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Accountant

Optiver is looking for a versatile, experienced corporate Accountant to join our Finance team in the Chicago office. The 
right individual is a self-starter and able to multi-task in a fast-paced work environment. The candidate should be able 
to use their accounting background and analytical skillset to support ongoing accounting needs. 

What you’ll do:

  • Prepare and maintain support for month-end journal entries and close processes (IFRS & U.S. GAAP)
  • Prepare reconciliations and tie-outs for balance sheet accounts and income statement accounts
  • Prepare complex expense and profit sharing allocations between various entities and profit centers
  • Assist in supporting, booking, and the settlement of intercompany charges
  • Support cash activities, including the preparation of daily and monthly bank reconciliations
  • Maintain support for fixed assets, leases, and prepaid expenses
  • Prepare technology and other operating expense accruals
  • Collaborate with FP&A and reporting on operating expense analysis
  • Assist in ongoing development, documentation, and testing of internal controls
  • Drive continuous improvement within our finance team processes
  • Prepare and maintain audit support throughout the year – liaise with external auditors as needed
  • Support finance team and other departments with ad-hoc projects as they arise 

What you’ll need:

  • 1-3 years of experience in corporate accounting
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting 
  • Finance major/minor 
  • CPA certification preferred
  • Experience with complex expense allocations 
  • Strong proficiency in Excel
  • Strong track record of identifying and implementing process improvement
  • Excellent communication and analytical skills
  • Highly motivated, detailed oriented, able to handle multiple priorities in a fast paced environment
  • NetSuite experience is a plus
  • Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required; we will not sponsor individuals for employment authorization for this job opening

Who we are: 

Optiver is a leading global electronic market maker specializing in pricing, execution and risk management. Working together, our traders and software engineers design proprietary systems and execute strategies to provide liquidity and increase market efficiencies.

Put simply, we improve the markets. That’s not merely an aspiration, but our reason for being. It requires intelligence, obviously. But in this industry, that’s table stakes. We’re seeking people who up the ante with nerve, with guts and, most importantly, with heart. We’re looking for the bold. Does that describe you? Then opt in.