• Accounting Specialist II

    Job Locations US-IL-Palatine | US-IL-Lincolnshire
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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.  


    Our Palatine office is looking for an Accounting Specialist II to provide accounting and bookkeeping services to our small business clients. 


    • Enter, process, and reconcile client transactions on a regular and timely basis for more complex clients.
    • Prepare reports as appropriate in accordance with firm and professional standards as directed by engagement leaders.
    • Actively participate in on-boarding of new clients
    • Further develop technical competency with applicable guidelines/regulations and with the various software systems used to provide the services.
    • Respond to client and firm associate requests in a timely, accurate, positive and professional manner.
    • Communicate proactively with other firm associates regarding open items, problems, or other important matters in a timely manner.
    • Adhere to prescribed policies, time budgets and deadlines.
    • Mentor other specialists & assist with clients as needed.


    • Associates degree in accounting required; bachelors degree preferred 
    • 3+ years of job related experience
    • Experience with small business accounting software (such as QuickBooks ProAdvisor) a plus
    • Ability to plan, prioritize, and organize work effectively
    • Ability to analyze data and recommend solutions
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills

    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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