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Senior Lodge Accountant

Company: Great Wolf Lodge
Location: Skokie
Posted on: September 14, 2023

Job Description:

Job Summary:
This role is based in Chicago, IL and supports the Shared Services Accounting team. Responsibilities include participating in the month end close and related complex transaction processing, reviewing and verifying the accuracy of financial statement accounts, and performing complex reconciliations of general ledger accounts; also leads staff members on various tasks and projects.

Coordinate monthly general ledger close with other accountants
Prepare complex journal entries and account reconciliations
Review and approve journal entries and account reconciliations
Ensure proper cut-off and accounting for assigned accounts
Prepare financial statements and schedules for internal reporting
Compile schedules to be used by outside auditors in their reviews and year-end audit
Lead shared services staff in gathering audit support and interacting with external auditors
Assist with establishing, implementing and documenting policies and procedures
Review fixed asset ledger inputs for each property with accordance of our Fixed Asset policy
Establish and maintain strong collaborative relationships with internal customers and lodges
Conduct risk assessment of balance sheet accounts and help maintain balance sheet account reconciliation policy
Assist with monthly flux analyses
Utilize computer applications to compile, retrieve and summarize accounting information for analyses and reporting purposes
Lead more complex accounting projects and initiatives with other accounting pack members.
Support the success of a high-performing shared service organization by focusing on continuous improvements and automation in business processes
Train, support, and mentor staff accountants
Document and ensure standardization in processes and procedures
Ownership of sales & use tax filings, including keeping up to date with individual state and local tax (SALT) policy regulations
Proactively provide sound business advice on lodge accounting activities, with appropriate guidance from leadership
Assist with ad-hoc projects as they arise

Required Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in accounting
Minimum of 3 - 5 years of relevant and progressive accounting experience
Ability to be based out of Great Wolf's Chicago Corporate Office (currently on a hybrid work schedule that is subject to change)
Strong accounting and analytical background
Attention to detail and able to complete tasks with high level of accuracy
Demonstrated skill in completing and recording complex financial transactions. Able to aid in developing information for financial statements and balance sheet reconciliations
Demonstrated ability to reconcile complex balance sheet accounts
Demonstrated proficiency using accounting software and other applicable financial software
Highly skilled in Microsoft Excel -- macros, v-lookups, and pivot tables
High level of organization and ability to manage to deadlines
Demonstrated ability to consistently manage competing priorities

Preferred Experience

CPA (or in the process of obtaining their certification) a plus
Combination of public accounting and industry is ideal
Strong commitment to providing excellence in client service and a demonstrated ability to produce high quality results
Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with other team members
Team player -- prior experience in Shared Service Center highly desirable
Prior experience working in the hospitality industry and/or working with an ERP accounting system a plus
Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with DisabilitiesThe contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Keywords: Great Wolf Lodge, Skokie , Senior Lodge Accountant, Accounting, Auditing , Skokie, Illinois

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