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Senior Accounting Manager

Chicago, IL

Post Date: 07/22/2018 Job ID: 10601 Position Type: Accounting and Finance Mgmt/Executive Pay Rate: $135,000.00 - $185,000.00

Job Category: Finance / Accounting - Accountant
Seeking a Sr. Manager to join the Accounting Policy team in Chicago, IL to oversee and manage the team that performs accounting due diligence activities for all of the Company' s acquisition, divestiture, and joint venture transactions (M&A transactions). This dynamic and highly visible position involves partnering with the Corporate Development group and other functions across company to provide accounting policy guidance, under United States Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, for a variety of significant and complex M&A transactions. This position leads a team of two experienced accountants and reports directly to the Director of Accounting Policy in Chicago, IL.

Specific responsibilities of this role include:

: Primary M&A transaction liaison between Accounting function and the Corporate Development group, Business Unit Controllers, multiple other functions (tax, IT, etc.), internal & external auditors, and third party valuation experts;
: Manage the accounting due diligence process and support integration for all M&A transactions;
: Identify key accounting risks for M&A transactions and recommend mitigations;
: Provide accounting policy guidance on such matters including consolidation, purchase price allocation, goodwill impairment testing, equity method accounting, revenue recognition, and inventory valuation;
: Communicate accounting due diligence results and integration priorities to executive leadership;
: Manage preparation of technical accounting whitepapers including performing research and coordinating with external auditors;
: Manage relationship with third party valuation experts and preparation of the opening balance sheet for acquisitions;
: Manage goodwill impairment testing process;
: Monitor accounting standard setters and support implementation of new accounting pronouncements;
: Training focal for Accounting function;
: Encourage and motivate employees to identify process improvements;
: Develop and strengthen specific knowledge and skills of the technical accounting team.

The ideal candidate for this position should possess strong communication, problem solving, and project management skills.


Basic Required Qualification:
: Bachelor' s degree or higher
: 10 or more years experience in Accounting
This position must meet Export Control compliance requirements, therefore a "US Person" as defined by 22 C.F.R.: 120.15 is required. "US Person" includes US Citizen, lawful permanent resident, refugee, or asylee.

Preferred Qualifications:
: Certified Public Accountant
: Experience in technical accounting and/or mergers and acquisitions activity through industry and/or public accounting

Security Clearance Required: No
Visa Candidate Considered: No


Full-time Benefits - Full
Relocation Assistance Available - Yes
Commission Compensation - No
Bonus Eligible - Yes
Overtime Eligible - No
Interview Travel Reimbursed - No

10+ to 15 years experience
Seniority Level - Mid-Senior
Management Experience Required - No
Minimum Education - Bachelor' s Degree
Willingness to Travel - Occasionally

Brenda Isert
Senior Search Consultant

I look forward to assisting you with your search and assessing whether this role could be a good fit for you. Please apply for confidential consideration!

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