Assistant Controller

Creative Financial Staffing
Schaumburg, Illinois
May 16, 2024
May 24, 2024
Work Mode
Full Time
Employment Type
Organization Type
Assistant Controller

Our client is a global, US-based specialized manufacturer that is growing extensively, with customers in high demand, high growth industries. The Assistant Controller position due to promotion/growth. The Assistant Controller will help lead the domestic accounting & finance function and be a strategic business partner, contributing to the growth and assist with overseeing & review of foreign subsidiaries financials and business processes along with providing financial results to the parent company. Very high-profile role, working side by side leadership and an excellent opportunity to grow, develop, and have an impact in the Accounting/Finance functions and the business.

Responsibilities of the Assistant Controller:
  • Hands on, assist in leading the domestic Accounting/Finance group and with overseeing/review of foreign subsidiaries financials and processes
  • Help in leading the global month end close and internal reporting
  • Assist in the process for financial reporting, reviewing of account reconciliations and consolidation of foreign subsidiaries
  • Assist with budgeting, providing budget to actuals analysis and insights
  • Analysis of gross margin by customers, products, and locations, working capital, production variances, costs, and forecasting results in balance sheet, income statement, cash flow
  • Create and manage KPI's to provide insight into trends, new opportunities, and risks
  • Work closely with leadership to ensure that Finance is providing timely and accurate data needed to operate the business
  • Ensure areas of risk are identified and the proper controls are in place
  • Review and research new, complex, or unusual business transactions
  • Assist with audits
  • Point of contact for accounting systems in the Accounting/Finance function with the technology groups

Ideal Experience for the Assistant Controller:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting
  • CPA is preferred
  • Prior public accounting experience a plus
  • Progressive experience supervising / leading Accounting functions
  • Knowledge of technical accounting matters, GAAP, IFRS and foreign subsidiaries
  • Manufacturing / Products industry experience
  • Success and drive working as a true business partner to contribute to the overall company goals
  • Ability to collaborate with groups cross-functionally
  • Process/business improvements
  • Strong ERP systems experience

About the Assistant Controller Opportunity:
  • Opportunity to be a business partner
  • Great opportunity to create value, be highly recognized
  • Opportunity for growth within the subsidiary and operating companies
  • Highly visible role to company as a whole
  • Strong leadership team, employees are highly valued and appreciated
  • Family Culture, Hybrid work, excellent benefits
  • Work in high demand, developing, growing industries
  • Very stable and growing international company
  • Poised for strong growth, part of a global diversified leader
  • International exposure