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Accounting Manager - Project Accounting

Buckingham Search - Chicago, IL

As a Manager, Project Accounting, you will be responsible for managing accounting related activities for multiple entities. This role will oversee all tasks necessary to ensure compliance with relevant agreements, GAAP and other regulatory requirements. This position will lead a team of Accountants based in Chicago, IL. and work closely with the various accounting and tax consultants, contractors, and third-party service providers.

Additionally, the Manager, Project Accounting will support in the preparation and review of quarterly and annual financial statement schedules, annual compilation of footnotes, miscellaneous financial reporting requests, and annual audits. This individual must be a self-starter, well organized, possess excellent computer skills, and be able to multi-task.


  • Effectively lead, develop, and manage Accounting Staff
  • Execution of accurate and timely month-end and year- end close utilizing the ERP and reporting systems
  • Ensure completeness and accuracy of account reconciliations and financial activity, including cash, receivable billings & collections, accounts payable, prepaid expenses, and accrued liabilities
  • Lead and participate in year-end statutory audits for assigned project entities
  • Assist in the development and maintenance of strong accounting policies and procedures
  • Assist in the adoption and implementation of new accounting pronouncements
  • Ensure compliance with internal control processes
  • Assist in the creation of efficiencies in accounting processes by implementing process improvements, technology driven solutions and automation
  • Partner with Financial Systems to ensure all financial systems are properly operating to capture and produce timely and accurate information and support the company’s growth
  • Perform other accounting, financial, or administrative tasks as may be required from time-to-time

Required Skills

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting
  • 5+ years of progressive accounting experience, BIG 4 experience is a plus
  • Multi-Site Organization SEC Company or Public accounting firm experience preferred
  • In depth knowledge of US Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • Highly analytical, detail oriented and strong business sense; proven ability to manage new ideas and creative solutions
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills, including ability to communicate proficiently with all levels of Management
  • Technologically-savvy, with very strong Microsoft Office skills and experience, particularly in Excel and Word
  • Responsible, motivated, reliable, strategic thinker, exceptional work ethic

Desired Skills

  • CPA strongly recommended
  • Experience in energy industry preferred, but not required

Posted On: Wednesday, November 22, 2023

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