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Assistant Controller

Creative Financial Staffing Chicago Full-Time
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Job Description

Our client is hiring for an Assistant Controller job in Chicago, IL. You must have a Bachelor's degree in Accounting and ten years of experience. The ideal candidate with be a public private blend with experience leading large teams. This role will have five direct reports and approximately 30 indirect reports. This position gives the opportunity to work with a very prestigious creative service firm in the Loop. There is a defined growth path and the ability to move into other areas within the Organization such as financial planning and analysis down the line. People who come to work for this Organization rarely leave as the turnover is incredibly low. This position also offers a very competitive benefit and compensation package.


The Assistant Controller job responsibilities include:

- Management and mentorship of the Accounts Payable, T&E, Accounts Receivable, Client Billing, General Ledger and Financial Reporting staff.

- Leading the month end and yearly close process

- Analyzing monthly metrics related to working capital

- Process control development

- Primary point person for all internal and external audits

- Coordination between the AP and billing teams

- Assisting the CFO and Controller as needed




- Bachelor's degree in Accounting

- CPA is required

- Over ten years of experience

- Over five years of experience leading sizable teams

- MBA is a plus

- SAP experience is a plus

- Public accounting experience is a plus

- ERP implementation experience is required

Recommended skills

Accounts Receivable
Financial Statements
Accounts Payable
General Ledger
Working Capital
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Creative Financial Staffing (CFS) is a leading, employee-owned staffing firm—the largest one founded by CPA firms. Since our founding in 1994, CFS has established 30+ offices in the United States and the Caribbean. 

Understanding & delivering: With more than two decades of experience, CFS has unique resources to better understand hiring needs, attract higher-caliber candidates and assess candidate potential. Locating and hiring accounting, finance & IT professionals is our specialty. 

Highly qualified professionals at every level: We are committed to recruiting top talent for our clients, ranging from entry to senior level professionals. To develop a list of quality candidates, we conduct a rigorous screening process involving personal interviews, professional reference checks, and employment/degree verification. 

Personal attention:
Time and time again our clients commend us on our individual focus and service. Client and recruit satisfaction is the most important part of our business, and we work hard to ensure that each placement we make is the absolute best.

Career Opportunities

We are growing! CFS is always looking for team-oriented, enthusiastic, entrepreneurial and customer service driven professionals to join our team. If this sounds like you, come join our team and see what we're all about!


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