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Senior Accountant

Job ID: BH343792

Category: Senior Accountant

Specialty: Accounting & Finance

Senior Accountant

Direct Hire
Commutable to Chicago, Deerfield, Western Springs
Open to a hybrid role
$250mm staffing and consulting firm
Team of 10 growing to 15
Interview with current controller (being elevated) and then CFO

Preferred: Someone out of a professional services environment with an understanding of corporate taxes

Major Duties & Responsibilities

  • Ensure compliance with payroll tax reporting and reporting
  • Registration of employment tax authorizations
  • Monthly filing of various tax types including but not limited to Sales & Use Tax, State Gross Receipt Tax, State Excise Tax, etc.
  • Maintenance and support of both private and statutory workers compensation
  • Support the Corporate Controller with all month-end and year-end close responsibilities
  • Reconcile general ledger accounts and post month-end journal entries
  • Analyze financial statements and provide commentary on variances and discrepancies
  • Reconcile client billings to consultant payroll
  • Review foreign exchange rate conversions and reconcile FX adjustments
  • Reconcile bank statements and analyzing trends in treasury activities
  • Assist in the company’s migration to WorkDay ERP
  • Identify and implement best practices and more efficient processes to streamline all aspects of the company’s finance and accounting systems
  • Review accounts receivable and provide analysis and recommendations to improve cashflow
  • Assist back office team when necessary with client billings based upon various and unique invoicing requirements
  • Maintain existing databases and excel spreadsheets; create new spreadsheets and comparable documents as necessary
  • Other various projects and special assignments from the Chief Financial Officer and the Corporate Controller


Skills & Abilities

  • Solid experience and understanding of general accounting (primarily accounts receivable / billings and payroll)
  • Staffing / consulting industry experience (or comparable service-based business) is a plus
  • Strong organization and time management skills
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision in a fast-paced environment
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task, prioritize workload, learn quickly, and maintain sensitivity to confidential nature of projects
  • Highly effective communicate skills with a positive attitude
  • Above average computer skills and speed to accommodate high volume of activity
  • Highly fluent in Microsoft Office (specifically Excel)
  • Proven track record of following through on issues to timely resolution
  • Superior customer service skills and organizational ability
  • Must have strong work ethic and professional attitude
  • Resides within a close proximity to Deerfield, IL or Western Springs, IL (20 mile radius)


Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree required; Finance or Accounting preferred
  • 5+ years of related corporate accounting experience
  • Experience working in a professional services industry a strong plus



The Planet Group of Companies is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

Type: Direct

Location: Deerfield,