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Inventory Accounting Manager

Company: Apex Systems
Location: Deerfield
Posted on: May 12, 2022

Job Description:

Manager, Inventory Accounting, Rx Renewal
Apex Systems, the Nation's 2nd largest Technical Staffing and Services Firm, has an opening for an Inventory Accounting Manager at a global leader in retail pharmacy for a 10-month contract with opportunity for extension or conversion.
Summary:This candidate will be supporting the Inventory Accounting/Finance Integration team around the Pharmacy Rx Renewal Project. They will assist with insuring all Accounting requirements are integrated by the program. They will also assist in financial validating testing in SAP.
Work Environment:

  • Team of 5
  • Hybrid schedule, 1-2 days per week in-office
  • Work hours: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm CST
    • Partners with business management to maintain a thorough understanding of the key business drivers of the assigned area, specific business processes and priorities, and future strategic direction of the assigned area.
    • Collaborates with business management and support teams to ensure a thorough implementation, delivery of customer value and positive business results.
    • Develops and fosters a cross-functional team approach, providing financial management support to all levels of the business team.
    • Develops and manages accounts for reconciliation and resolution of open items.
    • Research and correction of escalated issues and exceptions.
    • Ensures teams activities and reports are in compliance with accounting principles and adhere with company policies.
    • Implements new accounting policies and ensures those policies are communicated to team as well as the business unit.
    • Writes/approves departmental procedures.
    • Ensures all necessary approvals are obtained before implemented.
    • Addresses issues with appropriate teams to develop plan of action.
    • Identifies opportunities to improve processes and practices. Works with business and functional teams to develop consistent management reporting and processes.
    • Prepares and/or reviews reports in support of internal and external audits. Works with internal and external audit as needed.
    • Responsible for resolution of open items.
    • Addresses training and reviews audits of work of team members for accuracy and timeliness.
    • Responsible to review departmental results and recommend corrective action plans as necessary.
    • Proposes improvement recommendations for systems, workflow and procedures.
    • Works with cross-functional teams for proper implementation.
    • Develops and implements strategic guidelines, procedures and processes.
    • Develops relationships with customers and other internal departments to ensure positive interactions, resolutions, and outcomes of inquiries and issues and works in collaboration with other departments to make identified changes to improve processes.
      Top Must-Have Skills:
      • SAP Accounting/Finance process
      • Experience with applicable accounting regulations
      • Experience with accounting in SAP Systems and/or system implementation
      • Experience in diagnosing, isolating, and resolving complex issues and recommending and implementing strategies to resolve problems
      • Intermediate level skill in Microsoft Excel (for example: using SUM function, setting borders, setting column width, inserting charts, using text wrap, sorting, setting headers and footers and/or print scaling)
      • Intermediate level skill in Microsoft Word (for example: inserting headers, page breaks, page numbers and tables and/or adjusting table columns).
      • Intermediate level skill in Microsoft PowerPoint (for example: applying a theme, formatting character spacing, inserting a picture, changing slide layout and theme colors, adding transitions, customizing slide numbers, changing chart style and/or formatting font).
        Top Nice-to-Have Skills:
        • Master's degree in Accountancy or MBA Master's degree in Accountancy, MBA or CPA designation
        • Intermediate level skill in Microsoft Access (for example: designing and creating simple queries, modifying data types, adding dates, working with required fields and/or creating labels)
        • Prior participation in system implementation projects
        • Strategic thinking and strong organizational skills
        • Project Management skills and the ability to interact with internal and external resources
        • Prior pharmacy or retail inventory experience
          Education/Experience Requirements:
          • 5+ year of experience in an analytical role in accounting, finance, business management or auditing
          • BS in Accounting, CPA/MBA preferred
          • Past experience in Inventory Accounting
          • At least 1 year of experience of direct leadership and/or cross-functional team leadership
            About Apex Systems:
            • Apex offers a number of resources to our contractors including:
            • Training and Development programs - We have a webinar series with global experts who deliver 3-4 technical and leadership webinars a month around hot topics/technologies such as Agile, DevOps, Angular, Node, React, JavaScript, .NET Core, Java 8/9, Redux, Ansible, Kubernetes, etc. Many of these webinars are worth certification credits for major certifying bodies such as PMI, IIBA, and CompTIA (i.e. PDU, CDU, and CEU credits). We can also provide a technical training license (eligibility required)
            • Benefits - Health, Dental, Vision, 401K, and Employee Stock Purchase Program
            • Strong Support Network - A network of Recruiters, Support Services, and Contractor Care Representatives are here to help our contractors succeed. We have a job portal which has all of our job openings with our 1,200+ clients. We also have off-boarding/end of assignment resources to help you during the transition when you're wrapping up, including a Career Coaching Program and 15+ Career Readiness workshops for job seekers
            • Awards - Apex is a proud recipient of the Best of Staffing awards for both Client Satisfaction and Contractor Satisfaction
              EEO EmployerApex Systems is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate or allow discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, genetic information, registered domestic partner status, marital status, disability, status as a crime victim, protected veteran status, political affiliation, union membership, or any other characteristic protected by law. Apex will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law. If you have visited our website in search of information on employment opportunities or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation in using our website for a search or application, please contact our Employee Services Department at or 844-463-6178.

Keywords: Apex Systems, Arlington Heights , Inventory Accounting Manager, Executive , Deerfield, Illinois

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