Director of Accounting

Deerfield, IL

Posted: 05/16/2019 Industry: Retail Job Number: J-195 Pay Rate: 150,000-159,999

The Director of Accounting is responsible for overseeing and directing the controller function and business unit specific accounting of an intermediate sized business unit within the Company ; developing and implementing systems, internal controls, procedures and policies on the business unit accounts, activities; adhering to GAAP and company policies and procedures; reporting and reviewing the monthly accounting results with Business Unit senior management.

Job Responsibilities

  • Oversees and directs the teams in accounting areas; directs accounting questions and judgments for the business unit; directs and controls the accounts for the business units’ balance sheet (ensures account reconciliations).
  • Directs and controls the general accounting activities, including recording company transactions, classifications, and reconciliation of account balances in accordance with GAAP and company policy.
  • Works with the Shared Services Center to ensure the proper recording of business transactions.
  • Prepares management reports and presents monthly accounting results to Business Unit senior management.
  • Ensures compliance with accounting principles and adherence with company policy in the business unit; implements new policies and changes based on the recommendation and research provided by the Corporate Accounting External Reporting and Research group.
  • Works with the external public accountants as required for executing the annual audit.
  • Supports the development and implementation of accounting systems and controls; directs the documentation of accounting procedures; ensures implementation of requisite system changes to support the business units and new programs.
  • Establishes project teams, assigns responsibilities, and facilitates meetings to ensure timely goal attainment.
  • Plans, recommends and implements the annual expense and capital budgets.
  • Mentors, coaches, and develops employees through orientation, training, establishment of objectives, communication of policies and rules, and constructive discipline; builds morale and motivation.

 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting is required, Masters in Business Administration (MBA) or certification such as certified public accountant (CPA) or certified management accountant (CMA).
  • 10 years or more of corporate accounting, public accounting or a combination of both.
  • 2 years of staff management responsibility.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP).
  • Past involvement in the development and implementation of accounting systems and controls; directs the documentation of accounting procedures; ensures implementation of requisite system changes to support the business units and new programs.
  • Strong communications, organizational, technology and leadership skills.

Linda Nicholls
President

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