Staff Accountant

Who We Are

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 is dedicated to promoting stability and financial integrity in the marketplaces that it serves by focusing on sound risk management principles. 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 will do:

The Staff Accountant handles various accounting tasks for OCC, which will include maintaining and recording business transactions, maintaining general ledger accounts, balancing and reconciling ledgers, preparing reports and other general accounting duties, as assigned.

Requires the ability to thrive in a fast-paced work environment, multitask and prioritize responsibilities and demonstrate strong analytical skills with the ability to make smart business decisions using a good sense of judgment.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

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

  • Assist in several tasks required for the completion of closing the books on a monthly basis

  • Perform account reconciliations for certain asset and liability accounts

  • Perform daily review of banking activity and processing of financial transactions in the general ledger, including classifying, computing, posting and recording general ledger data

  • Assist in the processing of certain accounts payable transactions on a monthly basis

  • Assist in preparation of financial statements and ensure financials are complete, accurate and in compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)

  • Periodic review and maintenance of accounting department policies and procedures

  • Serve as a backup to other roles in the Accounting department; specifically, the exchange billing process

  • Assist in process and preparation of annual financial statements and footnotes

  • Perform other duties/ad hoc projects as assigned

Supervisory Responsibilities:



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.

  • [Required] Detail oriented and well organized

  • [Required] Ability to work both independently and in a collaborative environment

  • [Required] Must be able to communicate efficiently and effectively

  • [Required] Ability to utilize writing skills to communicate with outside customers in a highly professional manner

  • [Required] Familiar with standard concepts, practices and procedures of an accounting department

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

  • [Required] Must be able to prioritize and coordinate competing priorities in fast-paced work environment

  • [Required] Ability to build strong internal/external customer relationships

Technical Skills:

  • Experience with MS Office with a strong emphasis on Excel

  • [Preferred] Knowledge of Accounting software, experience in Oracle

Education and/or Experience:

  • [Required] 2 or more years of experience in a Staff Accountant position  

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting

  •  [Preferred] Financial services experience

Certificates or Licenses:

  • [Preferred] Certified Public Accountant or Candidate for License

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-2739
  • Chicago - 125 S Franklin
  • Full Time Regular
  • Posted: Jul. 18, 2022

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.

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