Salary Mid-Point: $150,000
Location: Chicago IL
Job Type: Permanent

Company: Global services company

Job Title: Senior Manager, Accounting and Compensation (Hybrid)

Company Location: Northbrook (near north Chicago suburbs) - Commutable by Metra train from downtown Chicago with free company shuttle (or walk less than 1 mile) to corporate headquarters.

  • Private company gym onsite
  • Starbucks onsite
  • Subsidized corporate cafeteria

Industry: Service Industry

Qualifications and Technical Highlights:

  • NEW ROLE (to support ongoing growth and development of company)
  • 6 - 12 years of relevant and progressive work experience
  • Public accounting preferred
  • CPA preferred
  • Stock-based compensation experience strongly preferred
  • Compensation plans, planning and analysis strongly preferred
  • Executive presence (Board-level communication and presentation skills)


Reporting into the Director, Accounting and Financial Reporting, the Senior Manager leads the accounting processes for compensation related areas including stock-based compensation, sales incentives, equity accounting, employee benefits and internal business analysis across the global Company enterprise. The Senior Manager also will be a key partner in our global payroll projects and other system requirements. The candidate will partner cross-functionally with Human Resources, Legal, FP&A and Technical Accounting to accomplish shared objectives.


The Senior Manager is a visible position and requires a proactive self-starter with the ability to effectively interact, communicate, and present results, ideas and concepts clearly with multiple departments and to all levels within the organization.

  • Responsible for the establishment, monitoring and maintenance of the accounting and reporting processes related to compensation programs including payroll, variable compensation, stock-based compensation, and key employee benefits.
  • Interpret compensation program design and collaborate with Human Resources, Legal, FP&A and Technical Accounting teams to determine the impact of compensation programs on results.
  • Establish and maintain compliance with U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles by
    providing technical accounting guidance on a variety of compensation-related subjects, as needed.
  • Own global compensation and benefits financial data quality. Prepare accurate and reliable commentary and analysis with insight to drivers and trends that impact financial results.
  • Establish processes to enhance operational efficiency including the design and implementation of internal controls under SOX and maintenance of compensation-related policies and procedures.
  • Identify and support implementation of process improvements, including IT system implementations related to stock-based compensation, employee benefits and payroll, performing user acceptance testing as necessary.
  • Collaborate with external consultants as required, including actuaries, valuation experts and service providers; own information provided to external consultants, as well as any related reporting.
  • Provide assistance to external auditors as needed throughout the year.
  • Performs other duties as directed.

Requirements and preferences:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance or related discipline
  • US CPA required
  • 8+ years of experience in global corporate accounting roles and public accounting is preferred
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of applicable areas of US GAAP. Relevant accounting experience in stock-based compensation, pensions, and other employee benefit topics is preferred.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills are necessary to present key topics to executive leadership (including Chief Accounting Officer and CFO).
  • Strongly proficient in Excel. Experience with Oracle FCCS or Fidelity benefits is a plus.
  • Ability to work independently and be self-motivated as well as a collaborative team player.
  • Must be highly organized, accurate and detail-oriented, ability to manage numerous deliverables simultaneously.

Company has COVID-19 protocols and policies in place to ensure the safety of our employees, customers and clients. Effective November 1, 2021, the company mandates that employees are vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment (except where prohibited by law), subject to reasonable accommodation as required by law.

For immediate consideration, please email your resume in Word format to Cameron at