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Assistant Controller




Job Number: 119815
Offered Through: Brilliant Management Resources
Job Location: Oakbrook, IL
Job Type: Contract to Hire
Degree: Bachelors Degree Accounting and Finance
Job Post Date: 12/06/2018
Job Description:
Our client, a publicly traded Financial Service organization in the Western is in need of an Assistant Controller.  The need is immediate for a contract to hire basis.  The Assistant Controller will report to Director of Finance.  The Assistant Controller responsibilities and requirements are listed below:
 
ASSISTANT CONTROLLER Responsibilities:
Oversee the external financial reporting, payroll and accounts payable teams
Work closely with the directors and manager of those areas to ensure the operations run smoothly
Provide guidance when issues arise to ensure they are addressed promptly and effectively
Serve as the technical accounting expert for the Company 
Evaluate and determine appropriate treatment for complex accounting and reporting matters 
Ensure that financial statements are prepared in accordance with US GAAP and SEC regulations
Keep current new accounting standards 
Lead implementation pronouncements and SEC regulations as they apply to the Company
Maintain a strong relationship with the FP&A and divisional finance teams
Continuously re-evaluate internal controls to support company goals and SOX requirements
Review work flows and drive continuous process improvements
Act as a change agent to increase operational effectiveness
 
ASSISTANT CONTROLLER Requirements:
7 years experience in Accounting, including at least 5 years of supervisory experience
Bachelor’s degree in Accounting
CPA certification required
Big 4 (or next tier) public accounting audit experience (5 years strongly preferred)
Solid knowledge of GAAP and SEC reporting experience required
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills 
Ability to interact well with management and all levels of the organization across functional areas
Proven ability to lead, motivate and mentor staff and drive results
Sound business acumen, judgment and problem-solving skills 
Initiative and drive to get the job done
Strong work ethic with a hands-on approach
Self-starter, able to work effectively under pressure 
Manage competing priorities in a fast-paced, dynamic, deadline-driven environment
 
If you or anyone you know is interested and qualified, please apply!

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