Business Advisory Services Manager - Bilingual Japanese - Itasca , Illinois, United States, 60143

Job Function

The Business Advisory Services Manager has shared responsibility for the overall operation of the Firm's Business Advisory Services department from a staff management, project service and delivery perspective.

Professional Responsibilities

  • Involved with engagement budgeting, delegating and monitoring workloads, along with providing training and feedback
  • Hires, supervises, trains, mentors and develops all levels of department staff from staff through senior
  • Informs principal-in-charge of any potential issues and pro-actively attempts to resolve any conflicts
  • Leads, manages and supervises multiple engagements by:
  • Serving as the liaison with the clients and CDH by maintaining relationships with clients to help ensure the information flow from the client to the team is efficient
  • Reviewing financial statement reports, general ledger maintenance and bank reconciliations prepared by department
  • Reviewing the compilation of balance sheets and income statements
  • Assisting and reviewing client financial transactions records
  • Compiling and reviewing financial reports for client management, such as cash revenue and expenditure analysis, accounts payable and receivable
  • Reviewing client with month-end closings
  • Reviewing the maintenance of cash, accounts receivable and accounts payable, inventory ledgers and other full-scare bookkeeping responsibilities
  • Reviewing financial calculations, such as amounts due, interest charges, balances, discounts, equity, and principal
  • Assisting clients and team with utilization of accounting software
  • Reporting organization's finances to client's management, and offering suggestions about resource utilization, tax strategies, and assumptions underlying budget forecasts
  • Complies with federal, state, and company policies, procedures, and regulations
  • Possesses knowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices, the financial markets, banking and the analysis and reporting of financial data
  • Understands the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making
  • Ability to determine how a client's system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes
  • Frequently works with Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook, ProFx, QuickBooks, Sage 50, Sage Intact and
  • Proficient with Excel, Word, and ability to learn and train/supervise others on data extraction and other softwares used

Personal Responsibilities

  • Attend professional development and training sessions on a regular basis, along with directly educating the department
  • Follow and promote CDH Core Values and Five Star philosophy, including excellent client service, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Maintain and expand knowledge base in area of expertise
  • Take proactive career steps


  • Bachelor's Degree in accounting or related field
  • Current CPA license preferred
  • 5+ years of public accounting experience or 8+ years of industry experience
  • Accounting software experience
  • Federal and state tax knowledge a plus
  • Native and/or Business level Japanese language skill required
  • Ability and willingness to travel to clients occasionally within the Firm's market area

We are an equal opportunity employer. EEO/AA/D/V/F