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Controller & Director, Finance

Creative Financial Staffing

This is a Full-time position in Chicago, IL posted January 9, 2021.

Client is a middle market manufacturing company in the Northern Suburbs.

Looking for a person that has full ownership of the financial statements and own the PL of the company.

• Work closely with the President to execute the strategic vision and long-term plan for the future of the Company.

This will include evaluating and enhancing the general financial management and budgeting processes and system of internal controls.

• Helping and supporting Costing methods
• Understand implications of financial results and proactively communicate to operations team the areas of concern and reason for gaps in expected outcome.

• Oversee the month-end close, treasury and budgeting activities for the Company.

• Work closely with the CEO to provide overall budgeting and analysis with clear insights and decisions to support the strategic initiatives.

• Must possess strong capabilities in leading and executing statistical/analytical modeling forecasts based on the key metrics of the business.

• Manage a staff of people responsible for AP, AR, Invoicing and accounting/financial activities and outcomes.

• Prepare weekly cash flow forecasts while evaluating programs that minimize DSO, optimize liquidity, improve operating, investing and financing cash flows and minimize risks.

• Maintain general ledger and integration with reporting modules.

• Prepare monthly financial closes and consolidated financial statements.

• Prepare consolidated forecasts and other reports and analysis as required.

• Prepare financial information so that outside accountants can complete tax returns.

• Work with sales to understand and track changes in the sales forecast and signal financial benefits and consequences of forecast changes Qualifications
• BS in Accounting or higher
• 7-10 years of finance/accounting experience, experience in technology service and/or construction preferred.

• Experience with Cost accounting is a plus.

• Experience preparing budgets and forecasts and related analysis.

• Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.

• Creative problem-solving capabilities with a proven track record of taking ownership of issues and orchestrating resources to meet goals.

• Experience within a growth, outcome-based and execution-focused organization a plus.

• Proven track record of trustworthiness and discretion in dealing with confidential information.

• Excellent communication skills and ability to translate financial results into operational recommendations.

• CPA a plus

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