Senior Financial Reporting Accountant Salary in Chicago, IL | Robert Half

Senior Financial Reporting Accountant in Chicago, IL

Senior Financial Reporting Accountant Job Description

Professionals in a senior financial reporting position must have strong knowledge of GAAP, SEC reporting, internal controls and Sarbanes-Oxley requirements. Candidates should also possess knowledge of several areas of finance and accounting, including tax, cost and general ledger accounting. A bachelor’s degree in finance or accounting is required, and many companies prefer those with a CPA and experience in public accounting. Businesses look for candidates with at least three years of experience in a staff-level finance and accounting role, as well as good writing and verbal skills.

Typical senior financial reporting accountant duties:

Analyzing and preparing complex general ledger account reconciliations and journal entriesAnalyzing general ledger accounts and resolving discrepanciesAssisting in preparation of public filings (10-K, 10-Q, 8-K and other SEC filings)Preparing and analyzing financial reportsAssisting with monthly and quarterly closingPerforming technical accounting researchHelping coordinate and facilitate quarterly and annual external audits

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Salary for Senior Financial Reporting Accountant in Chicago, IL
97960 - 131750
25th percentile
97960
New to the role, with little or no experience; requires more than casual instruction or supervision to perform day-to-day duties
50th percentile
116250
Has the experience to consistently perform core responsibilities without direct supervision; very comfortable with processes and subject matter associated with the role
75th percentile
131750
Value to the organization goes far beyond the ability to perform normal job duties; has rare qualifications that enable consistent contribution in unique ways; ready for next career level when available
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