Senior Accountant


  • Job ID:

    2130
  • Pay rate range:

    $43 - $46
  • City:

    Northbrook
  • State:

    Illinois
  • Duration:

    11/11/2019 - 05/11/2020
  • Job Type:

    Contract
  • Job Description

    A plastics industry company that transcends national borders. Nearly seven decades of industry leadership and providing personal client experiences have uniquely positioned us to excel in plastic resin distribution and resale on an international level. We help suppliers and clients by taking the complexity out of selling and buying resin, and provide our people with the opportunity and training to lead rewarding careers.

     Summary This role is a Sr Acct and / or Manager of accounting . Responsible for processing and maintaining financial business transactions (accounts receivable, accounts payable, inventory) and applying accounting principles that include analytical, research and investigative skills. Additional responsibilities involve month-end close procedures including General Ledger journal entries, account reconciliation, preparing reports, and generating financial statements and related analysis. The role involves the ability to identify and provide solutions to problems and develop efficiencies and improvements in practices. Critical Activities

    • Additional responsibilities include document reviews, problem resolution, exception reviews and resolution • Follows policies and procedures and internal controls and assures compliance over AP and AR functions • Works with Accounting leadership to recommend policy & procedure improvements • Participates in ME G/L account reconciliation process • Participates in ME Financial Reporting and Analysis process • Tests and validates inventory standard costs in accordance with company's unit cost policy on an annual basis • Tests and validates system transaction calculations of foreign currency translations affecting the accounting records • Assists with annual budget process including preparation of templates for input from departments, uploading budgets to Adaptive Insights, and creation of budget reports for the next fiscal year • Reconciles A/P 3WM variances, and proactively investigates and manages workflow to resolve the variances with Logistics, Supply Chain and Products departments • Manages outsourced freight payables and resolutions to payment exceptions and freight claims • Assists with month-end budget to actual variance analysis, research and investigation of causes and understanding. Assists with monthly financial statement preparation, review and distribution. Learns and develops expertise with Adaptive Insights financial reporting tools. • Prepares month-end close reconciliations with the team, including research and documentation of unexpected variances and cut-off errors • Takes ownership and executes system and process improvement initiatives to gain efficiencies in practices and procedures. Develops and maintains projects to timelines. 

    ERP system experience, e.g. SAP, Epicor, MS Dynamics, Oracle, JD Edwards, etc. 

    Completes continuing education in accounting and finance or related field, including pursuit of CPA and/or MBA Education and Experience • Bachelor Degree in Business required • 1-3 years related experience desirable Qualifications • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite, including intermediate to advanced Excel • Experience with ERP systems • Knowledge of financial planning, reporting and management applications • Epicor,Microsoft D365.

    #PCFA    #Plastics

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