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Federal Reserve Bank Accountant in Chicago, Illinois

The Accountant role sits within the Accounts Payable group in the Finance Department. This group manages payment of business expenditures for the Bank, which include goods and services, travel and non-travel reimbursements, purchasing card, and other discretionary expenditures in support of internal and external stakeholder needs.

Job Summary

Responsible for moderately complex accounting activities relating to the maintenance of a complete and accurate general ledger and/or accounting applications and the resultant managerial reports and financial statements. The level of work required is considered intermediate and staff must be able to work under general supervision. This job does not have any direct reports.


Accounting * Balances, settles, and prepares entries for accounting systems * Reviews transactions for accounting compliance * Responsible for daily closing process and system reconciliations * Prepares and analyzes financial reports and accounting statements * Maintains and balances general ledger accounts * Maintains internal accounting systems and applications * Reviews dashboards and reports to support continuous improvement efforts Compliance * Supports the departments compliance with internal controls * Coordinates with internal and external auditors to provide required reporting and documentation

Your Background * Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, related field or equivalent experience * One or more years of relevant work experience Knowledge and Skills * Ariba, Workday or Tableau experience a plus * Proven knowledge of accounting principles, practices and procedures obtained through education, experience or certification * Critical thinking and decision making abilities * Possesses strong written and verbal communication skills * Possesses analytical skills and ability to apply, interpret, and explain analysis of financial data * Demonstrates aptitude to leverage relevant technology and software applications, including ability to create and modify spreadsheets * Excellent attention to detail What we Offer: * Comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, prescription drug coverage, 401k savings plan, retirement plan, paid time off and transit benefit. * A continuous learning environment with opportunities to gain new skills and grow your career. Requirements

As a condition of employment, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago employees must comply with the Bank’s ethics rules, which generally prohibit employees, their spouses/domestic partners, and minor children from owning securities, such as stock, of banks or savings associations or their affiliates, such as bank holding companies and savings and loan holding companies. If you or your spouse/domestic partner or minor child own such securities, and would not be willing or able to divest them if you accepted an offer of Bank employment, you should raise this issue with the recruiter for this posting, who can provide you contact information for our ethics official if necessary.

/We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression, or veteran status. /

Organization: *Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

Title: Accountant

Location: IL-Chicago

Requisition ID: 265538