Controller - Manufacturing

Creative Financial Staffing
Oak Brook, Illinois
May 01, 2024
May 23, 2024
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Work from office
Full Time
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Job Title: Divisional Controller

Industry: Manufacturing

Join Our Team:
Are you ready to take your financial expertise to the next level with a leading manufacturer of earth moving equipment, ships, and other transportation vehicles? We are seeking a seasoned Divisional Controller for our office. This positon places you in a high-visibility position with our executive leadership and CFO.

About Our Company:
As a major player in the large equipment manufacturing sector, we operate several facilities across the nation. Our headquarters in the near west suburbs of Chicago features a state-of-the-art attached warehouse facility. We pride ourselves on our robust operations and our commitment to excellence in all aspects of our business.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Oversee the financial statement consolidation process and submit reports to supervisors.
  • Manage month-end close activities, including journal entries, account analysis, and internal financial reporting.
  • Conduct cost accounting, focusing on shop orders and maintaining accurate cost of sales records.
  • Handle external and bank audits, ensuring compliance and readiness.
  • Act as the main point of contact for external auditors, supported by the Senior Accountant.
  • Engage in treasury management, including bank reconciliations and maintaining fixed asset schedules.
  • Lead the credit approval process, oversee AR collections, and monitor AP operations to maintain internal controls.
  • Implement policies and procedures that comply with US GAAP.
  • Prepare and analyze financial data to drive efficiency and support strategic decision-making.

Desired Qualifications:
  • At least 10 years of progressive experience in manufacturing accounting, either in public accounting or private industry.
  • Minimum 3-4 years in a financial leadership role, preferably as a Controller.
  • CPA certification is highly preferred.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and extensive financial knowledge spanning accounting, budgeting, controls, and reporting.
  • Proficient in Excel with capabilities in using advanced functions such as IFs and VLOOKUPs.
  • Proven ability to work with undefined procedures and ensure timely financial closes.
  • Strong analytical skills and problem-solving capabilities.

We Offer:
  • A dynamic role with direct impact on the company's strategic and operational goals.
  • Extensive training and development opportunities.
  • Competitive salary and bonus package.
  • Direct exposure to executive leadership and potential for career advancement.

Annual Cash Compensation: $ 130,000 - $ 155,000