Accounting Associate - Chicago’s First Lady Cruises
JOB TITLE: Accounting Associate
REPORTS TO: Director of Finance & CFO
SALARY and BENEFITS: Consistent with experience
Position Objective:To assist the Director of Finance in general ledger account management and operational accounting functions.
Chicago’s First Lady and Mercury Skyline Cruises offer an immediate position for an Accounting Associate, perfect for a new graduate. We are proud to be one of Chicago’s most popular visitor attractions with operations on the Chicago River at Michigan Ave. with corporate offices located at Columbus Dr. complete with modern building amenities. The successful candidate will have an opportunity for advancement as new positions are created in our corporate accounting environment.
The successful Accountant Associate will oversee general ledger data entry, the month-end close and reporting process, account reconciliations, sales, sales & use tax filings, and budget and forecast processes. This candidate should be comfortable working in a fast paced environment, adaptable, dynamic, and embody Chicago’s First Lady’s values and mission. Experience in Quickbooks and Google Suite applications are preferred.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
Leads the month-end close process. Prepares more complex journal entries and manages deadlines.
Review sales from various business sectors and departments, posting to the G/L
Performs reconciliations of various general ledger accounts
Responsible for accurate and timely filing of all tax returns
Responsible for accounting set up and changes to payroll systems
Assist with review of monthly financials
Assist with various projects to implement system enhancements, assist operations, and improve internal processes
Perform monthly balance sheet reconciliations
Maintain financial reports, records, and general ledger accounts.
Assists with year-end financial closing
Respond to information requests, review financial statements, and assist with audits
Perform other ad hoc accounting duties or projects as needed
Qualifications & Requirements
Bachelor’s degree in accounting
Completion of relevant internships
Familiarity with Quickbooks
Work in an organized fashion with sharp attention to detail
Ability to work independently and prioritize tasks
Consistently meets deadlines
Communicate effectively in oral and written form
Ability to work with multiple stakeholders
Background & credit check required
About Chicago's First Lady
Chicago's First Lady Cruises is the official cruiseline with the Chicago Architecture Center and is proud to present the official Chicago Architecture Foundation Center River Cruise. Named Chicago's #1 Architecture Tour, the river cruise highlights more than 50 architecturally significant buildings and is led by passionate volunteer docents (guides) from the Chicago Architecture Center. By night our vessels transform into Chicago's most unique private party venues for groups of 2 - 250.