • Recent and relevant accounting experience

  • BA/BS or equivalent in Accounting, Finance or Economics

  • Account reconciliation experience preferred

  • Knowledge of Yardi Enterprise

  • Bank reconciliations experience

  • Yardi experience

  • Working knowledge of spreadsheets and databases

  • Ability to work well in matrix organization and dealing with ambiguity

Accountemps, a Robert Half Company, matches skilled accounting and finance professionals with remote or on-site jobs on a temporary and temporary-to-hire basis. Our experienced staffing professionals can promote you to employers and advocate on your behalf. We provide access to top jobs, competitive compensation and benefits, and free online training. For more opportunities, get the Robert Half app and receive instant notifications when our AI matches your skills and experience with jobs.

When you work with us, you’re working with the best. Robert Half has been recognized as one of FORTUNE’s “Most Admired Companies” every year since 1998 and was named to Forbes’ inaugural list of America’s Best Temporary Staffing Firms.

Questions? Call your local office at 1.888.490.3195. All applicants applying for U.S. job openings must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Benefits are available to temporary professionals. Visit https://roberthalf.gobenefits.net/ for more information.

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