Staff Accountant

at Utilities International, Inc. in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job Description

Staff Accountant
UI Solutions Group is an entrepreneurial, software and consulting firm based in Chicago, IL. Founded in 1994, the firm has stayed on the cutting edge by leveraging its vast industry experience, adaptability to client needs, and strong client relationships. The company currently serves power and utility companies, including privately and publicly held firms as well as municipalities. It is a 100% employee-owned company.
Position: Staff Accountant
Reporting to: Controller
Assist with all monthly and quarterly operational accounting
Process client billing, vendor payments, and internal consultant expenses
Responsible for the ongoing cash management including daily cash review, bank reconciliations, check/wire review and weekly cash activity reports
Responsible for processing Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable
Collaborate with other departments to gather financial information
Assist with annual Audit preparation
Recommend and implement internal control policy improvements
Assist with tax support and compliance including all monthly sales and excise taxes, quarterly estimated payments, and annual tax returns (prepared by outside firm)
Be integral part of system implementation for any new software identified
Personal Characteristics:
Strong ownership mindset, holds self and others accountable for results
Strong attention to detail and accuracy
Proactive, anticipates and acts before the need arises
Highly organized with a strong ability to multi-task
Ability to take prompt action to achieve goals beyond what is required
Assume responsibility and accountability for successfully completing assignments
Demonstrate teamwork by working cross-functionally at all levels of the organization
Open communicator
Proven ability to maintain confidentiality of files, conversations and documents
Skills/Experience Requirements:
BA/BS degree in accounting or related field; CPA a plus
Minimum 3 years’ experience in accounting and reporting for an operating business
Familiarity with ASC 606 Revenue Recognition a plus
Tech-savvy with a demonstrated ability to leverage technology
Experience with ERP platforms (ex. NetSuite); experience with Salesforce a plus
Excellent verbal and written communication as well as presentation skills
Solid problem-solving skills and solution-focused perspective
High proficiency with Microsoft Excel, including experience with pivot tables, VLOOKUP, graphs/charts, and other functions

We hope to find a candidate who is motivated, responsible, and a good team player to join our organization.

Equal Opportunity Employer-Minorities/Females/Veterans/Individuals With Disabilities/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

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Job Posting: 10973348

Posted On: May 31, 2023

Updated On: Jun 30, 2023

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