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Staff Accountant

Chicago, IL · Accounting/Finance · 75000
  • Salary in the $65-75,000 range
  • Comprehensive Benefit and Retirement Programs. 
  • Hybrid – 3 Days Onsite, 2 Days Remote with Tuesday’s in office. 
  • Candidate must be local to the Chicagoland area.
  • Must have Financial Services Industry experience, preferably at an FCM.
  • Must be US Citizen or Green Card, COVID-19 vaccinated.  No sponsorship.  No relocation.

The Staff Accountant will be responsible for providing management and introducing brokers to financial information by researching and analyzing accounts, posting journal entries, and preparing financial reports.  Additionally, the staff accountant will be responsible for the review of general ledger data and the preparation of reconciliations.

What You’ll Do:

  • Prepare and distribute monthly commission reports to introduce brokers
  • Prepare and record cost allocations for introducing brokers and their customers
  • Manage broker requests related to commissions in an accurate and timely manner
  • Prepare daily net capital computation, investigate inconsistencies and variances
  • Produce daily reports as required
  • Perform daily and monthly general ledger account reconciliations
  • Prepare month-end close journal entries
  • Seek opportunities to automate the accounting and reporting processes
  • Cross-train with and backup other accounting staff
  • Assist with 1099 reporting and other financial issues



Who Will Be a Great Fit for this Position? 

  • Must have financial services industry experience
  • Must be able to do account reconciliations and put in process/procedures documentation
  • Strong proficiency with Microsoft Office applications; advanced Microsoft Excel skills preferred
  • Critical thinker with strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong organizational skills and high attention to detail
  • Ability to prioritize duties and meet deadlines
  • Demonstrate an understanding of basic accounting processes, procedures and GAAP
  • Experience in PeopleSoft accounting software
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance

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Thank you,

Brian Hughes
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