Job Locations US-IL-Chicago
Job Post Information* : Posted Date 21 hours ago(10/25/2021 5:58 PM)
# of Openings
Business Unit
Corporate Services

Your Challenge:

Position Purpose:

The purpose of this position is to perform skilled accounting duties in support of department objectives.  Safeguard the assets of HIMSS by providing and/or adhering to immediate and long-term internal controls.  Work to provide accurate and timely financial reporting to the Board and Executive team.


Essential Functions:

  • Prepare monthly balance sheet account reconciliations. Investigate any reconciling items and propose journal entries as needed.  Assist in the preparation of audit work papers and review of annual financial statements.
  • Participate in monthly and annual general ledger closing process to ensure accurate financial statements. This includes making month end journal entries, performing financial analysis and gathering feedback from internal business partners related to their budget variances.
  • Prepare year-end audit schedules and analyses as assigned.
  • Record journal entries for activity, accruals, reclasses, transfers, adjustments, allocations, etc.
  • Prepare and file Sales/Use and Personal Property Tax Filings for multiple states.
  • Work closely with the Finance team on implementing improvements to financial accounting systems, policies, and procedures.
  • Collaborate with other groups and departments to accomplish goals and resolve issues.
  • Support the team in special projects.
  • Provide ad-hoc financial analysis for use by management in decision making.
  • Provide additional analytical support to internal business partners.



Other Functions:

  • All duties as assigned to achieve HIMSS goals and objectives.
  • Assist with the development of new processes, systems and/or policies (from an accounting/controls perspective) as needed by the business to support growth, and business change.
  • Perform other related duties as required or assigned that contribute to the effectiveness of the department and to accomplish strategic goals and objectives


Internal Relationships:

  • Has contact with all business owners and others that have responsibility for interacting with the finance department. This position will interact with internal clients primarily through the Finance customer service support system to provide timely customer service.

External Relationships:

  • Has contact with HIMSS clients to provide customer service regarding finance activities such as research and receipts. Has contact with the outside audit and tax firm. This position will occasionally work at HIMSS conferences and interact with conference registrants.

What you will need to be successful:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Finance or Accounting; CPA is a plus.
  • 4-7 years of related Accounting work experience.
  • Experience working in a fast-paced, collaborative, and team-based project environment
  • Need a strong self-motivated individual with excellent analytical skills
  • Knowledge of financial reporting standards US GAAP and financial reporting controls
  • Detail Oriented
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, with ability and comfort level communicating with senior management and internal stakeholders
  • Demonstrated computer skills, with proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office applications (Excel, Word, PowerPoint). Knowledge of Great Plains is a plus.
  • International accounting/foreign currency experience desirable.

Why we love HIMSS, and why you will, too:

  • Our talent anywhere philosophy allows employees the flexibility to work virtually on an as-needed or permanent basis.
  • Competitive, comprehensive healthcare coverage.
  • Generous paid time off, including time off to volunteer!
  • 401K with employer match and profit sharing.
  • Be Well! Lifestyle reimbursement program.
  • Tuition reimbursement and professional development programs.


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HIMSS is an Equal Opportunity Employer, including Vets/Disabled


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