Senior Accountant

Accounting

Full Time

Sycamore, IL

About 5 Stones

5 Stones offers a career doing fulfilling work in a vibrant Catholic community of passionate professionals. Be a part of our growing, close-knit team in Sycamore, Illinois that is dedicated to putting our gifts and talents at the service of Our Lord by supporting Catholic apostolates with creative, technology, distribution, and support services.

We believe that what you do matters less than how you do it. Yes, we take great pride in supporting our clients as they do incredible work to build the Kingdom of Jesus Christ. It’s such a blessing to be a small part of their mission.

And yet, the true heart of our apostolate is the community of our employees and their families. Our unique culture is built upon our mutual love of Jesus Christ and our shared life which integrates work, family life, friendship, and ministry. For this reason, the fruit of our efforts are not just the results that we drive for our clients, but the Christian community of love and encouragement that surrounds our team.

If you’re looking for a new opportunity to fuse your Catholic faith with your career while joyfully sharing life with colleagues who really care about you… then read on.

Position Overview

This senior accounting position supports the integrity of the financial statements by recording and reconciling accounting transactions in the general ledger and its subsystems. Specific subsystems include accounts payable, accounts receivable, purchase order, fixed assets and our warehouse management system. The timely and accurate recording of the financial transactions is the building blocks for our monthly close process. Your primary responsibility will be to “own the close process” and support our employees, customers and vendors. Special projects will also be assigned as required.

● Actively participating in a culture of excellence, innovation and humility that embraces the overall philosophy and culture of 5 Stones.

● Work collaboratively with the accounting team and other employee groups to manage the daily accounting, billing and purchasing activities.

● Manage the collection of data from various web sites and identify potential opportunities to automate or improve processes and procedures.

● Manage and provide the key data and information flow for the monthly close process.

● Thorough knowledge of accounting principals and procedures.

● Develop and prepare timely reports for monitoring 5Stones financial and cash flow reporting needs.

● Work independently, but also have the ability to interact through the day with internal as well as external clients.

● Provide innovative thinking and ideas regarding transaction processing, data collection, financial statement presentation and cash flow trends and requirements.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

● Manage and provide back up support for vouchering accounts payable and applying cash receipts to customer accounts.

● Manage and improve the daily cash reconciliation of transactions to client accounts.

● Work to improve the purchase orders system and identify areas for increases in efficiencies and cost saving opportunities.

● Manage the workflow of a Staff Accountant.

● Develop working relationships with major vendors and support contract negotiations.

● Coordinate and support projects from key clients.

● Develop processes and procedures to support our internal Manufacturing and Low Volume Printing groups.

● Ad hoc reporting and special projects as needed.

Attributes of Our Ideal Candidate

● Bachelor of Science in Accounting

● Experience in Business Administration and Accounting environments.

● Experience with the general ledger interaction as it relates to compiling financial statements.

● Knowledge and experience compiling and analyzing financial statements for trends and variances.

● Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word and Excel).

● Strong organizational skills and the ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment.

● Ability to communicate with individuals at all levels of the organization.

● Experience with Xero accounting software is a plus.

What We Offer

● Competitive salaries

● A one-of-a-kind work environment built by a close-knit team of colleagues you truly enjoy being around

● “On the clock” prayer and Mass times in our on-site Chapel where our Lord is present in the Holy Eucharist

● Premium healthcare and dental coverage

● Paid time off for Holy Days of Obligation and other feasts such as Holy Thursday and Good Friday, in addition to holidays and personal vacation time

● A generous 401(K) plan with employer matching

● Flex-spending account (tax-free funds to put towards out-of-pocket medical expenses)

Location

We believe that the culture and community of 5 Stones are critically important to our mission of serving clients and helping our employees thrive in every aspect of their lives. For this reason, this position is on-site in Sycamore, Illinois (60 miles west of Chicago). Off-site work opportunities may exist from time to time in this position.

If you think you’d be a good fit, please submit a cover letter and resume to careers@weare5stones.com.

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