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Advantage Solutions Finance Manager in Chicago, Illinois

Summary

Finance Manager

You’re a business professional, at ease with numbers – billing, pipelines, P&Ls, these are words you use to describe your daily grind. You do have however a unique ability to take those numbers and help teams and programs increase their operational success. Does this sound like you? Are you looking for a place where your financial expertise will steer hugely impactful and exciting new culinary endeavors? Read more below and apply!

Your Opportunity:

Using your analytical skills, you’ll bring structure and the financial guidance for all functions of our organization, from R&D Culinary teams to Marketing, and even Creative, you’ll ensure that they are able to execute their vision. Your recommendations for keeping things ticked and tied for the business will enhance the ability of our teams to sell their ideas. Your attention to detail keeps everyone on track and all expenses, budgets, etc. correct and transparent.

What we offer you:

  • Competitive pay

  • Generous vacation time

  • Health benefits and other perks

  • 401 K

Your typical day as a Financial Manager:

You make the numbers easy to understand and share your analysis in a way that is easy to interpret and implement. You’ll partner with the business to ensure we are as cost efficient and thoughtful as possible when making decisions about our work and the product offerings we develop. Using Workmajig, you’ll help to manage projects – as well as act as SME for the tool and keeping our forecast up to date. You’ll drive process improvements to ensure each product delivers increasing efficiency and successful outcomes. The analysis you provide keeps all stakeholders informed and apprised of trends and insights. Each day you’ll have a chance to dive into our projects with a sense of establishing accountability, identifying what needs to be done and when and communicating that to all.

Y ou have:

  • Accounting or Finance Degree

  • AR/Billing experience

  • Expert or strong knowledge of Workmajig or similar project management system

  • Agency experience – need to understand operations of a marketing agency

  • P&L knowledge

  • Financial Forecasting/Planning a plus

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Strong presentation and written communication, with the ability to connect with audiences of various levels, including executive and client stakeholders

Responsibilities

The Company is one of North America’s leading sales and marketing agencies specializing in outsourced sales, merchandising, category management and marketing services to manufacturers, suppliers and producers of food products and consumer packaged goods. The Company services a variety of trade channels including grocery, mass merchandise, specialty, convenience, drug, dollar, club, hardware, consumer electronics and home centers. We bridge the gap between manufacturers and retailers, providing consumers access to the best products available in the marketplace today.

Position Summary

Financial managers are responsible for providing financial advice and support to their Clients to enable them to make sound business decisions. The work is conducted in both the private and public sector. Specific settings vary enormously and include huge multinationals, supermarket chains, financial institutions, small manufacturing companies, and universities. Finance is at the root of all major business decisions. Clear budgetary planning is essential to be able to plan for the future, both short-term and long-term; companies need to know the financial implications of any decision before proceeding.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manage and provide support and guidance for AR Managers and staff. Responsibility includes balancing and review of the daily lockbox receipts against the deposit log and maintaining the integrity of revenue and receivables.

  • Communicate and monitor compliance of company policies and objectives in the A/R department.

  • Maintain and publish client support and documentation on Company's Connects.

  • Ensure accurate financial results by participating in the closing of the monthly accounting cycles.

  • Co-ordinate and prepare audit selections for internal and external auditors.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

Direct Reports

Hires, retains, trains, coaches, guides, directs, and develops direct reports using company-wide processes, tools and resources

Indirect Reports

May delegate work of others and provide guidance, direction and mentoring to indirect reports

Travel and/or Driving Requirements:

  • Travel and Driving are not essential duties or functions of this job

Minimum Qualifications

Education Level: (Required): Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience

(Preferred): Master's Degree

Field of Study/Area of Experience: Accounting or Business

  • 5+ years progressively responsible related financial experience required.

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

  • Minimum of 3 years managing a department of more than 5 associates and/or experienced Company A/R associate deemed capable to manage team

  • Good written communication and verbal communication skills

  • Intermediate to advanced Excel skills

  • Excellent time-management skills with demonstrated ability to work on multiple projects and deadlines.

  • Must present a professional image and be able to represent the Company in a professional manner.

Environmental & Physical Requirements

Office / Sedentary Requirements

Incumbent must be able to perform the essential functions of the job. Work is performed primarily in an office environment. Typically requires the ability to sit for extended periods of time (66%+ each day), ability to hear the telephone, ability to enter data on a computer and may also require the ability to lift up to 10 pounds.

Additional Information Regarding The Company Job Duties and Job Descriptions:

Job duties include additional responsibilities as assigned by one’s supervisor or other manager related to the position/department. This job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position. The Company reserves the right at any time with or without notice to alter or change job responsibilities, reassign or transfer job position or assign additional job responsibilities, subject to applicable law. The Company shall provide reasonable accommodations of known disabilities to enable a qualified applicant or employee to apply for employment, perform the essential functions of the job, or enjoy the benefits and privileges of employment as required by the law.

Any estimate, schedule, or guideline provided to associates in this job description or elsewhere in connection with their jobs is only intended to help describe job duties and for planning purposes. Regardless of any such estimate, schedule, or guideline, associates must always record all time worked for our company (which includes but is not limited to on-site work time in an assigned store, office, or other work location; required waiting time; administrative time; and work-related travel time).

Important Information

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of associates so classified.

The Company is committed to providing equal opportunity in all employment practices without regard to age, race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, religion, physical or mental disability, or any other category protected by law. As part of this commitment, the Company shall provide reasonable accommodations of known disabilities to enable an applicant or employee to apply for employment, perform the essential functions of the job, or enjoy the benefits and privileges of employment as required by the law.

Job Locations US-IL-Chicago

Primary Posting Location : City Chicago

Primary Posting Location : State/Province IL

Primary Posting Location : Country US

Requisition ID 2021-405801

Position Type Full Time

Category Professional: (IT, Finance, Legal, HR, Talent Acquisition, Administrative, Customer Service)

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