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IDEX Staff Accountant in Wheeling, Illinois

If you’re looking for a special place to build or grow your career, you’ve found it. Whether you’re an experienced professional, a recent college graduate or somewhere in between, IDEX is a place where you can apply your existing skills and learn new ones in an environment where you can make an impact.

With interesting opportunities in engineering, marketing, sales, supply chain, operations, HR, finance, and more across more than 40 diverse businesses (https://www.idexcorp.com/our-businesses/business-segments/) around the globe, chances are, we have something special for you.

THE COMPANY

Fluid Management, Inc ., a Unit of IDEX Corporation, is the leading global manufacturer of precision dispensing and mixing equipment for the architectural paint, coatings, personal care, cosmetics, and food and beverage industries. Fluid Management has created a global product development environment through strategic growth initiatives. By leveraging our 80+ years of expertise and passion, Fluid Management delivers unequaled product innovation.

From initial design to equipment selection, delivery and after-sales service, Fluid Management strives for close teamwork with its customers, delivering high-quality, easy-to-operate products for every size and type of operation.

SUMMARY OF JOB RESPONSIBILITES :

The Staff Accountant will have exposure to and responsibility for several key general accounting activities. Primary responsibilities will be providing timely and accurate monthly journal entries, supporting schedules and account reconciliations. The associate will be a self-motivated, resourceful, hands-on Finance professional who can manage simultaneous projects in a demanding but rewarding organization. The individual must have exceptional organizational skills, must be approachable and must work collaboratively with internal and external teams. The ideal candidate will be self-driven and willing to go the extra mile to achieve the company's goals.

REPORTING TO : Reports directly to the site Controller

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Processes monthly journal entries in compliance with financial policies and procedures.

  • Maintain schedules used in month end journal entries and reporting. Complete reporting in OneStream. Identify process improvements as opportunities arise.

  • Perform daily bank reconciliations and provide analysis for accurate cash forecasting.

  • Generate and support service billings and reporting.

  • Calculate and file monthly sales tax reports.

  • Support commission and rebate calculations and filing.

  • Work closely with internal and external auditors. Pull documentation support and complete audit templates.

  • Perform all monthly controls, including all reporting and support schedules. Resolve open issues.

  • Perform account reconciliations accurately and resolve all reconciling issues timely.

  • Work with other Finance personnel and cross-functionally on key projects as needed

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND REQUIRED ABILITIES

  • Degree in Accounting and/or Finance

  • Minimum of 2 years of accounting/finance experience, previous staff accountant experience in a manufacturing environment preferred

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills to work effectively outside the accounting department

  • Consistently operates at the highest level of integrity and is never willing to compromise with regards to ethical standards.

  • Proficient in excel (pivot tables, vlookup, sumif, etc.)

  • Experience with large ERP, especially JDE preferred. Experience in OneStream preferred.

KEY COMPETENCIES

Success in this position requires the ability to build a strong partnership with the business operations staff and to provide timely suggestions for cost reduction and margin improvement. These relationships must be built on respect, integrity, cooperation, teamwork and professionalism.

  • Self-starter that maintains high ethical standards.

  • High degree of accuracy and attention to detail.

  • Solid understanding of basic accounting principles.

  • Ability to read financial statements and understand key performance metrics.

  • Demonstrates ability to work well in a team environment.

  • Exhibits commitment to continuous quality improvement.

  • Must be self-motivated & shows initiative

  • Ability to work well under pressure and within time constraints to meet strict deadlines.

  • Excellent time management skills and the ability to multitask as needed.

  • Demonstrates proficiency in oral and written communications.

  • Approachable

Are you ready to join a different kind of company where our people, our culture, and our commitments are centered around providing trusted solutions that improve lives around the world?

IDEX is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Affirmative Action Employer. IDEX gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, creed, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other consideration or protected category made unlawful by federal, state or local laws (Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled).

Job Family: Finance

Business Unit: Fluid Management

Job Segment: FSD Fire & Safety/Diversified Products

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