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Senior Accountant

Date: Aug 14, 2019

Location: Gurnee, IL, US, 60087

Company: EBSCO Industries Inc

At Luxor, we create an innovative and forward thinking culture that our employees love, and our products reflect this. As a manufacturer of innovative workspace product solutions that are sold to the commercial, educational, industrial and other end markets, we are constantly developing functional products that are value priced. Under our Stand Up Desk Store brand, we create workspace furniture solutions that nurture a healthy and collaborative work environment.



Assure all accounting transactions are posting to the correct general ledger accounts and oversee all inventory accounting, costing and reconciliation.  Perform account reconciliations and follow through on corrections and processes to assure errors do not repeat. Provide back up to the Controller specifically to lead month end close process and high data analysis. 


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND Responsibilities:


Functional Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Lead month end close procedures and record journal entries for multiple company divisions
  • Reconcile general ledger accounts and follow up on posting errors to assure they do not repeat
  • Manage inventory accounting and reconciliation for multiple warehouse locations.  Monitor and explain differences within inventory balances. Support all physical inventory taking processes. Conduct inventory cost analysis
  • Work with department leaders to prepare, analyze and develop detailed, in-depth reporting as needed
  • Identify areas of process improvements and efficiencies, and bring to Controller as suggestions on business impact and how to implement
  • In absence of personnel, perform other accounting department job functions as a backup
  • Establish metrics (KPIs) for operational initiatives, develop data presentation format, and report to Controller monthly
  • Meet department deadlines as established in coordination with the Controller
  • Responsible for sales commission calculations
  • Assure company and GAAP standards are applied and adhered to
  • Ad hoc data analysis projects as required





  • Projects and other duties as assigned by the Controller
  • High level spreadsheet analysis




  • Strong communication and presentation skills
  • Advanced analytical skills  
  • Ability to work well with all levels of employees
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and handle multiple projects
  • Able to work independently and take initiative
  • Attention to detail and accuracy





  • Work experience:
  • Minimum 3-5 years accounting experience
  • Minimum 2 years leading the month end close process for a multi division company
  • Familiarity with imprting and landed cost 


  • Education experience:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance
  • CPA preferred


Computer equipment and level of software requirements:


  • ERP system experience required, SAP and/or Sage preferred
  • Exceptional Excel skills beyond pivot tables and V look-ups
  • Microsoft Office suite
  • Crystal Reports preferred
  • Multiple outcome scenario analysis



Specific Knowledge, licenses, certifications REQUIRED:


  • CPA, or equivalent demonstrated work experience
  • Strong GAAP knowledge




  • None




  • Work place Safety training




  • None




  • None




  • Usual office working conditions

EBSCO Industries, an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable federal, state, and local fair employment practices laws.  EBSCO strictly prohibits and does not tolerate discrimination against employees, applicants, or any other covered persons because of race, color, sex (including pregnancy), age, national origin or ancestry, ethnicity, religion, creed, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.  This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, training, promotion, discipline, compensation, benefits, and termination of employment.

EBSCO complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), as amended by the ADA Amendments Act, and all applicable state or local law.

Nearest Major Market: Chicago

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