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Emerge360 Partners is actively recruiting for a Controller in Chicago, IL. Our client, a privately held, highly recognized manufacturing company who is a market leader in their industry is growing. The Controller will report directly to the Chief Financial Officer. The Controller is an essential role and will own the day-to-day finance and accounting operations essential to keeping the business running smoothly. The Controller will assess current state accounting and transactional processes to identify and drive opportunities for efficiencies to achieve “best in class” finance and accounting principles. The Controller will offer a generous base salary, excellent benefits, bonus, 401K and room for advancement. If you have 8-10 years of successful accounting experience in the manufacturing industry,  are highly detailed and want to join a growing industry leader, please apply NOW to our Practice Director, Lisa Capizzi at or call Lisa at 585-953-1649 to learn more about this great career opportunity.

Job Responsibilities for the Controller in Chicago:

  • Key point of contact for other departments on financial and accounting matters · Prepare & analyze monthly, quarterly and annual statements (balance sheets and income statements)
  • Manage the accumulation and consolidation of all financial data necessary for an accurate accounting of consolidated business results
  • Analyze and communicate key drivers of company financial results to leadership
  • Partner across the organization to identify opportunities for efficiency within both financial and operational processes
  • Manage and improve month-end and year-end close processes.
  • Maintain GL and prepare monthly reconciliations
  • Provide ad-hoc financial analysis and activity- based costing
  • Actively manage cash conversion cycle
  • Manage ongoing banking activity
  • Coordinate accounts payable, payments and accounts receivable within the organization
  • Assist customers, vendors, and employees with finance and accounting processes
  • Coordinate activities with external auditors
  • Evaluate accounting and internal control systems
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of accounting software and supporting database
  • Oversee regulatory reporting, including tax planning and DFARS compliance
  • Assist in budget preparation
  • Support the Finance Director and executives with projects as required

Job Requirements for the Controller in Chicago:

  • 5-10 years finance & accounting experience, manufacturing background strongly preferred
  • CPA accreditation and previous experience in public accounting is strongly preferred
  • BS degree in Accounting/Finance or relevant field preferred
  • Knowledge of SAP highly preferred
  • Strong, clear, and effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent customer service skills for interaction with both employees, vendor, and customers
  • Advanced knowledge in MS Excel and accounting software, Visual
  • ERP experience
  • Excellent knowledge of GAAP
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail required

If you are qualified for this position please click “apply now”. Thank you in advance, however, only qualified candidates will be contacted. #INDD

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