Staff Accountant | CPG | Loop, Chicago

Chicago, Illinois Permanent USD80,000 - USD90,000 per year
  • Highly visible role reporting directly to the Director of Finance + CFO exposure
  • Remote Working Opportunities (2 days work from home)

About Our Client

I'm partnered with the CFO at a multi-million dollar consumer goods company in downtown Chicago (operating on a hybrid schedule). They are in rapid growth mode right now, looking to bring on an Accountant to join their team.

Reporting directly into the Director of Finance (who we placed as the Controller 2 years ago and already got promoted!) and with high visibility to the CFO, you will receive all the mentorship and training needed to grow your skillsets and be successful in this role. They are wanting this individual to quickly progress into a Senior Accountant and beyond. Day-to-day responsibilities will be assisting in the month-end close process and supporting the CFO in any ad hoc requests to gain any/all exposure.

Job Description

  • Handle day-to-day responsibilities including vendor payments and reconciliations, sales tax payments and reconciliations, etc.
  • Assist the Director of Finance with the month-end closing process, including preparing month-end journal entries in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles GAAP and internal controls, including bank and credit card reconciliations, prepaids, accruals, depreciation, etc.
  • Complete/review monthly account reconciliations, including variance analysis.
  • Preparation of various ad-hoc analysis as needed from the Director of Finance or CFO.
  • Assist the Director of Finance with FP&A with long-range planning and annual budgeting process.
  • Ensure integrity of financial data, maintain confidentiality, and exhibit ethics and integrity.
  • Impact the overall organization in the most positive way possible, fostering leadership, collaboration, and a culture that is admired by the company and the industry



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The Successful Applicant

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or related field
  • 2+ years of accounting experience
  • CPG, Manufacturing, or relative industry preferred
  • Strong technical skills, attention to detail, and analytical thinking, and the ability to think outside the box and improve existing processes
  • Intermediate Excel skills, including pivot tables and VLOOKUP
  • ERP system experience (preferred) or other accounting software such as QuickBooks or Sage Intacct
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • CPA preferred or the pursuit of such certification

What's on Offer

  • Competitive compensation package
  • Bonus potential
  • Stock options
  • Strong benefits (70% medical paid by the company, 50% dental)
  • Unlimited PTO
  • Hybrid schedule (2 days work from home)
  • Pet friendly office
  • Summer Friday working hours and general flexibility
  • Fast growing company
  • Ample room to progress your career
  • Highly visible role, partnering with the Director of Finance and CFO
  • Tons of mentorship and training from the team
  • Awesome team culture
  • Free products while employed



Contact
Andrew Noll
Quote job ref
JN-042024-6386753

Job summary

Sector
Accounting
Sub Sector
Accountant/Bookkeeper
Industry
FMCG (Fast Moving Consumer Goods)
Location
Chicago
Contract Type
Permanent
Consultant name
Andrew Noll
Job Reference
JN-042024-6386753