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General Mechanical offers Chicago business owners a perfect solution for all heating, cooling, ventilation, and even more. We’re the team that can help you optimize comfort and energy-efficiency in the Chicago area! Our team is certified, licensed, and specially trained to provide perfect service to meet all of your needs. Whether you need quick repairs or a complete critical machinery maintenance program, we have the skill and experience to provide you the best.

Accounting Manager

Job Title
Accounting Manager
Job ID
Roselle,  IL 60172
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General Mechanical, a PremiStar company, is a full-service mechanical contractor in Roselle, IL that’s unsurpassed in refrigeration and HVAC for multiple chains or multiple unit facilities in the Chicagoland area. 

We have a brand new opportunity for an experienced Accounting Manager to join our growing organization!  This position will report to our Corporate Controller and we offer a generous compensation program, along with many company & personal benefits.  Apply today!

The Accounting Manager assists with managing the accounting function for the General Mechanical division based in Roselle, IL; providing information about company activities that will assist management in making educated economic decisions.  This role is responsible for the BU’s monthly close process, processing appropriate financial reports, maintaining appropriate books and records of the division, and ensuring that appropriate policies and procedures are met.

Responsibilities include generating monthly financial statements, operational analysis, project review, depreciation, general ledger accounting, internal controls, and payroll.  Reports to the business unit controller.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:
You will have responsibility for providing financial insight and analysis to support the business in managing its performance in addition to ownership over the accounting, reporting and internal control environment. Specific areas of activity and ownership include:  
  • Accounting and Reporting:
    • Month End Close Process: responsible for running an accurate and timely close, including project review, journal preparation/ review, account reconciliations, variance analysis and reporting
    • Oversees all general ledger, payroll, and fixed asset activities, ensuring accurate and timely processing of transactions and compliance with internal policies.
    • Assist with analysis of business performance and variance analysis
    • Propose and develop process improvements to financial reporting to improve efficiency
  • Internal Controls:
    • Review, document, implement and communicate the enforcement of correct and appropriate accounting policies, procedures, and internal controls in accordance with GAAP
    • Driving improvements to financial and operational controls in the context of a project-based business utilizing percentage of completion (POC) accounting
  • Management:
    • Provide guidance, training, and assistance for the site’s accounting personnel to ensure that reporting and compliance objectives are achieved while supporting talent development initiatives and performance
  • Ad-hoc requirements – supporting the business with any ad-hoc reporting or request.  Such areas may include system implementation/enhancements, ad-hoc business analysis/ modelling, local tax reporting and compliance, acquisition and integration support and other special projects as assigned

Required Education/Experience:

  • Undergraduate degree in accounting or finance and a CPA License (preferred)
  • 5+ years in accounting experience with 2+ years in a leadership position, including demonstrated management experience leading an accounting team
  • Public accounting or experience working in a private equity owned company preferred
  • Experience in a multi-project-based company, preferably in Construction, Engineering, or other project-based industry experience
  • Experience and demonstrated understanding of percentage of completion accounting preferred
  • Experience with M&A, Due Diligence and Integration in an acquisition environment preferred; or similar demonstrated process improvement and change management experience
  • Systems savvy with implementation experience and proficiency preferred
    • Proficiency in G/L,
    • MS Office suite proficiency required


  • Financial Management
  • Attention to detail and ability to work independently
  • Organized with the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment
  • Effective stakeholder partner who will leverage an understanding of the business to provide meaningful support,
  • Drive a continuous improvement approach,
  • Strong communicator, who embraces change and operates effectively within a decentralized reporting environment that is undergoing change.  
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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