• Staff Accountant

    Job Locations US-IL-Sycamore
    Posted Date 1 month ago(1 month ago)
    # of Openings
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    IDEAL INDUSTRIES, INC. has been propelled by the principles of its founder, J. Walter Becker, for nearly a century. Since the beginning, this family-run enterprise has been committed to building ideal relationships with its customers, employees and communities, creating some of the industry’s most innovative and trusted products along the way. This commitment to quality and service will continue to spur the success of IDEAL INDUSTRIES, INC. and its family of companies, for generations to come.


    IDEAL has made its mark by developing the iconic products and practical technology demanded by critical industries like data communications, aerospace, electrical, wire processing, automotive, construction and more.  Since the beginning, IDEAL INDUSTRIES has been a growing, energetic company, and that’s never been more true than today. It’s always been a compelling place to work and we’re poised for even more growth as we continue to move across the globe. With growth comes opportunity—and at IDEAL INDUSTRIES, the opportunity can be yours.


    The Staff Accountant is responsible for aiding in the preparation of financial analyses of operations, including interim and final financial statements with supporting schedules, for the guidance of management. Also responsible for maintaining the fixed asset financial accounting system, maintaing the general ledger, closing accounting periods, and monitoring all transactions with financial implications to local operations.


    • Prepare monthly journal entries
    • Prepare monthly account reconciliations
    • Maintain accounts in the General Ledger system
    • Ensure that financial results are reported timely and accurately
    • Prepare financial statements and forecasts to communicate results to management and other parties as needed
    • Prepare Trending Profit and Loss statements for each Business Unit
    • Manage, monitor and analyze monthly operating results and proactively seek and suggest opportunities for continuous improvement
    • Calculate monthly sales incentives
    • Calculate monthly commission payments
    • Assist in the implementation of Microsoft NAV ERP system
    • Preparation and filing of various government reports as well as Census Bureau reports
    • Assist in preparing periodic State, local, use, and sales tax returns
    • Assist in preparing annual corporate income tax kits
    • Assist in the external and internal annual audit process
    • Assist in the establishment of and adherence to proper internal control policies
    • Manage Fixed Assets in FAS/Sage software
    • Contribute to the vision and implementation of strategic plans and capital investments
    • Continuously utilize lean and 80/20 to drive simplification of the accounting function while maintaining robust internal controls
    • Other duties as assigned


    • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting required (or equivalent work experience / CPA / CMA)
    • Some demonstrated experience in financial reporting and analysis, cost reduction, tracking and managing costs against a budget, and tracking P&L results required.
    • Experience implementing and working with information technology and ERP systems desirable.
    • Project management experience, leading and working with diverse individuals in cross-functional teams. Able to learn and apply skills quickly.
    • CPA with public accounting experience is desirable.
    • Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word, Access and/or business intelligent tools.


    IDEAL INDUSTRIES is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.


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