Staff Accountant

Connected. Empowered. Creative. Smart. Selfless. Do any or all these words describe you? If so, you might be the perfect person to join our team. At Core, we want every individual to bring it each day for our clients and for each other.

Founded in 1994, Core Creative offers a full range of integrated marketing communications services to leading brands and health systems. Core’s say it. live it.TM branding process develops both external and internal strategies to foster total brand alignment – elevating your brand from an intangible idea to a revenue-driving asset.

Core Creative is constantly on the lookout for the right talent. And to us, “right” means passionate, “we”-focused individuals. As a top place to work in Milwaukee, we have a healthy, creative environment where people come – and STAY. It’s a place that often feels more like “play” than work … because our people make it that way.

Fast Facts

  • Listed as a “Top 10″ Milwaukee Agency
  • Featured as a “Top Milwaukee workplace” numerous times – Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and the Business Journal
  • Named one of America’s Fastest Growing Companies by Inc. 500 Magazine three years in a row
  • Named one of America’s Healthiest Companies by the Wellness Council of America (WELCOA) as well as winner of “When Work Works” Alfred P. Sloan award (recognizing flexibility in the workplace)
  • Winner of several national Health Care Marketing Report awards
  • Awarded multiple local and national PRSA awards 

Position Overview

The Staff Accountant is responsible for all functions related to the company financials, as well as various duties, under the direction of the VP of Finance/HR.  He/she administers all account-based processes, paperwork, and records.  The staff accountant also assists with special projects as requested by agency leadership.  The position reports to the VP of Finance/HR.

Core Creative Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

Responsibilities include:

  • Prepares the monthly financials, dashboard, and the utilization/realization reports.
  • Compiles and prepares entries to general ledger accounts including booking monthly recurring journal entries and prepaid analysis
  • Analysis and follow up on accounts receivable and accounts payable.
  • Reconciles bank accounts and other company financial accounts; investigates discrepancies in accounts and make corrections as needed.
  • Completes necessary support and forms for sales and use tax
  • Compiles quarterly projections.
  • Reconciles the client escrow accounts and accrued media and identifies issues with those accounts.
  • Calculates and provides a work-in-progress/accrual summary for each month end.
  • Processes journal entry for semi – monthly payroll and 401k contributions.
  • Assists with special projects as requested by agency leadership.


  • A bachelor’s and/or master’s degree in accounting and/or appropriate experience.
  • Proficiency in excel and accounting software.
  • Understanding of general ledger and job costing managing several client accounts.
  • Exceptional attention to detail and quality.
  • Highly organized, self-motivated, and excellent time leadership skills.
  • Positive attitude, effective leadership, and customer service qualities
  • Effective problem solving, judgment, and innovative qualities
  • Effective communication skills.

Compensation and Benefits:

  • Competitive compensation and attractive benefit package.
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