Experienced Accountant

3+ months agoChicago, IL

Who We Are

McMaster-Carr is an established yet quickly evolving ecommerce company with a clear vision for the future. We make data-driven decisions and rely on our Finance organization to support the company strategy through rich, accurate, and visually compelling financial reporting.

McMaster-Carr is in the midst of pursuing a series of ambitious investments to build on its competitive advantage and ensure its continued success. With that investment comes an ever-increasing need for well-executed collaboration between accounting and the operations at-large.

An Exciting Opportunity

We are seeking an Experienced Accountant to join our headquarters in the Chicago-area. The Financial Accounting department is responsible for creating accurate financial reporting in compliance with GAAP and IRS regulations. Accountants provide valuable views of our financial results to help company leadership make informed decisions.

In this role you will become the company’s accounting expert on topics such as inventory costing, accounting for transportation expenses, and tracking insurance costs. Key functions of the role include assisting in the month-end close process, creating journal entries, performing account reconciliations, and offering suggestions to improve operations, better utilize technology, and strengthen controls.

Careers at McMaster-Carr allow you to Be Curious, Be Exceptional and Be Rewarded.

Be Curious
We define curiosity as the desire to understand the broader implications of the numbers. We promote curiosity and exploration of our business because it leads to accurate work and the identification of opportunities to improve our operations and strengthen our controls.

Understanding the far reaching effects of your contributions leads to interesting and challenging opportunities designed to advance our business and promote learning and development. For example, you may find yourself:
- Presenting complex accounting concepts with simplicity, providing context and offering recommendations to company leadership
- Developing operational efficiencies through the use of new technologies and evolving accounting practices
- Developing models to forecast the financial impact of a strategic initiative

Be Exceptional
Success in this role leads to a broad and ever-expanding understanding of the financial impact of our operations and the systems that run them. As an accountant at McMaster-Carr, you will have opportunities to strengthen your communication skills as you present recommendations and analysis to company leadership. Exceptional and curious candidates tend to pursue educational opportunities in the workplace and outside of it. At McMaster-Carr, you can dig into new technologies as our operations evolve. Outside of work, McMaster-Carr will support your pursuit of CPE, offsite seminars, and advanced degrees.

Be Rewarded
McMaster-Carr offers benefits to build a healthy, positive workplace that encourages great work. At McMaster-Carr, work is just one part of a full life and we strive to create a balance that meets your needs and those of our customers. McMaster-Carr offers a highly competitive salary, comprehensive medical and dental benefits, cash profit sharing, tuition reimbursement, unparalleled work-life balance, and outstanding professional development.

Desired Qualifications
McMaster-Carr is committed to an inclusive workplace where people are valued and have a sense of belonging. Inclusion and diversity are built into the way we form teams, design projects, and create on-site resources. Regardless of your background, you can flourish at McMaster-Carr if you love to learn, do great work, and pursue ambitious goals.

The most qualified applicants for the Experienced Accountant role possess:
- A history of academic and professional success
- Excellent communication and creative problem-solving skills
- Eagerness to learn new things, adaptability, and a growth mindset
- A bachelor’s or master’s degree in Accounting or Finance (preferred)
- Certification(s) in fields related to job functions such as Certified Public Accountant or Chartered Financial Analyst (preferred)

To Apply:

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