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Robert Half Accountant - Entry Level in Chicago, Illinois

Description To be successful at this Accountant position, you should be someone who creates spreadsheets in your sleep, be looking to find your place in the accounting field. Robert Half has an exciting opportunity for an entry-level Accountant with a highly successful organization. If you are able to review financial statements with a heavy data entry component, you might be right for this position. Are you interested in spreadsheet creation and manipulation? You might be a fit for this entry-level position! Based in Chicago, Illinois, this entry-level Accountant job is a long-term contract / temporary to hire opportunity.

Your responsibilities in this role

  • Facilitating full cycle Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable processes

  • Data entry

  • Prepare journal entries monthly

  • Investigating and fixing account discrepancies

  • Making sure that accounts contained in the general ledger are correct

  • Aiding in audit fieldwork for both operational and financial audits

  • Performing other related duties and participating in special projects as assigned Requirements - At minimum, 1 year of relevant accounting experience

  • Preferred education is an AA or BS/BA degree in Accounting, Finance, or Business

  • Foundational knowledge in Corporate Treasury

  • Treasury experience

  • Solid understanding of cash forecasting

  • Cash management experience

  • Strong familiarity with Foreign Currency

  • Great attention to detail

  • Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Excel (PivotTables, vlookups) is preferred

  • Eagerness to work independently as well as part of a team with flexibility and willingness to learn and take initiative on variety of tasks and projects

  • Excellent written, verbal and social communication skills highly desired

  • Data entry, document management, file creation and previous records experience required

Robert Half is the world’s first and largest specialized talent solutions firm that connects highly qualified job seekers to opportunities at great companies. We offer contract, temporary and permanent placement solutions for finance and accounting, technology, marketing and creative, legal, and administrative and customer support roles.

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All applicants applying for U.S. job openings must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Benefits are available to contract/temporary professionals, including medical, vision, dental, and life and disability insurance. Hired contract/temporary professionals are also eligible to enroll in our company 401(k) plan. Visit for more information.

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