Controller | Run the NAM Division

Chicago, Illinois Permanent USD165,000 - USD200,000 per year
  • Own the entire financials of a prestigious trading and software firm
  • High impact role with internal/external stakeholders

About Our Client

My client is a dynamic and innovative company operating in the fast-paced world of trading algorithm development and financial technology. Our cutting-edge algorithms analyze vast amounts of data to make informed and strategic decisions in the financial markets. As a leading player in the industry, we continuously strive to revolutionize the way investors approach trading, providing them with a competitive edge and driving superior financial performance.

Job Description

  1. Financial Strategy and Planning:

    • Develop and implement financial strategies, budgetary plans, and long-term financial goals aligned with the company's vision and objectives.
    • Identify growth opportunities, potential risks, and cost-saving measures to drive sustainable financial performance.
    • Provide recommendations on capital structure, financing options, and investment decisions.
  2. Financial Reporting and Analysis:

    • Oversee accurate and timely financial reporting, ensuring compliance with accounting principles, regulations, and industry standards.
    • Prepare and present comprehensive financial reports, performance metrics, and analysis to the executive team and the Board of Directors.
    • Identify key financial indicators and drivers, offering actionable insights and proactively addressing any financial challenges.
  3. Financial Risk Management:

    • Implement robust financial risk management strategies and frameworks, ensuring the company's exposure to financial risks is effectively managed and mitigated.
    • Monitor and assess market trends, economic conditions, and regulatory changes that could impact the financial stability of the organization.
  4. Treasury and Cash Management:

    • Manage cash flow, liquidity, and working capital to ensure efficient financial operations.
    • Develop and execute strategies to optimize cash reserves and investment returns.
  5. Financial Compliance and Governance:

    • Ensure compliance with relevant financial laws, regulations, and reporting requirements.
    • Maintain a strong internal control environment and work with external auditors to conduct financial audits.
  6. Team Leadership and Development:

    • Lead the finance team, fostering a culture of collaboration, innovation, and excellence.
    • Provide guidance, mentorship, and professional development opportunities for team members.

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 Finance, Accounting, Economics, or a related field. MBA or CPA a plus
  • Proven track record as a senior finance/accoutning executive in the trading algorithm or financial technology industry OR 7+ years in the BIg 4 plus corporate experience
  • Exceptional financial modeling, analysis, and forecasting skills.
  • Experience in leading financial planning and analysis (FP&A) functions.
  • Knowledge of regulatory requirements and compliance in the financial services sector.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, high-growth environment.

What's on Offer

As the Controller, you will have a pivotal role in driving financial excellence and shaping the company's success.

- FREE Healthcare

- Free lunches daily

- Above market base and bonus

- 4 hours weekly for mental health

- Free gym membership

- Fast track career progression

Nikki Nowak
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Banking & Financial Services
Sub Sector
Business Services
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Nikki Nowak
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