Salary Mid-Point: $120,000
Location: Chicago IL
Job Type: Permanent
IFG's Assistant Controller will lead the US Accounting Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable teams.  Key functional areas include general ledger, month-end close, account reconciliation, accounts payable, accounts receivable/collections, and daily transactional accounting.  This hands-on position will be responsible for the supervision and performance of all day-to-day and month-to-month duties essential to the Accounting/Finance department for the company, as well as the consolidation of the parent company.   The Assistant Controller will also support the annual third-party tax preparation and external audit support and maintain related records and produce financial and payroll reports. 

This position has 6 direct reports..

This job operates in a professional open office environment, on a hybrid basis (currently 3 days per week in the office).  Our client offers great leadership, good 401K match, onsite gym, and several other perks.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Daily cash monitoring/reconciliation of bank deposits, credit card receipts and payments
  • Supervise daily /weekly payables activity
  • Supervise receiving variance accounting 
  • Prepare wires/ACHs for approval
  • Foreign vendor payments preparation

  • Updating vendor billing tool for filing and collecting claims due from vendor
  • Collection management
  • Fixed asset schedule updating and reconciliation
  • General ledger account reconciliation

  • Month-end/year-end closes, and internal financials
  • Assist with financial analysis and variance reporting
  • Prepare internal ad-hoc financial reports / analysis for internal and external use
  • Primarily service interim and year-end audit fieldwork related to US operations.  Assist in annual financial statement preparation
  • Prepare certain sales, excise, and regulatory tax filings, and respond to related government entity inquiries
  • Payroll is currently accumulated by a third-party payroll processor
  • Assistant Controller and accounting staff is responsible for:
    • Ensuring all managers complete/submit timesheets and PTO approvals
    • Expense reimbursement requests are properly approved and added to third-party payroll system for payment
  • Payroll related journal entries are posted into the general ledger
  • Payroll funding transfer requests are made to fund payroll

  • Financial statement and general ledger design
  • Support continued updating of accounting policy guidelines
  • Assistance with benefits and HR administration (HR has primary responsibility)
  • Ad-hoc reporting and analysis
  • Other duties as assigned
Education and/or Work Experience Requirements
  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting
  • CPA and relevant experience required
  • Advanced academic work or experience in complex accounting and analytic systems.
  • 7+ years accounting experience required
  • Previous full-charge accounting experience required
  • Previous supervisory experience required
  • Experience in a private-equity portfolio company is preferred
  • Computer skills including Microsoft Office and Excel required

For immediate consideration, please email your resume to