Zekelman Industries

Staff Accountant

Job Locations US-IL-Chicago
Job ID
# of Openings
Salaried Full-Time

Job Description



Zekelman Industries seeks a Staff Accountant based in our Chicago, IL office, south of the city. Reporting to the Director of Finance, the Staff Accountant will assist the Director of Finance in all routine accounting activities. This role will lead the Chicago plant on a day-to-day basis as well as monitor daily banking transactions for the entire division.



  • Complete all capital spend processes including developing capital requests, quarterly reporting and associated schedules.
  • Prepare any intercompany cross charges for all assigned companies, ensuring ledger is properly cleared in all currencies
  • Prepare all daily journal entries to maintain book to bank in balance
  • Prepare all inter-company reconciliations and clearing work, ensuring reconciliation file is accurately prepared for review at close.
  • Assist with Quarterly / Annual Inventories
  • Complete assigned monthly account reconciliations.
  • Complete Concur monthly journal entries and account reconciliations details for all assigned companies
  • Complete yield analysis as required for all assigned company operations
  • Assist with the annual budget process for assigned companies and assist with consolidations as required
  • Support the annual external audit as required with specific additional focus on cash transaction requests
  • Review cost savings initiatives for financial benefits
  • Adhoc reporting as required
  • Meet all required due dates with completeness and accuracy.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Regular, full-time, predictable onsite attendance per the posted schedule is an essential function of this role 
  • Lead and promote health and safety work practices as required by regulatory agencies and company policy





College/University graduate with 2+ years experience with general ledger accounting, closing, and manufacturing. Ideally working towards accounting designation.  Must have extensive advanced knowledge of Excel or similar spreadsheet use. Experience with SAP software would be a plus. 


Must have excellent analytical skills and accounting knowledge. Ability to communicate with management at all levels in a professional manner and have good writing skills to summarize findings. Some travel is required – must be able to travel to Canada. Significant part of workday will be spent on a personal computer.



Zekelman Industries offers competitive compensation and excellent benefits, including low cost, high quality medical and dental benefits.  In addition, we have an amazing tuition assistance program, a bonus plan, a 401(k) plan with a generous company match, immediate vesting and much more. 




We are Zekelman Industries. 


We manufacture superior quality tubular and related products and provide outstanding service for our valued customers. 


We seek to continuously advance the skills and opportunities of our employees, utilizing the latest technology and management tools available to consistently increase profitability and the enterprise value of Zekelman Industries and of our customers. 



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