Accountant | Downtown Chicago | Hybrid

Chicago, Illinois Permanent USD70,000 - USD80,000 per year
  • Ideal Location in the heart of downtown Chicago!
  • Hybrid - work from home 2 days each week following training!

About Our Client

I'm partnered with the CFO and Controller at a PE backed manufacturer looking to expand their team in their Downtown Chicago office! Their products can be found in big name retailers such as Costco and Trader Joes! Our client is experiencing rapid growth organically and through strategic acquisitions. They are looking for a Public Accountant ready to make their transition to the corporate space to join the team!

The Accountant will serve as the right hand to the Controller gaining full exposure to the day-to-day operations of 2 facilities. As an Accountant, you will assist in month-end close with ample mentorship from the Controller and CFO with a clear path to growing into an Accounting Manager within the organization.

This is a great opportunity for someone with Public Accounting experience that is ready to make a transition to the corporate space or anyone that has made that transition with a background in Public Accounting looking to take their career to the next level!

Job Description

  • Manage day-to-day accounting activities, including accounts payable, accounts receivable, and general ledger entries.
  • Assist Controller with preparing and analyzing financial statements, ensuring accuracy and compliance with GAAP standards.
  • Assist in the preparation of monthly, quarterly, and annual financial reports for management and external stakeholders.
  • Conduct variance analysis and provide insights to support decision-making processes.
  • Perform regular reconciliations of bank accounts, inventory, and other financial accounts.
  • Assist with audits, tax filings, and other compliance-related activities.
  • Evaluate and implement improvements to accounting processes and procedures to enhance efficiency and accuracy.
  • Collaborate cross-functionally with other departments to ensure alignment and accuracy of financial data.
  • Stay informed about relevant accounting regulations and industry trends to ensure compliance and best practices.

MPI does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, or based on an individual's status in any group or class protected by applicable federal, state or local law. MPI encourages applications from minorities, women, the disabled, protected veterans and all other qualified applicants.

The Successful Applicant

  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field
  • 2+ years of experience in Accounting and/or Finance
  • CPA or MBA a plus
  • Public Accounting and/or Public/Private Background
  • Strong understanding of GAAP principles and financial reporting requirements.
  • Manufacturing experience is a plus!
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Excel and financial software systems
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Detail-oriented and able to maintain accuracy in financial records and reporting
  • Ability to work collaboratively in cross-functional teams

What's on Offer

  • Base salary up to $80,000 commensurate with experience + 10% annual bonus
  • Annual performance reviews with merit increases!
  • Comprehensive health insurance including medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • 401K eligibility with company match up to 4%
  • 3 weeks PTO
  • Direct mentorship from the Controller and CFO who both have extensive experience within Public Accounting
Arielle Tyus
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Job summary

Sub Sector
Financial Accounting
FMCG (Fast Moving Consumer Goods)
Contract Type
Consultant name
Arielle Tyus
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