Advanced Group

  • Manager of Accounting

    Job Locations US-IL-Chicago
    Req No.
    Regular Full-Time
    Advanced Group
  • Overview

    The Accounting Manager is responsible for all areas relating to financial reporting. This position will be responsible for developing and maintaining accounting principles, practices and procedures to ensure accurate and timely financial statements. This position addresses tight deadlines and a multitude of accounting activities including general ledger preparation, financial reporting, year-end audit preparation and the support of budget and forecast activities.


    • Ensure an accurate and timely monthly, quarterly, and year end close
    • Ensure the timely reporting of all monthly financial statements with assistance of finance team
    • Ensure monthly bank activities are performed and recorded in a timely and accurate manner
    • Obtain and maintain a though understanding of the financial reporting and general ledger structure
    • Supports budgeting and forecasting activities
    • Collaborates with finance department to support overall department goals and
    • Produce and summarize financial and profitability analysis
    • Lead monthly meetings with directors of the organization. Assist with financial and tax audits
    • Evaluate and advise end users on business trends such as revenue and expenses
    • Monitors and analyzes department work to develop more efficient procedures and use of resources while maintaining a high level of accuracy
    • Maintain balance sheet integrity and accuracy by verifying, allocating, posting and reconciling transactions according to schedule
    • Assist in developing and documenting business processes and accounting policies to maintain and strengthen internal controls
    • Work with each direct report to establish goals and objectives for each year and monitor and advise on the progress to enhance the professional development of staff
    • Manages AP. Includes, Customer Vendor Relations, and the AP disbursement group which handles all check disbursements, 1099 and tax


    • A Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting or Business is required
    • Minimum of 5 years accounting experience.
    • Minimum of 3 years of management experience.
    • Advanced knowledge of MS office, specifically Excel. 
    • Accuracy and attention to detail.
    • Excellent communication and organization skills with the ability to multi-task and master new tasks quickly are essential. 
    • Aptitude for numbers and quantitative skills
    • Thorough knowledge of basic accounting procedures and principles
    • Experience in Microsoft Dynamics GP, Qlik
    • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. 
    • Communicate effectively and clearly in writing and orally, both in one-on-one and in-group presentation situations.
    • Ability to effectively interact and communicate with all levels of staff
    • Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, and volume.
    • Excellent problem solving and organizational skills, possess the ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.


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