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National Express Finance 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

The Finance Manager’s primary responsibilities will include managing the company’s balance sheet and cash flow forecasting and budgeting process, tracking and reporting capital expenditures and providing overall cash activity analysis.

Specific Responsibilities of this Position Include:

  • Direct the company’s capital management activities including the preparation of balance sheet and cash flow forecasts and budgets

  • Manage the monthly reporting of capital expenditures as well as monthly forecasting and annual budgeting for capital expenditure spend

  • Improve the structure and efficiency of the balance sheet and cash flow forecasting process by defining roles, responsibilities and deliverables

  • Support the company’s debt factoring program and cash collection initiatives

  • Develop monthly cash flow reporting package with an emphasis on receivables, collections, payables management and capital analysis

  • Support supply chain financing arrangements and other cash deferral programs

  • Serve as treasury management back up and support function as required

  • Oversight for various ad hoc analysis on accounting and business issues

  • Contribute to the month-end close and monthly financial review process

  • Prepare certain journal entries and account reconciliations

  • Ensure that there is a strong cash reporting control environment

  • Manage the data and system used for Group consolidation reporting

  • Key contributor on various projects as needed

  • Manage and participate in the annual budget process as required


Qualifications and Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance is required

  • Minimum of 7 years of Accounting and/or Finance experience

  • Strong commitment to providing excellence in client service and a demonstrated ability of producing high quality results

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

  • Ability to work independently from general supervision

  • Detail oriented with ability to prioritize and work within tight deadlines

  • Strong communications and presentation skills

  • Proficient use of Excel for analysis and modeling

  • Experience with Oracle, Blackline and OneStream products is a plus

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: 212755