Salary Mid-Point: $120,000
Location: Chicago IL
Job Type: Permanent
IFG's HVAC client in Peoria is seeking a Controller to manage the finance and accounting function for the company; providing information about company activities that will assist management in making educated economic decisions.  This role is responsible for the BU’s monthly close process, the consolidation of financial reports for assigned entity(s) and ensuring that appropriate policies and procedures are met.

Responsibilities include generating monthly financial statements, operational analysis, project milestone review & billing, depreciation, G/L, budgeting and forecasting, inventory control, internal controls, payroll, and cash management.  Reports to the Corporate Controller with a dotted line to the location’s President.

Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions unless doing so will present an undue hardship on the Company’s business operations.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage the monthly close process.
  • Lead the financial consolidation of the applicable BU location (acquired company).
  • Provide timely and accurate reporting to internal and external constituencies
  • Review, document, implement and communicate the enforcement of correct and appropriate accounting policies and procedures in accordance with GAAP
  • Coordinate with corporate and site stakeholders to implement identified internal control improvements, while driving continuous improvement in all areas that interact with accounting and business processes
  • Provide guidance, training and support for the site’s accounting personnel to ensure that reporting and compliance objectives are achieved while supporting talent development initiatives and performance
  • Driving improvements to financial and operational controls in the context of a project-based business utilizing percentage of completion (POC) accounting,
  • Build-out the site’s accounting team as necessary to support growth
  • Support any additional, local acquisition and related integration activities while providing financial and strategic advice to Reedy management on these matters
  • Assist General Manager/Business Unit President with operational analysis on the BU financial performance.
  • Lead annual budget process.  Provide supporting documentation and guidance on the development of BU location annual budgets.
  • Oversees all general ledger, accounts payable, payroll, and fixed asset activities, ensuring accurate and timely processing of transactions and compliance with internal policies.
  • Assure any local tax compliance matters are completed timely and accurately.
  • Assist in any system implementations or related enhancements.
  • Respond to ad hoc needs with accurate and timely work to facilitate financial needs.
  • Participate in a wide variety of special projects and compile a variety of special reports.
  • Conform with and abide by all regulations, policies, work procedures and instructions.
  • Regular financial reporting to Corporate, as well as ad hoc requests
  • Manage annual audits of applicable BU location, serving as primary contact to Corporate and external auditors
  • Other tasks and duties as assigned.
Required Education/Experience:
  • Undergraduate degree in accounting or finance and a CPA License
    • An MBA or other advanced degree preferred
  • 5+ years in accounting leadership roles, including demonstrated management experience leading an accounting team
  • Public accounting or experience working in a private equity owned company preferred
  • Experience in a multi-project-based company, preferably in Construction, Engineering, or other project-based industry experience
  • Experience and demonstrated understanding of percentage of completion accounting (POC required)
  • Experience with M&A, Due Diligence and Integration in an acquisition environment preferred; or similar demonstrated process improvement and change management experience
  • Systems savvy with implementation experience and proficiency preferred
    • Proficiency in G/L, business intelligence and reporting tools preferred
    • MS Office suite proficiency required
Competencies
  • Financial Management
  • Attention to detail and ability to work independently
  • Organized with the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment
  • Effective stakeholder partner who will leverage an understanding of the business to provide meaningful support,
  • Drive a continuous improvement approach,
  • Strong communicator, who embraces change and operates effectively within a decentralized reporting environment that is undergoing change.