• Accounting Associate

    Location US-IL-Chicago
    Posted Date 2 months ago(5/8/2019 4:27 PM)
    Finance and Accounting
    Employment Type
  • Overview

    About Aramark
    Aramark (NYSE: ARMK) proudly serves Fortune 500 companies, world champion sports teams, state-of-the-art healthcare providers, the world’s leading educational institutions, iconic destinations and cultural attractions, and numerous municipalities in 19 countries around the world.  Our 270,000 team members deliver experiences that enrich and nourish millions of lives every day through innovative services in food, facilities management and uniforms. We operate our business with social responsibility, focusing on initiatives that support our diverse workforce, advance consumer health and wellness, protect our environment, and strengthen our communities.  Aramark is recognized as one of the World’s Most Admired Companies by FORTUNE, as well as an employer of choice by the Human Rights Campaign and DiversityInc. Learn more at www.aramark.com or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.



    Job Summary: Assists with the daily operation of the Accounting Department. Main responsibilities include, but are not limited to, assisting the Senior Controller in the preparation and analysis of Financial Statements and forecasts, daily and weekly metric reporting, and other additional assignments as needed.


    Essential Tasks and Responsibilities:

    • Calculate customer billing and revenue accruals based on labor data, contract language, and event details
    • Produce supporting invoice detail to accompany customer billing and email invoices to customers on a weekly basis
    • Ensure accurate and timely billing and supporting documentation
    • Coordinating and comparing billing invoices and reports and identifying discrepancies through a review process
    • Responsible for the analysis, coordination, and expedited resolution of billing issues, including ensuring appropriate communications with involved parties is maintained
    • Support the controller and assist in driving efficiency through continual process improvements and best practices
    • Communicate with all levels of management and elevate issues that impact the department or organization to management on a timely basis
    • Keep track of outstanding accounts receivable and follow up with client on a weekly basis
    • Process invoices for payment through the AP system
    • Code invoices properly in the AP system
    • Reconcile vendor statements
    • Research payments as needed
    • Input TJVs data into the TJV system
    • Filing
    • Assist with month-end close
    • Communicate with vendors regarding issues with payment, invoice, etc
    • Be able to interpret and apply the employee union contract
    • Serve as a back-up to the payroll administrator
    • Other duties as assigned


    Required Qualifications:

    • Associates degree in Accounting or a minimum of 4 years of experience working in a similar capacity in billing, accounts payable, or accounting related
    • Excellent communication skills, with the ability to communicate effectively both verbal and written
    • Proficient with Microsoft office (access, excel, word, and outlook)
    • Experience maintaining reports using Microsoft Excel and Access
    • Ability to read and interpret documents such as invoices, client contracts, and union contracts
    • Excellent team interaction, organization, and time management skills
    • Extremely high attention to detail and strong problem solving skills required
    • Proactive and self-directed; able to function independently and work with minimal supervision


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