Corporate Controller

Chicago, IL |$120-140K | Job ID: 86585

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Job Description

LaSalle Network’s client, the world leader in dairy, is a large family-owned business committed to providing healthy and delicious dairy products that bring people together every day. With the recent acquisition of a natural cheese division in Chicago, our client is establishing a new business and building out their accounting team.

If you’re looking for a unique experience with a company that offers strong brands, professional expertise, and a dynamic work environment that champions entrepreneurial spirt, hands-on responsibility and real opportunity for career development, we want to hear from you!

The Corporate Controller reports to the Senior Director Finance & Accounting and is responsible for overseeing the general accounting and financial reporting for the company. The ideal candidate is responsible for ensuring financial reporting is prepared in compliance with group financial policies as well as US GAAP. The candidate must possess strong accounting experience, communication, organizational, technology and leadership skills and will have at least 10 years of prior experience, including management responsibility and comprehensive knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP).

Corporate Controller Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the company’s financial reporting by consolidating data from various sources and using consolidation and integration tools such as CFP to ensure a complete set of consolidated financial reports
  • Responsible for statutory reporting to the parent company in France as well as the consolidated US GAAP financial statements for the operating and holding company
  • Responsible for managing the company’s cash settlement process and ensuring validation and reconciliation of all items
  • Act as key person to manage the completion of the acquisition opening balance sheet
  • Point of contact for the completion of the external audit and meeting all audit requirements
  • Provide technical accounting GAAP guidance and support to all company entities; at times, this may include involvement in due diligence and other activities surrounding acquisitions/dispositions
  • Responsible for proper timing and application of revenue recognition rules
  • Ensure that company financial records are maintained in compliance with company policies
  • Responsible for reviewing monthly/quarterly account reconciliations and other reports/documents to ensure sound financial reporting including balance sheet reconciliations
  • Work collaboratively across functional departments to improve efficiencies and resolve issues that could impact the financial statements.
  • Develop, implement, and monitor appropriate internal controls
  • Contribute to the design and implementation of new and ongoing updates to financial systems (HFM, SAP) including driving system efficiencies
  • Provide technical expertise and guidance to staff and internal customer groups on specific elements of audits and subsequent recommendations
  • Maintain current knowledge of new applicable accounting standards
  • Provide Treasury management support

Corporate Controller Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or other related academic discipline
  • CPA or Chartered Accountant designation
  • MBA or master’s degree is preferred
  • 10+ years of progressive accounting/controller experience within a multinational manufacturing business ideally in dairy or FMCG
  • Strong knowledge of IFRS and US GAAP, internal controls, and financial reporting required
  • Experience with financial consolidation accounting
  • Excellent communication and leadership skills
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and develop high-performing teams
  • Experience working with SAP, HFM, and banking platforms
  • Proficiency in all Microsoft Office products with advanced skills in Excel
  • Independent, self-motivated, self-managing, proactive and responsive with a bias for action and results
  • Adaptable to business changes and M&A activity
  • Proven ability to meet deadlines in a dynamic environment

If you are interested in this Corporate Controller role and qualify per the above requirement, please apply today!

Thank you,

Heidi Starck
Associate Director, Executive Search
LaSalle Network

Keywords and Related Terms: cpg , food production , retail , ecommerce , manufacturing , distribution , accounting , finance , operations

LaSalle Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer m/f/d/v.

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