Senior Accountant
Chicago, IL 
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Senior Accountant

At IRI, we deliver growth to clients based on big data-our predictive analytics and forward-thinking insights help CPG, OTC, health care, retailers, and media companies remain relentlessly relevant, capture marketing share, connect with consumers, and deliver market-leading growth. The convergence of our proprietary, on-demand cloud-based technology and our client-focused colleagues leads to a seismic shift in drivers of success in all industries.

For IRI colleagues, we focus on the moments that matter. From meaningful work and impact to continuous improvement we challenge ourselves to grow both professionally and personally. You'll feel a true sense of connection and purpose in your work and will craft the direction of your career in a highly personalized way. No matter the department you join, you'll find yourself constantly growing and developing the skills of the future to deliver client growth. We believe in the undeniable strength that diverse people, culture, thought, and skill brings to our business, our clients, our people, and our communities. We are committed to nurturing a dynamic culture that embraces and celebrates growth, feedback, recognition, flexibility, belonging, and wellbeing for all.

What will I be doing?

IRI is currently looking for a Senior Staff Accountant to join the team. In this role, you will be responsible for supporting the day-to-day accounting operations for various domestic and international responsibilities while maintaining and reporting accurate and timely financial information and ensuring appropriate controls and compliance processes are followed.

The position reports directly to the Corporate Director of Accounting.

Job Responsibilities

  • Assisting in completing the monthly financial accounting close process
  • Supporting external financial reporting including MD&A and related supporting documents
  • Ensuring Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) compliance
  • performing accounting research and documenting related position memorandums, supporting internal management reporting
  • Performing balance sheet and income statement financial analyses, reviewing/analyzing profit & Loss statements for assigned divisions/roll-up functions
  • Completing balance sheet account reconciliations, supporting annual financial audits, proactively taking on special projects/ad hoc analyses, and performing other assigned tasks and responsibilities
  • Performs accounting research to ensure proper accounting and reporting treatment, and prepares accounting memos to document the application of accounting standards or significant accounting processes
  • Supports financial reporting including MD&A and supporting documents
  • Performs variance analyses by reviewing the balance sheet and income statements for significant, unusual, or unexpected variances, and researches variances to identify root causes
  • Assists in completing the monthly close process while ensuring that all accounting entries for assigned areas are timely, accurate, and comply with GAAP
  • Ensures international monthly results are reconciled, reviewed, and have appropriate supporting documentation
  • Performs monthly consolidation accounting and document supporting schedules
  • Supports the annual financial audit and prepares work papers for external auditors
  • Supports the budget process by partnering with Finance to incorporate their guidance and numbers into the budget's preparation for the upcoming year

Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting from an accredited university, CPA certification preferred
  • 3 - 5 years of financial accounting experience, preferably in the technology and service industries
  • Advanced skills with Microsoft Excel and proficient with other Microsoft Office Suite applications
  • In-depth working knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and internal controls
  • Previous experience with Workday Adaptive Insights a plus
  • Oracle Financials experience preferred
  • "Big Four" accounting firm experience is preferred
  • Previous experience with supporting an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems initiative as a Controller's Group representative a plus
  • Experience working with accounting systems, including general ledger chart of accounts maintenance, financial report writing, documenting accounting flows and finance business requirements, supporting testing efforts, and performing other day-to-day accounting operations
  • Excellent skills in organization, prioritization, and attention to detail
  • Team player; ability to work collaboratively with all departments, management levels within the company

About Us

As one of the original innovators in Big Data, IRI integrates the world's largest set of otherwise disconnected purchase, media, social, causal, and loyalty data to help CPG, retail, over-the-counter health care, and media companies grow their businesses. We combine this data with predictive analytics to uncover new consumer insights and integrate them on the most technologically advanced, cloud-based visualization platform. Learn more

Our Benefits
We offer a comprehensive benefits package (health, paid time off, 401(k), etc.) with additional unconventional offerings such as volunteer time off, flexible work arrangements, virtual doctor access, etc., along with the unrivaled benefit of working with our people - the best in the business.

Our Culture
We're thrilled we get to work on the most interesting business challenges facing the CPG and retail industries. We regularly uncover new "aha moments!" by closely collaborating with our colleagues and developing competencies centered around the following values:
Integrity, Servant Leadership, Inclusivity, Accountability, Discipline, Entrepreneurship, and Respect.

IRI is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics. The EEO is the Law poster is available here: DOL Poster. IRI is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process, please send an e-mail to and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.


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IRI is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics. The EEO is the Law poster is available here: DOL Poster. IRI is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process, please send an e-mail to Talent.Acquisition@iriworldwide.com and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

 

Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
3 to 5 years
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