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Financial Support Associate

North Chicago, IL 60064

Post Date: 02/17/18 Job ID: 42681 Industry: Financial Analyst

HireLevel powered by Extra Help is seeking a Financial Support Specialist for our client located in North Chicago, Illinois.

Job Title: Financial Support Specialist

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

Location: Abbott Park, 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 5 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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