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NFP Assistant Vice President, Accounting Manager in Chicago, Illinois

Assistant Vice President, Accounting Manager

Chicago, IL US

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The AVP, Accounting Manager will have oversight and responsibility for all general ledger Accounting functions within the Central Region. Specific responsibilities will include supervision of the month-end close, account reconciliations, discretionary accrual analysis, acquisition support, and ensuring compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principals (GAAP) and NFP Accounting policy. The AVP, Accounting Manager will develop accounting policies and practices and ensure the Central Region is adhering to GAAP and all legal and regulatory requirements. The position will interact with all levels within the organization to ensure completeness and accuracy to the financial close. This position will manage a team focused on the general ledger activities of the region.

ESSENTIAL CORE ACCOUNTING FUNCTIONS

  • Close the month-end books in Lawson GL for various Central region companies

  • Ensure adherence to GAAP and NFP Accounting policy

  • Review and approve general ledger account reconciliations monthly, ensuring proper support for balances

  • Analyze and support discretionary accruals

  • Review and follow up on Accounts Receivable aging’s as well as ensure proper write-off and reserve procedures are met

  • Review the monthly trial balance and explain variances to prior periods

  • Perform insurance trust accounting, where necessary

  • Support acquisition accounting including closing the books for companies not on the NFP system platform and performing the opening balance sheet true ups including the final working capital calculations

  • Support system conversions for newly acquired companies, understanding accounting differences and reconciling prior to conversion

  • Prepare annual non-income tax returns (property, sales/use, asset, etc.) and support the NFP Corporate tax department in the annual income tax returns

  • Support the Accounting Center with error resolution on cash transactions

  • Execute on various regional accounting initiatives

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting required. CPA or MBA preferred

  • Public accounting experience is highly preferred. Insurance brokerage experience a plus

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in accounting in a rapidly growing organization

  • Experience in a continuous improvement, highly collaborative and matrixed organization with the ability to lead process improvement and affect change.

  • Must have experience with business services, professional services, or consulting type firms.

  • Experience with Lawson, Cognos, Callidus, Epic, Salesforce is a plus

  • Proficiency with all Microsoft Office applications, reporting systems, and capacity to learn new systems

  • Experience in overseeing the financial aspects of corporate acquisitions is a plus but not required

SUPERVISOR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • This position supervises Accounting employees as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND OTHER ABILITIES:

  • Ability to operate in a highly focused, entrepreneurial environment with expectation to challenge and influence business decisions based on data driven analytics

  • Must be a self-starter who thrives on taking ownership over their work and responsibilities

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills

  • Demonstrated ability to learn the business and have a business and customer centric approach to finance and accounting leadership

  • Ability to collaborate and develop strong relationships with all levels of personnel within the organization

  • Ability to use discretion as it relates to confidential company and client information

  • Adaptability with changing perspectives and/or needs

  • Must be able to read, analyze and reconcile financial reports

  • Demonstrated ability to identify and evaluate complex business problems and provide well thought out solutions

  • Detail oriented with strong analytic and problem-solving abilities

  • Collaborative team player

  • Proven record to meet critical deadlines and handle a diverse workload

  • Must possess personal and business integrity with an energetic style demonstrated by a positive attitude and a strong work ethic.

  • Must be able to accommodate up-to 10% overnight travel.

Who We Are

We’re NFP, a four-time Best Places to Work award winner in Business Insurance for 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020. We are also recognized as an Elite 2018 Agency award winner named as a Top Employee Benefits Firm. We are a leading Insurance Broker and Consultant that provides Employee Benefits, Property & Casualty, and Retirement and Individual Private Client solutions to help our clients reach and realize their goals because we believe business is personal. Our personal commitment to our team and our clients have created long-lasting and successful relationships across our growing 300+ nationwide offices and 17 international locations. To learn more, please visit: https://www.nfp.com/

What We Offer

NFP is proud to offer a competitive salary, PTO & paid holidays, 401(k) with match, exclusive discount programs, health & wellness programs, and more. Our PeopleFirst culture focuses on building and nurturing lifelong relationships with our employees because, at the end of the day, we exist to be there for others.

NFP and You... Better. Together.

NFP is an inclusive Equal Employment Opportunity employer.

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