Director of Accounting

Director of Accounting

Ringside Talent
January 2, 2020
Chicago, IL
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Ringside Talent is working with an industry leading manufacturer that is headquartered in Greater Chicago to find a Director of Accounting.  This position is open due to recent growth and offers high visibility and exposure to the executive team. The Director of Accounting will develop and lead a strong staff of Accounting and Finance professionals.


  • Oversee company's ledgers and reporting systems ensuring compliance with general accounting standards and regulatory requirements.
  • Manage month-end close and preparation of financial statements.
  • Help build and maintain detailed financial model, accounting for all inputs into revenue, expenses, and cash usage
  • Supervise a team of accountants and build strong partnerships with each functional department head
  • Ensure accuracy of the company's accounts by developing and maintaining reconciliation schedules, month end closing binder
  • Perform budget versus actual analysis along with assisting in the calculation of all KPI's
  • Preparation and posting of journal entries/accruals and assisting with bank reconciliations
  • Upgrade and implement an appropriate system of policies, internal controls, accounting standards, and procedures.
  • Manage external and internal audits.


  • 8+ years of experience of public and private Accounting experience.
  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting
  • CPA preferred
  • Candidate must have experience with MS Office Suite with strong emphasis on proficiency using Excel
  • Highly organized, work pro-actively and efficiently by completing tasks and deadlines; hands-on individual with initiative and problem solving skills.
  • High acumen to detail and accuracy of data and information.
  • Demonstrated strong leadership skills; ability to communicate with, co-workers and service providers across the world.




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