Aeris Communication

  • Senior Accountant

    Job Locations US-IL-Chicago
    Job ID
    2018-1403
    Category
    Accounting/Finance

  • The “Internet of Things” (IoT) will unlock trillions of dollars in value over the next 10 years as 50 billion devices are brought online. Aeris is at the forefront of this industry, building networks and applications to enable Fortune 500 clients like Chrysler, Honda and Bosch fundamentally improve their businesses. Headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices in Chicago, London, Delhi, and Tokyo as well as other markets.  We rank among the top ten cellular providers for the IoT globally, powering critical projects across energy, transportation, retail, healthcare and more.

     

    Built from the ground up for IoT and road-tested at scale, Aeris IoT Services are based on the broadest technology stack in the industry, spanning connectivity up to vertical solutions.  As veterans of the industry, we know that implementing an IoT solution can be complex, and we pride ourselves on making it simpler.

     

    Our company is in an enviable spot. We’re profitable, and both our bottom line and our global reach are growing rapidly. We’re playing in an exploding market where technology evolves daily and acquisitions / consolidations happen left and right. We’ve got a stellar, strategic management team who find joy in working together and are executing effectively across the board.

     

     A few things to know about us:

    • We put our customers first. When making decisions, we always seek to do what is right for our customer first, our company second, our teams third, and individual selves last.
    • We do things differently.  As a pioneer in a highly-competitive industry that is poised to reshape every sector of the global economy, we cannot fall back on old models. Rather, we must chart our own path and strive to out-innovate, out-learn, out-maneuver and out-pace the competition on the way.
    • We walk the walk on diversity. We’re a brilliant and eclectic mix of ethnicities, religions, industry experiences, sexual orientations, generations and more – and that’s by design. We see diverse perspectives as a core competitive advantage.
    • Integrity is essential. We believe in doing things well – and doing them right. Integrity is a core value here: you’ll see it embodied in our staff, our management approach and growing social impact work (we have a VP devoted to it).  You’ll also see it embodied in the way we manage people and our HR issues: we expect employees and managers to deal with issues directly, immediately and with the utmost respect for each other and for the Company.
    • We are owners. Strong managers enable and empower their teams to figure out how to solve problems. You will be no exception, and will have the ownership, accountability and autonomy needed to be truly creative.

    Position Overview

     

    We are looking for a Senior Accountant in our growing Accounting and Finance department in Chicago. The senior accountant will report directly to the Accounting Manager and will have responsibility for critical areas across Accounting and Finance.  Candidates must have a positive attitude, ability to work in a fast paced environment while managing and developing a staff, and be able to cultivate cross-functional relationships effectively. 


    • Conduct certain procedures for the monthly close process and coordinate across the organization to make sure individual contributor responsible for processing, recording and analyzing all transactions are accounted for and all journal entries are complete.
    • Prepare various journal entries related to the monthly closing (e.g. Payroll journal entries, prepaid, fixed assets and deferred revenue runout entries).
    • Perform certain balance sheet account reconciliations at the Corporate (e.g. prepaid expenses, fixed assets, accruals, deferred rent and other complex accounts) and ability to review other account reconciliations performed by staff.
    • Support the accounting manager in the monthly consolidation and monthly financial reports. Consolidation of entities owned by the US includes subsidiaries in India, United Kingdom and a joint venture in Japan, with functional currencies other than the US dollar.
    • Ensure all intercompany transactions are properly recorded and reconciled (e.g. transfer pricing charges/documentation/invoicing, funding and cross charges).
    • Direct involvement in the development of accounting systems, policies and processes to improve internal controls and management information. 
    • Participate in supporting the external financial audits, including preparation of schedules and other data requested by auditors. 
    • Key contributor in the implementation and improvement of financial system software program. Ensure that appropriate testing is performed during all financial software implementations and upgrades. (e.g. perform as user project leader in the implementation and testing of any process enhancement in NetSuite)
    • Assist the Accounting Manager and VP-Controller in establishing financial controls and accounting procedures necessary to ensure the protection of the Company’s assets. 
    • Adhere to and enforce company policies and procedures.


    • Degree in accounting and/or finance.
    • Must have 4-6 years of general accounting experience (e.g. monthly close process, payroll, AR/AP, fixed assets, prepaid expenses, bank reconciliations) and strong understanding of US GAAP.
    • High proficiency in MS Excel (PIVOT, Sumif(s), Vlookup, Macro (a plus) and other MS Office Applications.
    • Must have experience in preparation of financial statements including disclosure requirements.
    • Must be a self-starter, strong communication and problem-solving skills.
    • Strong mathematical, analysis, reconciliation skills.
    • Ability to prioritize and balance multiple tasks.
    • Ability to cross train.
    • Ability to work accurately/independently in fast paced/growing environment.
    • Ability to interact with different levels within the organization and customers.
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
    • Knowledge in NetSuite/One World is a plus but not required.
    • Experience in consolidation of various entities with different functional currencies is a plus.
    • Experience in processing payroll in ADP on other third party payroll support provider is a plus but no required.

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