PEAK6 is a leading investment firm headquartered in Chicago. More than 20 years ago, we were one of the first firms to develop sophisticated proprietary technology in our trading business. Today, we leverage our technical ingenuity and operational ability across several investment areas. We cover everything, spanning from early- to mid-stage growth capital, operational control, trading, and sports management while lending an eye and providing value to the customer. Over the years, we have built and operated several leading financial technology firms and today our team includes a digital wealth clearinghouse, an outsource provider of flood insurance, a Premier League soccer team, a value investment arm, an incubation lab, and more. 

As an Accounting Operations Manager, you’ll have a big impact on the firm by adding your financial and accounting experience to our organization and its employees, in a rapidly growing environment and team. Speed is our strength, our ability to transition and get our work done efficiently and accurately is our competitive advantage. While some areas will be the same each month we are looking for someone to bring their experience to our team and shake up the norm. Additionally, our diverse business streams affords you the unique opportunity to grow across a variety of verticals, engaging you in unique challenges, projects, and technologies.

You'll be responsible for:

  • Leading the PEAK6 accounts payable function across the firm’s business units and legal entities
    • Aligning all business units to single unified AP process
    • Leading the integration of AvidXchange and AP process revamp across business units
    • Recruiting, managing, developing skilled, professional AP staff to build an effective and efficient team
    • Developing and leading systems training to end users
  • Driving collaboration, process improvement, automation and standardization across the finance function of all PEAK6 businesses
  • Building and maintaining adequate controls across the firm to help ensure uniformity of processes and accuracy of our financial statements
  • Supporting the firm’s acquisition strategy, including accounting operations due diligence and post-acquisition accounting integration activities
  • Working with Finance Systems Analyst to evaluate, manage and maintaining software tools for effective and efficient accounting and financial reporting (includes Certify, Adaptive, NetSuite, etc)
  • Supporting Finance Systems analyst with integrations of new systems and software tools across finance
  • Supporting Finance Director with allocation process analysis, improvement and automation
  • Taking ownership of ad hoc projects as they arise such as matching donations process revamp, credit card provider analysis, PO systems analysis

You’ll gain loads of experience in this role but before you do, you should have:  

  • A Bachelor degree in Accounting or Finance preferred
  • 5+ years of experience in AP, finance or operations roles
  • Professional, poised communication skills with strong attention to detail
  • The ability to motivate teams to produce quality materials within tight timeframes
  • A collaborative mindset, working cross functionally within a complex and highly matrixed organization
  • Strong project management, planning and organization skills, including ability to handle multiple projects in a fast-paced environment
  • A continuous improvement attitude; with the ability to seek out and implement internal or external best practices
  • Strong analytical abilities and perseverance to solve problems with high attention to detail
  • A strong commitment to ethics and integrity
  • Experience with NetSuite is preferred
  • Experience leading systems integration is a plus

 

All of our team members have these traits. You should, too.

Collaboration              Grit

Adaptability                 Ownership

 

As a PEAK6 Accounting Operations Manager you can enjoy:

  • Generous medical, vision and dental plans
  • Matching 401(k) programs
  • Adoption assistance & family leave
  • Sabbatical program
  • Massage days
  • Poker tournament with a grand prize of a World Series of Poker buy in
  • Sports leagues
  • Corn hole tournaments
  • Annual PEAK6 Party
  • Yoga classes
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Lasik eye discount
  • Philanthropy events
  • Annual wellness screens and flu shots
  • Bagel Fridays/expiration lunches
  • Birthday gifts
  • Charitable matching gift program

 

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