Director of Finance & Accounting

Flossmoor, IL 60422

Posted: 05/08/2024 Industry: Accounting & Finance Job Number: 275 Pay Rate: $190 - $220K Remote Friendly: Experience:

Job Description

 General Purpose:

Provide oversight and management of all accounting and related financial operations for multiple significant and/or complex areas; this includes multiple accounting functions including but not limited to general accounting, accounts receivable/payable, cost accounting, financial reporting, forecasting, and budgeting. Has accountability for managing and/or performing financial activities in the following areas: financial planning and analysis (FP&A) and forecasting, external financial reporting, budgeting, and tax activities as requested. Provide general financial support, analysis, and recommendations to multiple levels of finance and business management.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Compile and perform analysis of internal financial forecasts (e.g., profit loss accounts, financial statements, working capital, costs, prices, expenses, revenues, rates of return, etc.)
  • Understand and communicate forecast and budget variances to senior management
  • Evaluate financial analysis results; recommend proactive actions/changes to achieve financial targets and strategic business objectives
  • Compile, monitor, and analyze a consolidated annual budget plan in conjunction with Corporate Accounting
  • Lead the team in the development and refinement of financial and operational reports. Ensure accurate and timely recording and reporting of all financial results
  • Participate in the preparation of financial statements and reports for filing with regulatory agencies based on application of relevant accounting standards
  • Perform profit & loss (P&L) and balance sheet analysis, including variance analysis
  • Understand and track financial performance
  • Work closely with those in commercial finance to understand budget and forecast drivers, developing summary explanations for presentation to senior management
  • Recommend financial strategies that have short to mid-term (1-3 years) impact on business results in alignment with organizational objectives
  • Understand and participate in reviewing the company’s tax planning strategies
  • Lead and/or complete special projects
  • The requirements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employee, but is not a complete list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required. Other duties may be assigned as required.



Job Requirements


Minimum Requirements:

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or related curriculum
  • 10+ years of progressive finance, accounting, and/or related experience including complex financial activity and general leadership experience.
  • Must have CPA 
  • Food and Beverage industry experience is a huge plus

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • In-depth and broad knowledge of general accounting concepts and practices, financial reporting, and FP&A activities
  • Skills in analytical thinking, including research, interpreting data, and analyzing information
  • Able to think strategically with well-honed business skills and savvy
  • Able to demonstrate solid business judgement and decision-making skills
  • Able to solve complex problems or address challenging situations at both the strategic and functional levels
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including exceptional communication and listening skills, with the capacity to articulate positions and provide direction
  • Able to demonstrate integrity and commitment to the highest ethical standards and values, including proven ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Project management skills including the ability to handle multiple projects consecutively
  • Excellent judgment, critical thought, and the ability to make decisions and advise demonstrating an understanding of the risks of each situation
  • Able to demonstrate an approachable, professional demeanor
  • Able to initiate and adapt to change
  • Proficiency in the financial software and advanced Excel, Microsoft D365, Microsoft BI and other financial modeling tools
  • Must be able to read, write and speak English



Meet Your Recruiter

Mike Podlasek
Senior Recruiter

Responsible for recruiting the CPS division that specializes in Accounting, Finance, Audit and Tax. CPS is a highly specialized, full cycle recruiting firm, placing top talent with the best companies. We've been in business since 1973 and over the years we've placed more than 40,000 of the best and brightest candidates with our clients.

If you are looking for a position in Accounting, Finance, Audit or Tax or if your company is looking for someone to provide you with good candidates for hire, please don't hesitate to contact me.

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