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4 Star Restaurant Group Chicago HQ
1804 W Division St, Chicago, IL
4 Star Restaurant Group Chicago HQ hiring Accountant in Chicago, IL

4 Star Restaurant Group Chicago HQ hiring Accountant in Chicago, IL

4 Star Restaurant Group Chicago HQMore Info

Full Time • Salary (Based on Experience)
Expires: Dec 15, 2022

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Required Years of Experience

5 years

Job Details

Looking for a strong accountant with excellent interpersonal skills and industry experience to join our growing team.

Job Expectations:

  • Relieve the CFO and Controller of certain responsibilities that will allow them to spend a greater portion of their time on financial statement preparation and analysis, budget and variance issues, and forecasting
  • Support the CFO and Controller in carrying out the responsibilities of the Finance / Accounting Dept
  • Help maintain accounting principles, practices, and procedures to ensure accurate and timely financial reporting
  • Develop and implement accounting procedures by analyzing current procedures, recommending changes

Primary duties and responsibilities:

Payroll Management – Hourly Staff

  • Review payroll preview with emphasis on employee change report and non-recurring entries
  • Serve as back-up employee contact for store-level payroll issues
  • Respond to and process, if applicable, wage garnishments
  • Assist in retrieving employee information for unemployment cases
  • Audit active employees, looking for terminations that need to be processed


  • Oversee A/P process that is handled by store managers & assist when necessary
  • Review and post completed AP batches
  • Review, update and export all new Invoices from PlateIQ to each
  • Review, code and prepare invoice batches in Compeat for Manager review
  • Review vendor statements to locate and recover any missing invoices or credits
  • Contact vendors for missing credits, invoices, or other discrepancies as noted
  • Enter in all non-food/bev invoices (i.e., utilities, maintenance, décor, etc.).
  • Assist managers in posting COGS transfers for their locations

Month-end Close

  • Assist with monthly, quarterly and year-end closings
  • Complete analysis and account reconciliations to determine what journal entries are needed to issue accurate and complete financials
  • Create general ledger entries; reconcile balance sheet accounts 

Bank Recs

  • Balance monthly bank reconciliations
  • Reconcile all cash accounts, monitor outstanding checks and in-transit amounts
  • Record all bank transfers and deposits into the general ledger
  • Reconcile customer deposits for private events, festivals and catering for every restaurant

Credit Card

  • Research, process and record customer refunds and charges
  • Reconcile credit card fees and gift card balances for each restaurant location
  • Monitor and dispute chargebacks as needed


  • Perform special projects or administrative tasks, as required, to assist the department and the company in achieving its goals and objectives
  • Audit catering & private event commissions
  • Monitor operational accounting areas for unusual activity such as fraud or errors and assist with newly implemented audits
  • Process daily accounting requests from restaurant managers and office managers
  • Support the restaurants, operations and other personnel with accounting operations issues
  • Protect organization's value by keeping information confidential

Software Used

  • Toast POS. iSolved HCM. Stripe. Square. TripleSeat. Payville. Fintech. Plate IQ.

 Work out of the Corporate Office in Wicker Park M-F (on location, as needed)

Compensation Details

Compensation: Salary (Based on Experience)

Benefits & Perks: Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Paid Time Off, 401k, Dining Discounts

Required Skills

Accounting / Bookkeeping

Accounting Software


Critical Thinking


Business Software


Math Skills

Office Suite Software

Organizational Skills

Time Management

Written Communication

Administrative Skills

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Restaurant Group

Part of 4 Star Restaurant Group

Our #1 goal at 4 Star Restaurant Group is to provide an exceptional dining experience at a reasonable price. We are a growing Chicago based restaurant company with a commitment to genuine hospitality and exceptional food. We are dedicated to providing an extraordinary work environment, being a responsible partner in our communities, and uphold out core values on every shift, everyday.

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