Accounting Manager

Chicago, IL

The Accounting Manager will have oversight and responsibility for all general ledger Accounting functions within the Specialty Region. Specific responsibilities will include supervision of the month-end close, account reconciliations, discretionary accrual analysis, acquisition support, and ensuring compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and NFP Accounting policy. The Accounting Manager will develop accounting policies and practices and ensure the Specialty Region is adhering to GAAP and all legal and regulatory requirements. The position will interact with all levels within the organization (accounting, sales, operations, HR, technology, M&A, legal,) to ensure completeness and accuracy to the financial close. This position will manage one Accountant and interact with a team of satellite Accountants and Senior Accountants focused on the general ledger activities of the region.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Close the month-end books in Lawson GL for various Specialty region companies.
  • Ensure adherence to GAAP and NFP Accounting policy.
  • Review and approve general ledger account reconciliations monthly, ensuring proper support for balances.
  • Analyze and support discretionary accruals.
  • Review and follow up on Accounts Receivable aging’s as well as ensure proper write-off and reserve procedures are met.
  • Review of Premium Payables and monthly Bordereau reporting and payment processing.
  • Review the monthly trial balance and explain variances to prior periods.
  • Perform insurance trust accounting, where necessary.        
  • Support Acquisition Accounting including closing the books for companies, not on the NFP system platform and performing the opening balance sheet true-ups including the final working capital calculations.
  • Support system conversions for newly acquired companies. Understand accounting differences and reconcile prior to conversion.
  • Prepare annual non-income tax returns (property, sales/use, asset, etc.) and support the NFP Corporate tax department in the annual income tax returns.
  • Support the Accounting Center with error resolution on cash transactions.
  • Execute on various regional accounting initiatives.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


 Knowledge, Skills, and/or Abilities:

  • Ability to operate in a highly focused, entrepreneurial environment with expectation to challenge and influence business decisions based on data-driven analytics
  • Must be a self-starter who thrives on taking ownership over their work and responsibilities
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to learn the business and have a business and customer-centric approach to finance and accounting leadership
  • Ability to collaborate and develop strong relationships with all levels of personnel within the organization
  • Ability to use discretion as it relates to confidential company and client information
  • Adaptability with changing perspectives and/or needs
  • Must be able to read, analyze and reconcile financial reports
  • Demonstrated ability to identify and evaluate complex business problems and provide well thought out solutions
  • Detail oriented with strong analytic and problem-solving abilities
  • Collaborative team player
  • Proven record to meet critical deadlines and handle a diverse workload


 Education and/or Experience: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting required. CPA or MBA preferred
  • Public accounting experience is highly preferred. Insurance brokerage experience a plus.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in Accounting in a rapidly growing organization
  • Experience in a continuous improvement, highly collaborative and matrixed organization with the ability to lead process improvement and affect change.
  • Must have experience with business services, professional services, or consulting-type firms.
  • Experience with IMS, AIM, TAM, Lawson, Cognos, QuickBooks, Epic is a plus
  • Proficiency with all Microsoft Office applications, reporting systems, and capacity to learn new systems
  • Experience in overseeing the financial aspects of corporate acquisitions is a plus but not required


Certificates, Licenses, Registration:

  • None


Physical Demand: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to handle or feel and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and distance vision. 


Working Conditions: Climate-controlled office environment, with travel required to clients, up to 10% of the time.


What We Offer

NFP is proud to offer a competitive salary, PTO & paid holidays, 401(k) with match, exclusive discount programs, health & wellness programs, and more. Our PeopleFirst culture focuses on building and nurturing lifelong relationships with our employees because, at the end of the day, we exist to be there for others.

NFP and You… Better. Together.

NFP is an inclusive Equal Employment Opportunity employer.

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