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Staff Accountant


Title: Staff Accountant
Location: Downers Grove


  • The Accountant performs a variety of complex accounting, bookkeeping and financial duties for the company.  The position requires proficiency in QuickBooks, Adobe and all Microsoft Office products. The Accountant assists and reports directly to the Controller and works closely with the Chief Operating Officer.


Qualifications Required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) designation (is an advantage)
  • Intermediate knowledge of accounting terms and concepts
  • Proficient in basic computer skills and Microsoft Office
  • Relevant experience is required


Essential Functions:

  • Assists in establishing and maintaining internal controls and guidelines for Accounting Department
  • Processes on-line payments to vendors
  • Preparing company forecasts
  • Assist in company payroll preparation and process of employee change forms
  • Ensures that financial reports comply with generally accepted accounting principles or financial reporting standards
  • Entering fixed asset additions and maintaining book and tax basis depreciation calculations
  • Oversees the reconciling of bank and credit card statements for the firm
  • Ensures compliance with local, state, and federal government requirements
  • Accurately entering client data into various software programs
  • Prepare monthly, quarterly and year-end payroll tax returns, as well as year-end Form 1099-Misc & 1099-Int
  • Imaging documents for electronic retention
  • Generates Financial Advisory invoices in accordance with the Advisory Agreement
  • Oversees new client onboarding to assure proper set up in the CRM and updates to current client engagements, as necessary
  • Assists in preparation of JMG proprietary schedules
  • Generates monthly Advisor and quarterly staff New Business Bonus reports
  • Generates monthly New and Lost Business reports
  • Assists with preparation of company corporate income tax return
  • Prepares company surveys
  • Assists Controller in company year-end closing process
  • Maintains documentation for current company procedures for performing tasks
  • Provides assistance; gathers necessary account information and documents for audits
  • Identifies and recommends updates to accounting processes and procedures
  • As appropriate, coordinates with software vendor to maintain accounting software system; recommends updates to enhance the accounting software
  • Maintain, assign and update task list with detailed information and follow up
  • Contribute to team effort by accomplishing results as needed, including special projects
  • Comply with strict company and SEC rules / guidelines including daily completion and timely submission of timesheets, and time clock, if required
  • Prepare routine company correspondence
  • Respond timely to internal requests for information
  • Attend and present at meetings, as required
  • Additional duties, responsibilities, requirements and activities as requested



  • Advanced math skills
  • Excellent attention to detail; accuracy with figures; data input
  • Ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines
  • Ethical Conduct
  • Ability to exercise good judgement
  • Interpersonal and communication skills
  • Professional demeanor
  • Computer proficiency
  • Able to be proactive
  • Excellent management and supervisory skills
  • Ability to delegate
  • Time management and ability to organize/manage multiple deadline-oriented project
  • Strong team player; as well as possess the ability to work independently
  • Problem solving / analysis
  • Flexibility / Dependability


Physical Demands:

  • Sit for lengthy periods of time
  • Stand, walk, talk and hear
  • Lift and/or move up to 5 pounds
  • Use keyboard or mouse and looking at computer screens for long periods of time
  • Close and distance vision, adjust focus, peripheral vision, depth perception
  • Lifting file folders and placing into cabinets
  • Working in excess of 40 hours per week, as required


To Apply

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