Buckingham Search

Senior Accountant

Buckingham Search - Chicago, IL

Our team is partnered with a fast-growing, highly acquisitive company in the energy sector, and they are seeking a Senior Accountant! This individual will be responsible for the completion of accounting and financial reporting for a portfolio of eight to twelve service centers. Takes a leadership role completing monthly close including being the primary liaison between the corporate office (Chicago) and assigned service centers. monthly account reconciliations and variance analysis. Responsible for identifying, investigating, and proposing solutions to accounting and financial reporting variances. Additionally, this role will partner with the Controller and Accounting Manager on system and process improvement. Will be relied upon to complete ad hoc projects focused on enhancing financial controls, standard operating procedures, and audit readiness.


  • Oversight and responsibility for the accounting and financial reporting of a portfolio of service centers
  • Executes the monthly close procedures (record journal entries, prepare account reconciliations, and collect data from field offices) and ensures that all transactions are recorded in compliance with applicable accounting standards
  • Identifies and investigates variances in actuals versus budget/forecast and provide resolutions
  • Assess compliance with standard operating procedures and internal controls
  • Takes a leadership role assisting Controller with annual financial statement audit process including being a liaison with the outside audit team
  • Drives all aspects of accounting integration for newly acquired businesses
  • Assists with sales and use tax audits and regulatory compliance as needed
  • Completes special projects assigned by the Controller


  • Bachelor’s Degree with a major in Accounting
  • Minimum two years of applicable experience – audit experience required
  • CPA preferred – but will consider CPA in progress
  • 2-4 years mid-tier public or Big 4 accounting experience preferred
  • Demonstrated understanding and ability to apply generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and accounting policies to business transactions
  • Ability to adapt to changing priorities and work effectively in a dynamic environment
  • Organized and detail-oriented with a strong ability to absorb and process information quickly
  • Excellent project management skills and ability to meet deadlines
  • Proficiency using MS Office 365 applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint, and Outlook
  • Ability to travel minimally to company’s field locations primarily upon acquisition of newly acquired businesses

Travel Requirements:

  • 10-15%

Posted On: Wednesday, November 22, 2023

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