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Manager of Financial Reporting

Location: Chicago Region
Category: Finance & Accounting
Employment Type: Direct Hire

Large manufacturing company in the Northbrook area hiring a Manager of Financial Reporting.  Primarily responsible for the SEC and regulatory financial reporting to meet the requirements. This position reports to the Director. Assist the director in managing all aspects of external reporting processes, including preparation of the SEC documents, review of the information received from business units, research and documentation of technical accounting issues and various special and other projects covering all aspects of financial reporting. Lead implementation of the new accounting standards.


  • Manage external financial reporting functions, including SEC reporting and other regulatory reporting as required
  • Lead preparation of financial statements and footnote disclosures for use in SEC filings
  • Review for accuracy and compliance with GAAP and SEC reporting requirements, all quarterly and annual financial information prepared by financial reporting staff for external reporting
  • Assist Legal with the preparation of the Annual Meeting materials and proxy statement
  • Assist the director with coordination of the following: issuance of the Annual report; the preparation of debt/equity transactions, including the requisite registrations; the Disclosure Committee, Legal and other departmental meetings for the purposes of identifying requisite disclosures
  • Assist with the drafting and review of the Company’s quarterly earnings release
  • Assist with research and documentation of accounting and financial reporting requirements using all available tools, recommending accounting treatment for complex transactions based on such research
  • Assist with communications with external auditors on external financial statements and accounting issues to ensure auditor alignment
  • Assist in the coordination and support of the annual audit and quarterly review activity with external auditors
  • Assist with implementation and maintenance of Sarbanes-Oxley internal control certification requirements
  • Partner with the accounting and finance department to create a high performance team capable of meeting the company’s current and future financial and accounting goals
  • Assist with integration of new businesses / acquired companies into the Company's financial reporting processes
  • Assist with system implementations


Qualification / Requirements

  • Minimum of 4-8 years of experience in financial accounting with at least 4 year in public accounting ("Big Four" experience preferred.) Or an experienced senior/supervisor role at the corporate level of a mid to large sized publicly held company
  • Extensive knowledge of SEC Reporting, GAAP and SOX Compliance.
  • Experience with SEC filings, i.e., Form 10-Q, Form 10-K, etc. Public company experience in SEC reporting required
  • Demonstrated knowledge and ability in researching and documenting new accounting guidance and the accounting treatment of complex issues such as revenue recognition, stock compensation, fair value, etc
  • Strategic thinking and leadership experience with an emphasis on relationship management and communication at all levels within an organization
  • Facilitate and coordinate multiple deadlines, create cohesive teams, and respond quickly to management requests
  • Demonstrated leadership ability, team management, employee development and interpersonal skills
  • Able to work across multiple cultures
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent analytical and abstract reasoning skills, and organization skills
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance or similar field is required. MBA is preferred
  • CPA Certification is Required

Compensation range is $98K-$128K   DOE (depending on experience).