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6957 Keating St Lincolnwood
Chicago Heights, IL
Posted: August 17 2016
Application Deadline: Available Year-round
Position: Full-time, Paid
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DescriptionGENERAL PURPOSE OF THE JOB:
To support the CFO and Senior Accountant in carrying out the responsibilities of the Finance / Accounting Department.
To relieve the CFO and Senior Accountant of certain responsibilities that will allow them to spend a greater portion of their time on Financial Statement preparation and analysis, Budget and Variance issues, and Forecasting.
ResponsibilitiesPRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Maintain the Fixed Asset and associated depreciation schedules on the FAS Software System; provide monthly detail to the Senior Accountant for General Journal entries; insure proper recording of new purchases and disposals.
Maintain Purchase Order Processing system.
Manage employee credit card applications and charges.
Process Accounts Payable paperwork at completion of the check run.
Prepare mailings and priority shipments for the Finance/Accounting Department.
Prepare labels and maintain files as needed within the department.
Prepare correspondence as needed within the department.
Assist Senior Accountant with payroll system and payroll related items.
Assist CFO with 401(k) system.
Manage petty cash account.
Assist the CFO in tracking and maintaining company insurance policies (except Employee Benefits, which are maintained by the HR Department).
Assist the CFO with facility support and security issues.
Perform such other accounting, financial, or administrative tasks as may be required from time to time – quite often on short notice - by the CFO or Senior Accountant.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
A Bachelors degree in accounting, or a Bachelors degree in business with emphasis in accounting, is required.
Degree(s) must be from a credible college or university
Course work in job costing is recommended.
Must be highly skilled in dealing with financial and numeric data.
Must be a perfectionist by nature, with no tolerance for financial sloppiness.
Must be skilled in use of MS Word and must be a very good writer in order to handle the occasional administrative needs of the department.
Must have very good verbal skills.
Must have excellent work habits, including a willingness to work the hours necessary to get the job done, especially when important deadlines cause greater than normal departmental pressures.
A minimum of 2 years experience in accounting is required.