Senior Accountant


Chicago, Illinois

Date Posted January 25, 2023
Industry Tax
Specialty Not Specified
Job Status Not Specified
Salary Not Specified


Full Job Description
Who We Are:
At Avnet, relationships matter. We are a global, FORTUNE ® 500 technology distributor and solutions company that delivers design, supply chain and logistics expertise to customers at every stage of a product’s lifecycle. Our employees have a front row seat to the latest innovations shaping the world we live in and the future we share. We’re driven to help our customers around the world succeed and we do so by earning the trust of some of the biggest names in technology.

Working at Avnet means being a part of a global team. We work collaboratively and with integrity, doing business the right way. For more than a century, we have partnered together to help our customers, suppliers and teammates realize the transformative possibilities of technology. Experience what’s next at Avnet!

Job Summary

Maintains general ledger and financial records for multiple accounts. Prepares and oversees assigned balance sheet reconciliations and associated journal entries. Performs month-end financial close activities. Ensures procedures and internal controls are followed to maintain the integrity of accounting records for completeness, accuracy and compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting Policies and Principles (GAAP).

Principal Responsibilities

Prepares and oversees accurate, thorough, timely reconciliation of balance sheet accounts. This includes researching, identifying and validating all variances and preparing correcting adjustments to the general ledger (as required). There is a special emphasis on intercompany transactions and fixed assets in this role.
Active participant in the month-end financial close process. This includes preparing journal entries, reviewing the accuracy and completeness of transactions and preparing necessary adjustments (including meeting all established deadlines).
Provide clear, logical analysis and commentary to Management regarding movements in the accounts during the monthly close process. This includes the identification of potential root causes and corrective actions.
Ensure accuracy and compliance with GAAP, SOX and all other accounting regulations.
Maintains and documents internal accounting controls
Recommend to management process and system changes for reconciliation discrepancies (based on monthly findings and compliance issues).
Provides guidance and support for both internal and external audits, tax requests (adhoc, quarterly and annual).
Provides billing and collection for intercompany accounts.
Create, modify and/or review detailed documentation for key job responsibilities, including making any required enhancements/updates.
Other duties as assigned.

What We Offer:
Our employees work hard to live our values and help us grow. Our total rewards strategy supports Avnet’s ability to attract, engage, develop, and reward our employees, while promoting a diverse and inclusive environment. We offer competitive compensation and benefit programs — from time away and flexible working arrangements to programs supporting employee well-being and opportunities to give back to your community.

  • Generous Paid Time Off
  • 401K and Pension Plan
  • Paid Holidays
  • Family Support (Paid Leave, Surrogacy, Adoption)
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance
  • Long-term and Short-term Disability Insurance
  • Health Savings Account / Flexible Spending Account
  • Education Assistance
  • Employee Development Resources
  • Employee Wellness, Leadership Development and Mentorship Programs
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills.

Avnet is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing equal opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law. This policy of non-discrimination also applies to religious dress and grooming practices. Avnet will accommodate employee religious dress standards and grooming practices that do not result in undue hardship for the Company. If you are interested in applying for employment with Avnet and need special assistance or an accommodation to apply for a posted position contact our Human Resources Service Center at (888) 994-7669.