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Robert Half Manager of Cororate Accounting and Consolidations in Chicago, Illinois


Exciting career-building opportunity at a rapidly growing firm located in Downtown Chicago!!

To apply to this role, please send your resume to John Sadofsky at john.sadofsky@roberthalf.c0m

Job Description:

  • Experience with internal control over financial reporting (SOX) in order to evaluation/maintain control environment of the newly spun off business

  • Lead a small team (2-3) responsible for consolidation of financial results for North America and Europe and preparation of external financial statements (including footnotes to the financial statements), including the Balance Sheet, Income Statement, Statements of Cash Flows and Statements of Shareholder's Equity

  • Lead a team responsible for completion of technical accounting areas within the Corporate segment including the following:

  • Hedge accounting

  • Accounting for special compensation and benefit arrangements, including share-based compensation and pension accounting

  • Accounting for unique technical accounting areas as they arise

  • Review and oversight of Balance Sheet and Income Statement output from Pepsi accounting teams operating under Transaction Services Agreements (2 years)

  • Own the global consolidation and close process and related reporting

  • Proactively perform account fluctuation analysis, reconciliations, ad-hoc analysis, and management reporting

  • Drive continued efficiency and simplification across Finance processes and provide critical direction and input to the development and design of new standalone systems

  • Support required financial (internal or external) audits and be the lead responsible for management of the external audit with KPMG

  • Hire, develop, and retain top-tier finance professionals through thought leadership, timely feedback and mentoring, as well as appropriate coaching and mentoring.

  • Promote a team culture of high performance, efficiency and simplification across financial and accounting processes.



  • Undergraduate university degree: graduate degree (MS/MA/MBA) preferred, CPA required.

  • 5-8 years of relevant professional experience, including oversight of a small team with a large corporate setting in a multinational environment

  • Experience with CPG or global, matrixed manufacturing organization is a plus. Experience developing or growing a team is preferred.

  • Hands on, collaborative, proactive, transparent, urgent and able to deal with ambiguity

  • Overall demonstration of advisory capabilities, supported by a solid understanding of the business, external labor market, competitive landscape, and data analytics. Previous agency or search firm experience is also relevant and will be considered.

  • Experience in financial and management reporting, consolidation, technical accounting, SEC reporting and systems deployment experience

  • Strong understanding of US GAAP and SEC reporting requirements including internal controls and reporting skills

  • Supervisory experience with a small Controllership team including performance management, training, and development.

  • Overall analytical skills and reasoning abilities will characterize the most distinguished candidates

To apply to this role, please send your resume to John Sadofsky at john.sadofsky@roberthalf.c0m

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