Assist the Finance Manager in management of the corporation’s financial affairs to include budgeting, account, financial reporting, and tax compliance.
This position is part of a succession plan for the current Finance Manager and based on performance the individual hired would be promoted to Finance Manager in a year or less and compensation will be adjusted accordingly.
All applicants must have legal authorization to work in the United States. Our ideal candidate would be in the Chicagoland area but we are open to a remote hire in which case some travel may be required.
Manage and monitor all accounts payable/receivable, payroll, ledgers, and reporting systems ensuring compliance with appropriate GAAP standards, regulatory requirements, and requirements of loans, contracts, licenses, and other agreements.
Guide financial decisions by applying company policies and procedures to current economic landscape.
Provide comprehensive financial updates to senior management by evaluating, analyzing, and reporting appropriate data and conclusions.
Develop, implement, and maintain financial controls, guidelines, and processes.
Responsible for the timely and accurate month-end close process.
Work closely with the Business Support Manager, accounting team and other managers providing accurate financial statement schedules and support.
Assist in daily reporting management, monthly forecasting, and annual planning.
Analyze data for decision making and tracking performance progress, including budget-to-actual variance analyses.
Manage journal entries, invoicing, and reconciliation of accounts for monthly close.
Perform ad-hoc financial analysis and contributes to special projects as assigned.
Responsible for timely and accurate submission of quarterly or annual financial reporting.
Partner with management to complete annual budgets.
Responsible for internal and external audits.
Perform other work-related duties as necessary or assigned.
Required Education, Experience and Skills
Bachelor’s degree in business, accounting, or related field.
5+ years of experience in full cycle Accounting.
5+ years in leadership or management experience in equipment rental industry preferred.
CPA or CMA (or actively pursuing).
Experience with Sage accounting software or equivalent strongly preferred.
Strong experience and proficiency in Excel.
Proven use of analytical skills and ability to analyze and interpret large quantities of data.
Thorough understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
Ability to solve problems and resolve conflicts to achieve a positive outcome.
Ability to recommend and implement process improvements, as necessary.
Able to work independently in a team environment without close supervision.
Very strong organizational and communication (verbal and written) skills.
Ability to manage multiple projects while working under pressure and time constraints.
Eagerness to take ownership of the function.
Team player that behaves ethically, with highest degree of integrity.
Legal authorization to work in the United States.
Telecommuting is allowed.
Additional Salary Information: Pay range is to start, compensation to be adjusted when additional responsibilities are added.
About Lifting Gear Hire
In 1990, LGH started out what would become a long journey with only one thing in mind: To become the best. Since 1990, LGH North America has had tremendous success by supporting our customers with local representatives and growing to over 20 rental equipment facilities.
With locations throughout North America, LGH can provide hoisting, pulling, jacking and rigging equipment to meet virtually every conceivable lifting or moving need. LGH does this by holding the most comprehensive inventory of equipment whether for simple everyday tasks or for special projects where expertise has to be matched with availability of the right equipment in sufficient quantity. All of this equipment has been carefully selected by LGH for its durability and longevity. All rental stock is maintained in excellent condition to be ready for immediate and, above all, safe use.