Job Description

Summary: This role is part of the Shared Services Accounting team, which is based out of Great Wolf's Corporate Headquarters located in Chicago, IL. Responsibilities of this role include participating in the month end close and related transaction processing, reviewing and verifying the accuracy of financial statement accounts, and performing complex reconciliations of general ledger accounts.


  • Coordinate monthly general ledger close with other accountants
  • Prepare journal entries and account reconciliations
  • Ensure proper cut-off and accounting for assigned accounts
  • Prepare financial statements and schedules for internal reporting
  • Compile schedules to be used by outside auditors in their reviews and year-end audit
  • Assist with establishing, implementing, and documenting policies and procedures
  • Assist with monthly flux analyses
  • Utilize computer applications to compile, retrieve, and summarize accounting information for analyses and reporting purposes
  • Review compliance or coordinate accounting matters with other departments and locations as necessary
  • General support on various projects as needed

Required Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting required and at least two years of relevant experience required
  • Strong demonstrated accounting and analytical experience 
  • Demonstrated attention to detail - able to complete tasks with high level of accuracy 
  • Demonstrated skill in completing and recording financial transactions. Able to aid in developing information for financial statements and balance sheet reconciliations 
  • Strong proficiency in using accounting software and other applicable financial software 
  • Strong demonstrated skills in Microsoft Excel-macros, v-lookups, and pivot tables 
  • High level of organization and ability to manage to deadlines 
  • Demonstrated ability to manage competing priorities
  • Ability and wiliness to work from Great Wolf's Chicago Corporate Headquarters on a hybrid-schedule (M/Fr optional remote work, T/W/Th in-office)

Desired Qualifications: 

  • Strong commitment to providing excellence in client service and a demonstrated ability of producing high quality results
  • Strong interpersonal skills are required and demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with other team members 
  • Demonstrated ability to adapt quickly to changing priorities
  • Team player 
  • Prior experience in Shared Service Center is highly desirable

Application Instructions

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