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Employment Type:
Full time
Posted:
6/8/2018
Job Category:
Accounting
Junior Staff Accountant
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Job Description

At First Chicago Insurance Company, our employees are our biggest asset! It is our mission to attract and retain intelligent, motivated, ethical employees who strive for excellence and growth, and to keep those employees happy and engaged. We provide the tools and the support our employees need to grow both professionally and personally. We encourage self-improvement and celebrate success by rewarding ideas and results. We realize the strength of teamwork and its ability to join individuals together and push and pull each other, with a synergy that can only be found in groups of good people sharing ideas. Join in on the excitement and become part of our thriving organization!

We are seeking a Junior Staff Accountant for our growing insurance company located just one mile south of Midway Airport!

The Junior Staff Accountant will: prepare and process AP invoices; assist in the month-end process and the filing of statutory financial statements and other regulatory reporting; reconcile various accounts to the general ledger; assist in the preparation of financial and state audits; and own the Unclaimed Property and 1099 verification process and filing requirements.

The Junior Staff Accountant will have the following duties and responsibilities:

* Code and process AP invoices and ensure all have proper approvals prior to payment
* Prepare weekly and monthly A/P payments
* Reconcile general ledger accounts on a monthly basis
* Prepare month end reports for management
* Assist with the month end close process, reporting and reconciliations
* Assist with the statutory financial statement filing and other reporting requirements
* Assist the Staff Accountant in preparing for our annual financial audit
* Assist in the Preparation of reports and gather sample documentation for the audit
* Assist as needed in responding to audit requests
* Unclaimed Property
* Oversee the process for stale dated checks and annual filing
* 1099-Misc Vendor File
* Oversee the 1099-Misc vendor maintenance and annual filing
* Assist with other projects as needed

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

* Minimum two years accounting experience, insurance industry preferred
* Strong organizational and communication skills
* Detailed oriented
* Proficiency with Excel, Word, Accounting Systems (Sage100/MAS200)
* Associate's degree in accounting