Entry-level Staff Accountant
Phoenix International Freight Services, Ltd. - Wood Dale, IL

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POSITION SUMMARY

As staff accountant, he/she will be directly responsible for the accounting and monthly closing of assigned PHX domestic branches, as well as be the first point of contact for all general and administrative questions from those branches. He/She will be also responsible for assigned balance sheet account reconciliations.

SUMMARY OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Main Tasks:
Close Process

Ensure the accuracy of work product

Work with supervisor and senior staff to meet closing deadline of monthly books on assigned branches within 30 days and provide all additional reports needed for P&L package

Answer all questions from assigned branches regarding P&Ls and G&As

Meet deadline of G&As for corporate branches and prepare corporate allocation

Treasury

Assist in daily/monthly reconciliation of cash accounts

Assist with tracking of cash forecasting data

Monitor activity of cash accounts

Balance Sheet Reconciliations

Prepare or update assigned balance sheet reconciliations

Ensure balance sheet reconciliations are done on a timely basis (by end of week following close)

Ensure accuracy of balance sheet reconciliations

Audit

Work with supervisor to prepare PBC documents for auditors

Work with auditors during field work as required

Answer questions and fulfill requests from auditors

Tax

Assist in the completion of monthly sales and use taxes

Assist in the completion of various state and local taxes

Periodic Tasks:
Answer all questions from management regarding assigned branches' P&Ls, G&As, taxes, and balance sheet

Occasional Tasks:
Continually review process and work product to make improvements when possible

Special projects and all other tasks as assigned

Performance Indicators:
Quality and value-added nature of work product

Meeting of project deadlines

Meeting of set goals

Customer feedback (internal / external)

WORK EXPERIENCE AND BACKGROUND REQUIREMENTS

One year experience in accounting field

Knowledge and understanding of international freight-forwarding a plus

Written and verbal communication

Organizational and priority-setting skills

Math proficiency

Computer MS Office Suite knowledge (Excel, Word and Outlook)

EDUCATION AND TRAINING REQUIREMENTS (Certifications, Licenses, etc.)

BS or BA degree in Accounting required