The role of the Senior Accountant is to execute complex general ledger account reconciliations, accurate reporting, and data verification, enabling the Controller and CFO to analyze options and make financial decisions aligned with company objectives. Further objectives are to drive GLDP’s month-end financial close process and manage the general ledger pursuant to GAAP reporting. This position is ideal for a hungry, highly motivated accountant ready to graduate from a public accountant firm to a dynamic corporate accounting role.
Contribute to accurate financial reporting by developing and implementing systems for collecting, analyzing, verifying, and reporting financial information, and managing accounting staff
Analyze financial information and prepare month-end closing journal entries for various general ledger accounts, including accrued and prepaid expenses, fixed assets, reserve accounts and other month-end close responsibilities.
Achieve accounting operational objectives by contributing accounting information and recommendations to strategic plans and reviews; preparing and completing action plans; implementing production, productivity, quality, and customer-service standards; resolving problems; completing audits; identifying trends; determining system improvements; and implementing change
Meet accounting financial objectives by participating in forecasting requirements, preparing an annual budget, scheduling expenditures, analyzing variances, and initiating corrective actions
Maintains lease accounting software (LeaseQuery) for ASC 842 accounting and updates/inputs changes to leasing agreements to support monthly balance sheet reconciliations for leases.
Confirms financial status by monitoring revenue and expenses; coordinating the collection, consolidation, and evaluation of financial data; and preparing special reports
Maintain accounting controls by establishing a chart of accounts and defining accounting policies and procedures
Maintain financial security by establishing internal controls
Guide other departments by researching and interpreting accounting policy and applying observations and recommendations to operational issues.
Partner with the Controller to lead year-end financial statement audit & reporting process
Partner with the Controller to oversee completion of year-end 401(k) audit and tax filings (e.g., P.C. returns, K1s etc.)
Assist with special projects, ad hoc requests, and process improvements as requested by the Controller
Attention to detail
Functional expertise (GAAP principles)
Excellent Microsoft Excel skills and ability to perform financial analyses
Team development / motivating others
Process development & management
Great Lakes Dental Partners (GLDP) provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, GLDP complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.
GLDP expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of GLDP employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including termination of employment.
Minimum of 3 years of experience in a public audit firm
Expertise with accounting and corporate finance principles and procedures
Ability and willingness to maintain confidentiality
Ability to multitask, prioritize, and organize efficiently
Experience leading a project and/or an accounting team
CPA designation (Active or Inactive) (Preferred, not required)
Bachelor’s degree in accounting, business accounting, or finance
About Great Lakes Dental Partners
Great Lakes Dental Partners (GLDP) is a rapidly growing private equity backed Dental Support Organization (DSO) headquartered in downtown Chicago with ~30 dental office locations advancing dental healthcare across Illinois and northwest Indiana. We offer dentists and dental specialists the opportunity to focus on clinical excellence for every patient by delivering operational best practices, a variety of business support services, access to the latest dental technology, and best-in-class clinical continuing education. GLDP is pursuing continued network expansion and is backed by Shore Capital Partners, a healthcare-focused private equity firm.
About Shore Capital Partners (SCP)
SCP is a leading lower middle-market healthcare private equity fund based in Chicago. SCP proactively seeks to identify attractive industry niches within healthcare, recruit best-in-class board members, and invest in companies poised for transformational growth and deliver post-investment services to increase value. SCP has more than $2 billion in assets under management which has resulted in 20+ platform investments, 200+ add-on investments, 150+ de novo openings, and ...7 exits. Shore’s exits have yielded a multiple of invested capital of 5.9x and an internal rate of return of 96% on average.