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Staff Accountant

Apply Now Submit a Referral Job ID REF13723D Date posted 06/04/2024 Address 155 Harlem Avenue, Glenview, IL Job Type Full-time Job Status Exempt

ITW (Illinois Tool Works Inc.) is a Fortune 200 company and is one of the world’s leading diversified manufacturers of specialized industrial equipment, automotive components, consumables, and related service businesses. ITW businesses serve local customers and markets around the globe, with operations in 55 countries and an employee base of more than 46,000 women and men who adhere to the highest ethical standards. These talented individuals, many of whom have specialized engineering or scientific expertise, contribute to our global leadership in innovation. We are proud of our broad portfolio of more than 17,000 granted and pending patents.

ITW Residential and Renovation Construction provides Industry leading, premium branded, cordless nailing systems and fastening solutions, that deliver superior productivity and reliability to meet the needs of professional remodelers and residential framers, with a widely available product portfolio at their preferred retail or dealer outlets The 80 focus for the division is aggressive market growth while sustaining profitability. ​ 

ITW offers its employees a path for advancement, a competitive salary, and a comprehensive benefits package designed to help employees care for themselves, their families, and their futures.


The ITW Residential & Renovation division is seeking a Staff Accountant in our Glenview, IL location to provide accurate and timely financial information for internal and corporate reporting. The Staff Accountant will reconcile balance sheet accounts by predetermined due dates, manage cycle count process, inventory reporting and complete ad-hoc analysis as required.   This role will partner with Operations, Sales, and Marketing to improve overall performance/productivity and communicate effectively with internal and external partners.

Core Responsibilities

  • Prepare monthly journal entries and account reconciliations for specified general ledger accounts.
  • Perform day-to-day general ledger accounting, financial reporting & analysis for assigned functional areas.
  • Monitor and maintain accurate records of inventory, cycle and physical counts. Work closely with the procurement, warehouse, and finance teams to ensure seamless inventory management processes
  • Research and resolve divisional inquiries from corporate or external partners.
  • Participate in the development, enhancement and monitoring of company internal controls.
  • Provide financial support for various special projects including cost analysis, internal/external audits, sales/use tax audits, manufacturing surveys and other ad-hoc requests.  
  • Ensure company policies are being followed as well as implementation of new controls as they arise.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance required or equivalent advanced degree. CPA or MBA preferred
  • Minimum of 1-2 years of Accounting or Finance experience
  • Advanced MS Excel skill, Power BI or similar database experience
  • Working knowledge of ERP systems, financial report writers, business intelligence systems (e.g., Cognos, is a plus)
  • Strong business communication and excellent analytical skills, including the ability to analyze raw data and apply creative/innovative analysis, and the capability to form key, succinct, and actionable insights and recommendations
  • Collaborative and highly communicative, self-directed with high orientation to teamwork
  • Manufacturing and Cost Accounting experience preferred

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Most time will be spent in an office environment. Occasionally the employee may be required to spend time in manufacturing and construction sites.  Certain personal protective equipment is required when in the manufacturing areas and construction sites.

  • Work is normally performed in an office environment.
  • Travel requirements – Up to 10% to our other local NA facilities.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands 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 is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

 

ITW is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

We do not accept unsolicited resumes. To be considered an applicant, please apply online to a specific job posting.

If you are a qualified individual with a disability and are unable or limited in your ability to use or access the online application system process due to your disability, please click here for information on how to contact us directly. 

ITW is an equal opportunity employer. We value our colleagues’ unique perspectives, experiences and ideas and create workplaces where everyone can develop their careers and perform to their full potential. 

As an equal employment opportunity employer, ITW is committed to equal employment opportunity and fair treatment for employees, beginning with the hiring process and continuing through all aspects of the employment relationship. 

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, disability, protected Veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws.  

ITW is an equal opportunity employer. We value our colleagues’ unique perspectives, experiences and ideas and create workplaces where everyone can develop their careers and perform to their full potential. 

As an equal employment opportunity employer, ITW is committed to equal employment opportunity and fair treatment for employees, beginning with the hiring process and continuing through all aspects of the employment relationship. 

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, disability, protected Veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws.  

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At ITW, we value our colleagues' unique perspectives, experiences, and ideas and create workplaces where everyone can develop their careers and perform to their full potential.

Equal Opportunities

ITW is committed to equal employment opportunity and fair treatment for employees, beginning with the hiring process and continuing through all aspects of the employment relationship.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. Read more information here.

If you are a qualified individual with a disability and are unable or limited in your ability to use or access this online application system process due to your disability, please email corp_accessibility@itw.com to request assistance. No other requests will be acknowledged.