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Robert Half Senior Accountant in CHICAGO, Illinois

Description This Senior Accountant role is well suited for an experienced Accountant with an aptitude for adaptability. We would love to hear from you about this Senior Accountant role - apply today! This long-term contract / contract / contract / temporary employment opportunity is based in the Chicago, Illinois area.

How you will make an impact

  • Constantly improve the automation of the accounting and reporting process

  • Prepare Balance Sheet account reconciliations

  • Build analysis on financial results (trends, performance metrics, benchmarks)

  • Assist in coordinating quarterly reviews and testing with internal and external auditors

  • Ad-hoc projects as required

  • Carry out monthly accounting close procedures and deliverables (journal entries, reconciliations, reports) in compliance with GAAP

  • Achieve compliance with corporate accounting policies and procedures and controls by working with business partners

  • Arrange monthly consolidated P& L and Balance Sheet flux analysis for management reporting

  • Participate in various department-wide initiatives Requirements - Strong organization skills with a sense of urgency and capable of prioritizing multiple tasks

  • Exemplary analytical, quantitative and social skills

  • Minimum 5-7 years of overall general accounting experience

  • Commitment and abilities to meet critical business deadlines

  • Ability to work in a dynamic and changing environment

  • BA/BS in Accounting, CPA credentials are desired

  • Proficient in ERP systems

  • Attention to detail and demonstrated ability to follow standard procedures is a requirement

  • Self-starter with efficient time management and organizational skills

  • Deep understanding of internal controls and SOX compliance

  • Command of account reconciliation

  • Comprehensive knowledge of Microsoft Excel

  • Deep understanding of Financial Statement

  • Aptitude for analyzing financial data and generating accurate reports in a timely manner

  • A strong track record of communicating, both verbally and in writing, with functional department managers

Robert Half is the world’s first and largest specialized talent solutions firm that connects highly qualified job seekers to opportunities at great companies. We offer contract, temporary and permanent placement solutions for finance and accounting, technology, marketing and creative, legal, and administrative and customer support roles.

Robert Half puts you in the best position to succeed by advocating on your behalf and promoting you to employers. We provide access to top jobs, competitive compensation and benefits, and free online training. Stay on top of every opportunity – even on the go. Download the Robert Half app ( and get 1-tap apply, instant notifications for AI-matched jobs, and more.

Questions? Call your local office at 1.888.490.3195. Robert Half will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. All applicants applying for U.S. job openings must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Benefits are available to temporary professionals. Visit for more information.

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