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Accounting Associate - Northbrook, IL

Northbrook, Illinois
Job Type
29 Jul 2022
Our Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc. (WJE) office in Northbrook, IL is looking for an Accounting Associate to join our corporate accounting function. This entry-level position provides routine clerical accounting support and is responsible for assisting a team of accounting associates with a variety of operational tasks in a deadline-driven environment.

WJEis a global firm of engineers, architects, and materials scientists committed to helping solve, repair, and avoid problems in the built world. Since 1956, our applied experience from more than 175,000 projects and our state-of-the-art laboratory and testing facilities have made WJE a leader in providing innovative yet practical solutions to the clients we serve.

  • Gather, coordinate, and record expenses from project teams
  • Follow up with project teams regarding clarification or missing information related to project expenses
  • Train new employees on Deltek Vision expense and time sheet submittal processes
  • Perform ad hoc reporting and analysis
  • Communicate with internal clients regularly
  • Audit receipts associated with employee expense reimbursements
  • Provide general project accounting support, beginning with project initiation through project closeout

  • High school diploma required, bachelor's degree preferred
  • Some experience in an administrative or entry-level accounting role preferred
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Intermediate computer and data entry skills; experience with Microsoft Office Suite, including Excel, preferred
  • Ability to adapt and learn quickly, with a strong customer-service orientation
  • Ability to manage sensitive information confidentially

Physical Requirements:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. This position requires visual acuity and listening ability along with the ability to read and write. Individuals must have the dexterity to be able to operate office equipment such as computers, printers, fax, copier, telephone, voice mail system, and other office equipment. The position mainly involves working at a desk and requires the ability to remain for extended periods at a workstation.

WJE is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We invite all qualified applicants to apply including individuals with disabilities, minorities, women, and protected veterans (VEVRAA federal contractor).

WJE will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of Fair Chance Ordinances.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)
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  • Job Reference: 671163866-2
  • Date Posted: 29 July 2022
  • Recruiter: Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates
  • Location: Northbrook, Illinois
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Accounting
  • Job Type: Permanent