Accounting & Finance Manager | West Suburbs | Hybrid

Downers Grove, Illinois Permanent USD120,000 - USD130,000 per year
  • Hybrid - work from home 2 days each week
  • Global exposure in a $3B, global manufacturer

About Our Client

My client is a global, $3B leader with over 150 years in business. My client is renowned for innovation, quality, and excellence in their manufacturing niche. With a diverse portfolio of products, my client is committed to driving sustainable growth and delivering value to their customers. They are currently seeking a highly skilled and experienced Finance and Accounting Manager to join their dynamic team and lead our finance and accounting functions to new heights of success.

The Finance and Accounting Manager will directly oversee their own high potential team while reporting directly to the President and CEO.

Job Description

  • Lead the financial planning and analysis (FP&A) function, including budgeting, forecasting, and strategic planning processes.
  • Prepare and present financial reports, analyses, and insights to senior management and stakeholders, providing actionable recommendations for decision-making.
  • Oversee the month-end and year-end close processes, ensuring timely and accurate financial reporting in compliance with GAAP and company policies.
  • Manage the general ledger, accounts payable, accounts receivable, and fixed assets functions, maintaining strong internal controls and ensuring adherence to accounting standards.
  • Analyze manufacturing costs, including materials, labor, and overhead, to ensure accuracy and alignment with budgeted and standard costs.
  • Identify opportunities for cost reduction and process improvement through analysis of cost trends, production efficiencies, and resource utilization.
  • Direct the treasury and cash management functions, including cash flow forecasting, banking relationships, and investment strategies.
  • Evaluate and implement enhancements to financial systems, processes, and policies to drive efficiency, scalability, and accuracy.
  • Provide leadership, mentorship, and development opportunities to the finance and accounting team, fostering a culture of excellence, collaboration, and continuous improvement.
  • Stay informed about industry trends, regulatory developments, and emerging best practices in finance and accounting, proactively identifying opportunities for optimization and risk mitigation.
  • Support strategic initiatives and special projects, contributing financial expertise and insights to drive business performance and growth.

MPI does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, or based on an individual's status in any group or class protected by applicable federal, state or local law. MPI encourages applications from minorities, women, the disabled, protected veterans and all other qualified applicants.

The Successful Applicant

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field required; MBA or CPA certification preferred
  • 7+ years of progressive experience in finance and accounting roles, with at least 2 years in a managerial or leadership capacity within a large-scale manufacturing organization
  • International experience is highly desired!
  • Experience withERP systems (e.g., SAP, Oracle) and advanced proficiency in Microsoft Excel]
  • Excellent leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills, with the ability to influence and collaborate effectively across all levels of the organization.
  • Proven track record of driving process improvements, managing change, and delivering results in a complex and dynamic environment.

What's on Offer

  • Base salary ranging from $120,000 - $130,000 commensurate with experience
  • Annual bonus potential based on a combination of individual and company performance
  • Annual performance reviews with opportunity for merit increases
  • 3 weeks PTO + 12 company paid holidays
  • 401K match up to 4%
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Financial Accounting
Energy & Natural Resources
Downers Grove
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Arielle Tyus
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