Sr. Accountant

Company Overview:
Echo Global Logistics, based in Chicago, is a leading provider of technology-enabled transportation and supply chain management services. Headquartered in Chicago with more than 30 offices around the country, Echo offers freight brokerage and Managed Transportation solutions for all major modes, including truckload, partial truckload, LTL, intermodal and expedited. Echo maintains a proprietary, web-based technology platform that compiles and analyzes data from its network of over 40,000 transportation providers to serve clients across a wide range of industries and simplify the critical tasks involved in transportation management.

Position Overview:

We are seeking an innovative Senior Accountant to fill a new position on our continually growing Accounting & Finance team, based in downtown Chicago. Your main priorities will be to assist in the monthly close and reporting process across all entities as well managing day to day requirements of various responsibility areas within the group. The ideal candidate thrives in both a reporting and operational role as the position will be implementing new processes and proposing solutions to complex accounting issues. Working closely with the Accounting Manager, the Sr. Manager of Accounting and the Controller, you will develop strategies and methodologies that impact the entire business.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Prepare monthly account reconciliations to be reviewed by Accounting Manager
  • Analyze monthly results at subsidiary and corporate level
  • Responsible for booking monthly consolidating entries into consolidated financial statements and reconciling intercompany accounts
  • Maintain lease agreements and determine the accounting implications of all leases
  • Identify and establish best-practice accounting policies
  • Participate in operational projects for the purpose of gaining efficiencies
  • Adapt current internal control procedures in evolving SOX environment
  • Prepare internal documentation of current processes
  • Assist in SEC filings and financial reporting as needed
  • Assist with fulfilling requests to complete compliance and audit requirements

 Requirements:

  • BA/BS Degree in Accounting
  • CPA Required
  • 3-4 years of experience in public/corporate accounting
  • Strong organizational and documentation skills
  • Communicate effectively with team and others within the organization
  • Self-managed and motivated with a strong desire to succeed and achieve goals
  • Takes ownership of assigned responsibilities
  • Solid written and oral communication skills

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or Vietnam era or other protected veteran.

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Location

Located in River North overlooking the River! Easily accessible and close to various train and bus stops, including a shuttle from Union Station.

An Insider's view of Echo Global Logistics

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

Managers at Echo get to know you by having one on one meetings, so they understand your personal life. Echo is flexible with when you arrive and leave from work, so that it fits with your schedule. Echo understands that life happens, so leaving early isn’t a problem as long as you make it up later. I feel that Echo respects my personal time.

Erin

Software Engineer

What projects are you most excited about?

I am most excited around a project designed to transform and re-build our API architecture. This project is not only very beneficial to our clients but also allows members of my team to work on and be exposed to a high visibility design that will have a positive impact on the client experience when integrating with Echo.

Rob

Integration Operations TL

How does the company support your career growth?

Echo has a start-up feel but has an infrastructure that supports training, learning, and development, which in-turn allows for growth potential. At Echo you will be challenged in honing your skills in a constantly evolving industry and company. This can allow for each person to set themselves up for overall career growth.

Trisha

Business Architect

What unique initiatives do you have that encourage innovation?

Echo structures itself into small teams that focus on key initiatives. We spend time planning, executing, and delivering technology to simplify the complex demands of transportation.

Miles

Chief Information Officer

What are Echo Global Logistics Perks + Benefits

Echo Global Logistics Benefits Overview

401k with company matching
Medical insurance through Blue Cross/Blue Shield
Health Savings Account (HSA)
Flexible Spending Account
Parental leave
Paid time off
Commuter benefits
Divvy discount code
Employee training programs
Volunteer time off
Casual dress code
Pet insurance
Gym membership discounts
Mobile carrier discounts
Employee assistance program

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Onsite Gym
River North Gym is in the building
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Echo has it's own Softball league in the spring/summer!
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences

Additional Perks + Benefits

Fast-paced. People-focused. Career-growth-centric. At Echo we work hard and carry the load together, but we also know how to have fun. Walking onto the sales floor of our 225,000-square-foot Chicago headquarters, you can feel the energy created by more than 700 sales representatives hustling to move over 14,000 shipments every day. When the last load is booked, you might find co-workers gearing up for summer softball, talking shop at our weekly “Beer Friday,” or competing in a game of foosball, ping-pong, or pop-a-shot.

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