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Vice President of Accounting

Chicago, IL 60607

Post Date: 08/21/2018 Job ID: 2094 Job Category: HR: Admin
  • eThe VP of Accounting provides management oversight and direction of the organization’ s accounting practices including accounts payable, general ledger, accounts receivable, contracts and grants, property accounting, decision support, budgeting and payroll.

Job Responsibilities include:
  • Manage areas of the accounting department and oversee complex accounting transactions.
  • Provide oversight and training to the general accounting staff regarding accounting procedures, general ledger system maintenance and controls over accounting entries.
  • Design and implement a documented system of internal controls throughout the organization. Manage the decision support team to deliver financial and operational reporting and analysis to support multiple lines of business.
  • Manage the annual independent audit and the preparation of financial statements and tax returns.
  • Develop materials for and participate in Audit and Finance Committee meetings.
  • Participate in the annual budget process including issuing guidelines and procedures; training staff, auditing budgets, overseeing data input and preparing reports.
  • Prepare financial projections and modeling related to organizational financing alternatives.
  • Prepare or supervise the preparation of outside reports and filings.

Job Requirements include:
  • Bachelor’ s Degree in Accounting with 10 years of progressive management experience
  • Master’ s Degree in Accounting, Finance or Business.
  • CPA required.
  • Strong financial and information systems experience and acumen.
  • Knowledge of A-133 federal award regulations, restricted gift accounting and reporting requirements, contracts and grants accounting, and tax-exempt bond accounting and compliance.
  • Demonstrated experience developing and implementing policies, procedures and best practices; training others regarding those policies; and overcoming resistance to change.
  • Experience in systems design, implementation, monitoring and managing.
  • Experience with financial statement preparation, analysis, forecasting, modeling and budgeting in a multi-location environment.
  • Experience working in a cross-functional and highly matrixed organization.
  • Experience working in a healthcare, academic and/or not for profit organization a plus.
  • Computer savvy: skilled and comfortable with query and reporting tools; advanced skills with Microsoft Office applications, especially Excel.
  • Detail oriented with strong quantitative analytical skills.
  • Proven ability to multi-task and remain flexible to accommodate changing operational needs.
  • Superb communication skills (written and verbal), sound judgment and ability to learn quickly while working in a dynamic environment.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with diverse groups, maintain confidentiality and think strategically.
  • Access to personal mode of transportation; Ability to travel within the region on a frequent basis.

Colleen Eddy
Senior Recruiter

Colleen brings high energy and a focus on service to her role as Senior Executive Recruiter at The Steely Group. She believes regard for others begins by actively listening to understand which, in turn, builds trust (the bedrock of relationships). Throughout her distinguished career, Colleen has demonstrated success developing talent; building, leading and managing teams; recruiting, training and mentoring executives; and helping employees embrace change and achieve goals.
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