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Senior Accountant

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Company Name:  The Bradford Group
Job #:
Job Type:  Full Time
Job Category:  Accounting/Finance
Location:  Niles, IL
Job Description:  

For over 40 years, The Bradford Group has delighted the world with unique, beautiful and memorable collectibles, jewelry, gifts and home décor, reflecting our commitment to Innovation, Artistry and Design of Enduring Value. Today, we are looking for an enthusiastic, self-motivated professional to join our dynamic and innovative Accounting team. The accounting team has grown rapidly, and we believe that our people and company culture are critical to our success. 

Job Summary:

Perform a variety of accounting duties, such as preparing recapitulations and analyses of prescribed accounting records, classifying and coding accounting data, reviewing accounts payable and purchase orders, reconciling ledger accounts and preparing accounting reports and statements.  Work with minimal supervision conferring with supervisor on unusual matters.  May be assisted by Entry or Intermediate Level personnel.  Assignments are broad in nature, usually requiring originality and ingenuity.  Possesses and applies a broad knowledge of principles, practices, and procedures of accounting to the completion of difficult assignments. May lead and direct the work of others .

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities 


-Financial Reporting for a business unit- reconciliation of inventory, sales returns & bad debt projection analyses, selling expense reconciliation, and actual to plan variances analyses/write-up for one business (all monthly work). In addition to recording any necessary G/L transactions, the individual prepares the financial statement and any necessary analysis.  The total reporting package includes Controller''s Report including any appropriate comments on the operational results and the analysis performed.  Financial Reporting responsibility also includes addressing any management questions/concerns on operational results.  Significant issues addressed should be reviewed with a supervisor before being issued.  The business unit assigned is appropriate for the grade level as determined by complexity and risk of error/issue for the business unit. 

-Prepare inventory roll and record appropriate financial transactions relating to cost of goods for a business unit (business unit assigned is appropriate to grade level based upon complexity and risk).

-Supervise/Train Staff/Assistant Accountants.  This involves day to day interaction, addressing routine questions and reviewing work subordinates. Seniors should be viewed as an information resource for the entire company as well as internal to the accounting group. 


-Special or process improvement projects/analysis to support the ongoing business needs.

Required Skills:  

Required Qualifications

Education, Licensing, Certification, and Experience

  1. BS in Accounting or equivalent

  2. A minimum of 5-8 years of related experience.


The Bradford Group is a world leader in direct to consumer marketing and provider of gifts, collectibles, home décor, and jewelry. Founded in 1973, we have an unyielding commitment to product quality and exceptional customer service which has helped us become one of the premier direct marketing companies in today''s international economy.

Benefits: Our company is wholly owned by our employees through an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) that allows you to not only derive the benefits of working as an employee at The Bradford Group, but also gain the benefits of being an owner.

We also offer: A Business Casual Work Environment, Health and Dental Insurance, Life Insurance, Disability Insurance, Paid Time Off (PTO) Program, Direct Deposit, Credit Union, Flexible Spending Accounts, Employee Assistance Program, Employee Referral Bonus Program, 401(k), Profit Sharing, Tuition Reimbursement, Onsite Cafeteria, Onsite Fitness Center, Product Discounts and more!

The Bradford Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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