Director of Accounting, Corporate and Americas

Finance Glenview, Illinois


Director of Accounting, Corporate and Americas

Glenview, IL-United States


About Optimas:

Optimas OE Solutions is a global provider of integrated supply chain solutions and technical support delivering highly engineered fasteners and components to customers around the world. Customers served by approximately 1,700 employees operating 45 distribution centers and 2 manufacturing locations across 16 countries.

To learn more about Optimas, visit our website

Role Summary:

Reporting to the Corporate Controller, the Director of Accounting is responsible for all accounting functions for Corporate and the Americas Region.


Responsibilities Include:


  • Lead month-end close activities, including multi-currency consolidation, completion and review of journal entries, reconciliations, and reporting
  • Manage preparation and review of timely and complete monthly balance sheet account reconciliations and account analyses.
  • Management of fixed assets accounting system
  • Management of payroll accounting
  • Management of cash accounting, including bank administration.
  • Internal controls documentation and compliance
  • Prepare footnote data and other information for the annual financial statements
  • Management of external audits
  • Management of acquisition accounting activity and integration of acquired companies
  • Manage disbursement function including accounts payable, p-cards, and expense reimbursement.
  • Responsible for accounting team of eight in Mexico
  • Manage accounting team of five in Glenview, IL
  • Manage accounting for manufacturing operations in Wood Dale, IL
  • Manage annual impairment testing
  • Direct annual insurance renewal
  • Provide accounting support for External Reporting, FP&A, Treasury, and Tax.
  • Liaise with EMEA and APAC accounting teams
  • Ensure compliance with policies, internal controls, GAAP standards and statutory requirement
  • Interpretation and implementation of accounting pronouncements


Key Competencies:

The ideal candidate must have the following competencies:

  • Strategic Vision.
  • Results driven.
  • Embrace change.
  • Collaboration and Influence.
  • Entrepreneurial spirit.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Accounting Degree, CPA Preferred, Public accounting experience a plus.
  • Management experience in multi-currency international business environment
  • Complex consolidation experience
  • Purchase Accounting and acquisition integration.
  • Annual impairment testing and stock based compensation experience
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to work in fast paced collaborative environment and manage ambiguity and complexity
  • Excellent analytical, teamwork, customer service and leadership skills
  • Private Equity experience a plus
  • Spanish a plus
  • Proficient in MS Office Products
  • Systems implementation experience a plus
  • Experience working with ERP systems
  • Netsuite experience a plus.



At Optimas we believe in having a competitive compensation scheme to motivate and retain our employees. More information will be given throughout the process.


Optimas OE Solutions provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Optimas OE Solutions complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

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