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Manager, Accounting

Naperville, IL
Why Work for KeHE?
  • Full-time
  • Pay Range: $80,000.00/Yr. - $125,000.00/Yr.
  • Shift Days: , Shift Time:
  • Benefits on Day 1
    • Health/Rx
    • Dental
    • Vision
    • Flexible and health spending accounts (FSA/HSA)
    • Supplemental life insurance
    • 401(k)
    • Paid time off
    • Paid sick time
    • Short term & long term disability coverage (STD/LTD)
    • Employee stock ownership (ESOP)
    • Holiday pay for company designated holidays


    Good people, working with good people, for our common good.

    Sound good?

    KeHE-a natural, organic, specialty and fresh food distributor-is all about "good" and is growing, so there's never been a more exciting time to join our team. If you're enthusiastic about working in an environment with a people-first culture and an organization committed to good living, good food and good service, we'd love to talk to you!

    Primary Responsibilities

    The Accounting Manager will lead a team of accountants and oversee the department's daily operations such as managing financial reporting, month-end processes, and tax compliance. This role will work closely with external partners to ensure timely and accurate filing of tax returns and regulatory compliance reporting. As with all positions at KeHE Distributors, we expect that all actions will be consistent with KeHE's Mission, Vision, and Values.

    Essential Functions

    • Prepares and reviews monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statements including balance sheet, income statement, and cash flow statements and associated footnotes.
    • Ensures timely and accurate reporting of financial information to management and external stakeholders.
    • Oversees consolidation of subsidiary trial balances and elimination of intercompany transactions.
    • Manages the cost allocation process among reporting units for internal stakeholders.
    • Researches and applies GAAP guidelines to reporting and other accounting related issues.
    • Traces, troubleshoots, and provides process improvements for system driven accounting processes.
    • Serves as the main point of contact for external tax partners.
    • Compiles and prepares information needed for tax returns.
    • Oversees compliance of all tax regulations and filings.
    • Manages, leads, and trains a team of accountants to foster an environment of collaboration, accountability, and continuous improvement within the department.
    • Monitors, reviews, and documents processes to identify areas for improvement and optimization.
    • Stays current on accounting standards, regulations, and industry best practices.
    • Assists accounting team with special projects.
    • Assists with month-end close entries and reviews balance sheet account reconciliations.
    • Other duties and projects as assigned.

    • Strong understanding of GAAP and ability to apply guidelines to real world scenarios.
    • Strong analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills with the ability to analyze, report, and communicate complex accounting processes.
    • Ability to interpret financial statements and tax filings.
    • Strong communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate both verbal and written to various levels of management and external stakeholders.
    • Ability to understand information systems in order to trace and reconcile information across multiple reporting platforms.
    • Ability to manage and provide guidance and leadership to a team.
    • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment.
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Outlook) with a strong focus on Excel.
    • Ability and willingness to effectively prioritize activities with minimal supervision and work independently.
    • Ability and willingness to work flexible and occasionally extended hours as needed.
    • Ability to maintain high standards of accuracy, strong attention to detail and assurance of compliance with company and other applicable policies and procedures.

    Minimum Requirements, Qualifications, Additional Skills, Aptitude

    • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field.
    • CPA designation highly preferred.
    • Minimum of 5+ years of experience in public accounting and/or tax administration required.
    • Minimum of 2+ years of experience in managing required.
    • Experience with financial reporting and tax filing preferred.
    • Workday or PowerBI experience a plus.

    • These physical demands are representative of the physical requirements necessary for an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.

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    KeHE Distributors provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits all forms of discrimination and harassment on the basis of race, color, religion or faith, sex, gender, age, ancestry, national origin, mental or physical disability or medical condition, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, military or veteran status, genetic information, or any other category protected under federal, state, or local law. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training as well as the administration of all Human Resources and Talent Acquisition processes.