Accounting Specialist

  • Location
    Schaumburg, Illinois
  • Category
    Accountant - General
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Our client in Elgin, IL is currently is seeking a strong Accountant to join its corporate accounting team. This position will report to the CFO and will be responsible for the timely and accurate preparation of financial accounting data in a variety of areas. This is a contract to hire opportunity with a growing company that's looking to hire immediately!


  • Perform month-end closing activities, including preparation of various journal entries, variance analysis, audit schedules and distribution of cost center reports and financial statements.
  • Prepare balance sheet account reconciliations on a monthly basis.  Reconcile complex balance sheet accounts and investigate/resolve variances.
  • Prepare and review a variety of financial statements such as expense analysis, trial balances, balance sheets, income statements and other related reports.
  • Provides guidance on accounting matters such as implications of new accounting pronouncements or classification of transactions.
  • Evaluate monthly financial results with Accounting Manager noting business results and trends.
  • Provide support for the monthly forecasts and annual budgets.
  • Assist with monthly board reports.
  • Act as a resource during the annual audit.
  • Perform special projects, as required, to assist the department and the Company in achieving its goals and objectives.
  • Qualifications:

  • Degree in Accounting or Finance required.
  • 2+ years of related accounting experience with demonstrated progression.
  • Experience with Microsoft suite of products with intermediate to advanced skills in Microsoft Excel.
  • Experience with ERP and reporting systems preferred.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • If this sounds like the perfect role for you, apply today with a copy of your resume in a Word doc! 

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