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Financial Support Specialist

Abbott Park, IL

Post Date: 08/22/17 Job ID: 41508 Industry: Financial Analyst

HireLevel powered by Extra Help is seeking a Financial Support Specialist for our client located in Lake County, IL.

Job Title: Financial Support Specialist

Job Category: Full-time, Short-term contract

Hours: Monday through Friday; 8am to 5pm.

Location: Lake County, IL

Similar Positions: Finance, Accounts Payable, Invoicing, Accounting

Responsibilities of the Financial Support Specialist:
  • Provide guidance to Shared Service Third Party Accounting colleagues
  • Review and approve Third Party Shared Service Accounting journal entries and balance sheet reconciliations and complete the monthly financial close process.
  • Review and assist in maintenance of Third Party Shared Service Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs.) Provides on the job training (OJT) as necessary for new Shared Service Third Party activities.
  • Maintain Standard Operating Procedures for Hub activities. Completes OJT as necessary for new activities.
  • Analyze assigned accounts and prepare appropriate analysis to support journal entries and balance sheet reconciliations.
  • Successfully navigate SAP to view documents and account balances, run reports, analyze purchase orders invoices, and utilize SAP data for analytics.
  • Efficiently complete Microsoft Excel spreadsheets including pivot tables, vlookups, conditional formatting, and analysis of data.
  • Complete analysis in SAP/SRM of third party service provider accruals and prepaids.
  • Prepare journal entries and account reconciliations based on analysis.
  • Liaise with FP&A, HQFO, and other Americas Hub team members to execute the financial close, provide guidance, and work together to improve processes.
  • Ensure compliance with internal controls and provide support for SOX and Internal Audit.
  • Ensure compliance with policies and procedures including CFMs.

Job Requirements of the Financial Support Specialist:
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in accounting or financial analyst
  • Focus on cost accounting and financial reporting
  • Bachelors degree in Accounting or Finance
  • CPA/CMA/MBA certification a plus
  • Able to travel as required to complete OJT when needed.
  • Ability to work overtime as needed

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