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Posted: Monday, March 13, 2017 7:47 AM

Company InformationGrainger is a global leading broad line supplier of facilities maintenance products serving businesses and institutions. Our 18,000 employees are driven to serve customers and the community in exceptional ways focusing on delivering the highest level of service. The Grainger team works closely with customers to better understand their challenges and provide cost-saving solutions. Grainger's employees serve customers more than 115,000 times every day through multiple channels. As part of a high-performing team, you’ll be able to develop your talents, and make a difference. Grainger is a Fortune 500 company and a perennial member of Fortune magazine's Most Admired Companies list. Primary FunctionThis position is responsible for assisting in month, quarter and year end close. During the close process, this position will analyze numerous asset, liability and expense accounts to ensure that financial statements are properly reported. Work EnvironmentThis is a startup environment that will include ad-hoc projects along with your regular work. Must be able to support month-end close process activities. This includes extended work hours in order to meet deadlines. Principal Duties & ResponsibilitiesMonth end ResponsibilitiesPrepares monthly bank reconciliation’s for Gamut bank accounts. Reconciles cash book balances.Prepares month end and year end close reconciliations for cash accounts, expense accounts and other balance sheet accounts as necessary. Provide balance sheet review analysis for the areas that this position is booking entries to and analyzing on a monthly basis.Analyzes month over month expense variances.Prepares month end software capitalization journal entries, accrual entries, and other month end entries as needed.Additional ResponsibilitiesProvide analysis on ad hoc projects, as necessary.Support Supervisor on implementation of new accounting software.Reconciles, on a weekly basis, incoming Visa, M/C, Amex and Discover charge remittances to bank reports. Researches charge backs and/or discrepancies.Maintains accounts payable on a daily basis. Works with business leaders to obtain approval and coordinates AP with the Grainger invoice team. Preferred Education & ExperienceThis position requires a B.S. or B.A in Accounting with approximately 1-3 years of related experience or extended accounting related experience.This person should possess good analytical skills and good verbal and written communication skills.Good PC skills with an emphasis on spreadsheets are necessary. Advanced Excel skills are preferred including pivot table and vlookup functionalityAttention to detailAbility to work under deadlinesINTACCT and SAP software experience preferred EEOCGrainger is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, or protected veteran status. .

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