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Technical & Transactional Accounting Senior Manager in Chicago, IL at CBIZ

Date Posted: 11/6/2020

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Job Description

CBIZ ARC Consulting, LLC ('CBIZ ARC'), a division of CBIZ, is currently hiring for a Senior Manager position. CBIZ ARC assists high growth companies with complex technical accounting, internal and external reporting, external audit preparation, IPO preparation, as well as system / process and people. Our professionals assist clients with their efforts to meet financial reporting requirements, including the preparation of financial statement and regulatory filings, and the application and implementation of complex accounting standards for U.S. GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles) and IFRS (International Financial Reporting Standards). Our practice combines our knowledge and experience in the areas of financial reporting, risk management, and compliance to help address our clients' most important issues. We're committed to delivering integrated services with a focus on value and quality. Our professionals have deep accounting and financial reporting knowledge and experience across multiple industries.  This specialized technical knowledge and industry experience allow us to provide a unique perspective in solving today's accounting issues.

CBIZ ARC has been honored to be the recipient of two Bay Area recognitions:

  • 2019 San Francisco Business Times Best Place to Work
  • 2020 San Francisco Business Times Best Place to Work

With over 100 offices and nearly 5,000 associates throughout the U.S. CBIZ (NYSE: CBZ) delivers top-level financial and employee business services to organizations of all sizes, as well as individual clients, by providing national-caliber expertise combined with highly personalized service delivered at the local level. 

CBIZ has been honored to be the recipient of several national recognitions: 

  • 2019 America’s Best Mid-Size Employers by Forbes
  • 2019 Workplace Excellence Seal of Approval by the Alliance for Workplace Excellence
  • 2020 Best Workplaces in Consulting & Professional Services by Great Place to Work® 
  • 2021 Vault Rankings - 5th Best Accounting Firm for Client Interaction 

Essential Functions and Primary Duties

  • Develop extensive skills in audit procedures/facilitation, SEC reporting and technical GAAP
  • Enhance professional oral and written communication skills
  • Exhibit a professional, business–like demeanor 
  • Apply problem solving skills and deliver ARC Consulting methodology on engagements
  • Build and broaden industry knowledge to support organization and functional initiatives
  • Exercise professional judgment on engagements by identifying issues and providing proactive solutions
  • Provide recommendations for improved and enhanced business efficiency to clients
  • Demonstrate leadership and provide guidance to other engagement team members
  • Proactively manage career – set goals and career plans with Managing Directors

Manager Responsibilities include:

  • Contribute to strong client relationships through meaningful interactions with high level client personnel
  • Understand engagement as it relates to client's business and industry
  • Demonstrate knowledge in all areas of client industries
  • Assume responsibility for leading execution on all engagements
  • Perform engagement planning and communicate status updates
  • Manage staff and manager utilization through delegation
  • Ensure high quality of engagement related products/deliverables
  • Train managers and staff
  • Writing/developing client reports/deliverables and communicating engagement results
  • Recognize and communicate opportunities to sell 'add–on' work to client
  • Deliver services that meet ARC Consulting standards of excellence

Preferred Qualifications:

  • BA/BBA/BS in Accounting, Finance or business related field required
  • US CPA is required
  • MBA/MS/MA degree is a plus
  • CFA, CIA, CISA, or CISSP certification is a plus
  • 8+ years related experience required
  • Knowledge of US GAAP is required
  • Knowledge of IFRS standards is a plus
  • Prior public accounting or consulting experience is required
  • Prior industry experience is a plus
  • Team leadership skills/experience is required
  • Proficiency in MS office products, including Excel, Word and PowerPoint is required
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred in Accounting, Taxation or related field preferred
  • 3 years of experience in public accounting or related field
  • 1 year supervisory experience preferred
  • CPA candidates preferred
  • Ability to manage deadlines, work on multiple assignments and prioritize each assignment as necessary
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate verbally and in writing throughout all levels of organization, both internally and externally
  • Proficient use of applicable technology
  • Must be able to travel based on client and business needs

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