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Senior Accountant in Chicago, Illinois, US at Keystone Advisors

Date Posted: 4/1/2018

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Keystone Advisors is an independent certified public accounting firm licensed in the State of Illinois that specializes in providing:


Financial Advisory Solutions                                        Technology Management

Attestation, Accounting, and Auditing Services              Business Performance and Transformation

Program Management Support                                      Budget Support

Interim CFO Solutions                                                  Staff Augmentation

Keystone is looking for a Senior Accountant with specialty in General Ledger Accounting to support one of our clients, a Non-For-Profit Health Care Provider in the Illinois Medical District. The organization is a teaching hospital that provides primary, specialty and tertiary healthcare services. The hospital has a staff of more than 300 attending physicians along with more than 400 medical residents and fellows.

The Senior Accountant will assist the Accounting Department with generating month end financial statements including general ledger entries, accrual entries and supporting schedules in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.


  • Assist in developing and documenting a timely, efficient and accurate Financial Statement month end close process.
  • Assist in the preparation of the monthly financial statements including completion of reconciliations of major accounts, preparing financial statement analysis and supporting schedules, comparative schedules for year over year and budget to actual.
  • Develop a listing of Standard Monthly recurring entries based upon Historical transactions. Create a standard recurring General Ledger entry
  • Review and ensure proper recording of all revenue streams
  • Review receiving reports for Supplies and services received each month and create a Journal entry for the transactions received but not billed
  • Create the Reversing entries for the Accrual Journal Entries Developed
  • Analyze open Purchase orders to determine products and Services received but not billed by vendor
  • Contact Vendors re potentially missing invoices based upon research of historical transactions, receiving reports and purchase orders for the contracts over the last 9-month period (subject to change)
  • Develop spreadsheet of open PO’s where no billing has been receipted. Assist Purchasing in closing out the POs as appropriate.
  • Develop a process and procedures for unrecorded liabilities and expenses.
  • Review prior months journal entries and accruals to ensure that all entries have been properly recorded and/or reversed in the current month.
  • Review Payroll entries to ensure current period payroll is recognize in the current period
  • Prepare Journal entries to recognize payroll that has not been paid in the current period

Job Requirements


  • Must have an extensive knowledge of Oracle and/or Lawson Financial Software Systems
  • Must be able to extract data from database in order to determine open POs and received and not billed POs using report writer functions.
  • Must understand the Accounting Closing Process (experience with Hospital financial statement preparation is a plus)
  • Must have completed monthly Accounting close out process for at least 12 cycles with 2 year end closing experiences
  • Computer skills – proficient in MS Excel and Word. Experience in Power Point and Access preferred. 
  • Good organizational skills and detail oriented. Be flexible with working long hours when needed. 
  • Good inter-personal skills. 
  • Problem-solving ability


  • Minimum education – bachelor degree in Accounting 
  • Minimum experience – 4 years of accounting experience 
  • Preferred experience – 6 - 8 years of accounting experience in healthcare environment.
  • Experience with Grant Accounting


  • Paid Time Off
  • 401K Match
  • Health Insurance package available


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