• Senior Accountant

    Location US-IL-Chicago
    Job ID
    Adtalem Global Education
    Employment Type
    Regular Full-Time
    FLSA Status
    U.S. - Exempt
  • Opportunity at a Glance

    Adtalem Global Education seeks an energetic problem solver and leader for a Senior Accounting position within our fast growing Professional Education division. This position is an ideal fit for the passionate accounting professional looking to build a successful career with our global, publicly traded leader in the dynamic world of higher education.



    • Own the revenue accounting process and recommend suggestions for improvements and efficiencies related to revenue recognition, timing and analysis. Analyze and record revenue from multiple product lines.
    • Perform detailed monthly reviews and account analysis of assigned revenue, expense and balance sheet accounts to ensure accuracy and completeness.
    • Work with system developers in creation of new automated processes.
    • Prepare monthly and quarterly reports to management.
    • Analyze and problem solve for some of the more complicated processes and accounts in the department and communicate results to management.
    • Assist in the preparation of the monthly financial statements and various SEC filings.
    • Assist with the accounting and reporting integration of new businesses.
    • Manage policies to ensure all assigned processes within accounting and reporting comply with GAAP and SOX and ensure all policies are reviewed and updated.
    • Adhere to internal control/compliance policy procedures and has high consciousness/awareness of the Code of Ethics.
    • Work on special projects and handle other tasks as assigned.


    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  Below are the minimum requirements of the education, experience, knowledge, and skills required to perform competently in this position.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, MBA/graduate degree or CPA required. 
    • Must have a minimum of four years progressive public accounting or commensurate experience with a medium to large regional or national firm. 
    • Demonstration of leadership in professional or academic background.
    • Working knowledge of U.S. GAAP.
    • Experience with publicly listed clients a plus. 
    • Must be a team player with the ability to analyze and assess processes. 
    • Strong analytical, organizational, problem solving and communication skills required. 
    • Must have the ability to facilitate teamwork and cooperation at all levels within the organization and be able to work with limited supervision.
    • Excellent computer and data skills are necessary with proficiency in Microsoft Office products and ERP financial systems.


    Who We Are

    The purpose of Adtalem Global Education is to empower students to achieve their goals, find success, and make inspiring contributions to our global community. Adtalem Global Education Inc. (NYSE: ATGE; member S&P MidCap 400 Index) is a leading global education provider and the parent organization of Adtalem Educacional do Brasil, American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, Becker Professional Education, Chamberlain University, Ross University School of Medicine and Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. For more information, please visit adtalem.com.


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