Staff Accountant

Accounting Chicago, Illinois


As GCG’s Staff Accountant, you will leverage your finance and accounting expertise to analyze company and customer profitability by conducting variance analyses, account reconciliations, and maintenance of the general ledger.  You will work closely with other members of the accounting team in conducting analyses of inventory transactions and sales reports. Additionally, you will work with the Business Unit Controller and other members of the Finance team on validation of sales compensation plans and other ad hoc projects as needed.

What you’ll do

  • Regulate policies and procedures in accordance with GAAP
  • Ensure accuracy of general ledger and financial statements
  • Reconcile inventory and accounts, perform variance analyses, and execute assigned month end close duties
  • Perform frequent analysis of inventory transactions, specifically inventory adjustments, cycle counts, and scrap
  • Develop understanding of and assist with the Daily Sales process
  • Perform additional accounting functions and analysis as needed to support the business

What you’ll bring

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or Business Administration
  • 5+ years of experience in Finance/Accounting; previous experience within a manufacturing or distribution environment strongly preferred
  • Previous experience working with an ERP system required, previous Oracle experience a plus
  • Demonstrated, advanced proficiency with MS Office Suite specifically Microsoft Excel, creating calculations and data visualizations
  • Ability to work under pressure and regularly prioritize tasks
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Attention to detail and strong organizational skills

What we offer

  • Competitive annual salary
  • Robust and affordable benefits options, including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short and long-term disability insurance, and more
  • PTO plan with company paid holidays (7)
  • 401K with employer contribution
  • An employee-centric company that values and truly appreciates our most important asset: You!

About Genuine Cable Group (GCG)

At GCG, We Make Connections Possible!  We are a market-leading, value-added distributor of wire and cable-based connectivity and industrial automation solutions.  We proudly serve the industrial OEM, factory automation, communications, and building technology markets.  We have positioned ourselves as a strategic partner to our customers and vendors as we steadily grow to a billion-dollar organization!

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.