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Senior Accountant

Passionate about precision medicine and advancing the healthcare industry?
Recent advancements in underlying technology have finally made it possible for AI to impact clinical care in a meaningful way. Tempus' proprietary platform connects an entire ecosystem of real-world evidence to deliver real-time, actionable insights to physicians, providing critical information about the right treatments for the right patients, at the right time.
Tempus is looking for a hardworking, ambitious Senior Accountant to support its growing operations in Chicago. This position will play a key role in the day-to-day accounting functions and month-end close process. 
Job Duties: 
  • Support and participate in the monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statement close process including preparation of monthly journal entries, accruals and reserves, reconciliation and reviews of balance sheet accounts and performing inquiries / reviews
  • Reviewing and analyzing GL transactions and accounts 
  • Preparing materials for financial and tax audits 
  • Supporting day-to-day accounting functions (GL & Inventory & Tax) 
  • Support the Accounting manager in identifying improvements to automate existing processed for increased efficient 
  • Working cross functionally with other departments and building strong relationships with external vendors and customers 
  • Assist in development and management of staff accountants
  • Conducting ad-hoc analysis to support finance leadership requests 
  • Minimum of 3+ years of experience in accounting role, preferably within finance, consulting, or tech
  • Big 4 experience a plus
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance or Accounting 
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite; Advanced MS Excel skills (Logical Formulas, Lookups, Pivot Tables) 
  • An eye for the details, and the ability to deliver accurate output in a timely manner
  • Strong organizational skills and comfort with managing multiple work streams  
  • Working knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and technical accounting areas
  • A champion for data accuracy and quality for the Accounting team
  • Thrives in a demanding, start-up, fast paced environment
  • NetSuite / Intacct or large ERP system experience a plus