Corporate Controller

Location: Chicago, IL, USA

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Workplace Type: Remote

The Corporate Controller is responsible for the accounting operations of the company, including producing financial reports, maintaining a system of accounting records, and implementing controls and budgets designed to mitigate risk. This individual is responsible for improving the accuracy of the company's reported financial results and ensuring that reported results comply with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) or international financial reporting standards (IFRS).

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Maintain a documented system of accounting policies and procedures; implements a system of controls over accounting transactions to minimize risk.
  • Continuously improve accounting processes, internal controls, and financial reporting methodologies to enhance efficiency and accuracy
  • Collaborate with legal, operations, information technology and human resources, to ensure financial information accuracy and alignment with broader business objectives.
  • Oversee the production of financial reports, ensuring that the reported results comply with generally accepted accounting principles or international financial reporting standards.
  • Oversee the operations of the accounting staff, which could include accounts payable, accounts receivable, bank reconciliations, and payroll.
  • Run an effective and efficient financial close process.
  • Adapt and problem-solve to handle evolving financial scenarios, demonstrating the ability to address challenges and drive effective solutions
  • Provide comprehensive financial updates to senior management by evaluating, analyzing, and reporting appropriate data points.
  • Prepare special reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends.
  • Monitor and confirm financial condition by conducting audits and providing information to external auditors.
  • Work closely with FP&A staff, including cash flow forecasting.
  • Recruit, select, onboard, and train accounting team.
  • Effectively manage accounting staff by coaching, counseling, and disciplining employees. Plan, monitor, and appraise staff results.
  • Support the annual budgeting process by collecting, analyzing, and consolidating financial data, making recommendations by comparing actual financial results to forecasts and budgets.
  • Work with external auditors and provides needed information for the annual audit.
  • Support any aspects of due diligence for any potential merger and acquisition opportunities or debt offerings.
  • Ensure compliance with global, federal, state, and local legal requirements by studying existing and new legislation, anticipating future legislation, enforcing adherence to requirements, filing financial reports, and advising management on needed actions.
  • Protect operations by keeping financial information and plans confidential.
  • Perform other related duties as necessary or assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • CPA required
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in a senior-level accounting role.
  • Proven knowledge of finance law and regulatory standards (GAAP).
  • High degree of accuracy, attention to detail, and self-motivation to be accountable to deliverables and deadlines.
  • Strong understanding of banking and payroll processes.
  • Experience with international multi-entity legal structure required
  • Significant experience working in a multinational company, with significant revenue recognition experience in ACS 606 or IFRS 15.
  • Proven experience using and maintaining financial systems/applications. Experience with NetSuite preferred.
  • Proficient in MS Office Suite
  • Proven record of leveraging technology or automation to reduce manual processes
  • Experience leading and managing accounting staff.
  • Experience with SEC financial reporting requirements, including responsibility for the filing of quarterly and annual reports with the Securities and Exchange Commission, highly desirable.
  • Previous experience with Blackline, Alteryx, or Power BI preferred.

ROLE COMPETENCIES

Analytics and Problem Solving

  • Ensures data accuracy and integrity and conducts detailed analysis to solve problems and provide recommendations and insights.
  • Considers the big picture, including all stakeholders, and looks beyond the obvious to anticipate problems and data needs and proactively find solutions.
  • Effectively able to navigate between strategic business decisions and current tactical outcomes.

Drives for Results 

  • Takes ownership and action to deliver timely, quality results and when dealing with ambiguity or risk to exceed stakeholder and customer expectations.

Financial Acumen and Controls

  • Possesses and applies financial accounting and reporting knowledge, policies and procedures.
  • Upholds all company and regulatory policies, compliance standards and controls to protect business integrity.

Partnering for Business Success 

  • Partners and collaborates within and outside of Finance to create positive financial outcomes, generate better ideas, resolve issues and gain a global team perspective.
  • Educates and influences others by explaining the connection between business, finance and customer needs.

Process and Project Management 

  • Establishes, follows and improves end-to-end processes across projects and tasks.
  • Manages activities/projects through structured, disciplined processes to deliver on expectations.

Advanced Group leverages over 30 years of expertise in talent acquisition, staffing, and outsourcing solutions to operate the award-winning Advanced Group family of brands, including Advanced Clinical, Catena Solutions, Advanced RPO, and WunderLand Group. Together, with mastery across professional disciplines and global markets, we’re dedicated to make a difference, every day, for our clients, our candidates, each other, and our communities. Advanced Group’s Shared Services team provides corporate services such as Marketing, Human Resources, Finance & Accounting, IT, and Operations to each of our brands. Our employees are the foundation of our energetic and collaborative environment, where constant learning and service to others take top priority. We seek dynamic, hard-working team members who are inspired to work amongst diverse backgrounds and perspectives. From our altruistic mission to outstanding career development opportunities, there’s no better place to grow your career than Advanced Group.

EEO Employer Verbiage:

At Advanced Group, our commitment to diversity and inclusion in every part of our organization is crucial to fulfilling our mission and demonstrating our REAL values. A diverse staff allows us to effectively draw on different perspectives and enhance our efficiency and effectiveness. Diversity thereby strengthens the legitimacy and relevance of Advanced Group in delivering services to our clients. We seek talented, creative individuals from a variety of backgrounds and cultures to work with us. It is our priority that our workplace be inclusive, welcoming of diverse ideas and appreciative of valuable experience.

Equal Employment Opportunity

It is Advanced Group’s practice not to discriminate against any Employee or applicant because of sex, race, color, age, national origin, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation or sexual preference, pregnancy or maternity, genetic information, marital status, physical or mental disability, medical condition, military or veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

This practice applies to all terms and conditions of employment including, but not limited to, hiring, training, compensation, benefits, promotions, transfers, layoff, Company-sponsored education, social and recreational programs, and treatment on the job. If you have a disability or handicap and would like us to accommodate you in any reasonable way, please inform your Recruiter so that we can meet to discuss the appropriate alternatives available.

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