Director of Accounting

Crystal Lake, IL


Shaw Media is seeking a full-time Director of Accounting. 

The Finance Director will oversee all financial activities and supervise and direct the day-to-day operations of this fast-paced position.  This position will work directly with other associates and executives throughout the company. This is an exciting opportunity for the right candidate! 

About This Opportunity:

The Director of Accounting is responsible for ensuring that established accounting policies and procedures are in place in all operations and are in compliance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP).  Under the direction of the Vice President of Finance, supervises and coordinates all operations in connection with accounting reporting processes including financial statement preparation & review, end of month close, annual budget, audit and tax preparation, and balance sheet reconciliation.  Organizes and controls accounts receivable, accounts payable, and cash application.

The ideal applicant will have a thorough knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles, as well as related accounting procedures, practices, and policies. Thorough knowledge of budget preparation and control, as well as federal and state laws. Ability to read, analyze and interpret common financial and technical journals, financial data, reports and legal documents, specific to the media industry. Ability to maintain confidentiality with Company financial information and perform under very broad supervision requiring the regular exercise of independent judgment. 

• Bachelor's degree (B.A. or B.S.) from four-year college or university or equivalent experience
• Three to Five years of related experience in the accounting profession of which three years are in a supervisory capacity
• Experience in Software Business Systems (S.B.S.) financial system is a plus
• Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
• Advanced Excel skills
• Thorough knowledge of Microsoft Office products

About Shaw Media:

Shaw Media publishes over 150 titles in Illinois and Iowa. Its holdings include websites, newspapers, magazines, Pro Football Weekly, a video production unit and a digital marketing services division. Founded in Dixon, Illinois, Shaw Media has been privately owned by the Shaw family since its inception in 1851.

Enjoy the Rewards of Working Among the Best:

In return for your contributions to our success, Shaw Media offers a competitive benefits package, including medical, dental, vision and 401(k) with company match.

Apply Today!

Ours is a company with ambitious goals and an eye to the future. If you’d like to join us, please apply. Forward a cover letter, along with your resume to: 

Apply now! (see below)

Or mail it to us at:
Shaw Media - Director of Accounting
PO Box 250
Crystal Lake, IL 60039

Shaw Media is a Drug-Free Employer. 
Pre-employment background check and drug screen required. 
This posting may not include all duties of the position. 


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