Interim Controller

Northbrook, IL | Job ID: 60909

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Job Description

LaSalle Network has partnered with a global, multi-billion-dollar pharmaceutical company that is seeking a Controller to join their team. They recently divested their nuclear pharma business and are looking to grow their team and double in size within the next 48 months. This position is open as they need someone to come in and be a key part establishing their department from the ground up. The Controller/CPA will sit at their corporate headquarters in Schaumburg and will be responsible for all accounting operations for this business unit, work directly with their executive leadership team, and build out the entirety of their accounting facet.   

Controller/CPA Responsibilities:  

  • Leadership of people to implement change, understand consequences and obtain commitment through coaching, training, and clear objective setting to meet the site’s short-term needs and long-term ambition.   

  • Develop department members to be key leaders within the organization. Build and sustain employee engagement by creating a culture of efficient execution and an environment in which individuals and teams can excel and continuously improve.  

  • Review and analyze internal financial data to identify issues, opportunities and trends to provide business owners and senior leaders with financial analysis input that will drive decision making including project profitability, productivity analysis, and return on investment  

  • Manage the month end accounting close, ensuring accurate and timely results that are in accordance with US GAAP  

  • Manages cost planning, analysis and reporting activities for manufacturing site which likely includes: setting production cost standards for labor and material, maintaining and updating actual cost files, partnering with manufacturing entity managers to develop and track budgets, updating forecasts, providing variance analysis, providing product cost analysis, etc.  

Controller/CPA Requirements:  

  • Must be a CPA  

  • MBA in Accounting and/or Finance   

  • 8+ years of accounting experience  

  • SAP experience preferred   

  • Ability to work within a team and as an individual contributor and leader, in a fast-paced, changing environment.  

  • Ability to leverage and/or engage others to accomplish projects.  

  • Strong verbal and written communications with ability to effectively communicate at multiple levels in the organization.  

If you are interested in the Controller/CPA opportunity, please apply today!  

Thank you, 

Ali Altmann  

Sr. Project Manager 

LaSalle Network 


Keywords: controller , cpa , finance , leadership , finance , mba ,  

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

LaSalle Network is the leading provider of professional staffing and recruiting services. LaSalle has worked with more than 10,000 companies, ranging from Fortune 500s to start ups. With units specializing in administrative, accounting and finance, marketing, executive search, technology, sales, supply chain, healthcare revenue cycle, call center, and human resources, LaSalle serves companies of all sizes and across all industries.