Entry Level Accountant

  • Location
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Category
    Accountant - General
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  • Job type
    Contract/Temp to Hire

Accounting Principals is seeking an Entry Level Accountant for top Law firm in Chicago! You must have one year of accounts payable and accounts receivable experience. Extensive knowledge and previous use of Microsoft Excel is required. Legal or professional services industry experience is highly preferred. This candidate will be responsible for administering AR/AP functions, preparation and input of journal entries, and accounts reconciliations.

Essential Functions:

  • Prepare and enter journal entries
  • Assist in processing accounts payable accounts
  • Process manual checks
  • General Ledger account reconciliation
  • Assist with month end procedures
  • Resolve customer-billing problems
  • Recommend and implement process improvements
  • Prepare cash wires
  • Verify and post details of business transactions
  • Assist with preparing monthly financial and statistical reports
  • Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance
  • One year of accounting experience required
  • Strong Microsoft Excel Skills required
  • Previous Legal or professional services industry experience
  • Ability to maintain organization in a changing fast-pace environment
  • Good organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to work across different levels of an organization
  • If you are interested in this position or other accounting opportunities, please click “apply” below and apply online at www.accountingprinciples.com.

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