Staff Accountant

$70,000 - $80,000 yearly
Job Category: Accounting & Finance
Position Type: Direct Hire / Permanent
Work Model: Hybrid
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Job ID: 140110
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Our client is a booming company in the hospitality sector with a 25-year history of success and innovation. Over the past two years, they have achieved over 40% growth and are on track to continue this positive trajectory. They are seeking a dedicated and detail-oriented Staff Accountant to join their corporate accounting team. This role has opened due to an internal promotion, reflecting their commitment to career development and internal growth.

The Staff Accountant will play a crucial role on the corporate accounting team, providing financial support to two of our client’s key locations. This position offers an excellent opportunity to work in a dynamic environment with high visibility to leadership, comprehensive training and a supportive atmosphere that encourages process improvement. This role will be hybrid in the office 3 days/week (Tuesday-Thursday) and is budgeted for $70,000-80,000 annual base salary.

Staff Accountant Responsibilities:
  • Participate in the monthly close process, including posting journal entries and performing reconciliations for balance sheet accounts
  • Prepare and analyze financial statements, ensuring accuracy and compliance with company policies and accounting standards
  • Conduct variance analysis to identify trends, discrepancies and opportunities for financial improvement
  • Collaborate with auditors during internal and external audits to provide necessary documentation and explanations
  • File sales and use tax returns in compliance with state and local regulations
  • Engage in ad hoc projects as assigned, contributing to the continuous improvement and innovation within the accounting department
  • Support and interact with the leadership team, providing insights and recommendations based on financial data

Staff Accountant Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting
  • 2+ years of experience in public accounting or corporate accounting
  • Solid understanding of the balance sheet and general accounting principles
  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Excel using functions such as formulas, LOOKUPs, pivot tables and charts
  • Experience with sales and use tax filings is a plus
  • Excellent analytical, organizational and problem-solving skills
  • Self-motivated with a proactive approach to work and a willingness to learn and grow within the role

If you are looking to be part of an innovative and supportive team that values your contributions and supports your growth, apply to the Staff Accountant position today!

Thank you,

Anastasia Athas
Associate Principal, Accounting & Finance
LaSalle Network

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

LaSalle Network is the leading provider of direct hire and temporary staffing services. For over two decades, LaSalle has helped organizations hire faster and connect top talent with opportunities, from entry-level positions to the C-suite. With units specializing in Accounting and Finance, Administrative, Marketing, Technology, Supply chain, Healthcare Revenue Cycle, Call Center, Human Resources and Executive Search. LaSalle offers staffing and recruiting solutions to companies of all sizes and across all industries. LaSalle Network is the premier staffing and recruiting firm, earning over 100 culture, revenue and industry-based awards from major publications and having its company experts regularly contribute insights on retention strategies, hiring trends and hiring challenges, and more to national news outlets.