Staff Accountant

    • Job Tracking ID: Maurice
    • Job Location: Northbrook, IL
    • Job Level: Any
    • Level of Education: Any
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: April 03, 2018
    • Years of Experience: Not Applicable
    • Starting Date: ASAP
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Job Description:

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Maurice Sporting Goods: For over 90 years, Maurice Sporting Goods has evolved from a pushcart and small storefront in Chicago into a sophisticated, high-tech sporting goods distributorship. The Company is 4th generation family owned and located not only throughout the United States and Canada, but also in China. Maurice Sporting Goods currently has over 400 associates, including 130+ field representatives, offers over 50,000 SKUs and sells to markets in North America, Europe, South America and the Pacific Rim.

Job Overview: The Company is looking for an entry level accountant that is eager to learn, works with a sense of urgency, and pushes themselves to continuously improve. The Company strives to provide their customers with best in class products and service and recognize they couldn’t do so without the proper support! As an entry level associate management recognizes you will not have experience with responsibilities below, but if you prove to have a strong work ethic - they will teach you! The position will report to and work closely with the Chief Financial Officer.

Short Term (1-3 months) Success includes:

  • Understanding the business, culture, and processes
  • Understanding the chart of accounts / journal entries
  • Identifying GAAP principals and how they are carried out in the day to day accounting operations
  • Learning/understanding month end procedures

Medium Term (3-6 months) Success Includes:

  • Ownership of tasks assigned in the monthly closing procedures, ensuring the accounting records are closed in a timely manner
    • Tasks include but not limited to recording accounts receivables, inventory, and related sub accounts, maintain/recording asset amortizations such as fixed assets and prepaids, recording appropriate expense accruals and other liabilities, and analyzing/reconciling general ledger balance sheet/p&l accounts
    • Ownership of data integrity and becoming a go-to resource for the accounting department
    • Learning accounting best practices and identifying ways to leverage technology resulting in more efficient accounting/finance processes and strong internal controls

Long Term (12+ months) Success Includes:

  • Assisting with multi-location financial statements due to company expansion
  • Gathering data needed and preparing support schedules for forecasting / budget planning
  • Working with and providing financial analytical support to other departments in the Company
  • Assist in preparing/gathering data needed in bank and financial audits and in preparation of the Company’s tax returns

Experience and Skills:


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance with emphasis in accounting
  • Proficient in leveraging technology to drive the business and in learning new software applications.
  • Intermediate Microsoft Excel skills, including the ability to create/manage complex spreadsheets;
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Access, relational databases or online analytic processing tools
  • Strategic mindset, business savvy, and the ability to influence and negotiate in a professional manner
  • An effective communicator and team player who excels in developing strong internal and external working relationships
  • Strong detail orientation coupled with the ability to manage competing priorities with stringent deadlines


We offer a comprehensive total rewards package that includes competitive compensation, medical, dental, vision, and life insurance, 401k, vacation/sick pay, as well as a wide range of voluntary benefits.

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Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V

Maurice Sporting Goods participates in the E-Verify Employment Verification Program, which is a service of Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Social Security Administration (SSA).