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Senior Accountant


Chicago, IL

Posted 2 days ago

Seeking to hire a Senior Accountant for our client in Chicago, IL. They will consider contract to hire or direct hire.

This role is responsible for general accounting operations of all financial transactions; reconciling account balances and bank statements, maintaining general ledger and assisting in month-end close procedures; ensures accuracy and effectiveness in all accounting tasks.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Verify, allocate, post and reconcile accounts payable and receivable
  • Prepare monthly financial and various detailed analyses
  • Prepare Sales and Tax returns
  • Responsible for daily cash management reporting
  • Maintains company checking account – keeps a running total of available funds, maintains petty cash and reimbursements
  • Collections – reviews status of delinquent accounts and initiates collection action as well as sending to collections
  • Generates timely financial statements
  • Creates general ledger weekly, as well as at month end
  • Monthly journal entries
  • Monthly closings – distributes necessary reports to appropriate personnel
  • Approves and determines credit limit for open account customers
  • Prepare monthly reports, including accounts receivable reports, head counts, monthly sales reports, complete financial reports, etc.
  • Review and recommend improvements and modifications to accounting systems and procedures; develop and document business processes and accounting policies to maintain and strengthen internal controls
  • Engaged in the more critical and confidential aspects of accounting
  • Duties require broad conceptual judgment, initiative and ability to deal with complex accounting issues
  • Works with confidential data, which if disclosed, might have significant internal effect minor external effect


  • Exceptional analytical and problem-solving abilities
  • Ability to work and interact with departments throughout the organization
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Intermediate to advanced knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel, and Outlook); Excel skills including VLOOKUP’s and pivot tables preferred
  • Thorough knowledge and skills of general accounting concepts, techniques and principals
  • Familiarity with financial accounting statements
  • Accuracy and attention to detail; aptitude for numbers and quantitative skills

Contact the Recruiter:
Margie Torres
Talent Advisor
Margie Torres
Talent Advisor
(847) 692-0630
Messina Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer
We provide and promote equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.
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