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Senior Accountant

Stericycle | Bannockburn IL 60015 USA | Full Time | Posted: 07/31/2020

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Position Purpose:

This position is responsible for timely and accurate month-end execution of the Financial Statement Closing Process (FSCP) which may include the monthly closing and reporting of the books and records, related account reconciliations, cost accruals, analysis of financial statement variances to forecast and budget and general compliance with US GAAP and Stericycle Accounting Policies as well as other tasks as directed by leadership. This position will be responsible for the accounting and close activities for mainly US Stericycle entities and could extend to other Stericycle entities.

Areas of focus / emphasis may include:

  • Account to Report (ATR)
  • Certain Order to Cash (OTC) areas
  • Certain (STP) Source to Pay areas
  • Certain Hire to Retire (HTR) areas
Key Job Activities:

Compilation of critical inputs into ATR processes for Stericycle North American entities / locations ensuring that all information provided by the entity (IPE) has adequately designed source data, parameters and report logic controls and that those controls are effectively operating.

Responsible for the review of account reconciliations for North American entities. Tracking the status of open reconciling items including following up and engaging in a collaborative manner with cross-functional involvement making sure they are resolved in the time prescribed by company policies.

Monitors that there is adequately designed and effectively operating Financial Statement Close Process (FSCP) standard work for all tasks critical to the FSCP closing process. Makes recommendations to continiously improve the Financial Statement Close Process (FSCP) standard work for all tasks critical to the FSCP closing process.

Ensures that the team is preparing and maintaining adequate, accurate and complete management reports that help Stericycle's functional leaders make insightful business decisions.

Involved with compiling externally facing reporting and the support for the quarterly and annual deliverables for our external auditors ensuring that all IPE has source, parameters and report logic controls that are adequately designed and effectively operating.

Accountable for help in developing the team around him/her in technical skills and soft skills needed to progress through the organization. Advocates for each team member such that they progress their career within Stericycle.

Ensures adherance with all applicable US GAAP guidance and internal Stericycle Accounting Policies and related internal control standards.

Identifies and remediates internal control deficiencies in the areas/processes assigned.

Reviews monthly journal entries with adequate support. Reviews analyses on accounts assigned.

Education: Bachelors in Accounting
Required Education: in Bachelors or Masters
Required Years of Experience: 5-7
Experience Required:

• Bachelor's Degree in Finance/Accounting, demonstrating a good understanding of GAAP, Audit processes (internal / external) month-end closing process, general ledger accounts, and financial statement formats

• Certified Public Accountant designation

• At least 3 years of public accounting experience in audit with exposure to clients with a single instance of an ERP (i.e. SAP) or at least 5 years industry experience in general accounting using a single instance of an ERP with at least 3 of those years having had exposure to external audit.

• Experience sorting through large data sets

• Advanced Microsoft Excel skills

• Experience as a top contributor on high performing teams

Highly desirable:

• Working knowledge of continuous improvement philosophies (Lean/Six Sigma) in a practical work setting

• Prior experience documenting performance of or designing IPE controls and MRC activities

• Prior SAP experience

• Willing to create new solutions in a changing environment

• Understands flexibility required during period of corporate change

Certifications and/or Licenses:
Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

The above description is meant to provide a summary of the nature and level of work being performed; it should not be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and requirements of the job or person. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise. Stericycle will consider requests for workplace accommodations for protected physical or mental limitations in accordance with its human resources policies and local laws.To the extent permissible under local law, and consistent with business necessity, Stericycle reserves the right to modify the content formally or informally, either verbally or in writing, at any time with or without advance notice.

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Location Bannockburn, IL, 60015, United States
Categories Banking/Investment

Location Maptop

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