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JOB OPENING: Senior Staff Accountant


CLOSED: We are no longer accepting applications for this position.

The Chicago Sun-Times is looking for an enthusiastic Senior Staff Accountant with excellent attention to detail to join the accounting team.

RESPONSIBILITIES

General Accounting Support

  • Tag and monitor fixed assets, including monthly depreciation entries
  • Review general ledger coding of invoices
  • Prepare monthly aged receivable and payables report
  • Prepare and record daily and monthly journal entries
  • Prepare a monthly reconciliation of bank accounts and other general ledger accounts
  • Maintain petty cash fund
  • Assemble information for external auditors for the annual audit
  • Maintain an orderly accounting filing system
  • Assist in preparation of the annual departmental budgets
  • Calculate variances from the budget and report significant issues to management
  • Provide administrative support to management as requested
  • Maintain and review expense reimbursements

Desired Skills

  • Experience using cloud-based Oracle software
  • Demonstrated budgeting, time management and organizational skills
  • Experience establishing systems for tracking spending and monitoring contracts
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communications
  • Able to troubleshoot and research solutions to problems
  • Ability to manage projects in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or business administration
  • Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles

This is a non-union (exempt) position. Sun-Times Media Productions LLC does not discriminate in its employment decisions on the basis on race, sex, sexual orientation, gender, color, religion, age, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, citizenship or national origin, and military membership or veteran status, or on any other basis which would be in violation of any applicable federal, state or local law.