Assistant Controller in our Champaign, IL office that is responsible for managing the accounting function, including ensuring the accuracy of reporting the financials. The Assistant Controller's specific responsibilities include month-end close, ensuring compliance with GAAP and STAT requirements, managing accounts receivable and payable, working to reconcile balance sheet accounts and accounting inaccuracies and imbalances, implementing accounting processes and internal controls, managing relationships with external accountants and auditors, tax compliance.Responsibilities:ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:Close monthly financial records in a timely and accurate manner.Review financial data and trends for accuracy and reasonableness and investigate data discrepancies.Ensure accounting records are maintained in accordance with GAAP and all statutory requirements.Maintain accounting controls policies established by the Company to ensure data accuracy.Coordinate and drive improvements to the month-end close process to ensure timeliness and scalability as the company grows.Review balance sheet account reconciliations for all companies, ensuring consistent accounting across all entities in accordance with US GAAP and STAT.Prepare journal entries and analysis.Participate in the annual audit process, including maintaining schedules and coordinating audit requests with staff.Interpret and prepare various data for entry into ERP system.Assist in building more robust and automated reporting. Work collaboratively with the team and other departments to identify and implement improvements with emphasis on internal control weaknesses and inefficiencies.Work with IT on system implementations and upgrades.Working hours: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PMSkills:QUALIFICATIONS AND POSITION REQUIREMENTS:6+ years of progressive accounting experience; ideally with a blend of public accounting and private company exposure.Technical accounting, consolidation and reporting skills.Experience managing a team Experience improving processes, implementing controls and managing change.Ability to manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment.Highly self-motivated with the ability to work independently and collaboratively.Superior Excel skillsAccounting system experienceAbility to work overtime as business demands requiredPrior experience in an insurance environment preferredStrong knowledge of GAAP & STATExcellent verbal and written skillsSystems implementation experience a plusDBA experience a plusEducation:BachelorsExperience:4-7 yearsQualifications:MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:B.S. in AccountingCPA preferred send resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 217-359-4488 for more informationSpherion has helped thousands of people just like you find work happiness! Our experienced staff will listen carefully to your employment needs and then work diligently to match your skills and qualifications to the right job and company. No one works harder for you than Spherion. EEO Employer: Race, Religion, Color, National Origin, Citizenship, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, Age, Disability, Ancestry, Veteran Status, Genetic Information, Service in the Uniformed Services or any other classification protected by law.