Director of Accounting

  • Location
    Lincolnwood, Illinois
  • Category:
    Accounting & Finance - Accountant - Financial
  • Job Type:
    Direct Hire
  • Job reference:
    US_EN_8_842887_2742862
  • Salary:
    $ 85000 - $ 110000

To apply to this position you must email your resume directly to Andria Kozak at Andria.kozak@parkerlynch.com In the subject line of your email type "Director of Accounting"

Our client is a healthcare company located on the north side of Chicago. They are seeking to hire a Director of Accounting, reporting to the CFO. This person will supervise a team of 3 and have work in a supportive environment that offers work life balance and a supportive company culture.

Position Summary:
Oversees accounting practices of the organization, accounting, responsible for direct supervision of all accounting and financial functions, ensures timely financial, statistical and accounting reporting, establishes and maintains accounting practices in conjunction with the Controller to ensure accurate and reliable data necessary for business operations, responsible for successful year-end process, ensures compliance with all applicable laws, rules and regulations

 

Responsibilities/Accountabilities:

  • Responsible for direct supervision of accounting and financial functions, compliance with accounting principles and established company’s policies and procedures
  • Responsible for the month-end, quarterly and annual close of the accounts including preparation, review and recordation of journal entries to reflect monthly activity or necessary adjustments, preparation of supporting the month-end close reports and annual work-papers; distribution of the financial reports to the regional and executive teams; reviews, analyses and provides explanations to variances to the budget as requested
  • Responsible for preparation of monthly financial statements and related notes, performs analytical review of the monthly operating results to ensure accurate accounting records are maintained
  • Coordinates annual field work of the engaged auditing firms to assure timely compliance
  • Responsible for providing all the documentation and back up to assist auditing firms to file Medicaid capital reports
  • Responsible for inter-company bank transactions, ST advances and repayments, and proper reflection of the above on balance sheets of the organizations
  • Responsible for management fees calculations and proper presentation on the books of operating entities
  • Responsible for escrow statements reconciliations of all real estate entities
  • Assists CFO/Controller in preparation of annual budgets for all organizations
  • Reviews and closes bank reconciliations for all organizations, reconciles and processes bank related transactions for parent companies
  • Coordinates the work of accounts payable team, approves proper coding of all capital improvements
  • Establishes new organizations and new general ledger accounts as they become necessary
  • Administers accounting software and is responsible for user maintenance
  • Reviews expenses incurred on behalf of multiple entities such as marketing, acctg services, phone or copy machines to assure proper expense coding
  • Maintains adequate and effective internal control
  • Responsible for compliance with all applicable laws, regulations and rules
  • All other duties as assigned
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    Specific Educational/Vocational Requirements:

  • Advanced Degree in Accounting and/or Financial Management or CPA
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    Job/Technical Skills:

  • 7+ years general accounting experience
  • 5+ years in supervisory or accounting manager position
  • Strong knowledge of GAAP and financial reporting requirements
  • Exceptional knowledge of computer systems used by the organizations, strong knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Clean financial history
  • Confidential, understands the ethical standards of an accountant
  • Conscientious about timeliness of assignments and quality of work
  • Accountable for specific performance
  • Able to analyze and summarize complex financial information, able to read and interpret agreements and apply them to financial reporting
  • Able to handle multiple tasks in a timely manner
  • Goal oriented, capable to function in an entrepreneurial and corporate settings
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Able to manage and supervise others
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Exceptional work ethic
  • Exceptional communication (verbal and written), organizational and problem solving skills
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