Controller - Rapidly Growing Co - Chicago

Chicago, Illinois Permanent USD140,000 - USD175,000 per year
  • Remote working opportunities (2-3 days work from home)
  • Reporting to the CFO, high exposure to all aspects of the business

About Our Client

I'm partnered with the CFO at a rapidly growing, multi-million dollar, highly acquisitive business within the architectural and construction space. Located in Lincoln Park and operating on a hybrid schedule, this company has almost doubled in revenue in the past year and are building out their team due to this massive growth. They are actively seeking to identify a Controller to join their team.

Reporting directly to the CFO, this individual will have full ownership of the accounting function for three entities, while managing a team of 3+ individuals. In addition, you will have the ability to make an immediate impact by driving process improvements within the team. The CFO is looking for someone who is strong in the manufacturing industry and in cost accounting, who can be their right-hand person and thrive in the growth they are experiencing.

Job Description

  • Coordinate month, quarter, and year-end closing processes, including preparation of journal entries, account reconciliations, and financial reporting.
  • Prepare accurate and timely financial statements, including balance sheets, income statements, and cash flow statements, with a focus on inventory and cost-related accounts.
  • Implement and maintain internal controls to safeguard inventory assets and ensure compliance with regulatory requirements.
  • Coordinate and oversee the annual external audit process, including the preparation of audit schedules and responding to auditor inquiries.
  • Manage the end-to-end payroll process, including calculating wages, bonuses, and deductions, ensuring accuracy, and processing payments to employees.
  • Stay up-to-date with federal, state, and local payroll regulations to ensure compliance with tax laws, wage and hour laws, and other relevant regulations.
  • Prepare and file payroll tax returns and ensure timely and accurate tax payments to avoid penalties.
  • Stay abreast of changes in accounting standards, regulations, and industry trends to ensure compliance with applicable laws and regulations.
  • Lead and develop a high-performing accounting team, providing guidance, support, and professional development opportunities.



MPI does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, or based on an individual's status in any group or class protected by applicable federal, state or local law. MPI encourages applications from minorities, women, the disabled, protected veterans and all other qualified applicants.

The Successful Applicant

  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or Finance
  • CPA or MBA a plus
  • Manufacturing experience needed
  • Cost experience needed
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Excel
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to multitask, prioritize, and organize efficiently
  • Desire to continue to grow through continuing training and development
  • Strong attention to detail

What's on Offer

  • Competitive compensation package
  • Lucrative bonus potential
  • Strong benefits
  • Hybrid working flexibility
  • Fast growing company
  • Ample room to progress your career
  • Highly visible role, reporting to CFO
  • Awesome team culture with team bonding events
Contact
Michael Younie
Quote job ref
JN-052024-6423690

Job summary

Sector
Accounting
Sub Sector
Financial Controller
Industry
Business Services
Location
Chicago
Contract Type
Permanent
Consultant name
Michael Younie
Job Reference
JN-052024-6423690