Controller

Job Description

Controller to direct all corporate accounting processes, including financial operations, reporting, and cash management. You will manage the accounting team and own all accounting and finance related activities including managing cash flow, accruals and cash-based accounting, monthly close, payroll, accounts payable/receivable, reporting on trends to management, preparing and reviewing budget to actual performance, forecasting and more. We have international locations and clients and a key part of this position is dealing with multiple foreign offices and currencies and consolidating all financials with the parent company.

The ideal candidate is a CPA with experience working in a complex, multi-national company with an analytical approach to improving processes and providing accurate and meaningful data to inform business decisions. Excellent leadership, communication and relationship building skills are required as you will work across the organization and manage a small team of accounting professionals. .

Perks:

  • Excellent medical, dental, vision and disability insurance plans
  • Matching 401k
  • Strong culture of family, working together and promoting from within


As the Controller, you will spend most of your time:
Hands-on Leadership

  • Managing accounting policies, procedures, metrics and controls to improve efficiency, verifying the integrity of all systems and ensuring accurate data
  • Conducting financial reporting, general ledger, asset management, accounts payable and receivable, payroll, inventory, bank reconciliations, taxes, treasury, insurance, etc. activities
  • Serving as the key technical expert for accounting matters and helping to inform business decisions that increase the value of the company
  • Advising the Leadership team on current and future financial strategies, pitfalls and opportunities including P&L for each department

Accounting

  • Preparing monthly financial reporting package to include balance sheet, income statement, variance to budget report, cashflow forecast, breakeven analysis and backlog and making recommendations for necessary adjustments
  • Managing the monthly close process, including accruals, deferred revenue, cost of sales, reconciliations and journal entries
  • Preparing internal and external audit schedule for all audits and financial statements
  • Preparing annual budgets by department and company budget
  • Preparing monthly financial reporting package to include balance sheet, income statement, variance to budget report, cashflow forecast, breakeven analysis and backlog and making recommendations for necessary adjustments
  • Reviewing contracts for proper pricing, billing and accounting treatment for all items
  • Preparing updates summary sheet for pricing breaking out fixed and variable overhead costs and their impact on meeting profitability goals
  • Preparing and maintaining software capitalization schedules for R&D projects
  • Manage all M&A and capital transactions
  • Handling multiple currencies for accounting and pricing
  • Reconciliation of all bank accounts and credit cards


Operations

  • Ensuring the accuracy and timeliness of payroll and handling all related issues
  • Oversees benefit plan administration and offerings including 401k
  • Advises leadership on insurance coverage for protection against property losses and potential liabilities and correctly applying depreciation rates to capital assets


Required skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or related field
  • CPA with 5-7+ years of experience in corporate accounting or public accounting (auditing track)
  • 3+ years of international accounting experience including managing accounts for foreign subsidiaries, handling multiple currencies including pricing, taxes and compliance
  • 3+ years of experience completing internal and external audits, preparing all taxes and ensuring compliance
  • 1+ years of experience managing M&A and capital transactions
  • Advanced Excel and QuickBooks or similar accounting software


Skills and experience

  • Experience working for a software / technology company
  • Experience handling Operations including Human Resources and/or Office Management



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Details

Location
Rolling Meadows IL
Date Posted
2/06/2019