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CME Group is the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace. But who we are goes deeper than that. Here, you can impact markets worldwide. Transform industries. And build a career shaping tomorrow. We invest in your success and you own it, all while working alongside a team of leading experts who inspire you in ways big and small. Joining our company gives you the opportunity to make a difference in global financial markets every day, whether you work on our industry-leading technology and risk management services, our benchmark products or in a corporate services area that helps us serve our customers better. We're small enough for you and your contributions to be known. But big enough for your ideas to make an impact. The pace is dynamic, the work is unlike any other firm in the business, and the possibilities are endless. Problem solvers, difference makers, trailblazers. Those are our people. And we're looking for more.

To learn more about what a career at CME Group can offer you, visit us at www.wherefuturesaremade.com .

The primary role of the Corporate Accounting group is to prepare and analyze the consolidated financial statements for domestic and foreign entities. Corporate Accounting also assists the Financial Reporting team in the preparation of the quarterly and annual reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Corporate Accounting group is also responsible for ensuring local statutory requirements are adhered to in our international locations.

Principal Accountabilities:

* Deliver timely and accurate SEC reports each quarter while attaining the highest possible level of disclosure quality as well as compliance with the CME Group's documentation and Sarbanes-Oxley standards.
* Ensure completion of special projects as they are assigned by Management. Projects may include leading the integration of acquired companies, both foreign and domestic, as applicable, process improvements, evaluation and/or assistance with the implementation of new software tools, or other ad-hoc requests.
* Ensure that audit requests for intl, benefit plan, & non-profit audits are prepared accurately & provided on a timely basis. Serve as the accounting liaison for non-profit liaisons in addressing their accounting needs & providing them w/ the monthly financial package for their respective non-profit entities. Ensure that assigned govt filings are accurate & are completed on a timely basis. Work closely w/ intl auditors to coordinate requests & ensure completion of audited financial statements.
* Participate and be actively engaged in quarterly MT certifications. Ensure that adequate preparation is done outside of critical time periods. Provide reporting package to meeting participants at least 24 hours in advance of the scheduled meeting time.
* Provide leadership and mentoring of the Accounting Department interns. Coordinate and determine daily workload of the intern to ensure that resources are being effectively and efficiently utilized to accomplish the highest priority projects across the department.
* Accurately prepare well-documented journal entries and account reconciliations as assigned for month-end / quarter-end within the established close deadline. Adequately review journal entries or reconciliations pertaining to the current month-end before the start of the next month-end. Ensure that journal entries and account reconciliations are properly supported.
* Troubleshoot Workday issues, make recommendations for resolution and/or optimization, test upgrades or new releases.


* B.A. or B.S. in Accounting.
* 3+ years of work experience in public accounting or industry (financial services industry experience (exchange, brokerage, trading firm, commercial banking or private equity) is a plus)
* Proficiency in Excel, PowerPoint and Word. Workday experience is a plus
* MBA or Masters in Accounting or working toward preferred

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