at AlixPartners in Chicago, Illinois, United States
At AlixPartners, we solve the most complex and critical challenges by moving quickly from analysis to action when it really matters; creating value that has a lasting impact on companies, their people, and the communities they serve. By understanding, respecting, and honoring the needs of our employees, clients, and communities, AlixPartners actively promotes an inclusive environment. We strongly believe in the value that diversity brings to our experiences and are committed to the perpetual enhancements of initiatives, policies, and practices. We hold ourselves accountable by providing the space for authenticity, growth, and equity for everyone.
AlixPartners has embraced a hybrid work model to provide flexibility and support our employees' work-life integration. Our hybrid model combines a mix of in-person at an AlixPartners office (Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday) and remote working options for Monday and Friday.
What you'll do
As a member of the Corporate Accounting team, you will play a pivotal role in maintaining the financial records and ensuring the accuracy and integrity of our general ledger accounts. You will work closely with internal teams to manage financial data and contribute to financial analysis and reporting. You will be responsible for supporting high quality and timely worldwide accounting and act as a resource to the organization for accounting guidance and support.
The Accountant position is a full-time position located in either Southfield, MI, Dallas, TX, Chicago, IL or NYC, NY reporting to the Accounting Manager. Paid relocation is not provided.
General Ledger Maintenance:
Perform various global accounting functions, ensuring that assigned general ledger transactions and positions are accounted for properly in accordance with Firm policies and U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (U.S. GAAP) and supported by appropriate audit documentation.
Process domestic and international cash and other transactions in a multicurrency environment.
Reconcile cash and other general ledger accounts including analysis, investigation, and resolution of differences in ledger to bank balances or other supporting documentation.
Month-end & Year-end Closing
Perform routine and nonroutine month-end close procedures including journal entry preparation, data entry, account reconciliation and reporting.
Prepare adjusting journal entries and accruals as needed.
Internal Controls and Processes
Support external and internal audit process by analyzing testing for effectiveness and preparing requested analysis.
Evaluate and recommend processes improvements to enhance efficiency and accuracy.
Collaborate with cross-functional stakeholders and provide financial expertise and recommendations to resolve issues and work towards best practices.
Serve as resource to the organization for accounting guidance and support.
Additional responsibilities as identified. Perform ad-hoc projects and support firm initiatives. This description is not designed to encompass a comprehensive listing of required activities, duties, or responsibilities.
What you'll need
Bachelor's or Master's degree with emphasis in Accounting.
Minimum two (2) years of experience. Public accounting experience preferred. CPA preferred.
Knowledge of GAAP, general ledger accounting, and accounting principles.
Demonstrated ability to use accounting, technical, and analytical skills effectively.
Self-motivated. Initiates activities with drive, passion, and dedication to continuous improvement; able to work independently using judgement and under time constraints in a dynamic environment.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English with good interpersonal capabilities and the ability to connect with colleagues within and across functional areas.
Attention to detail and accuracy; organized with the ability to prioritize responsibilities effectively to meet strict deadlines.
Experience working in multi-currency environment (i.e. an international company), desirable.
Proficient Microsoft Excel skills including pivot tables.
Experience using SAP S4 HANA is a plus.
Willingness to work outside of normal U.S. business hours, and as unique projects/needs... For full info follow application link.
AlixPartners is a global firm of senior business and consulting professionals that specializes in improving corporate financial and operational performance, executing corporate turnarounds and providing litigation consulting and forensic accounting services when it really matters – in urgent, high-impact situations. More information is available at www.alixpartners.com.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to among other things, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, (age), status as a protected veteran, or disability. AlixPartners is a proud Bronze award-winning Veteran Friendly Employer.