Staff Accountant in Mount Prospect IL

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Mizkan America
Staff Accountant
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Mount Prospect IL
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Job Types:
Accountant, Controller, Cost Accountant

The Staff Accountant will be responsible for assisting on all general accounting functions for the company.

Responsibilities include provide assistance in maintaining accurate financial records, entering financial transactions, performing month-end closing procedures.

This position will also assist in different aspects of general accounting functions.


  • Prepare account reconciliations for assigned general ledger accounts, such as fixed assets, intangible assets, and capital leases, in accordance with approved Company policy.
  • Record assigned journal entries to the general ledger, such as fixed asset depreciation and intangible asset amortization, in accordance with Company standard operating procedures.
  • Enter new internal orders/authorization and spending compliance in accordance with Company policy.
  • Maintain the fixed assets sub-ledger in accordance with US GAAP, IFRS, and US Tax regulations.
  • Prepare construction-in-progress (CIP) log for all locations; capitalize or dispose/retire assets on an as-needed basis.
  • Assist in providing documentation and work papers requested by external and internal auditors.
  • Assist in documenting and monitoring of internal controls.
  • Assist in implementing/maintaining policies and procedures for General Accounting in accordance with US GAAP and IFRS.
  • Prepares depreciation budget and forecast.
  • Assist with the budgeting and forecasting processes.
  • Provide key performance indicator (KPI) data and prepare reports and schedules related to fixed assets, capital leases, AFEs, internal orders, and intangible assets on an as-needed basis.
  • Proactively identify process improvement opportunities and assist with the implementation of new systems and/or process.
  • Other duties and projects as may be assigned.


  • Bachelors Degree in Accounting is required.
  • 3+ years Accounting experience is required.
  • Experience with SAP and/or Microsoft Dynamics AX/ D365 is preferred.
  • Must be well organized, detail oriented and possess good analytical, interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to communicate with non-accounting professionals clearly and concisely.
  • Must possess good verbal and writing skills and be a self-starter.
  • Highly organized, strong attention to detail.
  • Strong work ethic, high integrity.
  • Ability to work in a team environment.
  • Ability to work overtime, as necessary, during month-end, quarter-end, and year-end close periods.
  • Intermediate computer skills with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
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