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Global Accounting Manager



Accounting & Finance
Chicago, IL, USA
Posted on Tuesday, June 4, 2024

Why project44?

At project44 we’re on a mission - to make supply chains work.

project44 optimizes the movement of products globally, delivering better resiliency, sustainability, and value for our customers. As the supply chain connective tissue, we operate the most trusted end-to-end visibility platform that tracks more than 1 billion shipments annually for the world’s leading brands. The undisputed leader in the market, project44 was named the Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant, #1 in FreightWaves’ FreightTech 25, and the Customer’s Choice in Gartner Peer Insights’ Voice of the Customer report. project44 is headquartered in Chicago with a diverse and fast-growing, global workforce.

If you’re eager to be part of a winning team that works together to solve some of the most challenging supply chain challenges every day, let’s talk.

Global Accounting Manager

project 44 is looking for an energetic & motivated accounting manager to join its accounting team! This opportunity is ideal for someone who has an excellent knowledge and experience of close processes, and accounting in various environments and across a number of accounting areas. The ideal candidate would have a good fundamental understanding of US GAAP, statutory reporting, and consolidation. This opportunity will provide a variety of business and financial experiences via continued expansion of the business globally, integration of new companies, technologies, systems and hyper growth challenges.


A successful candidate will thrive in a high growth rapidly expanding technology company via the following responsibilities:

  • Lead the monthly close process by ensuring close checklist steps are completed for US and foreign locations.
  • Coordinate the completion of the monthly financial reporting package, including balance sheet and cash flow.
  • Responsible for drafting year-end financial statement and footnotes, as well as liaison with external auditors to complete audited financial statements.
  • Lead and complete timely balance sheet account reconciliations with responsibility for ensuring monthly account reconciliations are complete and accurate.
  • Present and provide support for accounting policies and treatment where appropriate.
  • Support annual and ongoing audit and internal controls requirements.
  • Manage various accounting functions including ledger maintenance, using NetSuite.
  • Responsible for proper accounting of commissions accrual, legal accrual, other accruals, fixed asset accounting, lease accounting, as well as associated analysis and reporting.
  • Evaluate and identify improvements to accounting processes while ensuring that practices comply with GAAP.
  • Supervision and oversight of direct and indirect accounting professionals at both domestic and foreign locations.
  • Other ad hoc projects, including IPO readiness

Critical Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or similar study required.
  • 7+ years public accounting or multinational industry experience mix, preferably with demonstrated experience with publicly-traded companies
  • CPA certification, a plus.
  • Enjoy building/refining accounting processes and leading projects as part of growth steps of a company
  • Work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment,
  • Multitask and prioritize workload to meet deadlines
  • Excellent communication and documentation skills
  • Systems savvy / technology enthusiast with knowledge of NetSuite, a plus (or similar ledger), Salesforce and MS Office (or other system packages).

Diversity & Inclusion

We're designing the future of how the world moves and is connected through trade and global supply chains. We can only deliver a truly world-class product and experience if our teams are as diverse and unique communities we are building for. So it's up to us to create a company where anyone can bring their authentic self to work everyday. We're constantly working to improve, and we accept our responsibility to elevate the voices left in the margins. It's on every one of us.

Our focus on inclusion manifests in the way we hire, the customers we serve, and the regions we prioritize. We're building a company that every one of us at project44 is proud to work for: a company that celebrates you for being you.

We pride ourselves on celebrating everyone — project44 is an equal opportunity employer actively working on creating a diverse and inclusive work environment where underrepresented groups can thrive. If you share our values and our passion for helping the way the world moves, we’d love to review your application!

For any needed accommodations during the hiring process, please email recruiting@project44.com. Even if you don’t meet 100% of the above qualifications, you should still seriously consider applying. Studies show that you can still be considered for a role if you meet just 50% of the role’s requirements.

More about project44

Since 2014, project44 has been transforming the way one of the largest, most important global industries does business. As transportation and logistics continues to evolve and customer expectations around delivery become more demanding, industry technology must rise to the occasion. In just a few short years, we’ve created a digital infrastructure that eliminates the inefficiencies caused by dated technology and manual processes. Our Advanced Visibility Platform is used by the world’s leading brands to track shipments, collaborate with supply chain partners, drive operational efficiencies, and create outstanding customer experiences.

A candidate will be asked to conduct a pre-employment criminal back ground screening test as a standard routine to minimize moral & integrity risks among our staff and to ensure Project44 is compliant with its internal pre-employment screening policy and SOC 2, Sarbanes Oxley Act and ISO 27001 compliance. We will only ask you to conduct a criminal background check when we believe it is proportionate to the role that you will fulfil within your team and/or department A criminal back ground check will be facilitated by our third party vendor Accurate who will assist you to get the appropriate documents from authorities in the country where you will be employed. Depending on the country where you will be employed your local authority will provide a Certificate of Conduct or similar document upon your request. If there are any costs related to screening, these will be borne by Project44. When our vendor Accurate will reach out to, you will be asked for your consent. We would like to emphasize that at all time you can decide to withdraw from the application process and/or to withdraw the consent to perform a screening test.