Sr. Accountant
Chicago, IL 
Posted 1 day ago
Job Description

Job Title

Sr. Accountant

Job Description Summary

This role will support the financial close processes for the US, Cushman & Wakefield's non-brokerage businesses. They will own specific areas of the close and be a key resource to other groups within the organization. This role will have the opportunity to learn existing accounting processes and have a voice in recommending new redesigns and improvements following the merger of Cushman & Wakefield's legacy firms, listing as a public company, and implementation of SOX controls. This person will also be a change agent to help the Company's controllership function expand our non-brokerage businesses.

Job Description


  • Partner with FP&A and other stakeholders to drive effective coordination and communication throughout the monthly close process
  • Perform regular and recurring accounting functions requiring professional competency
  • Establish appropriate procedures for preparation of accounting records, research of transactions, and reporting
  • Prepare, review, and analyze journal entries to the general ledger for Cushman & Wakefield ensuring data integrity and accuracy
  • Listen, analyze, and work with other functions to propose entries that need to be made in areas where judgement is required
  • Review and approve work prepared by client accounting/finance teams and others around the organization
  • Ensure key internal controls and effective accounting policies are operating effectively
  • Research and respond to internal and external accounting/financial questions and resolve issues
  • Effectively utilize the Company's financial reporting tools (including Workday and HFM) to improve the efficiency of the monthly close processes
  • Be an enthusiastic ambassador of the company culture to support the continued integration of the legacy firms


  • Bachelor's in Accounting
  • 3+ years' experience in accounting or finance
  • CPA preferred
  • Experience and fluent in finance systems
  • Experience in audit and/or execution of SOX Financial controls preferred
  • Strong written, comprehension and analytical skills
  • Detail oriented and thorough
  • Effective and efficient time management and organization skills
  • Strong communication, negotiation and interpersonal skills
  • Strong Excel and data analysis skills
  • Able to work in a high volume, dynamic, deadline driven environment while maintaining accuracy, coordinating, and performing multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Resilience and tenacity

Physical Requirements

  • Involves work of a general office nature; typically includes extended periods of sitting and/or operation of a computer for 8 hours or more a day
  • Regularly required to talk, hear, and use hands and fingers to write and type
  • Ability to speak clearly so others can understand you
  • Ability to read and understand information and ideas presented orally and in writing
  • Ability to communicate information and ideas in writing and orally so others will understand
  • Regularly required to utilize vision abilities, allowing reading of printed material, graphics, and computer displays
Cushman & Wakefield provides equal employment opportunity. Discrimination of any type will not be tolerated. Cushman & Wakefield is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law.
Cushman & Wakefield is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative? Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
3+ years
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