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Accounting Manager

Chicago, IL

Posted: 01/15/2021 Employment Type: Direct Hire Job Category: Finance Job Number: 2726

Job Description

The Accounting Manager is responsible for overseeing the company’ s Accounting function. This position will be responsible for developing and maintaining accounting processes and procedures to ensure the accurate and timely reporting of financial information while maintaining strong internal controls. This position addresses tight deadlines and a multitude of accounting activities including technical accounting research of new or unusual items, review of journal entries and reconciliations and monitoring of the close and other accounting processes. This position performs internal control activities as well as recommends enhancements to processes, procedures and internal controls.

Essential Job Functions:
  • Manage and oversee the daily operations of the Accounting department including the monthly, quarterly and year-end close processes
  • Maintain accurate and complete financial records in compliance with US GAAP and SEC requirements
  • Review (or prepare for more complex areas) journal entries and account reconciliations
  • Establish, document and maintain proper accounting policies, processes and procedures
  • Perform technical accounting research and document the conclusions of such research regarding the appropriate accounting treatment for the company
  • Take a lead accounting role for complex areas, such as debt, equity, and restructuring
  • Evaluate, develop and improve processes, procedures and systems to increase accuracy and/or efficiency
  • Maintain strong internal controls over financial reporting and accounting processes
  • Provide guidance in the design, implementation and enhancement of internal controls
  • Recommend steps needed to address any control deficiencies and work with control owners to ensure all deficiencies are addressed on a timely basis
  • Provide training to new and existing staff as needed

Qualifications / Requirements:
  • Bachelor’ s degree in Accounting
  • CPA required, with 4 – 7 years accounting and internal controls experience
  • Experience in public accounting preferred
  • Competencies: Analytical skills, Attention to Detail, Interpersonal Communication skills, Written and Verbal Communication skills, Project Management, Collaboration, Multi-Tasking, Adaptability

Working Conditions:
  • Position may require periodic evening and weekend work, as necessary to fulfill obligations.

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