Sr Financial Reporting Analyst

Date: Apr 9, 2024

Location: CHICAGO, IL, US, 60603-4013 LAKE FOREST, IL, US, 60045-5202

Company: Grainger Businesses

 Work Location Type: Hybrid 


Grainger is a leading broad line distributor with operations in North America, Japan and the United Kingdom. We achieve our purpose, We Keep the World Working®, by serving more than 4.5 million customers with a wide range of products that keep their operations running and their people safe. Grainger also delivers services and solutions, such as technical support and inventory management, to save customers time and money.

We're looking for passionate people who can move our company forward. We have a welcoming workplace where you can build a career for yourself while fulfilling our purpose to keep the world working. We embrace new ways of thinking and recognize everyone is an individual. Find your way with Grainger today.



Position Details:

As Senior Financial Reporting Analyst, you will report to the Manager of Financial Reporting within our Controllership function. You will be a key contributor in the preparation and analysis of our external financial reporting process, including the quarterly and annual reports as required under U.S. GAAP and SEC. You will interface with Accounting, Finance, and global professionals across the business.

The Financial Reporting team maintains the integrity of the consolidated financial statements, and accurate information at the Total Company level for business leaders, and ensuring regulatory compliance (including SEC, FASB, and U.S. government reporting). This team is highly visible and works directly with all of Grainger’s domestic and global operational business units.

The position will be flexible hybrid schedule with options to work from our Lake Forest, IL or downtown Chicago, IL location up to 2 days a week (in office).


You Will:

  • Assist with the preparation of financial statements and reports for external issuance, in compliance with the accounting and reporting requirements of the SEC and FASB, including drafting of disclosures and maintaining supporting documentation for all quarterly and annual external filings
  • Assist with the monthly close consolidation process, including analytical reviews, intercompany accounting, and financial schedules
  • Prepare, develop, and deliver and insightful Total Company financial reports for reviewing performance and to support strategic decision making to our business leaders 
  • Develop and maintain internal controls with supporting documentation to support Grainger’s SOX compliance
  • Assist with the research on new accounting standards issued by the FASB to interpret, assess and conclude on impact to the Company and support the implementation of new accounting standards
  • Support coordination of audit support and review filings with external auditors  
  • Build effective, trusted communications with Finance and non-Finance professionals throughout the Company


You Have:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business or related field
  • 3+ years of progressive accounting/financial reporting experience (e.g. public accounting, experience with public clients, consolidations, or direct external reporting experience within a large accelerated filer and/or Fortune 500 company)
  • An accounting background with a solid knowledge of FASB and U.S. GAAP rules and regulations, and SOX controls compliance
  • CPA or CPA seeking preferred
  • Experience with financial accounting systems (e.g. SAP, BPC, Blackline, Workiva)
  • Ability to work independently and develop partnerships


Rewards and Benefits:

With benefits starting day one, our programs provide choice and flexibility to meet team members' individual needs. Check out the highlights below and review all our benefits at

  • Medical, dental, vision, life, and pet insurance plans and 6 free sessions each year with a licensed therapist to support your emotional wellbeing
  • Paid time off (PTO) and 6 company holidays per year
  • 6% company contribution to a 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan each pay period, no match required
  • Employee discounts, tuition reimbursement, student loan refinancing and free access to financial counseling, education and tools
  • Maternity support programs, nursing benefits, and up to 14 weeks paid leave for birth parents and up to 4 weeks paid leave for non-birth parents

Grainger is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We provide equal employment opportunities regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, age, disability status, veteran status, or any other protected characteristic. Our commitment to inclusivity includes offering reasonable accommodations during the hiring process. If you require an accommodation during interviews, please let us know and we will provide the appropriate assistance.