Anixter Senior Accountant in Glenview, Illinois

Senior Accountant

Date Posted6/18/2018

LocationGlenview, IL

CountryUnited States of America

Job TypeFull-Time Regular

Position IdEB-1875444613

Job Description

POSITION:Senior Accountant



Anixter Inc. is seeking a Senior Accountant for its Distribution Accounting team in Glenview, IL. The successful candidate will be part of the team responsible for the proper statement of our North American inventory.

Responsibilities include:

  • Performing various accounting procedures and analysis related to the proper statement of inventory balances.

  • Month end closing procedures & account reconciliations

  • Identify efficiencies to streamline processes and procedures

  • Work closely with internal and external auditors to complete Audit schedules(interim/year end) and Sarbanes Oxley controls review/testing to ensure compliance

  • Travel to perform physical inventory observations at Anixter's(U.S. and Canada) distribution facilities. This includes related book-to-physical inventory reconciliations and adjustments.

  • Complete trial balance review and limited budget/forecast preparation

  • Adhoc analysis and projects as needed


  • Ideal candidate will have a degree in either Finance or Accounting, with minimum 4+ years of accounting experience.

  • Strong leadership skills with ability to lead and motivate individuals

  • Must work independently and use critical thinking/judgment skills to make sound decisions with minimal daily direction from manager

  • Ability to understand and follow inventory transactions and the implication they have to the Financial Statements.

  • Excellent communication, detail analytical and interpersonal skills are required.

  • Must have strong organizational skills, along with the ability to prioritize and manage many initiatives simultaneously.

  • Proficiency in Excel(complex spreadsheets) is required

  • Experience in Essbase(or comparable reporting tool), PeopleSoft(or comparable ERP systems), Microsoft Access and Word is a plus.

  • Understanding of basic distribution warehouse operations, transactions, and the financial impacts is beneficial.

  • Approximately 10% travel is required

Job GroupFinance