Buckingham Search

Lead Accountant-Remote Flexibility!

Buckingham Search - Chicago, IL

Our client is a renowned regional carrier in the U.S., operating as the fifth-largest wireless telecommunications network. With a customer base of millions across over 400 markets in 23 states, they have established themselves as a prominent player in the industry since its inception in the '80s! They are currently looking to hire a Lead Accountant to their team!

As a Lead Accountant, you will have the opportunity to develop your skills and leadership abilities by analyzing complex accounting topics, employing critical thinking, utilizing innovative technologies, and guiding other team members. This role primarily involves preparing monthly/quarterly internal financial reports and external SEC filings. You will collaborate closely with Senior Executive Leadership and Investor Relations to ensure optimal reporting to analysts and investors, particularly focusing on MD&A (Management Discussion and Analysis).

They are seeking an energetic individual with a proactive approach to identifying and implementing process and technology improvements. A strong passion for accounting and a desire to learn about the business and technology is essential.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Resolve accounting issues using innovative approaches.
  • Analyze financial reports and records, providing recommendations for both accounting and operational improvements.
  • Review and verify the accuracy of journal entries and accounting classifications.
  • Manage workload


  • The team attends office meetings 2-3 times a month.
  • Recently renovated office space with modern amenities, including a cafeteria offering buffet and grab-and-go food options, an on-site gym, reduced-rate shipping center, outdoor patio with tables, on-site coffee shop, and a Starbucks nearby.
  • Active engagement in community initiatives.
  • Rapid promotion opportunities within the team.
  • Potential to transition to finance, supply chain, or other areas of the company.
  • Emphasis on professional growth and development.
  • Monthly $50 allowance for cell phone expenses.
  • Education Assistance Program to support continuous learning.
  • Casual dress code with a "Dress for your day" policy.


  • Comprehensive healthcare coverage from day one, including vision, dental, health savings account (HSA), flexible spending account (FSA), and life insurance.
  • Wellness initiatives offering a $130 annual award for completing a health assessment.
  • Tobacco-Free Credit program providing an annual credit of $500.
  • Strong retirement benefits, including a 401(k) plan with 100% matching up to 3% and 40% matching for the subsequent 2%, along with a 100% company-funded pension plan of 3% of compensation.
  • Generous paid time off (PTO) days, 6 sick days, 6 paid holidays, and 1 floating holiday.
  • Parental leave and adoption financial assistance.

Posted On: Wednesday, June 7, 2023

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