Buckingham Search

Senior Accountant, SEC Reporting- Amazing Perks!

Buckingham Search - Chicago, IL

A global professional services firm that went through an IPO a year+ ago and is looking for a Senior Accountant of SEC Reporting! This is a super exciting time to join a voted ‘Best Place to Work’ and get your foot in the door with an expanding international company. You will have autonomy in your role while working with some amazing bright people. They have an extremely flexible schedule, only going in one day a week, and are always getting together for fun activities outside of work. They have an awesome location, great work-life balance, and minimal overtime!

The Senior Accountant, SEC Reporting will be a core member of our Controllership team and will be primarily focused on the SEC reporting process and other technical accounting matters. The position requires a high level of collaboration, working cross-functionally with Legal, Tax, FP&A, and external partners to ensure sound compliance and reporting. This position reports to the Senior Manager of Technical Accounting and SEC Reporting and will work closely with the Controllership Accounting and Reporting team.

Essential Functions:

  • Assist in the coordination and preparation of quarterly reports (10-Q), annual reports (10-K), current reports (8-K) and other SEC filings

  • Review supporting documentation and analyses to support the financial statements, footnotes, and MD&A disclosures, including tie-out support files

  • Prepare GAAP disclosure checklists to ensure compliance with accounting and SEC guidelines and completeness of financial statements

  • Assist in developing and maintaining proper documentation of SEC reporting policies, procedures and controls

  • Prepare the quarterly/annual earnings per share calculation

  • Identify and implement process improvements to the reporting cycle

  • Support external auditors’ work on annual audits and quarterly reviews

  • Research technical accounting issues, including new accounting standards, and provide guidance and documentation as to how they will impact our financial reporting

  • Aide in accurate and timely accounting and related financial reporting for multiple types of equity related transactions

  • Assist with special projects and transactions as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting

  • CPA required

  • 2-4 years of accounting experience

  • Public accounting experience preferred

  • Understanding of U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and SEC disclosure and reporting requirements

  • Experience with XBRL tagging is a plus

  • Experience with reporting compliance software (Workiva, ActiveDisclosure, etc.) a plus

  • Attention to detail, strong organizational skills, and ability to prioritize and multitask in a fast-paced environment

  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills with an ability to communicate effectively with all levels of employees and internal/external partners

Posted On: Monday, August 28, 2023

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