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Accounting Analyst

Company: Cortech
Location: Des Plaines
Posted on: June 18, 2022

Job Description:

Shift: Shift 1
Hours - 8:00 am - 5:00 pm (flexibility)
Description:
Financial Reporting Senior
--- Job Description Summary
Accountable for the month-end and year-end close processes including company consolidation, SEC financial reporting, corporate accounting, and project management. Financial reporting and analysis for both internal and external use. Collaborates with and acts as a key contact for the Controller's Group, specifically for corporate accounting, analysis, and projects/initiatives incorporated into or impacting these areas. This role works closely with the Controller's Group, Finance team, and external auditors.
--- Job Description
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
--- Responsible for ensuring an accurate and timely monthly, quarterly, and year-end
close by completing areas of focus related to consolidations and corporate
accounting.
--- Compilation and posting of assigned corporate accounting month-end journal entries.
--- Preparation of balance sheet account reconciliations. Assist manager with the
account reconciliation system (Blackline) administration support.
--- Maintain journal entry closing checklist and ensure required documentation exists to
support all journal entries, calculations and account reconciliations.
--- Corporate accounting for and analysis of Debt. Calculate and provide quarterly loan
covenants and monthly borrowing base calculations to Treasury department.
--- Preparation and compilation of internal management review presentations and
reporting packages.
--- Support SOX compliance processes.
--- Assist manager with the PeopleSoft super user role for the general ledger system.
Proactively analyze and evaluate requirements for systems solutions and
enhancements.
--- Support/lead, as directed, special projects, process improvement efforts, reconciliation
system/process improvements, report streamlining, etc.
--- Ad-hoc accounting and operational initiatives/projects, including but not limited to,
assistance with the roll out of new or revised company policies, future system
implementations, and acquisition integrations.
--- Support supplemental audits, and preparation of additional required filings (e.g.
Pension Plan Financial Statements).
--- Assist in preparation and coordination of the external audit process by providing key
reports and reconciliations to the auditors. Compile and provide audit workpapers as
requested.
--- Ability to work closely with Manager and Director of Financial Reporting to assist with
10Q and 10K processes, including supporting the Investor Relations team.
--- Responsible for preparation of Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows and various
footnote disclosures.
--- Assist with XBRL tagging over external financial filings.
--- Preparation of 10K and 10Q tie outs and tie outs supporting the Investor Relations
team.
--- Advocate and demonstrate the values and behaviors of the Company Cultural Beliefs.
QUALIFICATIONS
Education/Training:
--- Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, Business or related analytical field required
(or related experience).
--- Job relevant certifications preferred (e.g. CPA, MBA).
Related Experience/Requirements:
--- 3 years of relevant work experience required (in role or similar role)
--- Experience: Strong accounting experience with the ability to think through unfamiliar
transactions and suggest appropriate solutions. Desire to work directly with operating
company management to resolve issues and questions.
--- Technical: Technically sound in US GAAP. Ability to compute, analyze and interpret
numerical data for reporting purposes.
--- Strong proficiency with MS Office
--- Audit experience with a Big Four accounting firm, or publicly held industry experience,
a plus
--- Experience with PeopleSoft, Hyperion, Blackline, wDesk systems a plus
Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:
--- Prioritization/Organization/Multi-tasking - Able to organize their own work and meet
deadlines as well as assist others with their planning. Follows through on
commitments. Manages competing demands.
--- Attention to Detail - Regularly provides work that is accurate, thorough and
consistent. Reviews work of others for accuracy.
--- Independent Thinking - Works independently on most assignments. Brings forward
ideas for improvement.
--- Problem Solving - Solves problems independently, many of which are complex.
--- Analytical - Strong analytic skills. Analyzes complex information.
--- Adaptability - Must be able thrive in a dynamic work environment that fosters open
communication, collaboration, improvement and team work. Able to adapt to changes
in the work environment and change approach to best fit the situation.
--- Communications - Strong written and verbal communication skills. Communicating to
a variety of audiences. Ability to formulate comprehensive materials presented to,
and used by, Executive Leadership Team.
--- Interpersonal - Has strong working relationships with others. Able to manage
interactions across all levels of the organization.
--- Team Participation - Collaborates well with team members and other work associates.
Will sometimes lead the team and others.

Keywords: Cortech, Des Plaines , Accounting Analyst, Accounting, Auditing , Des Plaines, Illinois

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