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Accounting Manager

Company and Opportunity

Legacy.com is the place where life stories live on. We are the global leader in online memorial tributes; a top-50 website in the United States, and a destination for over 40 million unique visitors each month. Founded in 1998, Legacy.com is honored to help consumers express condolences, share direct support for families, and celebrate the people who have touched their lives. Uniquely open to profound messaging at this focused moment, users respond by sharing memories, purchasing gifts, finding event information, and making plans. Legacy delivers its community-targeted content daily via 1,500 local news media partners.  We continue to broaden our offerings in our mission to help people seeking information and guidance on all aspects of end-of-life. Our vision is to become a full-service end-of-life and memorialization resource.

We have a diverse and talented team of employees who come to us from many kinds of backgrounds.  We have an immediate need for a talented, experienced Accounting Manager for our new Downtown Chicago office that will report to our Controller.

See our new Chicago HQ: https://www.builtinchicago.org/2019/06/06/legacycom-new-chicago-office

 

Overview

Legacy.com offers a great opportunity for personal growth and a challenging and exciting work environment.  We are looking for a detail-oriented, personable team player to assist our Finance Department. 

 
Responsibilities

  • Supervise, manage, and evaluate the accounting for all portfolio companies. Prepare accurate and timely month-end and annual accounting and supporting schedules for all portfolio companies in accordance with GAAP
  • Review and analyze trends, metrics, and KPIs in the underlying P&L and Balance Sheet
  • Perform reconciliations of general ledger and bank accounts
  • Manage intercompany transactions and month-end reconciliations
  • Manage, supervise and train Staff Accountants
  • Prepare financial forecasts
  • Provide recommendations and insights to business stakeholders
  • Assist with year-end financial audit and tax return schedules for Legacy and manage all audit requirements for each portfolio company
  • Manage sales tax compliance and support any federal or state tax audits.
  • Provide support to the accounting team as/when needed

Requirements

  • 5+ years of accounting experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting
  • Strong Accounting background, CPA is a plus
  • Public Accounting experience is a plus
  • Use of QuickBooks Online accounting software preferred
  • Familiarity with Great Plains accounting software a plus
  • Experience in a technology business a plus
  • Able to function in a rapidly growing and evolving business
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel and Word skills
  • Strong problem solving and critical thinking skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Accurate, with strong attention to detail
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and as a member of a team
  • Superior time management and organizational skills
  • Able to prioritize multiple projects and manage to deadlines
  • Very high degree of integrity, honesty, and discretion.

Benefits

Legacy.com offers a very generous and comprehensive benefits package, including:

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • Generous Paid Time Off
  • 401k plan with discretionary employer match
  • Parking/Transit Flex Spending
  • RTA and CTA pre-tax payroll deductions
  • Catered lunch provided 2x per week, breakfast 1x a week
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Casual dress every day
  • Daily, company-provided coffee, tea, soda, and snacks
  • Friendly, team-oriented, open environment
  • Located within a few blocks of CTA, Ogilvie, and Union Station
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