Buckingham Search

Senior Manager, Corporate Accounting

Buckingham Search - Chicago, IL

As the Senior Manager, Corporate Accounting you will be a key leader in helping transform the company’s accounting & finance function through maximization of process efficiency, automation of manual processes, and speed-to-delivery improvement. This role will have significant exposure to GAAP, statutory, and SEC accounting, all within a multi-faceted insurance company (life, health, P&C).


  • Managing a team of professionals in obtaining and analyzing data from various sources (e.g., systems, schedules, external vendors, etc.) for the preparation of GAAP financial statements, consolidations and other reports.
  • Overseeing the team responsible for preparation and review of monthly journal entries in Workday and account reconciliations.
  • Key resource in the Company’s internal and external financial reporting processes, including SEC reporting on Form 10-Q and 10-K.
  • Leading efforts to automate various processes by developing a deep understanding of source data and end user needs, and then directing in the design, implementation, and oversight of solution.
  • Assisting in the Company’s evaluation of technical accounting matters, including those related to complex transactions, emerging areas, and adoption of new accounting standards.
  • Assisting in the function of the Company’s SOX program, including interfacing with internal and external auditors as well as business leaders.
  • Participating in acquisitions and dispositions, including due diligence and purchase accounting.
  • Serving as a key resource for special projects with the ability to both lead as well as provide meaningful contributions.
  • Taking an active role in managing the Accounting/Finance team from an HR perspective, including recruiting quality professionals and developing high-performing teams.


  • 5+ years of accounting/auditing experience (public and/or private), including both GAAP and statutory insurance frameworks.
  • BA/BS degree in Accounting/Finance. CPA preferred.
  • Experience with Workday Financials, Workiva (wDesk), XBRL, Blackline, and software robots is a strong plus.
  • Bold strategic thinker with a keen eye for improving and even transforming processes.
  • Engaging leader with supervisory skills.
  • Progressive thinking skills, a strong work ethic, and a knack for innovative solutions.
  • Excellent communication skills to interact with varying levels of management and professional staff.
  • Effective writing skills and strong attention to detail required.
  • Strong analytical, organizational, and time management skills.
  • Ability to identify, analyze and solve accounting and operational issues.

Posted On: Thursday, March 9, 2023

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