Staff Accountant

Finance Chicago, Illinois


Position at Havas


  • Perform entire month-end close function for multiple business units by deadlines provided by HQ. This includes journal entries, running financial statements, & reporting final financial statements to HQ in the operating and reporting systems.
  • Reconcile all balance sheet accounts monthly, identifying and reporting issues.
  • Reconcile ledgers to sub-ledgers monthly (AR, AP, WIP, NBV, etc.).
  • Responsible for monthly state & local sales tax preparation.
  • Serve as backup for AP workflow processing in operating system.
  • Ensure monthly payroll uploads are correct.
  • Prepares monthly P&L account detail analysis.
  • Prepares billing between agencies as needed.
  • Assist other team members as needed to achieve monthly deadlines.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Critical Skills:

  • Efficient, detail-oriented, highly organized.
  • Multi-task, time management skills.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Excel
  • Critical thinking skills to be able to dig into data.
  • Good communication skills for both internal and external communications.
  • Works well collaboratively as well as independently.
  • Eager and willing to learn.
  • Will protect organization’s data and information and will kept it confidential.

Characteristics and Qualifications:

  • Requires at least 1 year experience with general ledger duties.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance.
  • Demonstrates problem-solving skills, initiative, and consistently adds value.
  • Commands and fosters an environment of respect and trust.
  • Demonstrates adaptability and flexibility.
  • Embodies Havas’ values.