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Senior Manager, Corporate Accounting

Employee Type:  Full-Time

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Job Type:  Accounting/Finance
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Position Summary:

Ryan Specialty Group, headquartered in downtown Chicago, is a publicly-traded billion dollar financial services company seeking a talented, motivated and experienced professional to join its Controllership team as the Senior Manager, Corporate Accounting. We are a fast paced, energetic and rapidly growing organization that offers a great opportunity for someone interested in further developing their career. Ryan Specialty Group has been named one of the Best Places to Work 2021 by Business Insurance, and has been named 2021 Top Insurance Workplace by Insurance Business America. We are looking for a motivated colleague to manage a team of accounting professionals to assist in streamlining both the financial close and consolidation process, as well as within the corporate shared services accounting function to support a quality close process fit for a public company and continue to implement process efficiencies throughout the department.

Essential Functions:

  • Manage a team of professional accountants and provide leadership in the design, direction and management of the accounting function
  • Play a lead role in managing the close process in the preparation of GAAP financial statements (10-Q, 10-K), management reporting, and other ad hoc analyses 
  • Review of higher risk areas, processes and reconciliations in support of the close process
  • Lead efforts in identifying and implementing process improvements, including automating manual processes across the Controllership function
  • Interface with external auditors for quarterly reviews and annual audit to ensure a timely and efficient audit process
  • Liaise with the Corporate shared services function to ensure proper recording of payroll, accounts payable, and travel and entertainment expenses in the general ledger
  • Play a key role in business acquisition activities, specifically review of diligence files to identify accounting risks and support purchase accounting 
  • Developing an integration workplan to cutover legacy processes and reporting into the general ledger for new acquisitions or business ventures
  • Ability to manipulate and understanding complex data, with the ability to summarize and provide analysis at a level appropriate for senior leadership
  • Serve as a key resource for special projects within the Controllership function, with a focus on financial systems, with the ability to lead as well as make meaningful contributions


  • BA/BS degree in Accounting. CPA required
  • Ability to effectively lead, manage and develop a team
  • 7+ years of GL accounting experience and managing a team of professionals 
  • Public company and SOX experience preferred 
  • Experience with SAP S/4 Hanna, Oracle HFM, Blackline a plus
  • Experience in analyzing and solving complex issues and problems
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills to interact with management and other professionals across functional areas of the organization
  • Demonstrated project management skills to manage multiple priorities and tasks


Ryan Specialty Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Nearest Major Market: Chicago

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