Senior Staff Accountant

Accounting Chicago, Illinois


Senior Staff Accountant

Chicago, IL (hybrid)


We are seeking a highly motivated Senior Staff Accountant to join our Finance team at GCG (Genuine Cable Group). If you’re a collaborative, communicative accounting professional with the initiative and drive to work in a versatile, growing environment, then we want you to join us.


In this role, you will maintain the general ledger, perform account reconciliations and variance analyses, validate sales compensation plans, and work on related special projects. You will also analyze customer profitability, including evaluating vendor and customer programs including but not limited to rebates and other costs of sales.


About Us

GCG is a leading North American distributor of wire, cable and connectivity solutions. GCG has ten premier brands; SeacoastCobra Wire & CableElectro WireConnect-AirCPS BroadbandEmpire, Fourstar, C&E Advanced Technologies, Advanced Controls & Distribution, and most recently Allied Wire & Cable.  At GCG We Make Connections Possible!


What You'll Do

  • Perform account reconciliations, variance analyses, and month-end close processes
  • Ensure accuracy in general ledger and financial statements
  • Collaborate with leadership to develop and manage commission and incentive plans
  • Calculate monthly and quarterly commission payments based on actual sales and operating results
  • Prepare and distribute scorecards monthly and quarterly
  • Establish and maintain operational relationships to ensure current and future expenses are captured and clearly explained based on business segments/regions
  • Assist with ad hoc projects and reporting as needed
  • Perform additional accounting functions and analysis as needed to support the business


What You'll Bring

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, business administration, or related field
  • 7+ years of experience in Finance/Accounting, Operations, or Incentive Compensation
  • Experience with small and large industrial commercial business
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (e.g., Word, PowerPoint, Excel) to create calculations, charts, and graphs
  • Ability to work under pressure and regularly prioritize tasks
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Attention to detail and exceptional organizational skills
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality, and exercise sound independent judgment
  • Demonstrated ability to negotiate satisfactory business resolutions

Genuine Cable Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.


These duties and responsibilities are judged to be "essential functions" in terms of the Americans With Disabilities Act, or ADA. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by a person in this position. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties that may be performed by such a person.