• Staff Accountant

    Job Locations US-IL-Joliet
    Posted Date 1 month ago(12/12/2018 6:29 PM)
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  • Overview

    Filtration Group, a leading industrial filtration manufacturer, is seeking a Staff Accountant to assist with the completion of the monthly closing process and financial statement preparations. As part of the closing process, this individual will need to complete account analysis and reconciliations in order to ensure accuracy. In addition, this person will need to perform detailed analysis to help management understand what is happening in the business, so they can better manage operations.


    • Ability to continuously and effectively meet a 5-day close schedule
    • Process the daily cash receipts and credit card payments
    • Obtain approvals/coding for AP invoices and process invoices for payment
    • Process a weekly check run and approve Concur expense reports
    • Manage the AP pay schedule to ensure all payables are processed
    • Ability to make collection calls and follow-ups as needed to ensure receivables are current
    • Prepare and post monthly general journal entries (Benefit Allocations, Concur Expenses, Depreciation, etc.)
    • Maintain Accruals and Prepaids to ensure timely reporting of expenses
    • Reconcile Balance Sheet Account Balances
    • Monthly processing and reconciliation of corporate cash sweeps
    • Monthly posting of Bonus and Commissions Accruals
    • Review expense accounts to determine accuracy and potential cost savings
    • Reconcile Sub-Ledgers with General Ledger
    • Ability to handle and be discrete with confidential information
    • Reconcile Intercompany Balances to ensure elimination at the corporate level
    • Prepare spreadsheet analysis for Senior Management
    • Regularly review accounting procedures and policies to ensure they are the most up to date and effective
    • Maintain confidentiality to protect company
    • Provide Supporting documentation for Annual Audits
    • Other related accounting tasks when necessary

    Skills and Experience:

    • Strong MS Excel Skills required – Vlookup and Pivot Tables experience is required
    • Must have strong Prioritizing / Organizational Skills and be deadline oriented
    • Attention to detail and accuracy is a must
    • Strong Communication Skills
    • Prior Peachtree experience a plus
    • Needs to be able to work independently and as part of a team
    • Strong Problem solving skills are a required
    • BA or BS Degree in Accounting Required

    Company Background –Filtration Group and Madison Industries

    Filtration Group is on a mission to make the world safer, healthier and more productive.   With a passionate workforce, global footprint and world class engineering and manufacturing capabilities, we are driving innovation and developing solutions across a broad spectrum of applications in the fast-growing global filtration industry.   We are committed to maintaining an entrepreneurial culture built on a foundation of trust and in which our leaders exhibit a strong bias for action.

    The Company began in 2009 and has rapidly grown to be a global leader in the highly attractive filtration industry.   With revenues of $1.6 billion, Filtration Group is consistently recognized as the fastest growing and one of the largest filtration businesses in the world.   With over 7,000 employees, the Company serves its customers from a global footprint of 105 facilities in over 25 countries.  Filtration Group operates across a wide variety of attractive end markets and produces mission critical products with high replacement rates.   Over 80% of the Company’s revenue comes from replacement / consumable products, many of which are specified into customer’s products or processes.


    Filtration Group is an affiliate of Madison Industries, one of the largest and most successful privately held companies in the world. Madison builds entrepreneurially driven, branded market leaders that are committed to making the world safer, healthier and more productive by creating innovative solutions that deliver outstanding customer value.  The team at Madison is committed to building something truly remarkable that long outlasts them while coaching others to reach their highest potential.  Please visit Madison at www.madison.net.


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