Accounting Manager

  • location: Lisle, IL
  • type: Permanent
  • salary: $95,000 - $110,000 per year
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Accounting Manager

job summary:
A large manufacturing company in Lisle, IL is seeking a new Accounting Manager!

The primary job purpose is to 1.) Create models, templates and reports that will be used to measure and compare financial information so as to assist management with understanding or predicting financial results of the business, 2.) Assist with establishing and documenting processes used by the organization to maintain controls primarily for financial reporting purposes, 3.) Work to put into place process of extracting data from SAP, either through a report writing tool or by using standard SAP reports. The Manager of Special Projects - Accounting and finance will perform the principal duties and responsibilities as outlined below, as well as other tasks deemed necessary by the VP - Finance as required.

location: Lisle, Illinois
job type: Permanent
salary: $95,000 - 110,000 per year
work hours: 8 to 5
education: Bachelor's degree
experience: 5 Years
  • Supports daily management of transactional accounting staff including training and assisting staff accountant/support staff with accounting/finance/reporting related issues
  • Coordinates North American (NA) Financial Shared Services insuring a successful transition as well as timely and accurate completion of assigned tasks
  • Effectively communicates policies and procedures and monitors compliance to support Shared Service and other initiatives
  • Coordinates/maintains the NA Cash Flow Forecast Report including maintaining payment schedules for management review
  • Insures the integrity of the financial information provided for the US entities and NA consolidations
  • Prepares MIS Financial Statement Reports
  • Responsible for consolidations and monthly, quarterly and annual financial reporting including the balance sheet and cash flows
  • Responsible for producing standard monthly reporting packages and providing supporting documentation for quarterly board of directors packages
  • Responsible for the monthly close process for the more complex areas and accounting tasks (journal entries, account reconciliations, variance analysis and addressing management inquiries)
  • As needed, support special projects, departmental improvement initiatives and certain FP&A responsibilities including budgeting, projections, various financial modeling and management reporting
  • Develop and enable new processes and existing process improvements across multiple functional areas. Determine the root cause of issues identified and propose process improvements with subsequent solution implementation.
  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting
  • CPA
  • 5+ years of progressively responsible work experience
  • Demonstrated experience in accounting, specifically in monthly, quarterly, and year-end financial close processes
  • Solid understanding of accounting concepts and processes (billing, financial recognition, account reconciliations, A/P and A/R activities)
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills while being detail orientated
  • Ability to identify and resolve accounting, reporting and other issues
  • Strong data mining skills with the ability to leverage large data bases for analysis
  • Hands on self-starter with a strong desire to promote and implement continuous improvement opportunities
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment and meet tight deadlines
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills suitable for Senior Management presentations
  • Excellent project management skills and ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Energetic and ability to work in a team orientated environment
  • Strong Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint skills
  • SAP experience a plus; ERP system experience required
Questions? Reach out to Maggie McCormick at 312-499-4305 or

skills: SAP
Equal Opportunity Employer: Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, Age, Genetic Information, Disability, Protected Veteran Status, or any other legally protected group status.

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