Accounting Manager

Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job Overview

Topel Forman is seeking an Accounting Manager to join our Operations team in our Chicago office. As the Accounting Manager, you will be reporting to the Chief Operating Officer and will have the opportunity to work closely with Human Resources, the Partner group, and the operations team. As the Accounting Manager, you will manage our internal transactions, and be responsible for proper financial reporting and the payroll process.  


  • Maintains and prepares all internal accounting financial reporting in a timely matter.
  • Responsible for weekly processing of company bills/expenses through third party payment system.
  • Responsible for cash management process.
  • Maintains and monitors a system of controls over all accounting transactions.
  • Manages accounts payable and receivable process.
  • Processes semi-monthly payroll including data input into the payroll system and payroll spreadsheets for reconciliation purposes.
  • Prepare federal, state, and local tax filings.


  • 5+ years of internal accounting experience from a mid-sized professional services firm
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Business Administration, or related field
  • Experience with QuickBooks
  • Understanding of U.S. GAAP, budgeting, and financial analysis 
  • Proficient MS Office with advanced Microsoft Excel skills
  • Energetic, flexible, collaborative, and proactive team leader who can positively and productively impact both strategic and tactical operations initiatives
  • Exceptional written, verbal, interpersonal, and presentation skills and the ability to effectively interact with executive management and all levels of staff
  • Excellent judgment and creative problem-solving skills including negotiation and conflict resolution skills

Preferred Requirements

  • CPA is preferred
  • ADP Workforce Now or Paylocity preferred

About Us

Topel Forman is a leading certified public accounting firm providing a wide range of attest, accounting, tax, advisory, and consulting services to individuals, professionals, closely held and family owned business and corporations in the Midwest and the Denver region. At Topel Forman, you'll find the high level of talent and expertise you'd expect from a larger firm, but with the accessibility and collaboration that are usually only available at a smaller organization. Rather than operating solely within your department, you can expect to work directly with clients, senior-level management, and partners with knowledge of various disciplines. A proactive, hands-on approach to our clients allows you to grow in your expertise and advance in your career. For more information on Topel Forman, please visit our website at


  • Competitive salary 
  • Annual discretionary bonus eligibility 
  • 35-hour workweek during non-busy season 
  • To learn more about our firm and benefit offerings, please visit our careers page.