Accounting Manager

  • Location
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Category:
    Accounting & Finance - Accountant - General
  • Job Type:
    Direct Hire
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Title: Accounting Manager


The Accounting Manager is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the payroll process, the review, analysis, and reporting of financial statements, providing cost accounting functions, and managing a team of Staff Accountants.


Core responsibilities for this position will include:

  • Overseeing the payroll process to ensure the accurate and timely submission of weekly and bi-weekly payrolls, and the proper maintenance of payroll records
  • Reviews and analyzes current payroll, benefits, and tax procedures to provide recommended changes and the establishing of best-practice operations
  • Manages the preparation and review of all monthly reports prior to distribution including: Financial Statements, Historical Shipments, Sales Reports and other required reports
  • Coordinates the month-end close procedures and assists with month-end closing
  • Develops annual standard costs and oversees the updating of these costs in the ERP System
  • Participates in inventory auditing procedures with other members of Finance and the external audit firm
  • Analyzes and reviews cost variances between actual and standard costs

    Qualified candidates will have:

  • A 4-year college degree in Accounting; or, its equivalent in training and experience is required
  • 3+ years of cost accounting experience in a manufacturing environment
  • 3+ years of experience in a financial environment
  • Knowledge of automated accounting systems and well-developed financial analysis capabilities, preferably in a manufacturing environment
  • CPA or MBA preferred with public accounting experience

    Employment Type: Full time, Direct-Hire

    Compensation: $100-$110K + Bonus


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