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Senior Accountant

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Job Details
Job Order Number
Company Name
Vedder Price
Physical Address
Chicago, IL 60601
Job Description

Position Summary:

The Senior Accountant is responsible for maintaining the general ledger, preparation/review of monthly financial statements, reconciliation and analysis of general ledger accounts, local tax compliance, and other tasks as described below.  The Senior Accountant reports to the Assistant Controller.

Duties & Responsibilities:

                    Prepare monthly financial statements and month-end reports for distribution to the Executive Committee, CFO, and Controller

                    Prepare and maintain various financial reports in Data Fusion financial reporter

                    Prepare or review manual/automated journal entries for payroll, cash transfers and other various accounts as necessary

                    Prepare monthly reconciliation and analysis of various general ledger accounts to ensure overall integrity of financial information and system balancing, including review of accounts reconciled by accounts payable and payroll

                    Assist in the preparation of the annual budget

                    Assist tax advisors in the preparation of federal and state tax filings and support

                    Assist Assistant Controller and external auditors with annual financial statement review

                    Coordinate the preparation and payment of other city/state tax filings

                    Prepare quarterly reports as required by bank lending agreement

                    Work with Controller, CFO and Director of Risk Management to ensure appropriate accounting processes and internal controls over transactions are in place

                    Prepare ad hoc reports for CFO, Controller, Practice Leaders and Department Directors

Skills & Competencies:

                    Knowledge of accounting theory/practices for professional service firms

                    Account analysis and reconciliation skills

                    Ability to work with multiple accounting and financial systems

                    Excellent written and verbal communication; accuracy and attention to detail

                    Excellent organization skills and ability to multi-task and prioritize work

                    Excellent problem solving skills and exercise good judgment

Qualifications & Required Experience:

                    Bachelor’s degree in finance or accounting

                    MBA or other advanced degree in finance or accounting a plus

                    CPA required

                    Minimum five years of experience within an accounting and finance function (law/professional services firm experience preferred)

                    Position also requires the ability to work under pressure to meet strict deadlines.

Computer Skills:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be proficient in the following software:

                    Experience with Elite Accounting System and business analytic tools strongly preferred (data warehouse experience a plus)

                    Excellent Microsoft Excel and Word skills required

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Vedder Price P.C. is an equal opportunity employer. We value and encourage diversity and solicit applications from all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, gender, sex, age, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, marital status, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability (where applicant is qualified to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodations), medical condition, protected veteran status, gender identity, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

[Accessibility Language:]  Applicants who are interested in applying for a position and require special assistance or an accommodation during the process due to a disability should contact Geri Michalzuk at or (312) 609-5096.








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