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Greater Peoria, IL
Greater Peoria, IL

Finance Director (Enterprise)



Accounting & Finance
Posted on Saturday, May 11, 2024

We are the leading provider of professional services to the middle market globally, our purpose is to instill confidence in a world of change, empowering our clients and people to realize their full potential. Our exceptional people are the key to our unrivaled, inclusive culture and talent experience and our ability to be compelling to our clients. You’ll find an environment that inspires and empowers you to thrive both personally and professionally. There’s no one like you and that’s why there’s nowhere like RSM.

Job Description
This position is responsible for the financial management of our FCS (Firm Client Service) line of business. In this role you'll oversee the financial statement, general ledger, financial analysis, and ad hoc management reports for enterprise-wide services lines such as Information Technology, Finance, Human Resources and more. You'll partner with those FCS leaders to develop FTE and operating expense forecasts that align with the financial foundations. Work with those FCS leaders throughout the year to ensure that the actual costs are aligned with the forecasts and the benchmarks.

Essential Duties

Finance, Accounting, Reporting and Analytics could include:

  • Oversees the accounting function for the tax groups that they support. This may include but is not limited to the monthly close process, journal entry review and monthly reconciliation activities, as well as approving accounts payable entries and expense report reviews. All to be completed in a timely manner and in accordance with GAAP and Firm policies and processes.
  • Oversees financial analysis for the tax functional leaders and their teams. Analytics will focus on FTE’s as well as the operating expense GL’s that each functional area is responsible for.
  • Prepares and/or coordinates ad hoc reports, specialized projects and analysis
  • Partners with the FCS leaders that they support and their teams to develop FTE and operating expense forecasts that meet established firmwide goals.
  • Works closely with the leaders that they support and other key stakeholders to assist in the execution of forecast commitments.
  • Provides analysis of monthly financial results to leadership including the interpretation of current month and year-to-date performance as a predictive tool for attainment of full year performance expectations and plans to implement course corrections as necessary.
  • Reviews capital purchase budgets and monitors monthly purchases against plan.

Specific to our technology service lines:

  • Collaborate on the planning, budgeting, and forecasting activities for enterprise technology solutions and business units technology spend in order to increase accountability and ROI.
  • Support variance analysis against forecast and budgets, and work closely with business partners to analyze actual results and identify trends.
  • Adept at preparing and reporting out on capital investments and related depreciation trending analysis

Leadership duties may include but are not limited to:

  • Provides leadership in the creation, interpretation and communication of financial results to key stakeholders, ensuring leaders have appropriate access to information needed to effectively manage the business.
  • Acts as a financial advisor to the various tax leaders by understanding their respective business and providing insightful and value-added analysis of financial results. Advises leaders on initiatives to affect profitability, cost savings and other financial management strategies.
  • Regular meetings with the FCS leaders and other key stakeholders to assist them in effectively managing the financial aspects of the business.

    Employee supervisory duties may include but are not limited to:

    • Provides effective leadership to employees and/or teams by providing work direction.
    • Plans appropriate staffing levels which may include interviewing, selecting, orienting, and training employees.
    • Communicates performance expectations, provides feedback on performance and assists employees with career growth.
    • Provides recognition, coaching, employee counseling and/or employee development plans.

    Minimum Qualifications


    • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
    • Accounting or Finance major – Strongly Preferred


    • Prior experience in a professional services firm highly preferred.
    • Ability to communicate and work effectively with all levels of employees including senior leadership
    • Ability to influence and engage stakeholders, building collaborative relationships while managing conflicting priorities
    • Strong knowledge of financial concepts, including P&L and balance sheet
    • Ability to work in a large, complex, dynamic organization where a high degree of change exists
    • Strong communication, prioritization and time management skills
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office

    At RSM, we offer a competitive benefits and compensation package for all our people. We support and inspire you to prioritize your wellbeing by delivering personalized, holistic programming for your physical, emotional, financial and community wellbeing. RSM has a generous time off policy with at least 14 paid holidays, wellbeing days and associate and above access to self-managed time off. We offer flexibility in your schedule, empowering you to balance life’s demands, while also maintaining your ability to serve clients. Learn more about our total rewards at https://rsmus.com/careers/working-at-rsm/benefits.

    RSM is proud to be an Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We are proud to provide our employees with tools to assist them in being successful in achieving both personal and professional goals. We welcome and support all our employees to thrive in an environment free of discrimination and harassment. As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer all applicants will receive consideration for employment as RSM does not tolerate discrimination and/or harassment based on race; color; creed; sincerely held religious beliefs, practices or observances; sex (including pregnancy or disabilities related to nursing); gender (including gender identity and/or gender expression); sexual orientation; HIV Status; national origin; ancestry; familial or marital status; age; physical or mental disability; citizenship; political affiliation; medical condition (including family and medical leave); domestic violence victim status; past, current or prospective service in the US uniformed service; pre-disposing genetic characteristics or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state or local law.

    Accommodation for applicants with disabilities is available upon request in connection with the recruitment process and/or employment/partnership. RSM is committed to providing equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for people with disabilities. If you require a reasonable accommodation to complete an application, interview, or otherwise participate in the recruiting process, please call us at 800-274-3978 or send us an email at careers@rsmus.com.

    RSM does not intend to hire entry level candidates who will require sponsorship now OR in the future (i.e. F-1 visa holders). If you are a recent U.S. college / university graduate possessing 1-2 years of progressive and relevant work experience in a same or similar role to the one for which you are applying, excluding internships, you may be eligible for hire as an experienced associate.

    Compensation Range: $122,800 - $217,300

    Individuals selected for this role will be eligible for a discretionary bonus based on firm and individual performance.