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Controller

Description

Position Summary:

Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer (CFO), the Controller will be responsible for oversight of all finance/accounting and reporting activities in an environment with multiple international locations and significant multi-currency transactions. The Controller will have responsibility for the day-to-day global financial operations.  As senior leader to the CFO, the Controller will be involved in supporting presentations to the Board of Directors and will work closely with Treasury and the senior leadership team.

The Controller will lead all day-to-day finance operations and supervise a team of 5-6 staff members including functional responsibility over accounting, general ledger, accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, and bank reconciliations. The Controller will ensure that company has the systems, processes, and procedures in place to support effective program implementation and conduct flawless audits. The Controller will work closely with other senior leaders and their staffs, not only to educate them regarding treasury and finance/accounting procedures but also to explore how the treasury and finance/accounting functions can support the organization’s operations.



Essential Duties and Responsibilities
include the following. Other duties may be assigned.


Finance/Accounting Leadership

  • Oversee all global accounts, ledgers, and reporting systems ensuring compliance with appropriate   GAAP / IFRS standards and regulatory requirements. Maintain internal control and safeguards for receipt of revenue, costs, and program budgets and actual expenditures.
  • Consistently analyze financial data and present financial reports in an accurate and timely manner; clearly communicate monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statements; monitor progress and changes and keep senior leadership abreast of companies financial status.
  • Oversee all global financial and accounting processes in all locations and in all currencies.
  • In conjunction with companies  leadership, prepare the annual budget, plans, and forecasts; administer and review all financial plans and compare to actual results with a view to identify, explain, and correct variances as appropriate.
  • Consistently review processes and procedures, analyzing to insure appropriateness, and developing and instituting new or revised processes and procedures as necessary.
  • Coordinate and monitor all audit activity ensuring successful on time audit.
  • Support the CFO in engaging the Board of Directors around issues and trends in financial operating models and delivery.
  • Manage organizational cash flow forecasting by working in partnership with Treasury and the senior leaders; continuously collaborate with senior leaders to assess the financial efficacy of program operations and establish finance and administrative systems to support program operations.
  • Coordinate, monitor, and support taxation requirements insuring timely completion of tax returns.
  • Manage and track the performance of invested assets in keeping with policies and investment guidelines.

Team Leadership

  • Leverage strengths of the assigned team members, help to clarify roles and responsibilities and develop and implement training programs in order to maximize and reach optimal individual and organizational goals.
  • Perform periodic employee check-ins with employees (at least monthly) to discuss successes and challenges and their career aspirations.
  • Perform formal performance reviews per the performance review schedule.
  • Provide leadership in strengthening internal communications with staff at all levels throughout the organization; create and promote a positive and supportive work environment.

Requirements

Qualifications

This is an extraordinary opportunity for a mature leader with seven to ten years of treasury and finance/accounting experience, ideally beginning in accounting and audit, followed by experience gathering, evaluating, presenting and reporting financial information to executive teams and external stakeholders. The Controller will ideally have experience in a complex international environment.

Other qualifications include:

  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and unwavering commitment to companies values and mission; a proactive, hands-on strategic thinker who will own, in partnership with the CFO, the responsibility for finance and accounting.
  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree and CPA is required. In addition, an MBA is preferred.
  • Solid experience coordinating audit activities and managing reporting, budget development and analysis, accounts payable and receivable, general ledger, payroll, and accounting for investments in a global multi-location multi- currency environment.
  • Technology savvy with experience in managing relationships with software vendors; advanced knowledge of accounting and reporting software.  Experience with Great Plaines is highly preferred.
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills and excellent Microsoft Office skills.
  • Commitment to recruiting, mentoring, training, and retaining a diverse team; the foresight and ability to delegate accordingly.
  • Keen analytic, organization and problem solving skills which allows for strategic data interpretation versus simple reporting.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills; experience in effectively communicating key data, including presentations to senior management, the board of directors and other outside partners.
  • Ability and desire to translate complex financial concepts to individuals at all levels including finance and non-finance managers.
  • Ability to navigate a complex multi-national, multi-location, multi-currency organization in a very fast paced environment.

Job Snapshot

Location US-IL-Lincolnshire
Employment Type Full-Time
Pay Type Year
Pay Rate $0.00 - $145,000.00 /Year
Store Type Accounting
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Creative Financial Staffing

CFS is a leading, employee-owned staffing firm—the largest one founded by CPA firms. With more than two decades of experience helping companies locate, attract and hire exceptional accounting, finance & IT professionals, CFS has unique resources to better understand hiring needs, attract higher-caliber candidates and assess candidate potential. Established in 1994, CFS today operates 30+ offices across 21 states and the Caribbean. Serving most major U.S. markets and beyond, CFS connects companies with candidates, from entry-level to executive level, temporary to direct hire and project support to interim management. Learn More

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US-IL-Lincolnshire
Snapshot
Creative Financial Staffing
Company:
US-IL-Lincolnshire
Location:
Full-Time
Employment Type:
Year
Pay Type:
$0.00 - $145,000.00 /Year
Pay Rate:
Accounting
Store Type:

Description

Position Summary:

Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer (CFO), the Controller will be responsible for oversight of all finance/accounting and reporting activities in an environment with multiple international locations and significant multi-currency transactions. The Controller will have responsibility for the day-to-day global financial operations.  As senior leader to the CFO, the Controller will be involved in supporting presentations to the Board of Directors and will work closely with Treasury and the senior leadership team.

The Controller will lead all day-to-day finance operations and supervise a team of 5-6 staff members including functional responsibility over accounting, general ledger, accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, and bank reconciliations. The Controller will ensure that company has the systems, processes, and procedures in place to support effective program implementation and conduct flawless audits. The Controller will work closely with other senior leaders and their staffs, not only to educate them regarding treasury and finance/accounting procedures but also to explore how the treasury and finance/accounting functions can support the organization’s operations.



Essential Duties and Responsibilities
include the following. Other duties may be assigned.


Finance/Accounting Leadership

  • Oversee all global accounts, ledgers, and reporting systems ensuring compliance with appropriate   GAAP / IFRS standards and regulatory requirements. Maintain internal control and safeguards for receipt of revenue, costs, and program budgets and actual expenditures.
  • Consistently analyze financial data and present financial reports in an accurate and timely manner; clearly communicate monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statements; monitor progress and changes and keep senior leadership abreast of companies financial status.
  • Oversee all global financial and accounting processes in all locations and in all currencies.
  • In conjunction with companies  leadership, prepare the annual budget, plans, and forecasts; administer and review all financial plans and compare to actual results with a view to identify, explain, and correct variances as appropriate.
  • Consistently review processes and procedures, analyzing to insure appropriateness, and developing and instituting new or revised processes and procedures as necessary.
  • Coordinate and monitor all audit activity ensuring successful on time audit.
  • Support the CFO in engaging the Board of Directors around issues and trends in financial operating models and delivery.
  • Manage organizational cash flow forecasting by working in partnership with Treasury and the senior leaders; continuously collaborate with senior leaders to assess the financial efficacy of program operations and establish finance and administrative systems to support program operations.
  • Coordinate, monitor, and support taxation requirements insuring timely completion of tax returns.
  • Manage and track the performance of invested assets in keeping with policies and investment guidelines.

Team Leadership

  • Leverage strengths of the assigned team members, help to clarify roles and responsibilities and develop and implement training programs in order to maximize and reach optimal individual and organizational goals.
  • Perform periodic employee check-ins with employees (at least monthly) to discuss successes and challenges and their career aspirations.
  • Perform formal performance reviews per the performance review schedule.
  • Provide leadership in strengthening internal communications with staff at all levels throughout the organization; create and promote a positive and supportive work environment.

Requirements

Qualifications

This is an extraordinary opportunity for a mature leader with seven to ten years of treasury and finance/accounting experience, ideally beginning in accounting and audit, followed by experience gathering, evaluating, presenting and reporting financial information to executive teams and external stakeholders. The Controller will ideally have experience in a complex international environment.

Other qualifications include:

  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and unwavering commitment to companies values and mission; a proactive, hands-on strategic thinker who will own, in partnership with the CFO, the responsibility for finance and accounting.
  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree and CPA is required. In addition, an MBA is preferred.
  • Solid experience coordinating audit activities and managing reporting, budget development and analysis, accounts payable and receivable, general ledger, payroll, and accounting for investments in a global multi-location multi- currency environment.
  • Technology savvy with experience in managing relationships with software vendors; advanced knowledge of accounting and reporting software.  Experience with Great Plaines is highly preferred.
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills and excellent Microsoft Office skills.
  • Commitment to recruiting, mentoring, training, and retaining a diverse team; the foresight and ability to delegate accordingly.
  • Keen analytic, organization and problem solving skills which allows for strategic data interpretation versus simple reporting.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills; experience in effectively communicating key data, including presentations to senior management, the board of directors and other outside partners.
  • Ability and desire to translate complex financial concepts to individuals at all levels including finance and non-finance managers.
  • Ability to navigate a complex multi-national, multi-location, multi-currency organization in a very fast paced environment.
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