Accelerated Growth

  • If you are growth-minded and enjoy pushing yourself and learning new skills…
  • If you are bored only executing one task and enjoy managing multiple projects and deadlines…
  • If you enjoy brainstorming process-driven, logical solutions in evolving environments…
  • If you are excited at the prospect of communicating with, learning from, and challenging CEOs and leadership teams…

...then this just might be the position for you!

Available Position:

We are currently seeking a Manager who shares our passion for helping our clients build exceptional companies. AG Managers are leaders who partner with our client’s boards, investors, CEOs, and leadership teams. In addition, they mentor and guide a variety of global personnel at AG. AG Managers lead and oversee client and internal teams to drive projects from start to completion while tracking to tangible milestones and benchmarks.

Projects & Responsibilities Include:

  • Analyzing, developing, and working with client teams to implement financial and operational infrastructure for clients
  • Ensuring client financial reporting is in accordance with GAAP
  • Managing and executing project work deliverables, including qualitative and quantitative tasks and analytics to accelerate revenue growth and profitability
  • Directing and overseeing client teams on projects to ensure project milestones and deliverables are met
  • Providing real-time feedback to project teams and clients on a routine basis
  • Managing client relationships and being a brand ambassador for AG

Ideal candidates have a strong background in accounting and finance and have demonstrated a track record of managing teams and projects effectively. Managers are responsible for overseeing staff who execute a wide range of technical financial processes, from transactional accounting and cash flow forecasting to board-level reporting and revenue and expense budgeting. While they are well-versed in finance and accounting, they will also be required to interact with almost every aspect of a company’s operations, including corporate strategy, IT, marketing, sales, operations, and human resources. They are logical, creative, process-driven, autonomous specialists responsible for the design, integration, and implementation of key systems and processes that CEOs and leadership teams will rely upon to run their companies. Managers also give frequent feedback to both team members and clients and must lean into and navigate tough conversations in an effective, tactful manner.


  • Minimum of 5-7 years of experience required
  • Bachelor’s degree in a business-related field (degrees focusing on accounting or finance preferred)
  • Prior consulting or Big 4 experience a bonus where candidate managed numerous engagements/projects at one time
  • Strong grasp of foundational accounting and finance reporting best practices required
  • Familiar with GAAP concepts and interpretation of guidance
  • Mastery of Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint required
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, especially with discussing technical concepts and distilling them lay terms
  • Self-starter, creative problem solver, and thrives under limited supervision
  • Strong analytical, organizational, and project management skills
  • Proven track record of improving financial and operational processes, preferably with growth companies
  • Proven experience in managing client service teams and client relationships
  • Able to work effectively both in a team environment and independently under tight deadlines and pressure

About Our Clients:

We've earned the trust and respect of some of the most highly regarded founders, investment entities, and board members. We aren’t the only ones who think our clients are exceptional. The companies and teams we partner with have been featured on the Inc. 500 list, Crain’s 40 Under 40, Shark Tank, the Wall Street Journal, and CNN (among many others). Our clients are seasoned, entrepreneurially-minded leaders who recognize that sustaining growth requires a strong strategic, financial and operational infrastructure. They understand that having the right people and processes within that infrastructure is integral to success.

About Our People & Culture:

As great as our clients are, the success of our own firm is driven by two things – people and culture. Many companies use the mantra “client first.” We are not such an organization. We unabashedly put our own team first. Our clients come second, and the firm itself third. The logic is simple: If our team is constantly learning, growing and fulfilled, then our clients garner tangible results because they get to work with a skilled and driven team. If our team delivers tangible results to our clients, our clients reward the firm.

Our culture is about personal development. Our goal is to “Accelerate Growth,” not just for our clients, but for our team. In fact, at the core of our leadership development plan is the philosophy of servant leadership which mandates a focus on development of the team. We work hard to maintain our culture by executing consistent monthly trainings, bringing in outside speakers, holding “one on ones” with leadership, and many more. We invest heavily in growing our team because that is what grows our firm.

About the Firm:

Accelerated Growth (AG) was founded in 2009 with the mission of assisting entrepreneurial organizations to execute their vision. We develop and execute creative strategies that enhance business performance with a focus on revenue growth and profitability enhancement. AG partners with companies who have made it out of their “start-up” phase and are working on their second stage of growth (typically between $5-$100MM in revenue). Our clients face various business challenges (expansion into new markets, acquisitions, fundraising, turnaround, etc.), but our firm’s value proposition is always the same: We allow our clients to focus on growth, while ensuring that their organizations are structured to execute to that growth effectively. The best part is, not only do we get to work with dynamic companies every day, we are part of one ourselves.


LOCATION : Chicago

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