Our client is seeking to fill a Manager of Accounting position in Chicago, IL. The client is a Fortune 500 company that offers incredible benefits including generous vacation, tuition reimbursement, flexible schedules and work from home options.
The ideal candidate will manage a financial accounting team, oversee day-to-day operations of the team and well as plan short and long term projects.
Manager of Accounting Job Responsibilities include:
Develop solutions to any accounting and financial reporting issues as they arise
Drive continuous improvements by challenging the status quo
Complete the performance management process and provide input for staffing and disciplinary actions ensuring that the organization has an efficient and effective structure in place
Plan, execute, and review activities associated with the period-end financial close cycles, including journal entries, account reconciliations, and other review and control activities
Plan, prepare and review periodic entity and/or consolidated financial statements to Company’s standards for accuracy and timeliness
Identify accounting and reporting issues that may impact the Corporation, and oversee the research to determine the overall impact and suggest resolution and recommendations to management
Acts as key contact for various internal and external partners, including business unit partners
Ensure that the team members have adequate, timely training opportunities either internally or externally
Undergraduate degree in Accounting is required
MBA or other advanced degree a plus
CPA certification strongly preferred
Minimum 7 years of accounting experience, with significant experience at either a public company or in public accounting (audit)
Expertise in GAAP financial reporting
Excellent time management and organizational skills
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