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Title:  Sr. Accountant - External Reporting

Job ID:  1727

Chicago, IL, US

Category:  Finance and Accounting

Donnelley Financial Solutions (DFIN) is a leader in risk and compliance solutions, providing insightful technology, industry expertise and data insights to clients across the globe. We’re here to help you make smarter decisions with insightful technology, industry expertise and data insights at every stage of your business and investment lifecycles. As markets fluctuate, regulations evolve and technology advances, we’re there. And through it all, we deliver confidence with the right solutions in moments that matter. 


A Senior Accountant career opportunity in the Corporate Controller group of a large, dynamic international organization. The position serves as a key resource in the organization for ensuring that the Company’s SEC filings are complete and accurate. The position will also assist with researching proper accounting treatment for complex transactions and be involved with the monthly close process. This role will have high visibility to senior level management and receive great exposure to the entire business.


• Assist with the external reporting process including the preparation of Form 10-K, Form 10-Q, earnings releases and other SEC filings, including preparing supporting documentation, performing tie-outs and reviewing disclosure requirements
• Assist with the review of XBRL tagging
• Research and prepare memos on complex accounting transactions and new accounting standards impacting financial reporting
• Assist with the monthly close process including recording journal entries and performing account reconciliations
• Coordinate with other parties outside of Corporate Controller’s group, including members of the finance organization (e.g. Investor Relations, Treasury, etc.) and external auditors
• Assist with the preparation and issuance of accounting policies and process documentation
• Participate in special projects and ad-hoc requests, as assigned, including acquisitions, investments, restructuring activities, impairment analysis, and others


• Bachelor’s degree in Accounting
• Minimum 3-4+ years of relevant work experience, including experience at a public accounting firm (Big 4 firm experience preferred)
• Knowledge of US GAAP required
• CPA strongly preferred
• Familiarity with SEC reporting and public company disclosure requirements
• Excellent problem solving, communication, interpersonal, multi-tasking, analytical and time management skills
• Ability to work independently in a highly organized manner with attention to detail
• Proficiency in MS Office products – intermediate to advance knowledge of MS Excel
• Aptitude to learning new software and systems instrumental to accounting, consolidation and financial reporting (Active Disclosure, BPC, SAP, etc.)
• SAP, BPC, XBRL experience a plus but not required


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