Deerfield, IL

Industry: Accounting, Finance & Insurance


11 - 15 years

Posted 217 days ago

  by    Sharon Fitzpatrick

This job is no longer available.

Our client, a rapidly growing global company in the inspection, testing, certification and consulting business is seeking a Controller to maximize return on financial assets by establishing financial policies, procedures, controls, and reporting systems. The Controller leads a team of accounting professionals and is responsible for daily operations of the accounting and control function, interfacing with various departments, auditors, and other third-party vendors.

Travel to US locations with periodic international travel potentially required.

Essential Job Responsibilities:

    Guides financial decisions by establishing, monitoring, and enforcing policies and procedures.
    Protects assets by establishing, monitoring, and enforcing internal controls.
    Monitors and confirms financial condition by conducting audits; providing information to external auditors.
    Directs preparation of, reports which summarize and forecast company business activity and financial position for both management and investors.
    Achieves budget objectives by scheduling expenditures; analyzing variances; initiating corrective actions.
    Prepares special reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends.
    Complies with federal, state, and local legal requirements by studying existing and new legislation; anticipating future legislation; enforcing adherence to requirements; filing financial reports; advising management on needed actions.
    Maintains accounting staff by recruiting, selecting, orienting, coaching and training employees, and inspiring others to extraordinary results
    Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.
    Protects operations by keeping financial information and plans confidential.
    Maintains appropriate ERP system for the organization as it grows.
    Interfaces seamlessly with other departments

Preparation, Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

Candidates must have:

*    Bachelor?s degree in accounting or finance; Master?s a plus

*    CPA

*    Minimum of 10 years accounting experience showing progressive levels of responsibility (or at least 5 years at a public accounting firm)

*    Extensive experience with MS OFFICE applications including MS Excel.  

*    Demonstrated experience with ERP systems; Experience with NetSuite a plus.

*    Demonstrated business judgement

Strong candidates will also have:

*    International experience

*    Both private and public company experience (at a multi-national company)

*    M&A integration experience

$120K - $150K