Director of Accounting

South Suburbs of Chicago, IL

Posted: 05/15/2019 Industry: Healthcare Products Job Number: J-176 Pay Rate: 100,000-130,000

Our client is a rapidly-growing, independently owned manufacturer of healthcare products serving residential care communities. Their team is dedicated to excellence, and their goal is to be recognized as the best in class provider for residential care communities. 


The Director of Accounting will be the financial and strategic leader who has the ability to wear many hats and is not afraid to roll their sleeves up and execute. Your working knowledge of IT infrastructure, communication systems, software and hardware is necessary for assessing current and future technology /systems needs. You will run the entire finance department, manage 2 full-time employees and work with 3rd party companies for temporary help.  5-10% travel to other locations is required.  Relocation assistance is available for candidates outside of Illinois.

  • Establishes, maintains and enforces any and all necessary financial policies and procedures.
  • Protects the company’s assets by establishing, maintaining and enforcing appropriate internal controls.
  • Ensures that all relevant financial data is accurately processed in the company’s financial systems, including General Ledger, Accounts Payable, Payroll and Accounts Receivable.
  • Provides management with timely and accurate monthly financial statements including Balance Sheet, Income Statement and Cash Flow reports.
  • Works with all company department heads and directly develops the annual financial and KPM budget by month with ongoing variance analysis and reforecasts as appropriate.
  • Hires, manages, trains and develops staff necessary to support all the above functions as agreed to with
  • Coordinates any necessary audits, and ensures compliance with industry standards of practice relative to third- party reimbursement and auditing triggers. Document and correct all issues that are in direct conflict with company policy and/or rules, regulations, and laws governing the practice of pharmacy.
  • Audits payroll to ensure it is processed accurately and conforms to all laws and regulations.
  • Ensures invoices are paid accurately and in conformance with company policies.
  • Interfaces with outside tax experts to ensure all relevant tax filings are prepared and necessary financial information is provided.
  • Manages the onsite coordination for IT, including the IT infrastructure and communications systems and equipment.
  • Bachelor’s degree in business, financial or accounting
  • Industry experience a plus (medical, healthcare or pharmaceutical industry experience)
  • 8 or more years of experience in managing an accounting function in a medium size company
  • IT experience preferred
  • Must have strong work ethics
  • Must be well organized and a self-starter
  • Possess strong organizational and time management skills
  • Strong problem-solving skills, basic accounting principles knowledge, documentation skills, research and
    resolution skills, data analysis and multi-tasking skills
  • Thorough knowledge of applicable accounts payable/general ledger systems and procedures, financial chart of accounts and corporate procedures
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing
  • Ability to interact with employees and vendors in a professional manner
  • Ability to work independently and with a team in a fast-paced and high volume environment with emphasis on accuracy and timeliness




  • Relocation assistance is available.
  • You will need to complete a Wonderlic Assesment before we can submit your resume to our client.

Linda Nicholls

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