Assistant Controller

Chicago, IL 60605

Job ID: 20477 Industry: Controller (Assistant)

What you’ ll be doing

We are looking for an experienced Assistant Controller for a $1B family owned company in Chicago, IL.   You should have at least 6 years of experience and currently manage a team.  This is a large organization with a lot of opportunity, while still keeping the family centric focus.  You will be in charge of training, managing a variety of team members and the accounting function within the company.  The position is very visible, and will take on progressive responsibilities.

Your Responsibilities
  • Oversight of all accounting operations including accounting, financial reporting, analysis, consolidating financials, and schedules for tax compliance
  • Prepare and publish timely, monthly financial statements that comply with GAAP
  • Work closely with outside stakeholders to complete all necessary external reporting (tax and audit)
  • Support month-end and year-end close process
  • Ensure quality control over financial transactions and financial reporting
  • Manage and comply with local, state, and federal government reporting requirements and tax filings
  • Develop and document business processes and accounting policies to maintain, streamline, and strengthen internal controls
  • Perform ad hoc special projects as needed

Your credentials
  • Bachelor' s degree (finance/accounting preferred)
  • Advanced degree in Accounting, CPA or CMA preferred
  • Proven working experience as a leader/manager
  • 6 years minimum of overall combined accounting and finance experience
  • 2 years of management experience minimum
  • Thorough knowledge of GAAP and procedures
  • Experience with creating financial statements
  • Experience with general ledger functions and the month-end/year end close process
  • Experience with multi-entity businesses
  • Advanced experience with SAP (or other ERP systems) and Excel

To apply for this position, or interested in other opportunities Accountable Search is working on direct your resume to Jack Anthony at

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