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Title:  Manager, Accounting & Policy (Hybrid Schedule)

Requisition Id:  21017
Job Function:  Finance
Career Area:  Corporate Jobs
Work Location:  Bannockburn 1 - 2355 (CORP)

About Us:

At Stericycle, we deliver solutions and drive innovations that protect the environment, people, and public health. This includes working to create a more sustainable, shared future. Our innovative solutions make a difference in people's lives, communities, and our planet by protecting their health and well-being. Change your career. Change your world. Join Stericycle and help protect health and well-being in a safe, responsible, and sustainable way.

Position Purpose:

As the Manager, Accounting & Policy you will leverage your experience researching relevant accounting guidance to identify key accounting issues and recommend accounting solutions and disclosure requirements for complex and non-routine transactions. You will also ensure that our accounting policies and estimates are updated timely to reflect the relevant accounting changes.  This position will report to our Director, Technical Accounting and Policy.  The ideal candidate will have extensive knowledge and experience in interpreting and applying US GAAP technical accounting pronouncements.    

Key Job Activities:

  • Conduct research and prepare documentation of accounting treatment for various contracts, transactions, and accounting issues under US GAAP and other regulatory accounting guidance and coordinate the communication of findings with the internal business partners (Corporate Controller, CAO, CFO, other finance and accounting organization, all level of business management, etc.), external auditors, and external advisor as appropriate
  • Perform and lead accounting review for complex accounting areas such as purchase accounting, divestiture accounting, intangible asset impairment reviews, and the annual goodwill process
  • Lead and coordinate the preparation, establishment, and compliance with Stericycle’s financial policies and guidelines including technical accounting items under ASC 606
  • Provide training to global teams for current policies, new / updated accounting guidance, and other complex areas of accounting
  •  Supporting management as the project lead on special projects, ad-hoc reporting and analysis requests requiring technical accounting guidance and leadership


  • Education equivalent to Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or Finance required. 
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) designation preferred
  • 4+ years professional experience within public accounting and corporate experience 
  • Must possess knowledge of US GAAP and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance
  • Strong career progression with an emphasis on technical accounting and SEC reporting 
  • Experience in effective leadership, interpersonal and communication skills capable of interacting with staff, peers, and senior leadership competently and effective


Stericycle currently offers its employees the option to participate in a full range of benefits, including a health care program which includes medical, dental, vision and prescription coverage, healthcare and dependent care flexible spending accounts, life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance, an employee assistance program, tuition reimbursement, paid vacation and sick time, a 401(k) plan, and an employee stock purchase plan. Participation in some programs requires that employees be regularly scheduled to work a minimum number of hours and/or to have fulfilled a waiting period after they begin employment with Stericycle.


The above description is meant to provide a summary of the nature and level of work being performed; it should not be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and requirements of the job or person. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise. Stericycle will consider requests for workplace accommodations for protected physical or mental limitations in accordance with its human resources policies and local laws.To the extent permissible under local law, and consistent with business necessity, Stericycle reserves the right to modify the content formally or informally, either verbally or in writing, at any time with or without advance notice.

Nearest Major Market: Chicago