CUSHMAN & WAKEFIELD OF ILLINOIS Senior Accountant Payroll in Saint Louis, Missouri

Job TitleSenior Accountant-PayrollJob Description SummaryThe Senior Accountant will support the financial close processes for the US, Company s largest and most profitable region. He/she will own specific areas of the close and be a be a key resource to other groups within the organization. This role will have the opportunity to learn steady state processes and have a voice in recommending new redesigns or improvements due to the merger of Company s legacy firms, new financial system conversions and outsourced Finance Service Center FSC activities managed by Accenture. This person will also be a change agent to help the Company s controllership function prepare for public company readiness and assist with accounting for acquisitions. He/she will contribute to the development and maintenance of a robust controls environment for the operations and compliance with GAAP and Company accounting policiesJob DescriptionResponsibilities - Join with the Controllership team in partnering with FPandA and other stakeholders to drive effective coordination and communication throughout the monthly close process - Perform regular and recurring accounting functions requiring professional competency - Establish appropriate procedures for preparation of accounting records, research of transactions, and reporting - Prepare, review, and analyze journal entries to the general ledger for Company ensuring data integrity and accuracy - Listen, analyze and work with other functions to propose entries that need to be made in areas where judgement is required. - Review and approve work prepared by the FSC - Partner with the Accenture outsourcing team on daily accounting procedures and close procedures with regard to areas of responsibility - Research and respond to internal and external accounting/financial questions and resolve issues - Assist in ensuring key internal controls and effective accounting policies are in place. - Effectively utilize the Company s financial reporting tools Workday, Salesforce, AS400, Peoplesoft, and HFM to improve the efficiency of the monthly close processes - Be an enthusiastic ambassador of the company culture to support the continued integration of the legacy firmsRequirements - Bachelor s degree in Accounting - 4+ years of experience in accounting roles, preferably with financial close experience - Strong knowledge of ERP s and database software packages Strong proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite; Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel - Strong problem-solving ability - Effective and efficient time management and organization skills - Detail oriented and thorough - Proven record of providing excellent internal and external customer service - Excellent oral and written communication skills - Self-directed individual who is comfortable working in a team environment - Ability to communicate effectively and be comfortable explaining accounting concepts to people with non-financial backgrounds - Ability to quickly adapt and learn in a fast-paced environment - Excellent interpersonal skills with high initiative, flexibility and team approach to workPreferred Qualifications - CPA - Ability to communicate information and ideas in writing and orally so others will understand - Regularly required to utilize vision abilities, allowing reading of printed material, graphics and computer displaysCushman and Wakefield is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.Employer's Job# CUWAGLOBALR33455Please visit job URL for more information about this opening and to view EOE statement.