Accounting Consultant-CPA

Chicago, IL | Job ID: 61395

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Job Description

We have partnered with a growth-focused service giant here in Chicago who is looking for an experienced Accounting Consultant-CPA to assist the team through a major business transformation. 

The Accounting Consultant-CPA will lead the Accounting and Finance team and monitor all accounting operations within the company. This position will report directly to the Controller. The ideal candidate is a polished CPA with excellent leadership skills and the attention to detail necessary to ensure accurate reporting in all areas. 

Accounting Consultant-CPA Responsibilities 

  • General Accounting Support 

  • Manage general ledger, perform month-end and year-end closing procedures, and ensure compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles 

  • Prepare monthly and annual financial statements 

  • Orchestrate all audit activities including preparation 

  • Assist with preparation of corporate budget and individual department budgets 

  • Perform detailed analysis on financial reports and budgets to understand variances 

  • Assist with preparing documents and reports and interpreting financial information for C-Suite executives and Board Members 

  • Develop and document business processes, accounting policies, and standard operating procedures to maintain and strengthen internal controls and streamline processes 

  • Ensure compliance with all federal, state, and local regulations 

  • Conduct monthly and quarterly account reconciliations to ensure accurate reporting and general ledger maintenance 

  • Provide administrative support to senior management as requested 

  • Manage the bi-weekly payroll process 

  • Assign and delegate projects and direct staff on daily, monthly and year-end duties 

Accounting Consultant-CPA Qualifications 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or related field 

  • Active CPA 

  • 5+ years of big 4 or public accounting experience 

  • Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles 

  • Advanced level knowledge of Excel and other Microsoft Office Suite products 

  • Experience using ERP software systems 

  • Experience in supervising the payroll function 

  • Ability to troubleshoot and research solutions to problems 

  • Ability to manage projects in a fast-paced environment 

  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills 

Thank you for your time and consideration for this Accounting Consultant - CPA. We look forward to receiving your resume!  


Thank you, 

Ali Altmann

Senior Project Manager 

LaSalle Network 


Keywords: cpa , accountant , accounting , finance , leadership ,  

LaSalle Network is the leading provider of professional staffing and recruiting services. Specializing in technology, accounting and finance, administrative, call center, human resources, marketing, and executive search, LaSalle serves companies of all sizes and across all industries. Since inception in 1998, LaSalle Network has served over 2,500 clients and placed thousands of candidates in temporary, temporary to permanent and permanent positions.   

LaSalle Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer m/f/d/v.