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Sr. Staff Accountant (Contract)

Job title: Sr. Staff Accountant (Contract)
Contract type: Freelance
Location: Chicago
Discipline: Marketing
Remote: Yes
Salary: 45-50/hour
Reference: 444287
Contact name: Hannah Sweet

Job description

Our client, a leader in the beauty and Retail space, is looking for a Sr. Staff Accountant to their team on a 7 month contract basis with potential to extend; remote through December 2023. 

Overview: Looking for a Sr. Staff Accountant to support Sr. Mgr, IT Services. The Senior Staff Accountant will be responsible for daily supervision of a team of four Staff Accountants that reconcile invoices for the IT department.


  • Review the work of four Staff Accountants that review and reconcile IT invoices based on hours entered in PPM tool (Planview).
  • Review and resolve complex reconciliation issues that are escalated by the Staff Accountants.
  • Ensure that invoice coding complies with accounting policy (Capital vs. Expense).
  • Review contracts and SOWs for pertinent details. 
  • Work with vendors to monitor aging items and to ensure invoices are paid in a timely manner.
  • Respond to inquiries from internal partners regarding the status of invoice payments.
  • Work collaboratively with Project Management Team. 
  • Assist with internal and external audit requests.
  • Help ensure compliance with internal control policies and procedures.


  • BS degree in Accounting or Finance and CPA a plus.
  •  3-5 years of accounting or relevant experience.
    Preferred Qualifications
  • Solid analytical skills and technical accounting knowledge.
  • Understanding of financial processes and internal controls.
  • Ability to meet deadlines and work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Good communication, writing, and interpersonal skills.
  • Able to work independently, as well as with a group.
  • Dedicated and detail oriented.
  • Self-starter with willingness to work hands-on.
  • Proficient in Excel and Word, SAP or Ariba knowledge is a plus.
  • Planview experience is a plus.
If you are interested in and qualified for the opportunity, please forward your resume today!
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