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AAR CORP Accountant in WOOD DALE, Illinois

Title: Accountant

Location: United States-Illinois-Wood Dale

Job Number: 11015

AAR is a leading provider of aviation services to the worldwide commercial aerospace and government/defense industries. AAR combines a close-to-the-customer business model with a broad menu of capabilities to help customers operate more efficiently, lower costs and maintain high levels of quality, safety and service. We are a financially stable, dedicated partner with an enduring commitment to innovation, execution, continuous improvement and customer value. At AAR we are committed to doing it right, and we have built our core values based on that premise.

SUMMARY:

  • Prepares income and balance sheets, consolidated statements and other accounting statements, report, analyses, operating budgets.

  • Assists in implementation of control systems.

  • Title may specify specialty.

SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Gathers and correlates basic accounting, cash, budget and other financial information using established procedures.

  • Applies fundamental concepts in the application of any judgments to relatively routine matters.

  • Provides accounting for the assigned organization entity or facility, verifying the accuracy of journal entries, budget and accounting classifications and charges to assigned accounts.

  • Conducts special studies and develops financial reports for the facility.

  • Performs such individual assignments as supervisors and superiors may direct; ensures adequate and continuous controls are exercised over all assigned activities affecting quality; establishes and maintains effective work relationships within the department, the Corporation and the community; and maintains the professional competence, knowledge and skill necessary for the satisfactory performance of all assigned responsibilities.

  • Supports monthly close process.

  • Light travel may be required to customers sites.

  • All other duties as assigned.

CORE COMPETENCIES:

  • Commitment to company values and ethics

  • Dependability: personally responsible, completes work in a timely manner, and performs tasks accurately

  • Motivation: must maintain a positive attitude and strong work energy

  • Organization: very detail oriented and always comes prepared

  • Communication: excellent interpersonal and oral and written communication skills

  • Analytical skills: must be able to gather information and use data to determine cause and effect for complex problem solving

  • Initiative: plans work and carries out tasks without detailed instructions, prepares for problems or opportunities in advance, undertakes additional responsibilities

  • Problem Solving: ability to develop and implement new ideas to improve processes

  • Advanced computer proficiency

Qualifications:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

  • Proficient with Microsoft Word and Excel required, and the ability to adapt to new systems.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor of Arts degree (B.A.) or Bachelor of Science degree (B.S.) from four-year college or university; or eight years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Degree in Accounting Preferred.

  • Pursuing or possess a CPA is a plus.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORK ENVIRONMENT:

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be regularly required to sit, stand, bend, reach and move about the facility. The environmental characteristic for this position is an office setting. Candidates should be able to adapt to a traditional business environment.

We offer a comprehensive benefits package, including medical/dental/vision/life/and AD&D insurance, 401(k) savings plan, PTO, as well as, opportunities for professional development and growth. Our newly remodeled Wood Dale office also has an on-site cafeteria and fitness center.

If this sounds like the right opportunity for you, please click "Apply Online" at the bottom of the page.

Equal Opportunity Employer Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran

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