Manager of Finance and Accounting

| Chicago

SMS Assist is seeking a key addition to our Finance and Accounting team.  This role will provide critical support and analysis for our growing organization. The position will be responsible for supporting the annual budget, forecast process, monthly reporting and variance analysis, as well as serving as a key advisor to the business. This role will construct business related analysis to assess the impact of various projects and related margins while working with multiple departments. This position reports to the VP of Finance and is located in our Chicago headquarters.

 

 

Responsibilities

  • Manage and support the monthly forecast review process and related deliverables, inclusive of working with business leads to finalize out-month estimates
  • Refine procedures for the month-end close process, working to streamline activities and accelerate the close timeline
  • Plan and implement operating procedures that will improve process efficiency and the control environment
  • Participate in the development of analyses and financial materials for the Board of Directors
  • Prepare, review, and analyze financial statements and other financial reporting
  • Provide support to the leaders of the Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable functions
  • Monthly reporting to the President & CFO, CEO, and VP of Finance on business unit performance
  • Provide recommendations and implement enhancements to existing processes
  • Perform special projects as requested

 

Qualifications

 

    Minimum Qualifications

  • Education Level: Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance
  • 3 – 5 years relevant work experience
  • Working knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
  • Bright and flexible team player capable of working at a rapidly growing company in a fast-paced environment which requires the ability to wear different hats on a given day
  • Excellent attention to detail and time management skills including the ability to prioritize multiple time-sensitive deadlines in a complex, fast-paced environment
  • Strong analytical/ quantitative skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel knowledge

 

 

    Preferred Qualifications

  • Microsoft Dynamics GP experience
  • 1+ years of public accounting experience
  • CPA and/or MBA
  • System Experience: SQL and/or Tableau

 

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Please note, this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities, and schedule may change at any time with or without notice.

 

SMS Assist is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) that welcomes and encourages all applicants to apply regardless of age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify and/or expression, national origin, disability, veteran status, marital or parental status, ancestry, citizenship status, pregnancy or other reasons prohibited by law.

 

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Location

875 North Michigan Avenue , Chicago, IL 60611

What are SMS Assist Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences

Additional Perks + Benefits

Competitive Salary. Flexible Spending Plans. Prescription Drug Program. Free Fitness Center membership.

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