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Associate Principal, Accounting

About Us

The Options Clearing Corporation (OCC) is the world's largest equity derivatives clearing organization. Founded in 1973, OCC is dedicated to promoting stability and market integrity by delivering clearing and settlement services for options, futures and securities lending transactions. As a Systemically Important Financial Market Utility (SIFMU), OCC operates under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), and the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. OCC has more than 100 clearing members and provides central counterparty (CCP) clearing and settlement services to 19 exchanges and trading platforms. More information about OCC is available at www.theocc.com.

What We Offer

A highly collaborative and supportive environment developed to encourage work-life balance and employee wellness. Some of these components include:

A hybrid work environment, up to 3 days per week of remote work

Tuition Reimbursement to support your continued education

Student Loan Repayment Assistance

Technology Stipend allowing you to use the device of your choice to connect to our network while working remotely

Generous PTO and Parental leave

Competitive health benefits including medical, dental and vision

What you’ll do:

The Associate Principal, Accounting position will act as the Accounts Payable Lead and is a key contributor to the accounting department by managing all A/P related inquires, processing service provider/vendor invoices through Oracle, OCC’s ERP system, and lead the A/P team in daily operations surrounding accounts payable processing in an accurate, timely and efficient manner.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each primary duty satisfactorily.

  • Lead on all accounts payable related inquires, controls and related functions

  • Manage and delegate invoice processing responsibilities amongst A/P team members 

  • Process, reconcile and allocate invoices based on expenditure type utilizing chart of accounts and department codes to properly book to general ledger

  • Knowledge of fixed assets and prepaid qualifications to properly account for expenses

  • Manage processing approximately 500+ invoices monthly with the majority handled by the A/P Lead

  • Responsible for working with other internal departments to continuously strive to process invoices in a timely manner from purchase order creation to payment execution.

  • Liaise with internal and external clients in a timely, courteous manner

  • Review aging reports on a regular basis; research and resolve balances and past-due invoices

  • Assist in monthly expense accrual process

  • Assist in month-end processing and other accounting ad hoc projects

  • Continuously maintain and improve policies and procedures associated with the A/P function

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • N/A


The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the primary functions.

  • High degree of organizational skills

  • Ability to prioritize and coordinate competing priorities in fast-paced environment

  • Ability to build strong internal/external customer relationships

  • Comfortable dealing with employees at all levels

  • Must have a strong attention to detail and high level of accuracy

  • Ability to adhere to monthly, quarterly, and annual department driven deadlines

  • Ability to work as part of a team and assist other areas that interact with Accounts Payable

  • Assistance with 1099 annual filing

  • Excellent problem-solving skills

Technical Skills:

  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in a corporate environment; with extensive experience in A/P

  • Knowledge of Oracle ERP software preferred but not required 

  • Experience with MS Office with a strong emphasis on Excel and Word

Education and/or Experience:

  • Associate’s degree from an accredited college or university is required.

  • Bachelor’s degree in business or related field is preferred

Certificates or Licenses:

  • N/A

Step 1
When you find a position you're interested in, click the 'Apply' button. Please complete the application and attach your resume.  

Step 2
You will receive an email notification to confirm that we've received your application.

Step 3
If you are called in for an interview, a representative from OCC will contact you to set up a date, time, and location. 

For more information about OCC, please click here.

OCC is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Apply About OCC
  • REQ-2165
  • Chicago - 125 S Franklin
  • Full Time Regular
  • Posted: Aug. 23, 2021

How to Apply

Step 1 - When you find a position you're interested in, click the 'Apply' button. Please complete the application and attach your resume.

Step 2 - You will receive an email notification to confirm that we've received your application.

Step 3 - If you are called in for an interview, a representative from OCC will contact you to set up a date, time, and location.

OCC is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Numerous studies have shown that people from groups that are traditionally under-represented in financial services apply to jobs only if they believe they meet 100% of the requirements. We want to break down this mindset to further diversify our workforce.

We encourage you to review our open positions and apply if you think your experience may be a match, even if you do not meet all of the qualifications. Your perspective may be an element we need to continue building innovative solutions to support the markets and market participants we serve.

OCC is a globally recognized entity that clears a multitude of diverse and sophisticated products. We want to reflect this in the diversity of our workforce.

This web site discusses exchange-traded options issued by The Options Clearing Corporation. No statement in this web site is to be construed as an endorsement, recommendation or solicitation to purchase or sell a security, or to provide investment advice. Options involve risk and are not suitable for all investors. Prior to buying or selling an option, a person must receive a copy of the disclosure document, Characteristics and Risks of Standardized Options. Individuals should not enter into option transactions until they have read and understood this document. To obtain copies, contact your broker, any exchange on which options are traded, or The Options Clearing Corporation, 125 S. Franklin Street, Suite 1200, Chicago, IL 60606 ([email protected]).