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Senior Accountant

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Job ID SENIO014941 Date posted 06/21/2022 Location Schiller Park , Illinois Position Type Full Time

Position Overview

The Senior Accountant is responsible for the completion and maintenance of key general ledger balance sheet accounts, recording of monthly general ledger transactions, and analysis and reconciliation of selected general ledger accounts. This position requires excellent communication and strong data management skills in addition to proactively contributing to process change improvements. This Senior Accountant reports to the Manager, Accounting.


Key Job Responsibilities 

Month End Close

• Complete journal entries in Oracle for all areas assigned in the month end close process within due dates. 

• Proactively analyze results for all areas assigned to identify issues and contribute to a timely and appropriate resolution.


Account Analysis

• Research and analyze location income statements and general ledger accounts per requests from hotel directors and management. 

• Correct problems such as miscoding or improperly booked entries. 

• Actively work with the field operations to identify reporting improvements and to continuously improve internal service levels.


Account Reconciliations

• Perform account reconciliations for a portion of the balance sheet chart of accounts as needed.

• Complete reconciliations in a timely and accurate manner on a monthly basis.


Audit Support

• Prepare requested schedules and assist in follow up research required to complete the quarterly and annual internal and external audits.


Sarbanes Oxley controls and Ad-hoc requests

• Ensure compliance with SOX 404 controls and perform other ad-hoc requests for accounting as needed. 

• Assist the Corporate Finance function in improving processes and procedures for more efficiency and effectiveness in reporting and analysis. 

• Actively participate in special projects as assigned.


Job Qualifications

• Bachelors and/or Masters in Accounting

• Certified Public Accountant preferred

• 5 + years of general/staff accounting experience

• Excellent verbal and written communications skills

• Experience with Oracle or similar ERP software

• Advanced ability/proficient with Excel; comfortable working with/analyzing large data sets

• Strong data management skills

• Strong analytical skills

• Demonstrated attention to detail and concern for quality

• Ability to complete assignments accurately and in a timely manner

• Responsive to changing priorities and comfortable managing multiple projects simultaneously 

• Comfortable with reading/interpreting contracts


Competencies (by Core Values)

• Analytical thinking

• Attention to detail

• Teamwork

• Communication

• Decision Making

• Integrity

• Initiative


Work Environment


Work is performed primarily in an office environment. Working times may include irregular hours and on-call status including days, evenings, weekends, and holidays. Team members must adhere to appearance guidelines as defined by Encore based in an office environment and when traveling, on an individual venue or a representation of venues in that city or area.



The above information on this description is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, skills, efforts, requirements or working conditions associated with the job.  While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves the right to revise the job or to require that other or different tasks be performed as assigned.


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