Sr. Accountant (Hybrid Remote, 2 days a week in office)

Company University of Chicago Medical Center
Requisition Post Information* : Posted Date 1 month ago(6/10/2024 11:09 AM)
Job ID
New Position Type
FT Regular
CBA Code

Job Description

Be a part of a world-class academic healthcare system at UChicago Medicine as a Senior Accountant for the Financial Reporting department. This role is a hybrid remote opportunity where the expectation is to come in office 1-2 days a week. The office location is in Burr Ridge, IL. 


Job Summary:

The Senior Accountant will be responsible for preparing monthly journal entries, reconciling accounts, documenting business transactions, and maintaining a sound internal control structure for their assigned entities. In addition, this role will be responsible for supporting internal and external audit activities. The Senior Accountant will also be a key business partner to the operations they support, providing relevant and timely information related to financial results. The Senior Accountant is expected to partner with other members of the finance team to support budgeting, financial analysis and ad-hoc report requests.


Essential Job Functions:

  • Perform month end close responsibilities including the timely and accurately preparation and posting of monthly journal entries in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
  • Prepares monthly account analysis and reconciliations in a timely manner to ensure high quality financial statements; responsible for reconciliation remediation and ongoing transaction quality
  • Provides monthly financial reporting and analysis to operational leaders and Sr. management providing clear and concise information on financial performance.
  • Support internal, external and other regulatory audit activities including preparation of the audit work papers, account reconciliation and preparation of audited financial statements.
  • Recommends changes and improvements to monthly close process and accounting processes to increase efficiencies and improve accuracy and reliability of financial statement reporting including the expansion and use of our ERP and the use of artificial intelligence.
  • Provides mentorship and support to junior staff for their growth and development
  • Performs special projects and tasks as assigned by management to support the growth of the department

Required Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting and Finance
  • Five(5) plus years of accounting experience 
  • CPA certification is preferred.
  • Strong understanding of generally accepted investment accounting principles and concepts.
  • Proficiency in financial analysis, reporting tools, use of excel and other analytical tools.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, ability to work independently and as a team to solve problems and raise issues.
  • Attention to detail and ability to work accurately under tight deadlines.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Familiarity with relevant regulations and compliance requirements.
  • Advanced computer skills required including knowledge and proficiency with spreadsheet and database programs.
  • Strong quantitative and qualitative analysis skills; able to take complex information and present it in a clear and concise manner.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills are essential and be able to articulate issues in a precise, substantive manner.

Position Details:

  • Job Type/FTE: Full Time (1.0FTE)
  • Shift: Days 8am- 5pm M-F 
  • Unit/Department: Financial Reporting
  • Location: Burr Ridge, IL (1-2 days a week in office) 
  • CBA Code: Non-Union

Must comply with UCMC’s COVID-19 Vaccination requirement as a condition of employment. If you have already received the vaccination, you must provide proof as part of the pre-employment process. This is in addition to your compliance with the Flu Vaccination requirement as well. Medical and religious exemptions will be considered consistent with applicable law. Lastly, a pre-employment physical, drug screening, and background check are also required for all employees prior to hire.

Why Join Us

We’ve been at the forefront of medicine since 1899. We provide superior healthcare with compassion, always mindful that each patient is a person, an individual. To accomplish this, we need employees with passion, talent and commitment… with patients and with each other. We’re in this together: working to advance medical innovation, serve the health needs of the community, and move our collective knowledge forward. If you’d like to add enriching human life to your profile, The University of Chicago Medicine is for you. Here at the forefront, we’re doing work that really matters. Join us. Bring your passion.


Bring your career to the next level at a hospital that is thriving; from patient satisfaction to employee engagement, we are at the Forefront of Medicine. Take advantage of all we have to offer and #BringYourPassiontotheForefront.

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The University of Chicago Medical Center is an equal opportunity employer.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, civil union status, parental status, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status and other legally protected characteristics.


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