Job Posting: Staff Accountant

EVANSTON, IL – The SAE Financial & Housing Corporation is seeking an ambitious, self-motivated individual to join our finance department as a Staff Accountant. Some of the responsibilities for this role include analyzing financial information and preparing financial reports to determine and maintain records of assets, liabilities, profit and loss, tax liability or other financial activities within the organization. This job posting is a great opportunity for an entry-level accountant or recent graduate.

Additional responsibilities include, but are not limited to, providing general accounting support, which includes journal entries and account analysis; processing accounts receivable for campuses and accounts payable for outside vendors; completing bank reconciliations; and organizing and maintaining work files and documents, among other duties.

Our ideal candidate should have organizational, analytical and customer-service skills as well as an ability to help resolve issues and problems. Furthermore, the individual should possess an ability to work in a fast-paced, team environment and should be proficient in Microsoft applications, such as QuickBooks, Dynamics GP (formerly Great Plains) and Excel. Solid accounting knowledge and skills through coursework completion and projects, accurate data-entry skills and a keen ability to communicate are additionally important.

The candidate must have a bachelor’s degree in accounting and previous internship experience in general accounting. Experience in higher education is preferred.

Our Staff Accountant is required to live in the Chicago metropolitan area. The SAE Financial & Housing Corporation offers a generous compensation and benefits package in addition to an opportunity to work for a leader in the field of education. Some of our key benefits include medical and dental coverage, a retirement plan with employer contribution, multiple flexible spending accounts, professional development and regular employee appreciation events.

Selected candidates will be subject to a drug test and criminal and financial background checks as a condition of employment. In addition, a portfolio of work will be required as part of the hiring process.

The application deadline is December 31, 2017.

For a full job description, CLICK HERE.

Please send résumé and letter of interest to:
Gregory Somers
Chief Executive Officer
gsomers@sae.net

E-mail responses are preferred.

 

 

 
 

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