Controller

Employer
Creative Financial Staffing
Location
Chicago, Illinois
Posted
Apr 01, 2024
Closes
Apr 06, 2024
Ref
2741891602
Work Mode
Remote
Hours
Full Time
Employment Type
Permanent
Organization Type
Corporate
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