Company: The Overture Group, LLC
Posted on: January 16, 2022
Our client, a leading food manufacturer in the Naperville area
is seeking a Corporate Controller. This Corporate Controller role
reports directly to the CFO and directs the financial activities of
the organization by managing corporate and plant financial
reporting and accounting. This role will supervise a team and have
the following responsibilities: coordinate the consolidated monthly
close and reporting, conduct income statement review/analysis,
perform financial trend analysis compared to company metrics,
manage centralized accounts payable/receivable functions, manage
centralized general ledger functions, including periodic review of
prepared account reconciliations, assist in annual operating budget
preparation, complete financial analysis, budget vs. actual, and
forecast vs. actual, coordinate and prepare documentation required
for annual external audit, and prepare financial analysis and
reports as necessary.
Responsible for the accounting calendar including monthly,
quarterly, consolidation, and year-end accounting close accuracy
and deadlines, leading teams to successful and timely execution in
accordance with GAAP, IFRS and other Company policies, continuously
providing training and working to develop and challenge team
members to exceed expectations.
Manages and coordinates day-to-day maintenance of the general
accounting systems including research and journal entry of activity
and the reconciliation to the general ledger.
Leads others and performs analysis and reconciliation of accounts,
including bank statements.
Researches and corrects account discrepancies as appropriate.
Coordinates with other departments and manages the consolidation of
the organization's financial records.
Prepares monthly, quarterly and annual consolidated financial
statements as appropriate and submits accurate and timely data for
financial reporting purposes.
Ensure high quality review processes for journal entry processing,
account reconciliations, fluctuation explanations, internal and
external financial reporting, and internal controls.
Oversee Corporate Accounting activities and controls, including
monthly close and corporate financials.
Drive continuous business process improvements through the design
and implementation of new technologies, overseeing robust and
accurate business requirements, reporting, and testing for all
system changes impacting Accounting.
Ensure controls adequately address business and technology risks,
and ensure all processes are documented, kept current, and executed
in accordance with Company policy, staying apprised of changes and
Oversee annual external audit and work closely with internal audit
to make improvements to the financial processes and controls
throughout the organization.
Attract, hire, train and retain high performing staff as supported
by growth in the business.
Implement, document and maintain adequate and effective internal
Drive continuous improvement within the internal and external
financial reporting processes.
Responsible for ensuring compliance with all applicable laws,
rules, and regulations.
Guide the implementation of new accounting pronouncements, related
disclosures, and other GAAP/IFRS implementation issues, including
roll out of training.
Oversee the drafting and maintenance of financial policies and
procedures for company-wide use.
Develop and disseminate accounting and reporting training and best
practices across the Company as necessary.
Collaborate with Corporate FP&A lead to ensure consistency of
reporting between Controllership and FP&A.
8-10+ years of accounting experience in a manufacturing
Degree in accounting or finance, MBA is a plus.
CPA is a plus.
Strong GAAP and IFRS knowledge.
Previous experience at a public accounting firm is a plus.
Experience managing accounting functions for a large organization
including experience at the Controller or Director level.
Ability to leverage strengths of the current finance team members,
help to clarify roles and responsibilities and develop and
implement training programs to maximize and reach optimal
individual and organizational goals.
Highly analytical, solutions oriented and see the "big
Excellent technical, verbal, and written communication skills to
explain results and proposals across varying levels of experience
within the organization.
Keywords: The Overture Group, LLC, Naperville , Corporate Controller, Accounting, Auditing , Naperville, Illinois
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