Bartlett, IL 60103

Employment Type: Contract Job Category: Accounting Job Number: TS4444268314 Compensation: 30.00

Job Description

Title: Accountant

Location: Bartlett, IL

Hire Type: <CONTRACT or CONTRACT-TO-HIRE> $25-$35 per hour depending on experience.

Sterling has helped build careers for thousands of professionals like yourself. Our expert recruiters support you at every step in the process and as a Best of Staffing company, Sterling provides exciting work with exceptional employers across the U.S.

As a contract employee of Sterling, you are eligible to receive a Full Employee Benefits Package that includes paid time off, paid holidays, 3 medical plans to choose from, dental & vision plans, 401(k), and an Employee Stock Ownership (ESOP) plan.

Job Summary: 

This position is responsible for most general accounting, project accounting, invoicing, cash collections, and financial reporting activities of the Company. Manages, computes, classifies, records and verifies numerical data for use in maintaining account records by performing the following appropriate duties.

Job Duties:
  • Prepares manual journal entries related to maintenance of the Company’s general ledger
  • Assures transactions are recorded in the general ledger in accordance with commonly accepted accounting principles and accounting procedures specified by the Company
  • Performs accounts receivable activities including generation of customer invoices and credit memos and posting of cash receipts
  • Performs project set-up and financial maintenance, including loading budget, client invoicing, review of project expenses, maintaining contracts and project files, monitoring project’s progress, etc. 
  • Reviews bank financial records and maintains bank accounts by verifying daily cash receipts and updating receivable balances; prepares and makes bank deposits and fund transfers
  • Performs general accounts analysis and reconciliation including sub-ledger accounts, bank statements, accruals, prepaid expenses, and record adjustments and reclassification of journal entries
  • Generates and reconciles entries for inter-company transactions
  • Performs System Functions to international currency translation and record gains and losses from exchange rate fluctuations for related party transactions
  • Maintains fixed assets accounts and establishes associated depreciation schedule
  • Develops amortization schedules for prepaid and deferred items
  • Prepares month-end COGNOS reporting (Financial statements and supplemental schedules)
  • Assists with analyzing financial statements and variance reporting
  • Assists in preparation of the annual audited financial statements
  • Participates as requested in sales tax calculation and payment processes
  • Ad hoc reporting, analysis, and special projects, as requested by Controller or the leadership team
  • Supports Project Managers with accounting functions including expenses, invoices, and billing issues
  • Assists Financial Controller



  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from four-year college or university or related experience 
  • Experience/Technical Knowledge:

    • Minimum of 5 years of experience in private or public accounting with a concentration on general ledger, billing and external reporting activities
    • Must be proficient with Microsoft Excel and have working knowledge of Microsoft Word
    • Should have working familiarity with Microsoft Dynamics or other large ERP systems (e.g. Oracle, SAP)

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or genetic information.

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