Accounting Manager | Food Manufacturing | Skokie, IL

Skokie, Illinois Permanent USD80,000 - USD100,000 per year
  • Highly Visible, Executive Accounting & Finance Management Position
  • Opportunity to put your stamp on this role and make decisions with direct impact

About Our Client

My client is a multi-million dollar consumer goods organization that has been rapidly growing and taking their market by storm. With a strong position in their market they are looking to expand their internal Accounting & Finance departments which has lead to them seeking a strong Accounting Manager to join their business.

Job Description

Accounting Manager Responsibilities:

  • Develop and oversee the company's budgeting and forecasting processes.
  • Analyze financial performance against key business metrics and provide insights to senior management.
  • Prepare monthly, quarterly, and annual financial reports including variance analysis.
  • Drive improvements in financial reporting processes and tools to enhance accuracy and efficiency.
  • Collaborate with department heads to understand business trends and develop financial projections.
  • Manage month-end and year-end close processes, ensuring timely and accurate financial reporting.
  • Oversee general ledger activities and maintain chart of accounts.
  • Review and reconcile balance sheet accounts.
  • Ensure compliance with GAAP and company accounting policies.
  • Supervise and mentor accounting staff, fostering a positive and productive team environment.
  • Coordinate with external auditors during annual audits and address audit findings.
  • Evaluate and optimize financial systems to support business needs.
  • Implement and maintain internal controls to safeguard company assets and ensure compliance.
  • Recommend and implement process improvements to streamline accounting procedures.
  • Partner with other departments to support strategic initiatives and provide financial guidance.
  • Collaborate with treasury and tax teams on cash flow management and tax planning.
  • Assist in special projects and ad hoc analysis as needed.

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; CPA preferred.
  • Proven experience (5+ years) in financial planning, analysis, and corporate accounting.
  • Strong understanding of GAAP and financial reporting requirements.
  • Proficiency in financial software and advanced Excel skills.
  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving, and communication skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment.
  • Experience with ERP systems

What's on Offer

  • Competitive Base Salary with an Annual Bonus Target
  • Opportunity to hire and grow a team beneath you.
  • Internal Growth and Promotion Opportunities - this is a Succession Planning hire
  • 401k Program
  • Strong Benefits Offerings for Employee and Family
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Finance Manager
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