Accounting/Finance Management Development Associate

Date: Feb 2, 2024

Location: Lake Zurich, IL, US, 60047

Company: accobrands

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Job Summary

ACCO Brands is seeking an Accounting/ Finance Management Development Associate to join our Finance Development program. This exciting role offers rotational assignments in the following areas:                                                                              
                   General Accounting
                     Cost Accounting 
                       Internal Audit
                Financial Planning & Analysis
                     Risk Management
                Corporate Accounting 

Hands on experience in various rotations over 3 – 5 years, giving the associate exposure to different businesses and functions, interaction with Finance leadership and executives, and opportunities to lead or play a key role on process improvement or other initiatives outside their day-to-day responsibilities.

Rotations provide opportunities to develop their leadership skills in addition to expanding their business, finance and accounting acumen.

The successful candidate will be required to complete all CPA credit hour requirements and pass the CPA exam prior to completing the rotation program.  ACCO Brands offers reimbursement to participants in this rotation program for review classes and CPA exam fees, as well as salary incentive upon successful completion of the full CPA exam.  Opportunity to be paired with a senior member of the Finance function as their mentor.


Assume and discharge real responsibilities by established deadlines. Responsibilities vary by rotation but could include preparing and/or analyzing accounting transactions, preparing financial reports, analyzing financial data for trends or anomalies, cash management and foreign exchange activities, performing or testing internal controls and other accounting or finance activities.
Work in a team environment and will work across the matrix organization with the expectation that hard work and support will make their team successful.
Have direct exposure to senior management and begin to grasp leadership attributes.
Become a mentor for future development associates. 
Hybrid in-office work schedule (ability to work from home 3 days per week, in Office Tuesday and Wednesday)


Recent college graduate from a four-year undergraduate university program. Accounting majors preferred but will consider Finance majors with a minor/concentration in Accounting.
Strong academic performance, with a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher.
Demonstrated leadership skills through work, college campus activities and/or community service
Experience using Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint
Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
Critical thinking, problem solving and analytical skills and strong attention to detail
Enthusiasm, strong initiative and determination to succeed

About Us:

You know our brands. You love our brands. You just may not know they are ours.

If you have touched a PowerA® gaming controller, a Five Star® notebook, a Swingline® stapler, a Quartet® dry erase board, or a Kensington® computer mouse, you have touched part of ACCO Brands Corporation. With annual revenues of over $2 Billion, ACCO Brands (NYSE: ACCO) designs, markets, manufactures and sells branded academic, consumer and business products globally. The power of our brands, our unmatched global customer reach, and our strategic market strengths put us in a position to achieve global leadership and growth. We're proud of our long history of industry leadership and innovation and are focused on delivering exceptional value to our customers by providing unique, cutting-edge, branded products.

Apply now and build a successful future with ACCO Brands.

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Equal Opportunity Employer

At ACCO Brands, we are committed to providing an environment of fairness and mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and team members without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, physical and mental disability, veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law. ACCO Brands believes that a diverse and inclusive work environment is critical to our success as a global company, and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool.



Accommodation for applicants with disabilities will be provided in all parts of the recruiting process as required under the ACCO Brands Canada AODA policy.  Applicants are asked to make their needs known in advance.

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