Treasury Accountant 4 - Derivatives

JOB DESCRIPTION

Job #: 19921
Status: Active
Title: Treasury Accountant 4 - Derivatives
Job Location: Chicago, IL
Base Compensation: $75,000 — $90,000
Total Compensation: $80,000 — $95,000
Benefits: top quartile benefits
Is Employer Willing to Relocate?: Yes
Employment Type: Full Time / Direct Hire
Job Categories: Accounting
Industries: All Industries; Manufacturing / Distribution

WHY IS THIS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY?

Great opportunity in a dynamic, project based role to become the subject matter expert as well as be offered challenges & variety. It offers flexibility and a nice work/life balance coupled with good growth potential.

JOB DESCRIPTION

Gathers, analyzes, interprets, prepares and reconciles the derivative accounting to support the month end close process and preparation of financial statements.
Reviews and analyzes contract terms, conditions, accounting source documents and accounting standards to ensure that hedge transactions are appropriately documented and accounted for.
Monitors and ensures ongoing hedge compliance through periodic effectiveness testing and exposure updates.
Serves as a derivative subject matter expert and training resource and prepares accounting whitepapers on the appropriate accounting for transactions involving derivative instruments.
Monitors, analyzes the impact and updates management on the latest derivative activities of accounting standard setters and proposed accounting rule changes.
Develops and leads improvement initiatives over internal controls and the derivative process to ensure information is produced accurately and in accordance with accounting standards.
Coordinates with auditors and prepares schedules supporting the financial statement and internal control audits.
Serve as a liaison between corporate accounting management, corporate treasury and external auditors.
Works under minimal direction.
Accounting Theory: Extensive, specialized knowledge of accounting theory, concepts, and principles within the department/organization.
Ability to function as an expert source of accounting knowledge to business processes at all levels of complexity and develop accounting procedures and strategies.
Analytical Skills: Skill and ability to: collect, organize, synthesize, and analyze data; summarize findings; develop conclusions and recommendations from appropriate data sources with clients, customers and/or suppliers.

QUALIFICATIONS

Basic Qualifications For Consideration: Have you had exposure to or experience with derivative accounting?
Typical Education and/or Experience: Bachelor's degree and typically 5 or more years' related work experience, a Master's degree and typically 3 or more years' related work experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Other job related information Must possess strong project management skills, strong interpersonal and communication skills; Proficiency in Microsoft Excel is preferred, but not required; Knowledge of Peoplesoft General Ledger and FIRST or REVAL treasury software is preferred, but not required; CPA with recent Big 4 public accounting experience is preferred, but not required.

Total Years of Experience: 3-4+
  

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