Controller

Location: Schaumburg, IL
Job Type: Direct Hire
Salary: $145,000.00 - $150,000.00
Date: 6/21/2017
Job ID: 02490397
Job Description
Global Specialty Logistics Company (Private) – Schaumburg, IL – Salary Commensurate with Experience
 
The Sizzle
  • Client base consists of Fortune 500 companies.
  • Flat organization, which means a lot of access to C level execs, including CFO.
  • Great work/life balance (40-45 hours work week).
  • Great company culture, active social calendar/parties.
  • Lots of opportunities to learn various parts of the business.
 
Note from Hiring Manager
  • Targeting 7-12 years’ experience.
  • CPA required, MBA preferred.
  • Must have controller experience; 6 direct reports, 25 non-direct reports.
     
Position Summary
Seeking Controller to provide accurate and timely US consolidated financials to management and leaders monthly. The role will also maintain internal controls over US reporting and oversight of the Accounts Payable, International Accounting, and General Accounting departments. The Controller will be responsible for other US reporting responsibilities including support for preparation of tax returns, annual audits, etc.
 
Minimum Education & Experience
  • BS in Accounting and CPA required with 5+ years’ accounting experience.
  • Experience in freight forwarding industry a plus.
  • Strong computer skills—proficiency in MS Office and familiarity with Microsoft Great Plains, AX, or similar accounting packages preferred.
  • Ability to interpret documents, such as safety rules operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals.
  • Effective communication skills to successfully speak before employee/customer groups.
  • Ability to calculate figures and amounts, i.e. discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume.
     
Duties & Responsibilities
  • Document and ensure compliance with internal control procedures surrounding US reporting processes.
  • Supervise Assistant Controller and Treasury Accountant in month-end close procedures.
  • Prepare monthly financial statements for US business unit and Borrowing Base Certificate for lenders.
  • Prepare monthly supplemental reports for management (review reports for accuracy prior to submittal).
  • Perform daily cash management activities, including review/approval of wire transfers and signing checks.
  • Oversee Assistant Controller in gathering data required for annual US audit (subset of Group consolidated audit) and quarterly/annual tax returns.
  • Work with FP&A Manager to gather data required for annual budgets; ensure accurate assumptions.
  • Assist VP, Controller to identify how to reduce reporting timeline to enhance timeliness of reporting.
  • Other related duties as assigned.