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Career Opportunities

Finance Manager

Job Number:102388
Job Location:Chicago, IL
Job Type:Permanent
Job Degree:Bachelor of Arts
Job Post Date:11/01/2018


Our client, located in the loop, is seeking a Finance Manager to joing their team. The role will report to the Assistant Director of FP&A and will lead the finance team in monthly financial reporting, including budgeting, forecasing, variance analysis, and ad-hoc reporting.


  • Supports Division Leaders in the development and monitoring of budgets, projected revenue, operating costs, capital and extraordinary expenditures.
  • Takes lead role in the analysis of assigned divisions’ monthly financials and issues summary with recommendations for formal forecasting
  • Monitors assigned divisions to ensure that internal and external financial regulations and policies are met.
  • Orients and provides technical assistance to staff regarding financial procedures and required documentation mandated by funders.
  • Identifies adjusting journal entries and assures they are submitted in a timely manner for monthly closes and the year-end close.
  • Provides approval for expenditures as designated.  Works with the division staff to ensure a timely submission of invoices to accounts payable.
  • Assures payroll information in the General Ledger, as well as the supporting subsidiary ledger, is accurate.
  • Prepares financial reports for internal leadership and external stakeholders.
  • Works in collaboration with the Grants Budget Manager in the development of grant budgets and establishment of compliance standards to monitor the spend-down of the private grants.
  • Makes recommendations regarding shifts in allocation of funding where needed in order to balance expenses with budgets.
  • Assists with the development of internal accounting and finance policies and procedures.
  • Participates in Finance division meetings and other assigned workgroups.
  • Develops and maintains expertise in the accounting systems, including Navision, Concur, Adaptive, Jet Reports and the salary database.
  • Identifies and proactively researches and makes recommendations for process improvement opportunities as well as best system utilization.


- Bachelors of Science in Accounting or Finance

- MBA and/or CPA strongly preferred

- 8+ years of experience in progressive finance positions