Pre-Employment Application

Accountant / Estimator - Audio/Video Automation
Oak Park, IL  


Digital Living, Inc. seeks a Staff Accountant and Estimator to join our dynamic team. We integrate premium audio, video, and smart home technologies into luxury homes in the Chicagoland area. This role provides long-term opportunities to be challenged and fulfilled every day you come to work. We consistently value the talent and expertise of our team. There are exceptional chances for growth within this close-knit start-up, and we love to help our employees fully utilize their strengths and interests. The right candidate, given our growth targets, will have the opportunity to move into a management role within the organization as we grow. The Staff Accountant and Estimator will work with the Operations team to ensure accurate and timely client billing, vendor payables and project estimates within the framework of our Operations and Accounting needs.
 
The ideal candidate will have excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, and deadline sensitivity, as well as a superior customer service presence. An Accounting education and Quickbooks experience are a must. Technical aptitude for A/V and Automation products is a plus. The staff Accountant and Estimator will have the opportunity to work in a small, fast-paced environment with a dedicated and hardworking team committed to delivering cutting-edge technology and the highest quality of customer service to our clients.
        
To the Staff Accountant and Estimator we offer:
  • Competitive compensation commensurate with experience
  • Customizable benefits that include medical, dental, and opportunity for 401K
  • PTO       
  • Flexible scheduling
  • Exciting, start-up culture   
Digital Living (http://digliving.com) has been providing the highest quality in-home theater, audio systems, golf simulators, lighting/heating/security/irrigation automation, and much more to help bring our client’s homes to life since 2001. Each member of our team goes through a rigorous training process. We see our positive and fun work environment as a competitive advantage. We are looking for the right Staff Accountant and Estimator Audio/Video Automation to build on our success.   
  
Duties and Responsibilities of the Staff Accountant and Estimator Include:     
  • Invoice clients, process payments, and manage client balances
  • Process payroll for all internal employees and contractors
  • Account payables / Account receivables
  • Write accurate proposals for new prospects
  • Track all material and labor costs associated with projects and generate job profitability reports
  • Meet deadlines in regards to reports and billing needs
  • Collaborative attitude to assist with all departments as needed
Requirements for the Staff Accountant and Estimator include:        
  • B.S in Accounting related degree
  • 2-3 years of experience, preferably in Accounting or Data Management
  • QuickBooks experience required
  • Purchasing experience a plus
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills
  • Self-motivated with strong problem-solving skills
  • Enthusiasm for technical A/V and Automation systems
 
Digital Living is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Please apply using the confidential application below. No calls or emails please.
 

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An established client that typically pays on-time has an invoice that is 60 days past due. How do you handle this situation?

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