Staff Accountant

Northbrook, IL


Job Purpose: The Staff Accountant is responsible for reviewing and recording transactions, maintaining appropriate internal control procedures and assisting with the preparation of accurate financial statements and reports detailing financial and operational results.  This position is also responsible for account reconciliations including, but not limited to, investigation and resolution of any GL variances, timely invoicing and follow-up with clients on outstanding receivables.  The Staff Accountant will also assist with month-end close.


  • Review and approve accounts payable invoice coding to ensure proper allocation to general ledger accounts
  • Invoice clients, respond to and resolve any questions or discrepancies and follow-up on outstanding receivables
  • Prepare account reconciliations
  • Identify and research general ledger variances and communicate findings to Management
  • Answer accounting and financial questions by researching and interpreting data
  • Complete analytical review of balance sheet and income statement
  • Analyze budget and expense account trends; Reconcile to approved budgets and summarize variances
  • Assist with month-end close processes - balance sheet reconciliations, general ledger review, accounts receivable and payable management
  • Ad Hoc reports


  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Minimum of 3-5 years in an accounting/finance role; accounting degree preferred
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to plan and prioritize workload and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work effectively with minimal supervision
  • Proven experience troubleshooting and supporting A/R and A/P functions
  • Working knowledge of Epicor ERP and Workday Enterprise Management Cloud is a plus

About Hilco Merchant Resources: 

Hilco Merchant Resources ( provides strategic store closing services for retailers.  Activities fall into five principal categories: acquisition or disposition of duplicative or underperforming stores; retail company or division wind downs, event sales to convert unwanted assets into working capital; facilitation of retail mergers and acquisitions, and monetization of furniture, fixtures and equipment. 

Also based in Northbrook, Hilco Fixed Asset Recovery helps companies realize the full value of surplus furniture, fixtures and equipment “FF&E”.  Whether closing a facility, relocating, or remodeling, a customized FF&E disposition program from Hilco Fixed Asset Recovery will help convert excess and unproductive fixed assets into cash.

Hilco requires all employees to be vaccinated in order to visit any of our offices and to participate in any company driven in-person events.

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