DiMeo Schneider & Associates, L.L.C. opened its doors on May 1, 1995 striving to provide unparalleled and customized investment consulting services. Our clients include retirement plan sponsors, nonprofit organizations, private clients, and financial institutions. We abide by a fiduciary obligation to put our clients' interests first.
DiMeo Schneider seeks an ambitious, resourceful and solutions-oriented Senior Accountant to participate in the creation and execution of reliable accounting practices and procedures. This role adds value though the delivery of accurate financial analysis and timely reporting of the firm’s financials. The Senior Accountant displays sound judgment, sharp follow-through on tasks, curiosity, and critical thinking skills. This role plays a vital part in collaborating with the Director of Finance and Accounting on initiatives that drive new efficiencies to deliver top-notch client service and reduce risk.
Functions & Responsibilities:
Serve as a key resource and liaison for the organization by providing daily financial oversight ensuring that the financial records are complete, accurate, and comply with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), policies, and regulations
Manage and maintain the general ledger (GL), perform month, quarter, and year-end closing procedures, and prepare monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statements
Assist with the coordination, preparation, and maintenance of the annual consolidated and individual entity budgets, including forecasting and re-forecasting
Perform detailed analysis on financial statements and budgets to understand and highlight variances and trends
Conduct monthly and quarterly account reconciliations to ensure accurate reporting
Analyze and review expenses to ensure compliance with budgets and proper GL account classification
Compile and calculate data to ensure proper payment of various employee bonuses and vendor referral payment fees
Assist with year-end external financial audits and periodic internal audits by preparing documents to fulfill PBC requests and investigating and resolving audit findings, account discrepancies, and/or issues of non-compliance
Develop and document business processes, accounting policies, and standard operating procedures to maintain and strengthen internal controls and streamline processes
Maintain, benchmark, and communicate firm financial metrics to firm leadership
Perform ad-hoc analysis and reporting as needed
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Bachelor’s degree required with a preferred concentration in Finance or Accounting or graduate degree in Accounting or Finance
CPA License (active or in progress) is preferred but not required
Three (3) years’ minimum experience required
High-level knowledge of financial services industry is a plus
Robust knowledge of GAAP
Experience using large ERP systems
Proficiency in Microsoft Suite is required, specifically in-depth Excel skills
Excellent communication skills are essential
Self-starter, self-motivated, and able to work autonomously
Flexible when priorities shift
Must be resourceful, reliable, and dependable
Exercise sound judgment, problem-solving, and critical-thinking skills
Curious, innovative, and demonstrates initiative
Detail-oriented with a high level of accuracy and organization
Thoughtfully driven, accountable, and able to check your ego
Less than 5% travel for trainings and business events
This role works in a professional office environment located in downtown Chicago, IL or CT (temporarily working remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic)
This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones and photocopiers
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
Sitting, particularly for sustained periods of time
Regularly required to speak and hear
Frequently required to stand, walk, use hands and fingers, handle or feel and reach with hands and arms
Ability to lift up to 25 pounds
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions
DiMeo Schneider & Associates, L.L.C. provides equal employment opportunities to all associates and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.
This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.
About Dimeo Schneider & Associates, LLC
DiMeo Schneider & Associates, L.L.C is an investment consulting firm with offices in Chicago, Illinois, Hartford, Connecticut, Washington D.C., and Austin, Texas. The firm strives to provide impartial, cost-effective investment consulting to plan sponsors, nonprofit organizations and private clients. With a tight-knit firm of accredited and caring professionals, the firm has grown steadily to over 180 associates. DiMeo Schneider delivers a variety of services including: investment policies, performance evaluation, asset allocation analysis, administrative/trustee search, asset liability analysis, spending policies, manager/fund search, and cost/benefit analysis. The firm prides itself on our proactive approach and high level of client service.