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The Company

LRS is the Midwest’s leading independent recycling and waste solutions company. LRS has grown from $50 million in sales and 220 employees in 2013 to over $225 million in sales and over 1100 employees today. LRS has experienced phenomenal M&A growth, with fourteen acquisitions throughout northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin in the last 60 months. With 15 facilities located throughout Illinois and Wisconsin, LRS controls and processes over 2.5 million tons of waste material a year and recycles or diverts over 50% of that volume.

Position Summary

The Accounting Manager is responsible for all areas relating to financial reporting. This position will be responsible for developing and maintaining accounting principles, practices, and procedures to ensure accurate and timely reporting of financial statements. You will supervise staff accountants and ensure that the team's work is properly allocated and completed in a timely and accurate manner. Additionally, you will need to manage tight deadlines and a multitude of accounting activities including general ledger preparation, year-end audit preparation, and support budgeting and forecasting activities. The Accounting Manager will regularly communicate with the CFO and Controller(s) therefore requires strong interpersonal and communication skills.


  • Obtain and maintain a thorough understanding of the financial reporting and general ledger structure
  • Ensure accurate and timely monthly, quarterly, and year end financial closings
  • Ensure the timely reporting of all monthly financial information
  • Assist the Controller(s) in the daily banking requirements
  • Manage the accurate and timely processing of positive pay transactions
  • Ensure monthly and quarterly bank compliance activities are performed in a timely and accurate manner
  • Support account reconciliations, budgeting, and forecasting activities
  • Collaborate with the other finance department managers to support overall departmental goals and objectives
  • Monitor and analyze department work to develop more efficient procedures and use of resources while maintaining a high level of accuracy
  • Advise staff regarding the handling of non-routine reporting transactions
  • Respond to inquiries from the CFO, Controller(s), and other finance and firm wide managers regarding financial results, special reporting requests, and etc.
  • Supervise the general ledger group to ensure all financial reporting deadlines are met
  • Assist in development and implementation of new procedures and features to enhance the workflow of the department
  • Provide training to new and existing staff as needed
  • Work with each direct report to establish goals and objectives for each year and monitor and advise on the progress to enhance the professional development of staff
  • Support Controller(s) with special projects and workflow process improvements

Qualifications/Knowledge/Critical Skills

  • BA/BS in Business with an emphasis in Accounting
  • CPA license required
  • Minimum two years of people management experience
  • Experience with Sage 300, TRUX, Tower, QuickBooks, or other large automated accounting system a plus
  • Must have strong experience with Microsoft Word and Excel (Vlookups, SUMIFs, Pivot Tables)
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal, supervisory, and customer service skills required
  • High attention to details
  • Ability to manage employees while managing large projects
  • Must be able to thrive in a fast-pace setting
  • Some regional travel required

Physical Demands/Environmental Factors

This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee.LRS is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear
  • Occasionally required to stand and walk
  • Must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus