International Finance Group

Accounting Manager

Location: Buffalo Grove, IL Type: Direct Hire Job #28203 Salary: $120,000 Company Description IFG client is a manufacturer of consumer products and has an immediate need for a strong Accounting Manager. Their brand has a well-earned reputation for innovation. The company's offices are located in both the US and Canada and their new headquarters in the northwest suburbs is expanding rapidly. This position reports to CFO and will have one direct report and 2 indirect reports, all of whom will handle AP/AR duties.   Role Description The Accounting Manager will be responsible for day-to-day accounting operations, including managing the general ledger, accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, and month-end close, as well as financial and operational reporting. The role offers some flexibility for remote work but requires regular presence in the office.   Qualifications Strong understanding of GAAP accounting principles, with a minimum of 10 years of experience in accounting/finance Experience in managing accounting operations such as general ledger, accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, and month-end close Demonstrated proficiency in financial and operational reporting, including budgeting and forecasting Advanced skills in Excel and accounting software such as A2000 Ability to work well both independently and in a team environment Bachelor's degree in Accounting or related field is required CPA certification highly desired Experience with cost accounting is required For immediate consideration email your resume to: ericmaleski@ifgpr.com Apply Now

Staff/Senior Accountant

Location: Vernon Hills, IL Type: Direct Hire Job #28201 Salary: $80,000 Company Description IFG;s client is a manufacturer of consumer products and has an immediate need for a strong Accounting Manager. Their brand has a well-earned reputation for innovation. The company's offices are located in both the US and Canada and their new headquarters in the northwest suburbs is expanding rapidly. Role Description This is a full-time hybrid role as a Senior Accountant, reporting to the Accounting Manager. The Senior Accountant will be responsible activities including the general ledger, month-end close, as well as financial and operational reporting. The role offers some flexibility for remote work but requires regular presence in the office.   Qualifications Strong understanding of GAAP accounting principles, with a minimum of 2-5 years of experience in accounting/finance Advanced skills in Excel and accounting software such as A2000 Ability to work well both independently and in a team environment Bachelor's degree in Accounting or related field is required CPA certification desired Experience with cost accounting is desired For immediate consideration email your resume to: ericmaleski@ifgpr.com Apply Now

Tax Partner

Location: Chicago, IL Type: Direct Hire Job #28109 Tax Partner IFG's public accounting firm client has recently grown significantly from a standalone office to multiple locations.  In this time the staff has more an quadrupled.  They have a diverse client base, revenue between $1M – $500M with a national footprint..  This growth has led to a need. We are looking for a professional to head up our tax practice. Ideally it would be a senior manager at a larger or mid-size firm looking to make the jump to becoming an equity or income partner sooner, but it could also be a sole practitioner or smaller firm looking to “merge” in.  Our focus for the role would be the right fit culturally and personality-wise. There is a balance between technical acumen and entrepreneurial spirit that is vital to success in this role. On any given day as a leader at a small company you can empty the dishwasher or make firm-wide tax policy decisions.  You need to be able to think in the big picture, but also be humble enough to roll up your sleeves and get work done.     Out client extremely proud of what they have accomplished as a firm and the pieces that we have in place.  This role would be a large part of that next step we make as a firm.  IFG's public accounting firm client seeks to find a highly motivated and entrepreneurial Tax Partner to join their practice and lead the buildout of a scalable tax practice. This entails understanding and servicing the current client base, business development to add additional clients and value, and hiring and managing a team to assist in the execution of deliverables. The Tax Partner should bring with them business acumen as well as managerial excellence. They should be a builder and a strategic thinker.  Responsibilities: Responsible for engagement planning and execution Work cross-functionally and with clients on business structuring, mergers & acquisitions, and miscellaneous tax advisory projects Responsible for tax returns issuance and ensuring compliance with professional guidelines  Prepare and review partnership, corporation and high-net-worth individuals state and federal income tax returns Monitor legislative and regulatory tax law developments, communicate the effects of these developments to management and the tax team and create strategies to capitalize on changes to taxation legislation. Perform tax planning strategies and consultations for high-net-worth individuals and businesses. Actively manage all client contacts to establish and maintain expectations, provide satisfactory execution, and ensure all deadlines are met Act as client contact for all queries related to tax issues Work with other partners to ensure client receives full service   Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in Accounting Masters in Taxation preferred 10+ years in progressive public accounting firm CPA required  Ability to lead and manage multiple client engagements in primarily the real estate and construction space  A builder and a leader who wants to establish and own a scaling tax practice  For immediate consideration, please email your resume to ericmaleski@ifgpr.com Apply Now

Plant Controller

Location: Wheeling, IL Type: Direct Hire Job #28082 Salary: $140,000 IFG's client, a medical manufacturer in the Northwest Suburbs, is seeking a Plant Controller. Reporting to the Vice President, Corporate Controller, the Plant Controller will have broad leadership responsibilities including optimizing how the facility uses its systems, owning cost accounting & profitability analytics, maintaining the control environment, working capital optimization, and tracking and generating ideas to improve the business performance overall.  Responsibilities: Perform monthly closing of financials for the facility in accordance with GAAP, with full income statement, balance sheet, and cash flow responsibility for plant location in accordance with the central finance/accounting team/policies such us accruals, journal entry preparation, variance analysis. Assures policies are being followed in accordance with SOX, GAAP and Corporate Policy. Inventory accuracy, control, and analytics including obsolescence and DIO to drive improvement. Drive cost accounting reviews, monitor, and analyze production standards and variances. Accurately forecasting the sales & profitability of the location, product line, and value streams. Experience driving accountability and countermeasures when goals are not being achieved. Experience proactively suggesting and implementing KPI’s, controls, and reporting to assist a business with identifying and consequently improving problem areas. Provides operational support with capital equipment authorization, asset management and inventory control (cycle count process). Prepares monthly plant forecast. Proactively identify and drive various special projects to improve margins, processes, and competitive positions in the marketplace. These may include projects focused on efficiency and effectiveness in “other functions” Own the costing processes, actionable variance analysis. Coordinating and owning the site audits, both internal and 3rd party. Action oriented, and enjoys walking the operations floor and being hands-on. Fixed Assets, safeguarding & tracking. Ad hoc reporting as requested from internal stakeholders.   Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in accounting. CPA preferred. 12+ years’ experience in Finance and Accounting for manufacturing companies, with a minimum of 4 years hands on cost accounting experience. Strong detail and process aptitude, analytical with problem-solving skills. Intuitive understanding of ERP processes, usage, & impacts (must have strong systems aptitude). Proficient with Microsoft Office & ERP systems. Ability to handle multiple projects, prioritize and meet deadlines. Passion to solve the root causes, simplify, and improve visibility/decision making. Please email resume to marybarnett@ifgpr.com Apply Now

Senior Accountant

Location: Oak Brook, IL Type: Direct Hire Job #28063 Salary: $95,000 IFG’s client is adding a strong Senior Accountant to their team as the organization continues to grow.  This is an opportunity to use a wide breadth of accounting knowledge, yet it allows plenty of time off to enjoy the summer with their unlimited PTO.  Another perk is the ability to work from home on Mondays and Fridays. Responsibilities: Oversee the general ledger and ensure all transactions are accurately recorded. Conduct regular account reconciliations and resolve discrepancies. Identify opportunities for process improvements and implement best practices. Streamline accounting processes to enhance efficiency and accuracy. Assist in the development of annual budgets. Assist in the preparation of financial forecasts. Implement and monitor internal control procedures to safeguard company assets. Coordinate and support internal and external audits. Prepare and analyze financial statements. Variance analysis for senior management. Qualifications Bachelor’s Degree (B.S.) in Accounting or Finance CPA preferred Proficiency in MS Office products – intermediate to advanced knowledge of MS Excel Strong attention to detail For immediate consideration, please email your resume to ericmaleski@ifgpr.com Apply Now

Corporate Accounting & Consolidations Manager

Location: Northbrook, Illinois Type: Direct Hire Job #27921 Salary: $130,000 Company: Global Service Industry  Job Title: Corporate Accounting and Consolidations Manager (Hybrid) Hybrid 3 days in office either at new downtown Chicago office or global headquarters in near north Chicago suburbs. Qualifications and Technical Highlights: 5+ years of relevant and progressive work experience Public accounting preferred (not required); strong global audit experience with international companies a strong plus CPA strongly preferred Global consolidations experience required (140+ entities) Intercompany transactions experience required (e.g. eliminations, etc.) Currency analysis (35 currencies) Month-to-month and quarterly consolidations and financial reporting (not an SEC reporting role – that is a separate team) Owns several key monthly close activities Owns several key controls Supports certain footnotes and MD&A (Management’s Discussion & Analysis); not an SEC reporting role – that is a separate team Lease accounting experience is helpful (though not required) 1 Direct Report (Senior Accountant): This accountant currently reports to the Senior Manager so this may transition over a period of time to report to the new Manager Oracle EPM Cloud experience is ideal; OneStream next best, then HFM and then SAP (BPC) FCCS (Financial Consolidation and Close Cloud Service): Cloud-based reporting module for Oracle Summary Reporting to the Corporate Accounting and Consolidations Senior Manager, the Corporate Accounting & Consolidations Manager supports the consolidation of global financial results of 140+ legal entities and ensuring the accurate reporting of financial results. You will ideally have experience working for a global company in leading corporate and consolidation teams, including the performance of analytical reviews of the financial statements, accounting for intercompany transactions and implementing and maintaining internal controls.  Will have one direct report (Senior Accountant). RESPONSIBILITIES This role is hybrid on-site in near north Chicago suburbs or new downtown Chicago office: 3 days a week in office Support the monthly consolidation process including managing the global intercompany process and review of monthly US GAAP consolidated results. Escalate and signals to Controllership leadership. Responsible for important close-related tasks including preparing and reviewing consolidation journal entries, supporting the analytical review of the monthly financials and maintaining internal controls in a global, 140+ legal entity consolidation. Support the development of a Corporate Accounting Center of Excellence. Work with intercompany owners to resolve out of balance accounts. Collaborate with FP&A, Regional Accounting, Internal Audit, Corporate staff departments, external auditors, and other important members of Company’s Controllership. Participate in ad hoc projects including IT enhancements for the financial and management reporting processes, analysis of business operations, proposed accounting treatment of unusual transactions or other accounting and finance related matters. Support multiple Corporate Finance & Accounting projects to improve the efficiency and accuracy of financial processes. Review subsidiary and consolidated financial information and unusual transactions and participate in meetings discussing analysis with Finance & Accounting leadership. Support oversight of the global chart of accounts including managing updates for proper rollup to the financial statements and coordinating with other impacted departments. Prepare and/or review monthly account reconciliations for key accounts as assigned. Support analysis of foreign exchange transactions on a monthly basis Work with audit functions to develop and improve internal policies to ensure compliance with SOX framework. Systems support for Consolidations platform as well as secondary EPM reporting sources within the Oracle EPM Cloud environment, including managing and enhancing report inventory and reconciling data between EPM data sources. Manage the performance of direct reports by developing accountabilities, establishing performance goals, providing career counseling, feedback and guidance and ensuring that all policies are understood and followed. QUALIFICATIONS Bachelor’s or master’s degree in accounting required, CPA strongly desired. 5+ years of public accounting or industry accounting experience required, public company exposure preferred.  Multinational company experience strongly desired. 5+ years of experience with Corporate Accounting and Consolidations required. Must have a high degree of technical knowledge of US GAAP and internal controls over accounting & reporting, as well as SOX compliance. Experience with accounting for intercompany transactions and foreign exchange transactions is strongly preferred. Experience with management reporting and preparing financial presentations is desirable. Experience managing professional staff is a plus. Experience with the implementation and/or maintenance of accounting systems and associated enhancements (OneStream, SAP, Oracle EPM Cloud/HFM or other EPM platforms) is preferred. Advanced Excel experience: familiarity with SmartView or other Excel add-in tools for querying EPM data is a plus. Experience with a large ERP platform (Oracle, SAP) in a multi-ledger, global environment is strongly preferred. Experience with BI Reporting and/or building dashboards is a plus. Flexibility to work outside of US business hours to support subsidiaries across the globe. For immediate consideration, please email your resume in Word format to Cameron at cwall@ifgpr.com. Apply Now

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