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Accounting Manager at Hornblower Cruises and Events, LLC

Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time
Location: Chicago, Illinois

Job Description:

City Experiences is seeking an Accounting Manager in Chicago.

About Us:

City Experiences’ passion is to provide amazing experiences on land and water. Our 40-year success through organic growth and acquisitions has resulted in a portfolio of over 25+ brands that welcome upwards of 30 million guests/riders annually. If you’re an enthusiastic team player who thrives in an environment where communication, creativity, and cooperation are encouraged, this may just be the opportunity for you.

About the Opportunity:

The successful Accounting Manager assists in overseeing the month-end close and reporting process, account reconciliations, sales, property & use tax filings, and budget and forecast processes. The successful accounting manager will be favorably viewed by managers, peers, and direct reports, and be swift, efficient and accurate in the execution of assigned duties. Performance will be measured by quality, service, annual reviews, management evaluation, and feedback from peers and direct reports.

About You:

This person will be adaptable, dynamic, and embody City Experiences’ RESPECT Service System.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Oversees the work of the AP and operations accounting team

  • Oversee procedures for recognizing revenue in multiple revenue systems

  • Review city cash audits and other operational control audits, such as tax- exempt audits, contract audits, etc.

  • Oversee Fleet process for handling customer disputes and refund requests

  • Oversee chargeback process to minimize loss

  • Interfaces frequently with city operations by assisting with review of monthly financials, forecasts and annual budgets.

  • Prepares more complex journal entries and manages tight deadlines for month-end close.

  • Prepares financial analyses as needed to evaluate results

  • Performs reconciliations of various general ledger accounts

  • Assists with various projects to implement system enhancements, assist operations, and improve internal processes

  • Assists with year-end financial audit and any state tax audits.

  • Coordinate and lead Fleet admin manager meetings to go over any operational changes or issues

  • Performs other ad hoc accounting duties or projects as needed

  • Additional job duties as assigned.

Requirements & Qualifications:

  •  Candidate should have a bachelor’s degree in Accounting and five years accounting experience

  •  Public accounting experience preferred

  •  CPA or Masters preferred (or working toward CPA)

  •  Self-starter and able to work independently with minimal direction

  •  Work in an organized manner with high attention to detail

  •  Consistently meet tight deadlines

  •  Communicate effectively in oral and written form

  •  Manage multiple priorities/tasks

  •  Establish and maintain effective working relationships

  •  Work with Microsoft Office applications (especially Word & Excel)

  •  Experience with Great Plains is a plus

The RESPECT Service System embodies City Experiences’ mission, vision, values and operating principles. By creating a company culture that puts RESPECT at its core, we believe it will drive us to achieve our goal of becoming a Global Experiences and Transportation Leader.

City Experiences is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We prohibit discrimination and or/harassment of any type, including but not limited to discrimination and or harassment based upon race, religion, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, pregnancy or relation medical conditions, childbirth, breastfeeding, parental status, veteran and/or military statue, disability (physical or mental) medical condition, genetic information or characteristics, political affiliation, domestic violence survivor status, marital status, or other characteristics prohibited by federal, state, or local law. Additional, City Experiences participates in the E-Verify program in certain locations.

Pursuant to applicable State and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.



  • 5 year(s): Accounting Experience



  • Bachelors or better in Accounting or related field

Licenses & Certifications


  • Certified Public Acctant

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