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Staff Accountant

– Chicago, Illinois
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced

Job Title:                    

Staff Accountant



Chicago, Illinois


Job Description:        

Lead in the month-end and year-end close of books and the preparation of consolidated monthly and annual financial statements.  prepare, review and analyze general ledger entries and monthly balance sheet accounts reconciliations to ensure transactions are recorded in accordance with us GAAP. participate in the year-end internal/external audit (prepare audit schedules/requests). Actively participate in all accounting functions which include, but not limited to financial reporting, budgeting, planning, gain/loss (g/l), accounts payable, accounts receivable, costing, taxes, compliances, and regulatory filings. Reconcile bank statements and credit card transactions monthly. calculate monthly sales commission. Directly involved in the development of accounting principles, practices, and procedures to improve internal controls and management reporting. Maintain payroll-related accounts, including sales commissions, workers' compensation, payroll taxes, 401k, flexible spending accounts, transit, healthcare, and other benefit accounts. assist in the preparation and distribution of financial statements including budget vs. actual variance reports. Assist controller in preparing proper consolidations of division financial statements, including treatment of intercompany accounts, eliminating journal entries, preparation and documentation of all supporting schedules for recordkeeping, variance analysis, and audit support. Review company's quarterly 941's for accuracy and identify payroll tax liabilities; manage tax compliance in a multi-state environment; prepare state, federal and local tax payments; manage workers' compensation insurance for internal and external w2 employees (review workers compensation code and reconcile the WC taxable wages to payroll, calculated premiums weekly). Manage and reconcile employee healthcare and benefit plan contributions and remittances, includes flexible spending accounts, united healthcare, guardian, Ventra, and cobra benefits, 401k, etc. Analyze business operations, trends, costs, revenues, financial commitments, and obligations, to project future revenues and expenses or to provide advice. Lead in the processing of different pay frequency, multi-company, multi-states payroll: process payroll for internal salary employee (semi-monthly) & manage 401k contributions/ remittance.  Process payroll for internal hourly employees (bi-weekly).  Review, approve and reconcile weekly payroll for external employees (where Shiftgig is not the employee of record).  Oversee payroll for 1099 contractors under Shiftgigx and Shiftgig experiential. Assist the controller and accounting manager in establishing financial controls and accounting procedures necessary to ensure the protection of the company's assets. Identify and execute efficiency, profitability and operations improvements. Monitor and analyze department workflows to develop more efficient procedures and use of resources while maintaining a high level of accuracy. Participates in creation of ad hoc analysis reports as needed by management. Review, research, and assist with explanations of variances. Investigate and prepare variance analysis between actual and budgeted revenue and expenditures as established by management. Answer accounting and financial questions by researching and interpreting data. Direct daily work of staff accountants, including invoicing, collections, and a/p.



Master’s degree in Accounting

CPA certificate required

Academic or work experience with SQL and VBA.


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