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External Reporting Manager in Greater Chicago Area at Baker Tilly Search & Staffing

Date Posted: 6/23/2018

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External Reporting Manager

Our client is currently looking for an External Reporting Manager to join their team. This is a newly created role due to growth!  With a large and growing accounting and finance team, there is significant opportunity for growth and advancement within the organization.  The company boasts a team-oriented culture, great work/life balance, casual work environment and provides its’ employees with the tools and training necessary to succeed. They truly believe in promoting from within! 


The External Reporting Manager will be responsible for day-to-day financial support, reporting financial results, and other reporting and analytical projects. The External Reporting Manager will be responsible for, but not limited to, the following:


  • The External Reporting Manager will coordinate and prepare quarterly and year-end external financial reports for quarterly earnings releases, 10-Qs and 10-Ks and related press releases and earnings release call slides and scripts.

  • Serve as a subject matter expert on US GAAP and SEC regulations for the preparation and filing of SEC reports and demonstrate a clear understanding of related authoritative literature governing financial reporting for public companies.

  • Coordinate with corporate finance (Accounting, Tax, Treasury, FP&A), business unit (BU) finance and external auditors regarding required financial reporting-related deliverables.

  • Monitor and enhance processes to ensure that appropriate evidential support is maintained to support all disclosures in the Company's SEC filings and document as appropriate.

  • Coordinate and prepare monthly consolidated financial statements.

  • Monitor major corporate transactions and events, including significant contracts, mergers and acquisitions, debt and equity offerings, stock based compensation and assess their accounting impact for Form 8-K and other required SEC disclosures.

  • Provide guidance to corporate and BU finance teams to ensure significant transactions are properly disclosed.

  • Assist in the implementation of new FASB and SEC standards for reporting purposes.

  • Participate in automation efforts and other improvements to the reporting process, in order to streamline processes to increase efficiency and effectiveness of reporting and financial analysis.

  • Participate in SOX 404 internal controls over financial reporting, including documentation of processes and facilitating testing of controls, as necessary.

  • The External Reporting Manager will work on special projects as needed to ensure that accounting and reporting issues are properly addressed.

Job Requirements

The External Reporting Manager will possess the following:


•        The External Reporting Manager will have 5+ years’ combined public accounting and corporate technical accounting experience.

•        Strong understanding of US GAAP and SEC reporting requirements.

•        Strong computer skills including advanced experience in Excel and demonstrated knowledge in financial reporting tools.

•        Excellent verbal and written communication skills with a demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively and influence leaders throughout the organization.

•        The External Reporting Manager will have a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting.

•        MBA and/or CPA preferred.

Equal Opportunity Employer     


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