Junior Accountant

  • Location
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Category
    Accountant - General
  • Job reference:
    US_EN_5_20714_63644623
  • Job type
    Contract/Temp to Hire

A Junior Accountant job is open right now in Downtown Chicago, IL. Accounting Principals has a client in need of a Junior Accountant to join their Accounting department. The Junior Accountant will perform financial analysis, payroll, and complete other projects for management. The Accountant will also use and apply accounting principles to process financial information for inventory, record keeping, and closing processes and other business transaction within the standards set for the organization. If you or someone you know might be interested in a Junior Accountant job, keep reading to learn how to apply!
 
Responsibilities:

  • Assist with monthly financial closing which includes: completing various journal entries, work papers, reconciling accounts, and reviewing work papers for accuracy
  • Assist with the recording of data in Hyperion consolidation software and use SAP to perform tasks
  • Work with Business Units to ensure all AP/AR transactions are reported promptly and accurately
  • Process biweekly payroll and prepare related journal entries
  • Prepare cost of sales entries for inventory transactions and calculate sales and use tax
  • Complete monthly, quarterly, and annual government reports
  • Manage the Investment plan for the Company including review of information in relation to the annual plan
  • Prepare monthly report of all headcount data for financial reporting
  • Prepare invoices for all products and services
  • Perform treasury operations and warranty allocations
  • Assist with Credit Card administration
  • Perform internal audits of procedures and assist in collection of data for external audits
  • Ensure accounting procedures are maintained during invoicing process
  • Ensure tasks are performed according to organizational requirements for quality management and environmental, health, and safety standards, policies and procedures
  • Perform financial analysis for management and complete projects and other duties as assigned
 
Qualifications:
  • 0-3 years’ experience in an accounting is preferred
  • Must have excellent communication skills and the ability to work effectively with diverse populations is required
  • Experience with computerized accounting systems preferred
  • Must have excellent analytical and organizational skills and be detail oriented
  • The ability to work with frequent, established deadlines is required
  • Advanced PC skills to include MS Office Excel and Word required in addition to knowledge of ERP/SAP system
  • Must be able to analyze data and prepare report
  • Ability to create and use pivot tables is preferred
 
If you are interested in this contract to hire Junior Accountant job in Chicago, IL or other accounting opportunities then click “apply” below and apply online at www.accountingprincipals.com
 

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