Creative Financial Staffing
Chicago, Illinois
Apr 01, 2024
Apr 06, 2024
Work Mode
Full Time
Employment Type
Organization Type
Our esteemed client, an innovative and forward-thinking marketing firm, is actively seeking a dynamic Controller to become an integral part of their expanding Accounting department. This presents an exceptional opportunity for a driven individual who is eager to embark on a journey of professional advancement and personal development within a thriving organization

Why Work For Our Client as a Controller:
  • Fantastic culture
  • Super exciting industry
  • People development- lots of growth from within
  • Great work-life balance
  • Opportunity to build one's own team
  • Full benefits package
  • Great leadership!
Job Responsibilities of the Controller:
  • Oversee all treasury and accounting operations, including the monthly accounting close process and preparation of workpapers.
  • Provide supervision to the Accounts Payable Manager to ensure proper training, timely vendor payments, resolution of discrepancies, and addressing internal and external inquiries.
  • Ensure accurate and timely preparation of financial reports and account reconciliations, such as balance sheets, income statements, and variance analyses.
  • Lead, mentor, and develop the accounting team, managing schedules, prioritizing workflow, and fostering motivation.
  • Coordinate the preparation of annual audit workpapers and manage the audit process.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders to establish and maintain effective internal controls and processes for improved reporting accuracy and timeliness.
  • Implement systems and controls to ensure the integrity of all financial processes and data.
  • Prepare monthly financial statements, reporting packages, and workpapers supporting annual tax returns.
  • Establish documented business processes and accounting policies to enhance internal controls.
  • Monitor compliance with relevant laws, regulations, and industry standards, ensuring organizational activities remain compliant.
  • Collaborate with internal Tax Accountant on sales tax processes, audits, and registration requirements.
  • Ensure proper classification and monitoring of fixed assets.
Experience Required of the Controller:
  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, or related field.
  • 7-10 years of professional experience in Accounting or Finance.
  • Thorough understanding of accounting and financial processes.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Collaborative team player capable of working with virtual teams across various locations and time zones.
  • Results-oriented mindset with adaptability to changing priorities and deadlines.
  • Previous experience in Public Accounting is preferred.
  • CPA is preferred