Staff Accountant at SPEC Engineering

Posted in General Business 11 days ago.

Type: Full-Time
Location: Plainfield, Illinois

Job Description:

Are you a Staff Accountant able to work in a team environment where situations a demands change daily?

Are you a Staff Accountant with a high attentionto detail and problem solving skills?

Spec Engineering is seeking an impact player and difference maker to join our team as a Staff Accountant who can multitask while maintaining financial accuracy. They take pride in their project based accounting skills as well as verifying, allocating, posting, and reconciling accounts payable and receivable.

Spec Engineering is a privately held, fast growing, and stable full-service process engineering firm/turn-key system integrator with our main office located in Plainfield Il, and a second location in Chicago. We provide the latest in technology as a system integrator in the food & beverage, general manufacturing, and chemical industries. Our company purpose is “Improve lives through innovation, responsibility and trust one project at a time” because we care about our colleagues, customers and community. Spec Engineering welcomes and values diversity and we strive for an inclusive work environment that rewards employees for their individuality and uniqueness.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Project based accounting including managing costs, billing and revenue of projects.

  • Manages payables and receivables.

  • Communicates with vendors and customers regarding payables and receivables.

  • Updates and runs weekly reports to submit to management personnel.

  • Assists in administering payroll.

  • Assists in carrying out goals of the Accounting department.

  • Coordinates preparation of external audit materials and external financial reporting.

  • Organizes financial statements to submit to management personnel.

  • Assists in managing 401k Plan.

  • Assists in preparing tax statements and gathering filing materials.

  • Receives invoices and purchase orders in accounting software.

  • Creates and updates spreadsheets using Microsoft Excel in order to properly track accounting information within customer projects.

  • Confirm current vendor balances and track open Purchase Orders to make sure all invoices are received.

  • File paid invoices.

  • Close projects to figure profitability.


Achievement Focus - Demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles. Measures self against standard of excellence. Recognizes and acts on opportunities. Sets and achieves challenging goals. Takes calculated risks to accomplish goals.

Communications - Exhibits good listening and comprehension. Expresses ideas and thoughts in written form. Expresses ideas and thoughts verbally. Keeps others adequately informed. Selects and uses appropriate communication methods.

Managing Customer Focus - Develops new approaches to meeting customer needs. Establishes customer service standards. Monitors customer satisfaction. Promotes customer focus. Provides training in customer service delivery.

Managing People - Develops subordinates' skills and encourages growth. Includes subordinates in planning. Makes self-available to subordinates. Provides direction and gains compliance. Provides regular performance feedback. Takes responsibility for subordinates' activities.

Planning and Organization - Integrates changes smoothly. Plans for additional resources. Prioritizes and plans work activities. Sets goals and objectives. Uses time efficiently. Works in an organized manner.

Problem Solving - Develops alternative solutions. Gathers and analyzes information skillfully. Identifies problems in a timely manner. Resolves problems in early stages. Works well in group problem solving situations.

Required Education/Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or 4 years of experience in field.

  • 3-7 years of experience in accounting role.

  • Experience in an OEM environment is preferred.


  • Competitive Salary

  • Medical, Dental and Vision

  • 401k

  • ESOP Program

  • Paid time off

  • Continued education support

If this sounds like you, we would like to talk with you about joining our team as a Staff Accountant!