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13 Mar 2024

Full-Time Lead Accountant – Corporate Segment (Hybrid Chicago based)

Andrew.lee@TransUnion.com – Posted by Andrew.lee@TransUnion.com Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job Description

What We’ll Bring:

At TransUnion, we strive to build an environment where our associates are in the driver’s seat of their professional development, while having access to help along the way. We encourage everyone to pursue passions and take ownership of their careers. With the support of colleagues and mentors, our associates are given the tools needed to get where they want to go. Regardless of job titles, our associates have the opportunity to learn new things and be a leader every day.

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

This role is part of our corporate segment accounting team who will engage in core ledger activities including journal entries and balance sheet reconciliations as well as certain financial reporting support activities. The lead accountant will focus on lease accounting, litigation reserves, equity compensation and shares for EPS, investments, debt, hedging and cash transactions. 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. Must have a mix of public accounting and industry experience
  • CPA required
  • Advanced degree preferred
  • Strong analytical and modeling skills
  • Strong understanding US GAAP and public company reporting requirements
  • Ability to manage deadlines, prioritize work and perform independently
  • Highly proficient with personal computer word processing, database and spreadsheet software (Microsoft Word and Excel)
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance
  • This is a hybrid position and involves regular performance of job responsibilities virtually as well as in-person at an assigned TransUnion office location for a minimum of two days a week.

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
  • Partner with FP&A to forecast complex accounting areas including complex modeling and “what-if” analysis


TransUnion provides flexible benefits including flexible time off for exempt associates, paid time off for non-exempt associates, tuition reimbursement, additional (following any short-term disability) 10 weeks of parental leave with gradual return, adoption assistance, fertility coverage, spousal and domestic partner benefits, charity gift matching, employee stock purchase plan, retirement contributions with employer match, organizational growth potential through our online learning platform with guided career tracks, and access to TransUnion’s Employee Resource Groups.

We are committed to being a place where diversity is not only present, it is embraced. As an equal opportunity employer, all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability status, veteran status, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: #finance, Accounting, and US GAAP. Salaries: Not Disclosed.

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