ProQuest Staff Accountant in Des Plaines, Illinois

Staff Accountant

Location: Des Plaines, IL

Requisition Number: 2486

# of Openings: 1

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What you will be doing…

The Staff Accountant will assist and support the Controller in managing the Company’s financial records, in the areas of Collections management, Accounts Payable and Cash posting.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Collections and credit control:

  • Calling customers to inquire about past due invoices, including heavy collections research duties.

  • Liaise with other departments to resolve customer reluctance to pay outstanding invoices due to pricing, performance or other issues.

  • Coordinate, track and respond to customer complaints.

  • Request for approval, revised invoicing or credit memos if necessary.

  • Support the presales function in documenting and supporting quotations so that they meet financial reporting standards.

  • Assist in the upkeep of customer contract, correspondence, purchase order and invoice files.


  • Review invoices, secure approvals, matches invoices to PO and receipts, determine account coding, enter in Accounts Payables system.

  • Schedule and prepare check payments, run system-generated checks, mail checks to vendors, file paid voucher packages

  • Schedule and prepare wire transfer payments, file processed voucher packages

  • Reconciles A/P and Purchase Order detail sub ledgers to the General Ledger.

  • Maintains the Vendor files.

  • Completes vendor credit application requests.

  • Prepares annual 1099 forms.

  • Expense Reports Audit.

Qualified Candidates Must Have:

  • Bachelor of Science in Accounting preferred, or equivalent experience.

  • 2-3 years of experience in a corporate accounting department using an Integrated Accounting System.

  • 1+ years of Collection management experience.

  • Exceptional analytical and problem solving skills and experience applying these skills.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel.

  • Strong team player.

  • Must be self-starter with a solid work ethic.

  • Must demonstrate effective communication skills - articulate issues in a clear and concise manner, and present findings as well as recommendations in both oral and written presentations.

  • Superb attention to detail and the ability to accurately deliver results on time in a fast paced and dynamic environment.

Other important information about this position:

  • This position requires weekday (Monday - Friday) attendance with some scheduling flexibility available around core working hours.

  • Every position requires certain physical capabilities. ProQuest seeks to make reasonable accommodations that enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential duties when possible.