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Controller

  • Location:

    Chicago

  • Sector:

    Accountancy & Finance

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    Negotiable

  • Contact:

    Sophie Epstein

  • Contact email:

    Sophie.Epstein@oliverjames.com

  • Job ref:

    JOB-082023-221754_1693315394

  • Published:

    11 Monate her

  • Expiry date:

    2023-09-28

Our client, a private equity and real estate investment manager is seeking a Controller to come in and lead multiple accounting and finance individuals. With over $90B in AUM, the team is rapidly growing.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead the preparation, analysis, and presentation of accurate and timely financial statements, including balance sheets, income statements, and cash flow statements, in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
  • Establish and maintain effective internal control procedures to safeguard company assets, ensure compliance with regulatory requirements, and mitigate financial risks.
  • Coordinate and manage the annual financial audit process, liaising with external auditors to ensure a smooth audit and timely completion. Ensure compliance with tax regulations, reporting requirements, and other statutory obligations.
  • Collaborate with senior management to develop annual budgets, financial forecasts, and performance metrics. Monitor and analyze budget-to-actual variances, identifying trends and recommending corrective actions as necessary.
  • Oversee cash flow management, including cash forecasting, liquidity management, and optimization of working capital. Implement strategies to maximize cash efficiency.
  • Provide insightful financial analysis to support strategic decision-making, investment evaluations, and capital allocation. Evaluate potential investment opportunities and assess their financial feasibility.
  • Lead and develop the finance and accounting team, fostering a collaborative and high-performing work environment. Mentor and coach team members to enhance their skills and contribute to their professional growth.

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or a related field
  • CPA designation preferred.
  • 8 years of experience in public and industry, 2-3 years of management experience.

If interested, please apply directly here or reach out to sophie.epstein@oliverjames.com.

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