Senior Accountant | Manufacturing | Elgin, IL - #1701985

Michael Page


Date: 2 days ago
City: Elgin, IL
Contract type: Full time
  • Fast track career growth and progression to become the Controller|Remote working opportunities (2 days work from home)


About Our Client

I'm partnered with a global multi-million dollar manufacturing company near Elgin, IL. This organization has been around for well over 100+ years and is the leading manufacturer of products in their space.

Reporting directly into the Global Head of Finance with tons of communication and support to the Global Corporate Accounting team, you will gain mentorship so that you're able to take over the day to day accounting functions of the US division and be promoted into the Controller position. They are wanting to offer tons of mentorship and training to this individual as you will have a fast career progression to move up within their organization.

Job Description

  • Manage and oversee the day-to-day operations of the accounting department.
  • Lead month-end and year-end close processes, ensuring timely and accurate financial reporting.
  • Prepare and analyze monthly financial statements, including balance sheets, income statements, and cash flow statements.
  • Perform variance analysis and provide insights into financial performance.
  • Develop and maintain accounting principles, practices, and procedures to ensure compliance with GAAP and company policies.
  • Coordinate and lead annual audits with external auditors.
  • Oversee accounts payable and accounts receivable functions, ensuring accuracy and timeliness of payments and collections.
  • Monitor and analyze manufacturing costs and provide recommendations for cost savings and process improvements.
  • Prepare and review budget forecasts and financial projections.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams including operations, procurement, and sales to support business initiatives and strategic decisions.
  • Mentor and coach junior accounting staff, providing guidance and professional development opportunities.

MPI does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, or based on an individual's status in any group or class protected by applicable federal, state or local law. MPI encourages applications from minorities, women, the disabled, protected veterans and all other qualified applicants.

The Successful Applicant

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field
  • 5+ years of accounting experience, preferably in a manufacturing environment.
  • Strong knowledge of accounting principles & financial reporting
  • Proficiency in ERP systems and advanced MS Excel skills.
  • Excellent analytical skills with the ability to interpret complex financial data.
  • Strong attention to detail and organizational skills.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate across departments.
  • Proven leadership capabilities and experience in supervising accounting teams.

What's on Offer

  • Competitive salary and performance-based bonuses.
  • Comprehensive health, dental, and vision insurance plans.
  • Retirement savings plan (401(k)) with company match.
  • Paid time off and holidays.
  • Opportunities for professional development and career advancement in a growing manufacturing company.


Contact: Matt Conroy

Quote job ref: JN-052024-6425585
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