Senior Accountant - Military veterans preferred

2022-07-25
WALGREENS
Finance/Accounting

/yr

  full-time   employee


Deerfield
Illinois
United States

Job Summary

Responsible for maintaining general ledger accounts and performing other accounting-related activities. Prepares necessary information for financial and/or management reporting. Performs complex analysis of financial and management reports to identify trends and variances. May perform advanced-level accounting tasks.

Job Responsibilities

  • Applies principles of accounting to analyze complex financial information and prepare financial reports.
  • Adheres to and communicates accounting and auditing policies and procedures.
  • Analyzes accounts, records, and reports. Investigates and resolves any accounting issues within the area of responsibility. Maintains general ledger accounts. Monitors accounts payables and receivables.
  • May perform monthly accounting for the Company’s equity method investments.
  • Performs period-end financial close responsibilities. Prepares data for financial statements, data for quarterly and annual regulatory filings using applicable systems. Duties may include preparing journal entries and coding invoices/vouchers.
  • Performs complex reconciliations for area supported and analyzes resulting variances. Proposes and prepares any adjusting entries necessary resulting from reconciliations.
  • Researches complex questions and investigates variances on the financial statements. Communicates findings to management.
  • Recommends and reviews proposed process improvements. Explores the modification and implementation of changes in systems and procedures.
  • Prepares complex reports in support of internal and external audits.

Basic Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree and at least 1 year of experience in an analytical role in accounting, finance, business management or auditing OR High School Diploma/GED and at least 4 years of experience in an analytical role in accounting, finance, business management or auditing.
  • At least 2 years of experience with applicable accounting regulations.
  • Experience providing customer service to internal and external customers, including meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • Experience with analyzing and reporting data in order to identify issues, trends, or exceptions to drive improvement of results and find solutions.
  • Advanced level skill in Microsoft Excel (for example: using AVERAGE function, merging and centering cells, printing centered page and/or creating a pivot table).
  • Willing to travel up to 10% of the time for business purposes.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Master’s degree in Accountancy or MBA
  • Bachelor’s Degree and at least 3 years of experience in an analytical role in accounting, finance, business management or auditing OR a High School Diploma/GED and at least 6 years of experience in an analytical role in accounting, finance, business management or auditing.
  • CPA designation.
  • Experience with project management (for example: planning, organizing, and managing resources to bring about the successful completion of specific project goals and objectives).
  • Intermediate level skill in Microsoft PowerPoint (for example: applying a theme, formatting character spacing, inserting a picture, changing slide layout and theme colors, adding transitions, customizing slide numbers, changing chart style and/or formatting font).
  • Intermediate level skill in Microsoft Access (for example: designing and creating simple queries, modifying data types, adding dates, working with required fields and/or creating labels).