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Staff Accountant

  • Application Deadline: March 31, 2020
  • Chicago
  • Application Deadline: March 31, 2020
  • Chicago

Business Sweden, an international management consulting firm with over 50+ offices globally, is looking for a motivated and qualified candidate to join our Chicago Team as a Staff Accountant.

Our role is to help Swedish companies reach their full international potential. Business Sweden is not a standard consultancy. We are here to assist and support Swedish businesses and are tasked by government with promoting Swedish exports, inward investment and global growth.

What do we expect from you?

You will provide external clients with financial information through administration, bookkeeping, account analysis and preparation of Financial Statements. You will also provide internal accounting and consulting team with support via administration, research and analysis.

We have a strong team in place, and we set the bar high for applicants’ ability to work in a team environment and to professionally interact with our clients.

Responsibilities included in the role:

  • Prepare external financial statements for customers by gathering and analyzing information from general ledger system
  • Prepare general ledger entries by maintaining records and files; reconciling accounts
  • Prepare payments by accruing expenses, assigning account numbers, initiating disbursements, reconciling accounts
  • Prepare invoicing to customers, accruing revenue, assigning account numbers, recording customer payments, reconciling accounts
  • Cash / Bank reconciliation, management analysis and limited forecasting
  • Answer accounting and financial questions by researching and interpreting data
  • Perform such other accounting, financial, or administrative tasks as may be required from time to time by Controller or Accounting Team.
  • Accomplishing organization mission to help Swedish companies grow in U.S.

Work with great people

Ann-Sofie Safa
Trade Commissioner, USA
"You learn something new every day and it is amazing to be part of our clients' international journey"
Simon Wessberg
Consultant, UAE
"Getting hands-on experience and responsibility from day one is truly inspiring"
Erik Friberg
Trade Commissioner, Poland
"You operate in a dynamic environment where you work closely with both large and small upcoming companies"
Kelly Bueno Martinez
Consultant, London
"I enjoy the diversity of projects and the international mindset throughout the organisation"
Anna Lomza
Consultant, Poland
"Each day brings new tasks, challenges and opportunities for development"
Bong-Soon Park
Senior Project Manager, South Korea
"My greatest motivation is seeing the positive impact our job has on our clients"

Skills & Requirements

Who are we looking for?

  • Bachelors’ Degree in accounting or business administration with emphasis in Accounting is required
  • Good knowledge of SFAS Rules is required
  • At least 5 years of accounting experience is a must, especially working with small business in variety of industries (manufacturing, retail, online)
  • Must be very proficient in use of Quickbooks (Premier, Accountant, Online), Microsoft Office (Excel, Word and Powerpoint). Knowledge of Microsoft NAV is a plus
  • Must have excellent work habits, including a willingness to work the time necessary in order to deliver on deadlines
  • Knowledge in Sales Tax, Payroll Processing and Benefits Administration are a plus
  • Must have excellent time management skills, attention to detail, is team-oriented and is adaptable to changing workload
  • Proficiency in speaking Swedish is a plus

Does this describe you?

If so, please send your application together with a personal cover letter and your resume as soon as possible. Application deadline is March 31, 2020.

If you have any questions about the recruitment process, please contact Johanna Nargell, HR Business Partner Americas.

Great Place to Work

  • Global exchanges and career opportunities

  • Exclusive focus on our client’s growth agenda

  • Extensive responsibility

  • Diversified teams with world class colleagues

  • Training academy for continuous development

  • Entrepreneurial environment

About the company

Business Sweden is a global consultancy organization with approximately 500 colleagues working in 46 countries. We all share the same passion - creating maximum value for Sweden.

Business Sweden’s purpose is to help Swedish companies grow global sales and international companies invest and expand in Sweden.
Through our consultancy services we offer our customers strategic advice and hands-on support in their international growth and establishment.

Business Sweden is owned by the Swedish Government and the industry, a partnership that provides access to contacts and networks at all levels.

At Business Sweden we value and encourage applications from candidates with diverse backgrounds related to culture, gender, age, ethnicity, race, religion and belief, disability, nationality, sexual orientation and gender identity.
The diversity of our people is an important foundation of our culture and builds a workplace where everyone can contribute with unique experiences, perspectives and cultures.


OUR VALUESOur high performance culture rests on that all our employees live our core values. We will never have guidelines for every situation we will meet, but if all of us are guided by a strong sense of our values, we will always navigate in the right direction.

RESPONSIBILITYThis is the foundation of our culture. To stay updated on codes of conduct and guidelines is everyone’s responsibility. To raise your voice if you find that something is wrong and to ask, if it is something you do not understand.

COLLABORATIONAlone we can do so little; together we can do so much. Collaboration also means doing our part of the work as well as possible, to have respect for other people's time and expertise, and to meet deadlines.

IMPACTMost of us need to feel that we go to work for a purpose and that we have a chance to leave something good behind. With our purpose to release Swedish companies' international potential, it is obvious how we can have an impact on their future success.

Ann-Sofie Safa | Hiring Manager

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