• Staff Accountant

    Job Locations US-IL-Rockford
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    Create lasting, positive impact.

    By considering Wipfli LLP, you’ve decided to go beyond the ordinary public accounting and consulting firm. At Wipfli, we create positive impact and lifetime relationships by leading and working with an outward mindset. As a member of our team, you will be inspired to think freely and follow your passion, grow as a professional by developing your skills and commit to serving our clients and communities with honesty and integrity.


    Wipfli has a broad national footprint with offices coast to coast — and we’re still growing! As an associate, you’ll have access to skill development and career opportunities, whether you want to move up or transition into another area of specialty. You’ll also have the flexibility and technology to work wherever you are, whether it’s at home or in our clients’ offices, or switching Wipfli offices if you’re looking to move across the country.


    Join a company focused on giving back to the greater good — at Wipfli, we’re committed to supporting the communities we do business in. To learn more about our volunteer efforts, who we are and what we do, visit wipfli.com.  


    Are you interested in a career path that can eventually lead you to a position as a controller for multiple companies? Our Rockford office is looking for a Staff Accountant to conduct financial reporting on behalf of clients including preparation of budget, KPIs/metrics and other management reports, enhancing the accuracy of the client's reported financial results and ensuring that reported results comply with identified needs. 


    • Review general ledger for accuracy, identify any missing transactions, and coordinate resolution
    • Review and approve account classifications
    • Utilize available tools to ensure efficient client workflow
    • Review balance sheet for accuracy and coordinate resolution
    • Prepare bank reconciliations
    • Prepare initial draft of monthly reporting package
    • Prepare workpapers and schedules to ensure audit readiness
    • Provide onsite services as requested by client (may include processing accounts payable and accounts receivable) 
    • Participate in cross utilization of teams including software implementations, conversions and setups as assigned
    • Act as a Peer Advisor for new employees during the first year of employment
    • Develop an understanding of best practices
    • Collaborate with Client Relations position
    • Perform analysis to determine borrowing base calculation



    • Requires a Bachelor Degree in Accounting, Finance or Business 
    • 1+ years' experience working in public/private accounting preferred 
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills
    • Strong interpersonal skills and relationship building skills 
    • Strong technology skills 
    • Analytical aptitude 
    • Conceptual thinking 

    Our recruiting team will guide you through our evaluation and interviewing process. We will communicate an update on your status as soon as possible. The recruiting team member guiding you through this process is Jane Welch, and you can find her on LinkedIN Here. She is based in our Chicago, IL office and looks forward to guiding you through this process.


    Wipfli is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All candidates will receive consideration for employment without regards to race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identify, citizenship status, veteran status, disability, or any other characteristics protected by federal, state, or local laws.


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