Akorn 2

Lake Forest, Illinois

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Responsible for completing Accounting functions including compiling, analyzing, posting, and reporting financial information in a timely and accurate manner.

Essential Functions

Compile financial information from various electronic and hard copy sources. Perform analysis and post information to the General Ledger (GL) on a daily, weekly, monthly, and quarterly basis
Perform weekly and monthly reconciliations to ensure the accuracy of all financial information
Research any discrepancies and provide explanation for any variance
Compile, post, and ensure accuracy of monthly journal entries of company accounts to maintain compliance with company and federal regulations. Prepare and distribute reports regarding monthly journal entries to Executives and Sr. Management
Collect year-end closing financial information, post journal entries, and ensure accuracy of data for filing and audit purposes
Assist with technical accounting research and work with business unit leaders to ensure compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
Assist in gathering information required for internal and external audits to ensure policies and procedures are in compliance with accounting regulations and requirements
Assist in preparing and distributing various financial reports and exhibits for Corporate Executives, Management, and Non-Management, including but not limited to expense analysis, expense detail, Profit & Loss (P&L) statements, production/commission reports, and site profitability
Research and address P&L questions from Management and provide explanations for any variance occurring through analyzing and researching reasons and causes for fluctuations
Escalate systems issues to experienced Accounting staff
Knowledge, understanding, and compliance with all applicable Federal, State, and Local laws and regulations relating to job duties
Knowledge, understanding, and compliance with Company policies and procedures
Maintain knowledge of functional area and company policies and procedures
Provide feedback to management concerning possible problems or areas of improvement
Make recommendations to implement improved processes
Perform other duties as assigned by management


  • Great opportunity for a new graduate
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting required
  • 1 year of Accounting, Reporting, Analysis/related work experience preferred
  • Knowledge, understanding, and compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • Knowledge and understanding of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act
  • Proficient personal computer skills including Microsoft Office. Microsoft Access and SAP experience a plus
  • Proficient financial analytical skills and the ability to research variances
  • Ability to maintain the highest level of confidentiality

Company Overview
Who we are?

Aside from being a pharmaceutical industry leader with deep roots in the eye care community, Akorn has proven through the years, to be a company of clear vision. A vision of what it takes to continually develop and evolve in order sustain our mission, which is to improve patients’ lives through the quality, availability and affordability of our products. Along with developing and manufacturing branded and generic ophthalmics, Akorn manufactures injectable, oral liquid, optic, topical, inhalant, and animal health products. To learn more please visit our website

Why choose us?

Akorn employees are modern day superheroes! That might sound like an exaggeration; however, when you think of it, superheroes help those in need. That is exactly what we do here at Akorn. If you choose to work with us, you are not choosing to work an ordinary job. You are choosing to make an impact in this world. You are choosing to have a career with purpose. If you are seeking a rewarding opportunity where you can make a difference for others, then put on your cape and join the team!!

What do we offer?
  • Competitive pay
  • Growth and development opportunities
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • 3 weeks PTO + Personal Days
  • 9 company holidays
  • 401K match
  • Medical, Dental and Vision Benefit Options
  • 100% Paid Maternity Leave
  • Fast paced, family-oriented work environment
  • Wellness Program
  • Inclusive and diverse culture
  • Adoption Assistance
  • Flexible Spending Accounts

EEO Statement
Akorn, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and takes pride in maintaining a diverse environment. We do not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or any other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

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