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Job ID: BH343789

Category: Controller

Specialty: Accounting & Finance

Corporate Controller
Direct Hire
Commutable to Chicago, Deerfield, Western Springs
Open to a hybrid role
$250mm staffing and consulting firm
Team of 10 growing to 15
Interview with current controller (being elevated) and then CFO
Preferred: Someone out of a professional services environment with an understanding of accrual accounting.
Job Summary/Description:
o Manage the monthly / quarterly close process and reconcile month end balances on a timely basis
o Analyze monthly / quarterly operating results to ensure maintenance of accurate accounting records
  • Preparation of monthly / quarterly financial statements and related reports
    o Review and analyze all expenses and prepare reports for significant variances to budget and prior year
  • Assist in the preparation of the annual budget
    o Coordinate the preparation of annual tax returns with independent CPA firm including preparation of supporting workpapers
  • Support the accounting requirements for international operating entities
  • Assist in oversight of all payroll and billing functions and provide backup as needed
  • Analyze monthly cash flow and prepare quarterly projections
    o Assist the Chief Financial Officer in maintaining and analyzing key corporate programs including risk management and employee benefits
  • Implement, document and maintain adequate and effective internal controls
  • Respond to internal and client inquiries in a timely and professional manner
    o Oversee accounts receivable agings and collection activities for all operating entities via strong communication and follow-up skills
  • Review operating procedures and internal controls and ensure compliance
  • Other various projects and assignments from the Chief Financial Officer as needed
Requirements & Qualifications:
  • Bachelors and/or Masters Degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in accounting or finance
  • C.P.A. certification (attained or in process) is preferred but not required
    o 3+ years in a position equivalent to a controller or higher responsibilities, preferably in the professional services industry (staffing industry a major plus)
  • “Big Four” or large accounting firm experience is preferred but not required
  • Confidential, understands the ethical standards of a C.P.A.
  • Conscientious about timeliness of assignments and quality of work product
  • Accountable for specific performance
    o Possesses exceptional written and verbal communication skills, including ability to articulate recommendations in a concise and timely manner
  • Able to handle multiple tasks and maintain control and order over same
  • Good GAAP and financial reporting technical skills
  • Exceptional work ethic
  • Excellent computer skills; primarily with Microsoft Office
    o Above average fluency with Microsoft Excel including advanced features such as pivot tables, vertical lookup commands, etc.

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Type: Direct

Location: Deerfield,