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Senior Accountant

Date: Jun 8, 2022

Location: LAKE FOREST, IL, US, 60045-5201

Company: Grainger Businesses

Position Details:

Senior Accountants help support Grainger's strategy by assuring end-to-end processes, controls and accurate financials. Through review, analysis, interpretation of financial metrics and benchmarking, you will provide valuable insights. You will report to Manager, Controllership.

You Will:

  • Apply GAAP while performing all Controllership activities
  • Ensure assigned GL accounts are reported and substantiated.
  • Use Blackline to automate the closing process.
  • Prepare month end reporting and present analysis to Senior Management.
  • Ensure all important controls over financial reporting are designed and operating.
  • Support the quarterly reviews and annual financial statement audit performed by external auditors.
  • Complete balance sheet and income statement analytics and explain reasons for large variances.
  • Calculate essential metrics and explain deviations to historical periods.
  • Perform benchmarking to assess performance against competition.
  • Improve processes and deliverables by automating and refining within Controllership and other areas outside of Finance.
  • Assess risks and opportunities and identify essential operational and financial issues to be addressed. Provide recommendations to guide our decisions.

You Have:

  • Bachelor's degree and 3+ years of relevant experience
  • Experience identifying risks to assess whether controls are operating correctly
  • Financial statement knowledge including connectivity between Profit & Loss, Balance Sheet, and Cash Flow statements in addition to disclosure requirements
  • Working knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), with research and implementation of new accounting standards
  • Experience with Excel (can perform complex functions)

Rewards and Benefits:

With benefits starting day one, Grainger is committed to your safety, health and wellbeing. Our programs provide choice and flexibility to meet our team members' individual needs. Check out some of the rewards available to you at Grainger

  • Medical, dental, vision, and life insurance plans
  • Paid time off (PTO) and 6 company holidays per year
  • Automatic 6% 401(k) company contribution each pay period
  • Employee discounts, parental leave, 3:1 match on donations and tuition reimbursement
  • A comprehensive set of emotional, financial, physical and social wellbeing programs

DEI Statement

We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression, or veteran status. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.