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Robert Half Assistant Controller in CHICAGO, Illinois


To apply for this Assistant Controller role, email your resume to John Sadofsky (john.sadofsky@roberthalf.c0m) In the subject line, type "Assistant Controller" role


  • Maintain accounting, financial reporting, financial control, and information systems to ensure strong records, appropriate authorizations of transactions, and safeguarding of assets

  • Improve automation and efficiency of essential processes including reconciliations

  • Establish systems of internal controls, including monitoring and revising them accordingly

  • Create and enforce departmental standard operating procedures and desk policies

  • Be the point person and/or manage for the annual external audit and other regulatory requirements as required.

  • Conduct monthly, quarterly and year-end closing of accounting records

  • Guide monthly, quarterly and annual financial closing and reporting processes, including Balance Sheet reviews, account reconciliations and reserve updates (as applicable)

  • Manage the creation and production of accurate financial statements (observing GAAP)

  • Develop, prepare and communicate global accounting policies and procedures

  • Analyze financial statements for discrepancies and other issues to be brought to the Controller and CFO's attention.


Critical Job Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting and CPA certification

  • 10+ yrs public accounting and multinational industry experience mix (minimum 3 years public accounting) with publicly-traded companies

  • Enjoy building accounting teams and processes in anticipation of an IPO or other event

  • Work independently in a fast-paced environment, thrive in a fast-paced environment

  • Multitask and prioritize own workload to meet deadlines

  • Excellent communication and documentation skills

  • Systems savvy / technology enthusiast – system knowledge of Netsuite, Salesforce and MS Office

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