Assistant Controller

Creative Financial Staffing
Downers Grove, Illinois
Apr 13, 2024
Apr 13, 2024
Work Mode
Full Time
Employment Type
Organization Type
Assistant Controller

Well-respected public company is seeking an Assistant Corporate Controller. The role is open due to internal promotion. This is a favorite client, where we've placed several people who have all had impressive and progressive careers since joining. The company is financially sound, known for providing tremendous professional growth and development opportunities, and the team is comprised of smart, passionate, team oriented, and talented individuals.

Why Work for the Company/Take the Assistant Controller:
  • Stable and growing company
  • Constantly acquiring new companies which creates additional opportunity
  • Smart and talented team
  • Opportunity to make an impact and add value
  • High visibility
  • Great leadership
  • Open to different opinions and new ideas (not a very bureaucratic group)
  • Challenging work- opportunity to learn a lot and get your arms around the whole business
  • Top notch benefits and hybrid schedule
  • Competitive salary + bonus + equity

Responsibilities and Duties of Assistant Controller:
  • Oversees corporate accounting, segment accounting, and financial systems
  • Assists with the preparation and review of Form 10-Q, 10-K and other SEC filings including financial statements (balance sheets, income statements, statement of shareholders' equity, and statement of cash flows), footnote disclosures, and MD&A.
  • Interprets complex problems and solves them through established procedures (i.e., Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP relating to revenue recognition and internally developed software and leases. Makes recommendations to executive management for action or changes to established methods. Adapts known methods to new situations as business needs change. Conducts technical research and analysis of accounting treatment
  • Assist to develop, maintain, and ensure compliance with internal controls related to global accounting policies and new accounting and reporting guidance issued by the FASB and the SEC
  • Research and draft position papers on technical accounting issues. Remain current on pending accounting guidance, evaluating the financial implications of proposed/new accounting pronouncements.
  • Continuously strive to enhance and streamline reporting processes and controls.
  • Assist management in other corporate areas such as financial planning and analysis, investor relations, treasury, acquisition due diligence and purchase accounting.
  • Lead and develop staff

Qualifications and Experience of the Assistant Controller:
  • 12+ years of relevant accounting experience
  • Big 4 public accounting experience (up to manager level)
  • CPA
  • Strong technical accounting skills
  • SEC reporting experience
  • Ability to manage, motivate and develop other professionals.
  • Strong presentation skills and ability to communicate within the Company at all levels.
  • B.S. in Accounting