Buckingham Search

Senior Accountant Opportunity within Energy Sector!

Buckingham Search - Chicago, IL


Our client is a fast-growing and highly acquisitive energy company in the heart of downtown Chicago that is looking for a Senior Accountant to join the team and build out the department. This is a high-visibility role (reporting to the Controller!) within a profitable and well-funded company.


  • Oversight and responsibility for the accounting and financial reporting of a portfolio of service centers
  • Executes the monthly close procedures (record journal entries, prepare account reconciliations, and collect data from field offices) and ensures that all transactions are recorded in compliance with applicable accounting standards
  • Identifies and investigates variances in actuals versus budget/forecast and provide resolutions
  • Assess compliance with standard operating procedures and internal controls
  • Takes a leadership role assisting Controller with annual financial statement audit process including being a liaison with the outside audit team
  • Drives all aspects of accounting integration for newly acquired businesses
  • Assists with sales and use tax audits and regulatory compliance as needed
  • Completes special projects assigned by the Controller


  • Bachelor’s Degree with a major in Accounting
  • Minimum two years of applicable experience – audit experience required
  • CPA preferred – but will consider CPA in progress
  • 2-4 years mid-tier public or Big 4 accounting experience preferred
  • Demonstrated understanding and ability to apply generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and accounting policies to business transactions
  • Ability to adapt to changing priorities and work effectively in a dynamic environment
  • Organized and detail-oriented with a strong ability to absorb and process information quickly
  • Excellent project management skills and ability to meet deadlines
  • Proficiency using MS Office 365 applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint, and Outlook.
  • Ability to travel minimally to company’s field locations primarily upon acquisition of newly acquired businesses

Posted On: Monday, August 7, 2023

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