Corporate Accounting Lead

Remote Chicago, IL

What We'll Bring:

At TransUnion, we have a welcoming and energetic environment that encourages collaboration and innovation. We are consistently exploring new technologies and tools to be agile. This environment gives our people the opportunity to hone current skills and build new capabilities, while discovering their genius.

Come be a part of our team – you’ll work with great people, pioneering products and cutting-edge technology.

This role will a part of our corporate accounting team who will engage in core ledger activities including journal entries and balance sheet reconciliations along with financial reporting activities. The corporate accounting team will focus on lease accounting, litigation reserves, equity compensation and shares for EPS, investments, debt and hedging transactions and intercompany activities. The lead accountant will have interaction with our external auditors, the treasury, tax and technical accounting and SEC reporting teams. The lead accountant is a change agent continuously enhancing process and improving the control environment.

What You'll Bring:

  • 4-6 years of experience with public company accounting and/or auditing public companies (SOX 404 environment).
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance
  • Strong understanding US GAAP and public company reporting requirements
  • Highly proficient with personal computer word processing, database and spreadsheet software (Microsoft Word and Excel)

We'd Love to See:

  • CPA strongly preferred
  • Advanced degree preferred
  • Strong analytical and modeling skills

Impact You'll Make:

  • Monthly accounting close - execute timely and accurate recording and reporting of the General Ledger and provide monthly analysis to business partners
  • Prepare complex account reconciliations, perform balance sheet analysis and develop schedules and insights for SEC reporting
  • Establish, modify, document and coordinate the implementation of accounting and control procedures and efficiencies as necessary to meet established company goals
  • Coordinate audit requests for external and internal auditors
  • Develop, document, and apply accounting policies and procedures
  • Partner with FP&A to forecast complex accounting areas including complex modeling and "what-if" analysis
  • Special projects as assigned

We’re supported by flexible benefits that not only cover us but our families. We offer a variety of benefit plans and options that vary by region, country and location. 

  • Some highlights that our U.S. associates are eligible for include:
  • Flexible time off for exempt associates
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Primary parental leave of at least 16 weeks
  • Secondary parental leave of four weeks
  • Adoption assistance
  • Fertility planning coverage
  • Spousal and domestic partner benefits
  • Charity gift matching
  • Employee stock purchase plan
  • Retirement contributions with employer match
  • Access to our community of Employee Resource Groups (ERG)
  • … and more

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability status, veteran status, marital status, citizenship status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by law.

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