Junior Accountant


Agency Overview

SCC is a creative and technology agency with a diverse list of clients across industries, channels and business models. At 120 humans, we're not necessarily a big agency, but we're not a small one, either. We are however, spirited, ambitious and determined to keep growing. We offer best-in-class benefits, growth opportunities and a chance to work with some of the most talented folks in the industry. We work hard. We play harder –whether it's behind the mic on the bandstand, or rolling around with our many four-legged friends in our dog-friendly office environment. If you love being creative, solving problems and want to collaborate with other humans who like doing the same, we may be your kind of place. If you like wearing a lot of hats, enabling success, efficiency and knowing you are making an impact every day, this might be the job for you.


We are seeking a Junior Accountant for a rapidly growing ad agency in Chicago. This position will report directly to the Director of Accounting.


Perform a variety of general accounting and clerical functions to support supervisor as well as all accounting personnel

Research, track and resolve accounting problems

Prepare monthly client billing along with invoice back-up

Compile data and prepare monthly client budget retainer reconciliations

Compute Staff Capacity Reports

Maintenance of tax files: Annual Sales & Use Tax

Monitor fraud

Assist with A/P, personal expense reports and MasterCards reconciliations

Contact individuals with delinquent accounts

Sort, compile, copy and file invoices

Request vendor W-9 tax forms

Fill out and submit credit applications


1-2 years experience

Bachelor's degree in Accounting or a similar field

An understanding of accounting policies and procedures along with knowledge of Debits and Credits

Advanced skills in Excel

High level of accuracy and attention to detail

Ability to effectively manage deadlines

Self-motivated, highly organized and the ability to multi-task

Excellent communication skills

A strong desire for constant learning

A team player

Motivated to take on additional responsibility quickly

Self-starter with a passion for the industry/accounting

Familiarity with QuickBooks and/or Clients and Profits accounting softwares are a plus