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Crash Champions Sr. Accountant- Onsite (Westmont, IL) in Westmont, Illinois

Position: Sr. Accountant

Supervisor: Accounting Manager

Location: Westmont, IL


Founded in 1999, and based in Chicago, IL, Crash Champions, LLC ("Crash Champions"or the"Company") is the fifth largest independent collision repair chain in the United States, with an established presence in 17 states- and formal direct repair program ("DRP") relationships with most leading insurance carriers. The Company is led by founder and CEO Matt Ebert, who maintains an impressive track record of both organic and acquisition growth. As an acquiror of choice with a value-added capital partner, Crash Champions is expected to grow from a multi-regional business into a nationally recognized provider of collision repair services. Based upon the current pipeline of acquisitions and greenfield openings.


Founded in 2006, Clearlake Capital Group, L.P. is an investment firm operating integrated businesses across private equity, credit, and other related strategies. With a sector-focused approach, the firm seeks to partner with experienced management teams by providing patient, long term capital to dynamic businesses that can benefit from Clearlake-s operational improvement approach, O.P.S.- The firm-s core target sectors are technology, industrials, and consumer. Clearlake currently has over $70 billion of assets under management, and its senior investment principals have led or co-led over 400 investments. The firm is headquartered in Santa Monica, CA with affiliates in Dallas, TX, London, UK and Dublin, Ireland.


  • Headquartered in Westmont, IL

  • 275 locations

  • Acquired over 230 locations since July 2019.

  • $1.0 billion revenue


Crash Champions is looking for a talented and motivated individual to be a key player in the build out of the Accounting Department from its Corporate Offices in Westmont, IL. The Senior Accountant will be responsible for ensuring and maintaining effective and accurate controls & reporting over their assigned Balance Sheet accounts. This teammate will be responsible for preparing regular and ad hoc reporting of various functions including our property accounting. This would include identifying and implementing changes to continuously drive best in class processes, working cross functionally across the organization.


  • Own, report, maintain and file/pay our property accounting functions to include Rent, Property Taxes & Sales Taxes

  • Own and maintain the amortization and reporting for PPD Assets.

  • Own and maintain the monthly accrual and reporting for Workers Compensation and General Liability insurance.

  • Assist in the weekly booking of ADP Payroll Journal Entries.

  • Act as a liaison between Crash Champions and the Landlord for Rent/Property Taxes.

  • Ad hoc reporting and analysis as needed from Director of Accounting and Accounting Manager.


  • Bachelor-s Degree (B.S.) in Accounting, Economics, or Finance from a four-year college or university and three to five years of accounting experience

  • Strong communicator, capable of working with peers and senior management

  • Strong analytical thinker

  • Independent, self-starter that works well in team environment

  • Capable of quickly adapting to change

  • Proficiency in MS Office products - intermediate to advanced knowledge of MS Excel

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Deep understanding of internal controls and segregation of duties

  • Ability to work cross functionally and act as a liaison with all levels or organization and external business partnerships

  • Ability to adapt in fast-paced environments

  • Debt/Lender management preferred

  • Previous private equity experience a plus


To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies in this position.

Resourcefulness Customer Focus Team Player

Passion Integrity Organization/Planning

Communication Self-Awareness Energy

Analytical Judgement/Decision Making Detail Oriented

Department: Finance and Accounting

Address: 601 Oakmont Lane, Suite 400. Westmont , IL, 60559

ReqID: 2362344