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Chicago, IL 60601
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
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.
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.
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