Accounting Manager

Location: Carol, Stream
Date Posted: 07-08-2018
We are excited to partner with an industry leading manufacturing company in Chicago IL in search of an Accounting Manager to add to their team.  This position will be responsible for driving results by accurately preparing, interpreting and communicating all business financial information, including commercial strategies and data analysis of key business metrics that drive management decisions based on facts and supporting data. This position will be responsible for all aspects of the accounting functions and financial reporting for the division, and lead development of strategic financial plans for Long Range Plan and Annual Plan.  Our client offers a fantastic working culture, room for advancement and a competitive compensation package.
• Responsible for managing Accounting staff and develop a talent pipeline by motivating, inspiring and influencing direct reports and peers.
• Manage all monthly, quarterly, and year-end financial closing processes effectively and efficiently.
• Drive accurate outlooking, gathering information from management, sales, and production and provide variance analysis vs. prior outlook, budget, and plan.
• Manage all financial aspects of the inventory including inventory reconciliation, cycle count program, slow & obsolete reporting and inventory management.  Measure, monitor and analyze inventory trends, and drive improvement.
• Prepare/review monthly journal entries and account reconciliations for specified general ledger accounts including inventory, various balance sheet accounts, intercompany transfers, and cash accounts.
• Support maintenance of bill of material structures and update standard costs, including building job specific bills of material.
• Keep the segment and division leadership team informed of important developments, potential problems and related information necessary for effective management.
• Help other employees understand how their choices and decisions will impact the financials. Identifies, communicates, and trains others on key business drivers.
·       Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting; CPA qualification a plus
       •     5-7 years of related experience
       •     Detail oriented with strong problem solving, analytical and organizational skills
       •   Analytical, inquisitive and crisp in explaining the story behind the numbers. Strong ability to  understand macro and micro trends and quickly discern inaccuracies
       • Demonstrated ability to communicate (verbal/written) effectively with customers, suppliers and all employees as well as an ability to develop positive and productive peer relationships
       • Aggressive self-starter with the ability to work independently on projects with little direction
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