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Senior Staff Accountant in Niles, IL at AFN

Date Posted: 7/27/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

At AFN we hire the best of the best – visionary thinkers; people continuously looking to reinvent the way they do business and seek out new, creative solutions.  Our high-performance team is driven, empowered, innovative and packed with self-starters. We provide our employees with the necessary tools and freedom to build their own career paths and discover success.

AFN is committed to your personal success and offers the resources, programs and support needed to make it happen.  We care about your professional growth and will help you achieve your goals. We offer a competitive base salary, aggressive incentive program and a comprehensive benefits package.  

As a Staff Accountant at AFN you will assist the Accounting Manager with the daily operations of the Accounting department, ensuring all transactions and financial reports are completed in a timely and accurate manner and according to GAAP.

  1.   Assist Accounting Manager with reporting on all AFN company financials
  • Post all journal entries according to GAAP and company procedures
  • Work with Accounting Manager on year-end audit under company guidelines
  • Compile, analyze, and reconcile balance sheet & income statement accounts on a monthly basis
  • Work with cash applications, accounts receivable, accounts payable and credit management
  • Drive the team’s efforts in calculating, interpreting, and communicating financial performance
  • Process non-operational accounts payable and expense reimbursement
  1.  Approve and process all bank transactions for AFN and affiliates
  • Reconcile bank statements for all AFN accounts and affiliates
  • Perform daily bank deposits by posting to the appropriate operating system
  • Work with vendors and banks to set up all external wire transfers
  • Handle all sensitive vendor bank information to set up ACH direct deposit
  • Approve all ACH payments per company requirements
  1. Provide thorough reporting analysis and support to internal and external parties
  • Collaborate with Accounting Manager to prepare reports outlining the company’s financial position in areas of income, expenses, and earnings
  • Perform analytical reviews as required, including researching variances
  • Compile and produce monthly commission reports for management and sales teams
  • Field and resolve inquiries from internal managers and external auditors
  • Supply bank required reports on a monthly basis
  • Play a key role in producing all KPI reports for Sales team and ad hoc reports for management
  1.  Fulfill other duties as required
  • Embrace the opportunities to pick up new activities that fall broadly in the purpose of the role
  • Ability to take initiative to think outside the box and identify opportunities for improvement
  • Identify problems and find solutions
  • Work on special projects as they arise

Job Requirements


Education and Experience

Skills and Competencies

  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance, or Economics is required
  • 1-2 years of Accounting experience is preferred but not required
  • CPA preferred
  • Public Accounting experience preferred but not required.

  • Able to manage confidential information with discretion
  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Excel including v-lookups and pivot tables
  • Strong written and verbal communication
  • Ability to multitask in a fast paced, changing environment
  • Ability to perform general clerical and office duties
  • Ability to problem solve under pressure
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to build strong business relationships with people at all levels of a business
  • Must be highly analytical and have strong attention to detail and accuracy
  • Effectively address service issues in a professional manner
  • Strong work ethic with the capacity to work independently as well as part of a business unit