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National Express Accounting Manager in Lisle, Illinois


National Express LLC (NELLC) is the North American subsidiary of National Express Group, PLC, one of the premier transportation firms in the United Kingdom. We operate across 34 states and three provinces. All organizations share a strong commitment to provide the highest level of transportation safety, quality transportation, outstanding customer service and positive employee relations. National Express School (NEXS) operates more than 22,500 school buses, serves more than 550 school districts in 31 states and three provinces, and transports more than 1.3 million students on a daily basis. National Express Transit (NEXT) operations transport more than 22 million passengers annually with more than 2,800 vehicles. National Express Shuttle (WeDriveU) serves more than nine million corporate and university passengers annually. NELLC’s corporate headquarters, located in Lisle, Illinois, houses the administrative and corporate support functions for the organization. Our 290 local customer service centers (CSCs) are supported by regional operations teams located throughout North America. Learn more at

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

This position will manage the accounting staff responsible for the accuracy of the monthly financial statements along with regional management reports. Specific responsibilities will include managing the month-end close process and completion of general ledger account reconciliations, ensuring the integrity of general ledger balances, overseeing the production and review of financial statements, managing and developing the accounting staff.

Specific Responsibilities of this Position Include:

  • Managing the monthly general ledger close

  • Manage and oversee the field revenue accounting process

  • Review of journal entries and account reconciliations

  • Ensure proper cut-off and accounting for all accounts

  • Oversee the preparation of financial statements and schedules for internal reporting

  • Compilation and review of schedules to be used by outside auditors in their reviews and year-end audit

  • Establish, implement and document policies and procedures

  • Work with various departments to review compliance or coordinate accounting matters with other departments and locations as necessary

  • Provide monthly variance to forecast and budget analysis

  • Develop staff and provide effective coaching

  • Key contributor on various projects as needed

  • Manage and participate in the annual budget process as required

  • Manage and ensure accuracy of monthly financial load into UK Hyperion data base

  • Manage and ensure accuracy of intercompany reporting and monthly netting settlements

  • Manage the unclaimed property reporting process


Qualifications and Skills:

  • Strong commitment to providing excellence in client service and a demonstrated

  • ability of producing high quality results

  • Strong interpersonal skills are required and must have demonstrated the ability to supervise less experienced personnel

  • Technical accounting knowledge

  • Proficient in the use of MS Excel, Work and Power Point

  • Ability to work with internal clients in a proactive manner to strengthen the control environment

  • 8 - 12 years accounting experience

  • Bachelor's degree (BS/BA) in Accounting from accredited four-year college or university

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others and to communicate effectively both orally and in writing

  • Ability to work independently from general supervision


  • Professional certification (CPA or CMA) is preferred.

  • Proficient in the use of Oracle and Blackline


  • This position reports to the Director of Accounting

At National Express our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative of the communities we serve. All employment decisions are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), national origin, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information (including characteristics and testing), military and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

Job: Finance

Primary Location: United States-Illinois-Lisle-US Headoffice

Work Locations US Headoffice (1002_US Headoffice)2601 Navistar DriveLisle, 60532

Organization United States Bus

Schedule Full-time

Employee Status Regular

Job Level Manager

Job Shift Day Job

Travel No

Req ID: 212751