Accounting Manager

  • Chicago, IL
  • Full-time

Company Description

Building and managing successful communities for more than 37 years, Associa is the worldwide leader in community management with over 10,000 employees operating more than 180 branch offices in the United States, Mexico, Canada, the United Arab Emirates and South Africa. Based in Dallas, Texas, our industry expertise, financial strength, and innovation meet the unique needs of clients across the world with customized services and solutions designed to help communities achieve their vision. To learn more about Associa and its charitable organization, Associa Cares, go to or

Job Description

The Client Accounting Manager is responsible for training all General Ledger accounting staff and assisting in all aspects of Association accounting processes. This is an accounting support position in a fast paced centralized accounting services environment providing financial services to community associations throughout North America. Candidates for this position must meet Associa’s credit requirements. 

Job Duties and Responsibilities

•Supervise all General Ledger Supervisors
•Assign branches portfolios to General Ledger accounting staff based on experience, skill level and abilities
•Analyze financial rejections for trends and take action as necessary
•Track and decision requests for reopening periods
•Provide daily reports to Client Shared Services Center (CSSC) leadership on financial production
•Train General Ledger accounting staff and assist in all aspects of Association accounting processes
•Conduct first pass review of assigned monthly Association financial reports
•Support community Association Manager and Association Board of Directors as requested
•Work with supporting departments (Accounts Receivable (A/R), Accounts Payable (A/P), Data Management, Delinquency, Tax and Banking Team) on issue resolution
•Responsible for supervision  and performance of staff in General Ledger including performance reviews, disciplinary action and hiring
•Occasional work on weekends may be required
•Other duties as assigned


•Able to interpret and apply industry related law
•Experienced in budget development and implementation
•Able to manage multiple entities and banks, meet tight deadlines with accuracy and attention to detail
•Strong problem solving skills with acute attention to detail and ability to meet tight deadlines and goals
•Ability to professionally communicate both internally and externally with individuals at all levels of an organization, including senior leadership
•Ability to work both independently and in a team setting managing people; flexible, adaptable, and thrives in a fast-paced business environment
•Skilled in being a self-motivating, analytical, and proactive team player
•Exceptional communication skills – listening, written, and verbal
•Exceptional time management skills
•Complete Control for Communities (C3) software, preferred but not required
•Experience working in an Accounting Shared Services Center environment, preferred but not required
•Understanding of, or experience in, the Community Association Management Industry, preferred but not required

Education and Experience

•Bachelor’s Degree or minimum 10 years experience general ledger accounting;
•Two years experience at the controller level desired
•Minimum 3 years as an accounting manager supervising staff accountants
•Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and Association of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) guidelines
•Certified Public Accountant (CPA) is a plus

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.