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Accounting Manager

MAKE Corporation

This is a Full-time position in Chicago, IL posted March 6, 2021.

Accounting Manager

#JP GX01


Location: CHICAGO, IL (Relocation package available)                      


Salary: $120,000-$135,000 + bonuses


How you will make an impact:

This position oversees public corporate accounting activities, including but not limited to accounting for pension and OPEB plans, stock based compensation, derivatives, debt and corporate life insurance.  This includes accurate and timely recording of transactions in SAP as well as completion of monthly / quarterly variance analysis and reporting.



·         Oversee the monthly accounting close process for the Corporate segment, which includes:

  • Ensuring monthly activities are properly recorded in accordance with U.S. GAAP, reviewing journal entries, account reconciliations and report preparation.
  • Ensuring accuracy, completeness and timeliness of general ledger accounts in accordance with established deadlines.
  • Working closely with members of the finance team to analyze and communicate relevant financial performance; review and manage preparation of the monthly and quarterly operating reports; Collaborate with FP&A to provide robust internal reporting.
  • Oversee the preparation and review of monthly and quarterly account reconciliations, cash flow statements, rollforwards and trend analysis to ensure completeness and accuracy of results.
  • Assist in the quarterly review and annual audit with external auditors.
  • Provide support to other departments with various finance inquiries.
  • Assist financial reporting team with 10-Q and 10-K disclosure requirements.
  • Be a thought leader to drive consistency and improvement through identification and implementation of best practices and possible automation. 

·         Assist management in ensuring the effectiveness of our internal control environment including:

  • Evaluate, develop, and maintain documentation on operating procedures to ensure compliance with internal controls.
  • Monitor and ensure that all general ledger accounts related to the Corporate segment are maintained in compliance with established accounting policies.
  • Develop strong relationships with key stakeholders to ensure compliance. 

·         Manage, train and coach personnel under supervision.  Establish priorities and set expectations. Assist team members and others across the organization to understand and accurately use financial information. 

·         Other special projects as assigned by the Director of Accounting and/or Controller.  Examples may include various process improvement initiatives, systems projects, internal reporting, and other analysis deemed appropriate.

Job Requirements:


·         7-10 years of experience working in an accounting function.

·         Current or “in process” CPA is required

·         Supervisory and leadership skills to assess, coach, develop and manage performance of staff

·         Quantitative and qualitative analytical skills and attention to detail

·         Critical thinking and problem-solving skills

·         Knowledge and data skills management to organize, prioritize, and meet time-sensitive deadlines

·         Experience using SAP (preferred)

·         Excellent communication skills and interpersonal skills

·         Strong writing skills (documentation of accounting opinions; policies/procedures)

·         Demonstrated ability to prioritize and meet deadlines

·         Minimum Bachelor’s Degree. (Masters of Accounting or MBA preferred)


Preferred experience:

·         Experience in professional accounting firms or at a publicly traded company

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