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Accounting Manager-22485

Harvard Maintenance, Inc.
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Closing date
May 16, 2024

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Contract Type
Full Time
Position Objective:

The Harvard Companies include entities working to serve the business community in the janitorial and protection services areas. Harvard Maintenance and Harvard Protection are two of the largest and fastest growing, privately owned providers of high quality janitorial and security services in the United States. We are an industry leader and are well known for our innovative thinking and entrepreneurial spirit. Our success over the last fifty years stems from Harvard's Inverted Pyramid®, which recognizes that our front-line employees are the most important people in our organization. The Inverted Pyramid® ensures that our employees feel valued, are given the tools to be successful, and are empowered to execute in their roles. People are also at the center of our Core Values. Our People First core value clearly states that "we are a family organization that promotes respect and embraces diversity".

Job Summary:

The Regional Accounting Manager will oversee the financial accounting, cost allocation, budgeting, forecasting, and variance job cost analysis for the Midwest region of the organization. This role will work very closely with operations in each market with regards to pricing, cost variances, and related activities. The role will also perform the day-to-day activities and analysis that support the financial close and reporting process related to job costing. This is a great opportunity to learn and contribute to the development of one of the largest and fastest growing privately owned providers of high-quality managed services in the United States.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Ensure accurate and timely financial reporting, including monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statements.
Prepare and review monthly closing entries, such as revenue and expense accruals, reclasses between jobs, expense amortization, etc.
Collaborate with operations management to manage and oversee financial operations for multiple locations within the region.
Provide financial analysis and reporting to senior management and stakeholders by job and branch, including month-to-month actuals, actuals vs. budget, and actuals vs. operational forecasts variance analysis.
Develop and implement financial policies and procedures to ensure compliance with corporate standards.
Collaborate with cross-functional teams to improve financial performance and drive business growth.
Work closely with operations management teams and FP&A department during annual budget process (including capital budget).
Assist the sales/marketing team with RFP's and pricing sheets.
Maintain the integrity of the internal control environment around month end process.
Knowledge and Skill Requirements:
Bachelor's degree in business, accounting or finance required
Minimum of (2) years of experience in operations/managerial/cost accounting
Active CPA/CMA license or on track to become a CPA/CMA required
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Ability to work with all levels of management, including corporate and regional leadership
Strong organizational skills, and attention to detail required
Advanced analytical skills
Advanced software skills (Excel and Database Management)
Compensation: Harvard is offering a competitive salary structure including benefit package with medical, dental, life, and long-term disability (LTD) insurance along with 401K Savings Plan. Equal Opportunity Employer

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