DEPT® Accountant, Consolidations

Roles open in: Chicago

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Department Finance

Employment type Employee

DEPT® Accountant, Consolidations

DEPT® is a pioneering, global digital agency that creates end-to-end digital experiences for brands such as Google, KFC, Philips, Audi, Twitch, Patagonia, eBay and more. Our goal is simple: build a culture that inspires the best work of your life. Work that helps move our clients forward. And while it’s not our ultimate goal, winning awards sure does feel nice when it happens.

Why DEPT®?

We are pioneers at heart. What this means, is that we are always leaning forward, thinking of what we can create tomorrow that does not exist today. We were born digital and we are a new model of agency, with a deep skillset in tech and marketing. That’s why we hire curious, self-driven, talented people who never stop innovating. 

Our culture is big enough to cope and small enough to care. Meaning, that with people across 20+ countries, we’re big enough to provide you with the best tools, global opportunities, and benefits that help you thrive. While acting small by investing in you, your growth, your team, and giving you the autonomy to solve our clients problems, no matter where you are in the world. Last but not least, we are a B Corp-certified company passionate about purpose-driven work.  Our hope is that you can feel good about the contributions DEPT® is making to the world and we always have an open door for your ideas in making the world a better place.

As a Consolidation Analyst at DEPT® you work in a small team, reporting directly to the manager reporting & group control, and cooperate with all finance oriented disciplines within the company (Financial Control, FP&A, BI, Tax). During the group close (month, quarter, annual) you perform various closing procedures with a keen eye for detail.  This includes supporting local finance teams, sorting out intercompany balances, verification of consolidation and elimination entries while tracking local and global adherence to timelines. Together with the team, you support the preparation of the consolidated annual report, the performance of review / analysis on group entities and interface with external auditors for annual audits. 

What You’ll Do:

  • Leading month end close calendar
  • Leading the intercompany and elimination processes for the group (relating to the P&L and balance sheet, including equity pick-up).
  • Perform analysis, make recommendations and prepare responses on consolidation matters.
  • Support subsidiary compliance with adoption of accounting policies and post acquisition accounting adjustments (acquisition, merger, restructuring) within the scope of the job. 
  • High level understanding of US GAAP and IFRS
  • Participate in special projects or ad-hoc analysis in support of finance department and company initiatives. 
  • Interface with external auditors for annual audits, including preparation of required schedule and documentation. 
  • Identify and communicate process improvement and automation opportunities.

What You’ll Bring: 

  • Excellent (group related) journal entry skills, including consolidation and elimination of intercompany positions and subsidiaries/ equity pick-up in a multi-currency environment.
  • Thorough analytical skills and ability to document procedures and results. 
  • Understanding of a statutory reporting process and consolidated annual reporting process. 
  • Understanding of primary statements and certain disclosure requirements under IFRS (cost, (in)tangible asset movement schedules, debtors, current liabilities, borrowings)
  • Ability (and willingness) to handle peaks and down time during the closing cycles.
  • Ability to articulate the need to prioritize tasks and communicate effectively on the status and progress. 
  • Ability to process, categorize and conclude on data and information quickly and effectively. 
  • Ability to work within a team and as an individual contributor
  • Knowledge of and experience with global consolidation experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in finance, accounting, business administration or related field
  • 4+ years of working experience
  • Experience with Netsuite and/or Lucanet is a plus
  • Preferably located in the Chicago area

What do we offer?

  • Healthcare, Dental, and Vision coverage
  • Matching 401(k) plan
  • Unlimited PTO days (and we mean it)  
  • 11 paid company holidays
  • Parental leave
  • “Hybrid” work – the opportunity and the flexibility to work in the way that works best for you, whether that be in the office, remote, or a mix of the two
  • A people-first culture with a relaxed environment. We like to say we treat people like adults here, meaning we trust your judgment and your ability.
  • Dedicated professional development hours


We are passionate about Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, and our decision to choose you is based on qualifications, merit, and business need. DEPT® (and any company that is a part of DEPT®) is committed to prohibiting the discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, national origin, religion, mental and physical disability, medical condition, genetic information, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, military and veteran status, and other characteristics protected by federal, state or local law. If you need assistance or accommodation due to a disability or religious observance, please contact us at [email protected].



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