Sr Staff Accountant

Accounting Chicago, Illinois



Job Description Form


Job Title: Sr. Staff Accountant


Division/Department:  Finance/Accounting

Reports to: BU Controller


Date: 01/06/2022

Classification: Exempt


Purpose of the Job:

The Sr. Staff Accountant position is responsible for maintaining general ledger, account reconciliations, variance analyses, validating sales compensation plans and related special projects. An important aspect of the role will be to analyze customer profitability.  This includes analysis of vendor and customer programs including but not limited to rebates and other costs of sales. 



Essential Functions:

  • Account Reconciliations
  • Regulate policies and procedures in accordance with GAAP
  • Ensure accuracy in general ledger and financial statements
  • Variance Analysis
  • Month end close process
  • Work 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
  • Assist with ad hoc projects and reporting as needed
  • Manage customer and vendor rebates
  • Perform additional accounting functions and analysis as needed to support business



Qualifications to Meet Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration or related field
  • 2+ years of experience in Finance/Accounting, Operations or Incentive Compensation
  • Advanced Microsoft Office skills 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 strong organizational skills


This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all requirements and responsibilities and as such, is subject to change without notice based on the needs of the business and/or department.