Manager, Accounting & Finance

Location: Rockford, IL

Department: Administration

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Experienced

FurstPerson is a vibrant, rapidly growing human resources company providing software and services to companies to help them improve the probability of hiring the right person.  We partner with some of the most respected companies in the world. We bring together technology, talent acquisition expertise, management consulting, and data science to create custom solutions that empower talent planning and decision making.

We are seeking a Manager, Accounting and Finance who can take responsibility for the company’s financial and accounting operations to support our growth.  This position is responsible for leading the accounting, tax, and financial operations activities and will maintain and enhance the procedures, processes, and systems to enable us to meet operational, reporting, and audit requirements as we scale.

What You’ll Be Doing:

  • Direct the daily activities for GL, AP, AR/Collections, billing and invoicing, revenue recognition, commissions, and payroll.
  • Develop, document, and implement scalable automated workflows and processes that support the “order to cash” process.
  • Independently complete the month end close, and report timely and accurate numbers to the CFO and CEO.
  • Complete year-end close and act as main point of contact with outside financial auditors.
  • Perform timely analysis of financial trends and forecasts.
  • Work with department leads to build, monitor, and track spending against budget.
  • Work closely with Operations to examine costs, and improve margins.
  • Work closely with Sales to review contracts for proper pricing and revenue recognition.
  • Work closely with the CEO for internal analysis of business metrics.
  • Collect, review, obtain approvals and process all accounts payables.
  • Prepare journal entries in Xero.
  • Conduct account reconciliation and resolve any discrepancies.
  • Communicate with vendors and maintain vendor files.
  • Audit expense reports, and provide supporting documentation for audits.


What You’ll Need:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance
  • Four plus years working in an accounting and/or finance role including AP, Payroll, Revenue Recognition
  • Strong accounting, reconciliation and analytical skills.
  • Experience with accrual accounting.
  • Maintain the confidentiality of information.
  • Advance MS Office (specifically MS Excel knowledge required like (pivot tables, V look-up, etc.)
  • Must have good verbal and written communication
  • Effectively manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Demonstrate ability to manage work independently
  • Skill in organizing resources and establishing priorities.
  • A strong work ethic and sense of urgency.
  • Academic experience in accounting theory

What Would Be Nice:

  • Experience with Xero, Gusto, and other SaaS financial reporting tools
  • Previous experience working in tech start-up or similar environment.
  • Experience in a SaaS accounting environment is a plus.
  • Experience with SaaS metrics like MRR, CAC, LTV, CMRR, Bookings, etc.


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