Accounting Associate in Chicago, IL at CRS Group

Date Posted: 11/5/2019

Job Snapshot

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  • Location:
    Chicago, IL
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Job Description

Overview: The CRS Group is currently looking for an Accounting Associate for one of our clients in the Oak Brook area. The CRS Group is a nationwide Staffing Firm who works primarily with Fortune 500 and Fortune 1000 corporations.
Job Description:
The Project and Fixed Asset Accounting Team within Global Business Services processes real estate transactions for over 15,000 Restaurants in the U.S. and Canada.  The team helps account for and manages over $10 billion in fixed assets and is responsible for the majority of accounting functions related to construction projects and real estate activities.  Key customers include U.S. and Canada Restaurant Development and Finance teams. 
The REF Project Accountant position is responsible for supporting and monitoring construction and fixed asset activity.  This includes reviewing construction projects and validating that transactions are accounted for properly on the general ledger and the fixed asset subledger.  The role also involves reviewing real estate transactions for condemnations and asset retirements, as well as coordinating month-end close duties and reviewing of monthly Income Statement and Balance Sheet accounts, while providing customer service to the market Restaurant Development and Finance teams.
Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Obtains and maintains a thorough understanding of project accounting concepts.
  • Assists and supports in providing Balance Sheet and Income Statement financial information.
  • Performs monthly account reconciliations and fixed asset exception reporting.
  • Collaborates with internal and external customers providing superior customer service.
  • Ensures all documentation retained is SOX compliant.
  • Supports all accounting functions related to project accounting and fixed assets.
  • Participates in audit activities by providing documents requested.
  • Research and provide answers to customer inquiries.
  • Ensuring accounting functions are completed by designated completion dates.

  • B.S. degree required (concentration in Accounting/Finance preferred)
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with attention to detail
  • Ability to multitask with tight deadlines
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong Customer Service Orientation
  • Fixed Asset knowledge
  • Ability to work with staff across different levels throughout both the U.S. and Canadian market
  • Flexibility for a changing environment
  • Continuous Improvement Mindset
  • Ability to anticipate challenges while taking a proactive approach to duties and tasks throughout the month
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and an ERP system preferred

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Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or genetic information.