Corporate Staff Accountant

Accounting/Finance Des Plaines, Illinois



Corporate Staff Accountant

Brief Description: 

Are you passionate about Finances? Are you looking for an opportunity to make an impact in a global company? We need people like you to help us hire the best in the business and we're excited to have you join us in this significant role to ensure we continue to build a diverse and engaged workforce! Come be part of something special at CJ Logistics America!

Position Responsibilities

Our Accounting and Finance team is at the forefront shaping strategic decisions across the company. As a member of the team, the Corporate Corporate Staff Accountant is responsible for accuracy of a variety of financial records. The responsibilities include invoicing, maintaining leases, fixed assets and financial records of the company through analyzing balance sheets and general ledger accounts, as well as preparing reports. A successful Corporate Staff Accountant combines excellent analytical skills, problem-solving skills, knowledge of accounting principles, strong communication skills and attention to detail.

Because CJ Logistics loves collaboration and a team environment, this is not a remote position.  This role is located at our Corporate Office in Des Plaines, IL and requires that candidates can adhere to a hybrid work arrangement (3 days on site and 2 days remote).  Candidates must live within a commutable distance to the corporate office.    

Essential Duties & Responsibilities
  • Responsible for recording, monitoring, maintaining and reconciling company’s fixed assets and leases
  • Prepare supporting tax schedules for income and property tax returns
  • Complete monthly balance sheet account analysis and reconciliation ensuring reconciling items are resolved promptly
  • Work with Logistics Center personnel to validate data
  • Analyze and review data required for invoicing
  • Download data from various CJ systems into Excel
  • Maintain strong working relationships with internal Logistics Center personnel and external customers through solid written and communication skills
  • Issue, record and distribute invoices
  • Input invoices into JD Edwards for revenue posting
  • Participate in annual audit by updating preexisting schedules and completing analysis for ad-hoc requests
  • Participate in continuous improvement activities
Job Qualifications- Required
  • Bachelors Degree in Accounting
  • 2-3 years’ accounting experience
  • Skilled in Microsoft Excel, Access, and general ledger applications
  • ERP experience required and JD Edwards experience a plus
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Strong interactive and communication skills
  • Detail oriented with excellent organizational skills
  • Work effectively in team environment to enhance team efficiency
  • Ability to work under pressure and complete responsibilities within required deadlines
  • High energy, self-motivated with initiative
  • Results oriented
  • Receptive to change
  • Work effectively in team environment to enhance team efficiency

Pay, Benefits and More

  • Competitive compensation package
  • Full health insurance (medical, dental and vision), 401(k), Life insurance, tuition assistance, PTO and MORE!
  • Growing company with a performance record that continues to climb!
  • Opportunity to drive significant changes in Talent Acquisition with an ability to make an impact across the organization
  • Open-door work environment
  • High Performance culture with a focus on a growth mindset where continuous improvement is embraced
  • Opportunities for advancement!

CJ Logistics America About Statement: 

CJ Logistics America delivers integrated and multimodal logistics services, connecting every corner of the world via air, sea and land. As a lead logistics partner (LLP), third-party logistics provider (3PL) and supply chain consultant, we help customers leverage supply chain management as a competitive advantage, reducing total system costs, transforming business processes, improving service and facilitating growth and change. With a focus on social responsibility and sustainability through growth with customers and communities, we prioritize the wellbeing of the end consumer, our customers and our employees. CJ Logistics America is responsible for the North America region, specializing in solutions for regulated industries such as food and beverage, consumer-packaged goods, healthcare and medical supplies, and tire and automotive. 

CJ Logistics America is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We prohibit discrimination and or/harassment of any type, including but not limited to discrimination and or harassment based upon race, religion, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, pregnancy or relation medical conditions, childbirth, breastfeeding, parental status, veteran and/or military statue, disability (physical or mental) medical condition, genetic information or characteristics, political affiliation, domestic violence survivor status, marital status, or other characteristics prohibited by federal, state, or local law. Additionally, CJ Logistics America participates in the E-Verify program in certain locations. 

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.