Elgin, IL

Employment Type: Direct Category: General Accounting Job Number: 18259 Work Model: #LI-Onsite Internal Reference: #LI-JM1

Job Description

Our client, a growing PE backed manufacturing company, is located about 40 miles west/northwest of downtown Chicago, and they seek a Controller to join their management team. The PE firm works closely with us, and they are excited about the potential to grow this business. 

Key Attributes:
  • Must have accounting and finance technical proficiency with a strong attention to detail.
  • Must have a strong business acumen.
  • Must have excellent communication skills and a superior ability to lead others and develop relationships.
  • Must have a fiduciary mindset.
  • Must have strong project management skills. 
  • Must be a CPA.
  • Requires manufacturing/cost accounting experience. 
  • Distribution experience is a plus.
  • Big 4 audit experience followed by industry accounting leadership experience is a plus.
  • Strong inventory accounting is a plus. 
  • Must be "hands-on" in the details. 
Essential Job Responsibilities:
  • Will oversee all general accounting, financial accounting, and financial reporting activities.
  • Responsible for all PE, Management, and Board Reporting.
  • Oversee the Treasury and Cash Management function.
  • Oversee the annual Budget as well as all monthly Financial Analysis and Planning activities. 
  • Act as a liaison for the outsourced Tax function (planning and compliance).
  • Responsible for all accounting systems, processes, and controls.
  • Oversee the annual audit. 
  • Work closely with the Executive and Operations leaders to support their efforts to organically grow the organization in an efficient and effective manner. 
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