Senior Accountant

Accounting & Finance
Chicago, IL

Position Purpose

Consider joining the talented staff at HIMSS as our Senior Accountant as we transform health through information technology.   The Senior Accountant position will perform skilled accounting duties in support of department objectives.  Safeguard the assets of HIMSS Enterprise by providing and/or adhering to immediate and long-term internal controls.  Work to provide accurate and timely financial reporting to the Board and Executive team.

Primary Accountabilities

  • Prepare monthly balance sheet account reconciliations.Investigate any reconciling items and propose journal entries as needed. Assist in the preparation of audit work papers and review of annual financial statements.
  • Participate in monthly and annual general ledger closing process to ensure accurate financial statements. This includes making month end journal entries, performing financial analysis and gathering feedback from internal business partners related to their budget variances.
  • Prepare year-end audit schedules and analyses as assigned.
  • Record journal entries for activity, accruals, reclasses, transfers, adjustments, allocations, etc.
  • Prepare and file Sales/Use and Personal Property Tax Filings for multiple states.
  • Provide additional analytical support to internal business partners.

Required Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, or equivalent experience.

  • A minimum of five (5) years of related Accounting work experience.

  • Exceptional accounting and analytical skills.

  • Strong Microsoft Office skills, especially excel.

  • Good verbal and written communication skills.

  • Well organized, ability to work in fast paced environment.

  • International accounting/foreign currency experience desirable.


Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individual with Disabilities.