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Req ID:  4719

Chicago, IL, US, 60631

Senior Accountant

FT/PT:  Full-Time

First Midwest, with assets over $20 billion, is the premier relationship-based banking franchise in the dynamic Chicagoland banking market. As one of the Chicago metropolitan area's largest independent bank holding companies, First Midwest provides the full range of commercial, retail banking, and wealth management services through some 120+ offices located in communities in metropolitan Chicago, Northwest Indiana, Central and Western Illinois, Eastern Iowa, and Southeast Wisconsin. 


Responsible for general accounting duties for First Midwest Bank related to general ledger, fixed assets and investment accounting. This includes, but not limited to, supporting monthly and quarterly closing processes, standard journal entries, preparing financial statements, fixed asset accounting, preparation of sales and use tax returns and departmental reconciliations.


This position will primarily work with the staff and management in Accounting and Finance, Financial Reporting, Treasury, Financial Analysis, General Services, and Tax


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance
  • CPA designation desirable, but not required
  • 6+ years accounting experience in banking or related industry
  • Knowledge of FIS, PeopleSoft, and Blackline accounting systems desirable
  • Benefit Accounting experience a plus
  • Advanced PC skills with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and Access)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Position may require the need to travel to other branch or meeting locations.


Accounting Activities:

  • Support the monthly and quarterly closing process which includes performing and approving reconciliation, tasks, and maintaining close checklist
  • Responsible for calculation, maintenance and monitoring of amortization of prepaid expenses, standard journal entries and miscellaneous accruals and receivables
  • Responsible for fixed assets, including subsidiary ledger, depreciation, disposals, and valuations of newly acquired facilities
  • Responsible for accounting of construction-in-process projects
  • Preparation of ad hoc fixed asset analysis reporting
  • Responsible for accounting of bank security investments
  • Responsible for monitoring the completion of all departmental reconciliations and ensuring that all stale outstanding items are followed through timely
  • Responsible for preparing monthly reconciliation status report
  • Responsible for third-party facility management funding request review

Report Activities:

  • Fulfillment of periodic reporting/data requests for the Financial Reporting department, auditor requests, and tax reporting, etc.
  • Preparation of quarterly fixed asset reports
  • Preparation of quarterly memos

Supervise Accounting Clerks and their activities, including:

  • Review of Monthly Operational Reports and address any questions or concerns
  • Review and approve reconciliations
  • Review and approve recurring transactions
  • Schedule timely coaching sessions
  • Perform annual review

Other Duties:

  • Assist in general ledger maintenance
  • Support the budget process as requested
  • Assist Accounting Manager in building and maintaining a teamwork environment
  • Participate on a need basis with ad hoc projects, including M&A activity.

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Nearest Major Market: Chicago

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