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Accounting Manager

| Chicago


VelocityEHS is looking for an enthusiastic, dependable, detail-oriented team-player who is well organized and has the skills required to assist in all aspects of accounting and finance in a fast-paced environment.  The ideal candidate will have the ability to work both independently and in a team environment and have the communication abilities to work across multiple departments.  



Key tasks and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Manage the monthly close and reporting process with multiple deadlines; review all processes to assure treatment is in accordance with GAAP
  • Analyzing sales transactions to ensure proper allocation of revenue recognition policies in compliance with ASC 606
  • Preparing financial statements including balance sheet, income statement and changes in financial position, as well as budget variance analysis.
  • Review of financial statements and supporting documentation to ensure compliance with GAAP and company policies and procedures.
  • Provide updated actual to forecast analysis to Director of Accounting monthly.
  • Manage financial internal control processes and operational areas to ensure compliance with company policies and procedures
  • Assisting in the preparation of budgets for review by management; monitor budget variances and work to correct and/or manage.
  • Report weekly and monthly sales performance and incentive/compensation.
  • Work with departments to analyze profitability, ROI and other initiatives; develop reports & dashboards to help guide Company Strategy.
  • General accounting assistance including account reconciliations, journal entries, and billing / payable data entry. 
  • Analysis and review of company expenditures, confirming proper allocation of departmental expenses, and reporting to various departments.
  • Preparing schedules for the monthly, quarterly, and annual tax returns.
  • Providing necessary support for external auditors for financial statement audit.
  • Assisting with and running special projects as needed.



Minimum Skills & Qualifications

  • CPA with 7 years in accounting or auditing professional role
  • Thorough knowledge and experience in the areas of financial statement preparation, GAAP, Tax, and revenue recognition
  • Must possess excellent written and oral communication skills, strong analytical and organizational skills and the ability to prioritize competing responsibilities while still operating with a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail in a deadline driven and fast paced environment
  • Experience working independently and in a team environment
  • Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Excel
  • Strong sense of ownership on issues and following through to completion
  • Experience with advanced accounting systems (Oracle, SAP, Microsoft, NetSuite, Intacct, etc.)
  • Demonstrates analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Self-starter, quick learner, and ability to multi-task on a regular basis with a positive attitude towards contributing and continual learning


Preferred Skills & Qualifications

  • Software or SAAS company experience
  • Strong sense of ownership on issues and following through to completion
  • Experience with income, franchise, state and local and sales and use taxes preferred
  • Experience with Intacct a plus  



VelocityEHS is the largest and fastest growing environmental, health, safety (EHS) and sustainability software company in the world. More than 8 million people rely on our innovative on-demand (cloud-computing technology) safety and compliance management solutions to do their jobs safely and protect the environment.

At VelocityEHS, success is an everyday occurrence. Everyone who walks through our doors has an opportunity to make an impact. Our people make the difference at VelocityEHS – that's why we're not just looking for people with the right skills, but for those with the right drive, the right passion and the right character to make our entire team better. We still operate with the same start-up mentality that has made us the leading cloud EHS company and offer each and every employee the opportunity to grow and reach their full potential.

We’re driven by the work we do to keep others safe, but we also like to have fun while doing it. We believe in producing great results, but also in enjoying the ride. Work-Life balance means two things at VelocityEHS – having time for your life outside of work and taking steps to bring more life into the workplace. Between all the variety of workplace events, volunteer opportunities and other group activities available, we never forget that dynamic people need and deserve a place to work.

Finally, we understand that taking care of our customers starts with taking care of our employees. Our benefits include excellent medical and dental plans, matching 401(k) saving plan, generous PTO and more. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, status as a protected veteran, or disability. We welcome and encourage diversity in the workplace. We thank you for your interest, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No agencies please.

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VelocityEHS is located in the heart of downtown Chicago's River North neighborhood. Enjoy shopping, bars and restaurants all along the Riverwalk!

What are VelocityEHS Perks + Benefits

VelocityEHS Benefits Overview

Here at VelocityEHS, we place a high value on teamwork and understands that a great culture and work environment help to generate innovative ideas. Our employees are self-motivated, hard-working, enthusiastic and enjoy a great work-life balance.

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences

Additional Perks + Benefits

-Roof top deck overlooking the river for summer lunches!
-Summer hours!
-Game room: Including XBox, PlayStation, Pool Table, Nascar Racing, Pin Ball, Ping Pong, Hoop Shot!
-Short & Long Term Disability.
-Pre-tax FSA!
-Great culture!

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