Salary Mid-Point: $155,000
Location: Chicago IL
Job Type: Permanent

Corporate Controller


Company Overview


Our client is a growing mid-sized manufacturer and marketer of high quality equipment and supplies with an outstanding reputation. Our client has a broad portfolio of market leading products across a variety of categories and has an exciting track record of mergers and acquisitions.




Position Overview


Our manufacturing client is looking for a specifically experienced Corporate Controller to join their dedicated accounting team.  The Corporate Controller will provide sound and efficient execution of all core accounting functions in support of our diverse and acquisition-oriented business operations, development or improve processes and procedures, and manager a team of 7 direct reports. 


This role requires you to leverage both your technical accounting knowledge and your demonstrated business acumen to achieve tactical and strategic objectives for our dynamic, growth-focused business.  The Corporate Controller reports to the Chief Financial Officer.



Key Responsibilities:


  • Efficiently and consistently produce accurate and timely financial statements in compliance with generally accepted accounting principles and in compliance with our  internal controls
    • Manage and review month, quarter and year-end close
    • Identify and execute process enhancements
    • Analyze, interpret and present detailed results
  • Manage internal and external financial reporting requirements, including preparation of the annual Audit Report, board materials,  dashboards, and ad hoc requests
  • Drive cash optimization and working capital management strategies and processes in highly leveraged environment
  • Provide strong and sustained leadership, support and guidance to accounting team regarding both technical accounting/financial functions and their professional growth, development, and engagement
  • Partner cross-functionally within the organization as senior accounting counsel in the tactical and strategic operations of the business
  • Spearhead technical accounting research and management of complex accounting issues
  • Lead accounting support for M&A integration activities, ensuring thoughtful and efficient linkage to current operations
  • Partner with cost accountant to drive consistent costing methodologies and strategic data across diverse business operations (manufacturing and buy/sell)
  • Oversee and maintain accounting infrastructure within ERP platform
  • Administer outsourced tax compliance function
  • Manage year-end audit



  • 9+ years of progressive experience in accounting or finance, with a strong preference for experience in a manufacturing environment; public accounting and private equity ownership experience a plus
  • 3+ years of experience successfully leading and developing an accounting team
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance
  • Must have experience with Mergers and Acquisitions and the integration of accounting back office functions
  • CPA required
  • Demonstrated application of technical accounting skills across a diversity of business operations, specifically within the areas of: financial statement creation/review, financial reporting analysis, monitoring of key metrics, working capital/cash flow management, and costing
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with the ability to partner/collaborate with all levels of the organization
  • Superior analytical skills
  • Comfort and capability with ERP and budgeting systems
  • Ability to adjust in a fast-paced environment, managing deadlines proactively and effectively deploying resources

Qualified and interested candidates, please email your resume to: