Staff Accountant 7/18/2018

Aon Chicago, IL

Chicago, IL
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Job Classification
Full Time
Job Type
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Entry Level (0 - 2 years)
Bachelors Degree


Job Family US-IL-Chicago


Aon is looking for a Staff Accountant

Duties and Responsibilities

* Preparation of monthly journal entries

* Review, perform and analyze balance sheet account reconciliations on a monthly basis

* Collaborate with the business partners to ensure appropriate accounting treatment in accordance with GAAP

* Preparation of monthly exhibits

* Assisting with balance sheet and income statement variance analysis as well as interacting with functional areas

* Drive efficiencies and continuous improvement in the balance sheet reconciliation process

* Partnering with Payroll and Benefits teams to ensure proper mapping/configuration on all payroll components to ensure accuracy and completeness of financial statements as well as preparing forecast

* Testing of Sarbanes-Oxley controls

* Other ad hoc special projects



* Bachelor s degree in Accounting

* Strong human relation skills with an ability to listen, consider alternative views, and solve complex problems

* Strong written and verbal communications skills

* Proficiency in Excel

* Ability to work independently and manage daily responsibilities

* Ability to identify process improvements opportunities

* Ability to work with different levels of management

* Ability to work, take ownership, and succeed in a rapidly changing environment


* 1+ years of experience in accounting

* Certified Public Accountant and/or MBA

* Knowledge of Workday, Hyperion and TM1

Key Skills

* Energy / Endurance Shows passion, energy / endurance, intensity and excitement, maintaining focus while balancing multiple priorities

* Developing and Leveraging Relationships Able to build and sustain excellent relationships in the workplace. Leverages cross functional / business skills set and is a positive influence to others

* Communication / Interpersonal Skills Must be highly articulate and able to make arguments in a compelling manner. Accessible, a good listener and visible to others

* Integrity Acts with integrity above all else. Demonstrates a clear commitment to the highest standards of professional and personal conduct, and holds others to the same standard.

Aon provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran, marital, or domestic partner status. Aon is committed to a diverse workforce and is an affirmative action employer.


Aon plc (NYSE:Aon) is a leading global professional services firm providing a broad range of risk, retirement and health solutions. Our 50,000 colleagues in 120 countries empower results for clients by using proprietary data and analytics to deliver insights that reduce volatility and improve performance.

Company Size:
50,000+ Employees
Financial Services
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200 East Randolph
Chicago, IL 60601

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