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Staff Accountant in Elgin, IL at Heritage-Crystal Clean, LLC.

Date Posted: 4/22/2018

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Job Description

Purpose:  The Staff Accountant utilizes broad accounting knowledge to contribute across multiple lines of business and focus areas within the Accounting team.  The ability to grasp new concepts quickly and add value to a wide variety of accounting tasks are keys to success in the Staff Accountant role at Heritage Crystal Clean. 

 Essential Duties: 

  • Preparation and posting of journal entries
  • Creation of Income Statements and other financial reports
  • Timely preparation of account reconciliations
  • Assistance with financial reporting, including SEC reporting deliverables
  • Compilation of inventory values and analysis of inventory changes
  • Collaboration with external auditors and the internal audit function
  • Contribution to analysis of business trends
  • Development and implementation of process improvements
  • Timely completion of ad-hoc project work, as assigned


Job Requirements

Position Qualification Requirements:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The following requirements are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

             Core Competencies

  • Capability to conform to established schedules and deadlines
  • Ability to read and comprehend detailed financial statements
  • Strong written and verbal communication abilities
  • Excellent attention to detail and problem solving skills.
  • Present a positive image of Heritage-Crystal Clean to fellow employees, external contacts, the general public

            Work Experience

  • Up to 1-3 years of work experience in Accounting

             Education, Certificates, Licenses, or Designations

  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or related field

           Specific Skills

  • Strong foundation in US GAAP accounting
  • The ability and desire to be a team player is crucial
  • Ability to grasp new concepts quickly
  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Excel
  • Proficient other Microsoft Office applications
  • Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains experience a plus
  • Strong written and oral communication skills are mandatory


Work Environment: While performing essential duties of this position an individual regularly works indoors and may be required to sit for long periods.  Individual will be required to regularly talk, hear, see, and often reach with hands, stand, walk, use a computer keyboard, mouse, telephone, and other office equipment.  Noise level of the environment is generally quiet. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential duties.

Heritage Crystal Clean LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We strongly encourage women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply. 


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