General Accountant

Posted on Aug 23

Location: North Central Il, IL
Job Type: Full Time
Job ID: W4166478

We are seeking a finance/accounting professional who is just beginning their career and is looking for a fast paced growth opportunity.  Our client is a large successful corporation and they are seeking a degreed accountant with 1-2 years experience who is bright, ambitious, and has the drive and skill set to move into a Controller role in 2+ years.  

Initially, you will perform general accounting duties to ensure the integrity of A) the accounts receivable ledger and the timely collection of accounts, B) the fixed asset ledger and adherence to GAAP and company policy, and C) the project accounting system.  A large portion of  your time will be spent on special projects.  

  • Identify and initiate solutions to resolve past due accounts.
  • Prepare and communicate status reports (example - cash collection forecast, financial statements, exposure reports, etc.) to all levels of the Management Team.
  • Perform general maintenance of accounts receivable.
  • Monitor and manage all cash applications and invoicing.
  • Review customer purchase orders.
  • Monitor and recommend payment terms for customers with poor credit histories. Prepare letter of credit collection documentation.
  • Maintain accurate fixed asset sub-ledger and depreciation schedule.
  • Track all Capital CIP, Company Tooling, Customer Tooling, and Expense projects.
  • Provide monthly and full-year forecasts of capital, tooling, and associated customer reimbursements to the Controller.
  • Provide LRP support for all above areas.
  • Participate as an active member of the accounting/finance team in continuous improvement initiatives regarding accounting and finance process.
  • Perform special projects and other duties responsibilities as directed.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business related field, preferably in Accounting or Finance.
  • Two years related experience.
  • This is a key developmental position.  Must have Controllership potential, be willing to strive for advancement, and be willing to relocate for eventual opportunities
  • Thorough understanding of general accounting (receivables/payables) systems and standards.
  • Good general understanding of cost accounting systems and standards.
  • Good math skills.
  • Strong communication skills for both internal and external customers.
  • Strong computer skills, emphasizing worksheet abilities. 
  • Strong planning and organization skills.
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