Staff Accountant

Northbrook, IL

Hilco Global is the leading international financial services company having completed billions of dollars of transactions around the world. Through 600 professionals operating on five continents, Hilco helps companies, and their professional advisors understand the value of assets and then maximize that value through asset monetization solutions and enhance value through advisory and consulting solutions. Hilco serves retailers, wholesalers, distributors, and manufacturers, directly and through their lenders, investors and advisors, which can include private equity firms, hedge funds, investment banks, law firms, turnaround professionals, accounting professionals, bankruptcy trustees and receivers.

Responsibilities:

The Staff Accountant will handle a broad and diverse range of responsibilities and assignments to support various dimensions of the Accounting function. The role will embrace attributes of adaptability and flexibility as the specific duties and responsibilities will evolve based on both the skills of the incumbent and the growth of the Company. The candidate must be a motivated individual who possesses excellent communication and process improvement skills

  • General ledger analysis and reconciliation
  • Monthly closing activities and preparation of various monthly and quarterly reporting schedules
  • Compute and process allocation of expenses to subsidiaries
  • Assist with preparation of annual budget and mid-year forecast for portfolio companies
  • Provide cash management support
  • Assist with daily and monthly bank reconciliations, bank activity reports for multiple entities
  • Troubleshoot, support and backup A/R and A/P manager
  • Support professional staff on finance, treasury and accounting teams as needed
  • Various projects as assigned

 

 

Characteristics:

  • Strong work ethic and interpersonal skills, with an emphasis on teamwork, initiative, and integrity
  • Ability to identify and take on critical projects, as well as manage multiple projects simultaneously in a dynamic/challenging environment
  • Hands-on, resourceful and a doer. Able to work autonomously but also operate as part of a strong, cohesive team; a willingness to learn and a high level of energy to see projects through to completion

 

Skills/Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 1-3 years’ experience in an accounting role; accounting degree preferred
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • High attention to detail; ability to work effectively with minimal supervision
  • Ability to maintain high confidentiality and a strong work ethic
  • Excellent organizational and time-management skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, particularly Excel
  • Experience with various accounting software and databases, a plus

Hilco requires all employees to be vaccinated in order to visit any of our offices and to participate in any company driven in-person events.

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