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Assistant Controller - Outsourcing - Oak Brook
Clifton Larson Allen | Chicago, Illinois
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Job Description

Assistant Controller

We're hiring an Assistant Controller to join our outsourcing practice in our Oak Brook, IL location to provide customized finance and accounting solutions to our Chicagoland clients. Outsourcing is a key strategic growth area of the firm, and the individual in this role will have the unique opportunity to work with the practice CFO to build this business from the ground up.

Strong technical accounting and finance skills desired, but most importantly, the candidate should possess an entrepreneurial mindset whereby s/he can identify opportunities to help clients achieve their own objectives. In addition, s/he should be passionate about being part of CLA's growth strategy by helping build a robust and efficient outsourcing practice. The Assistant Controller will be part of a progressive, flexible work environment that allows s/he to shape their own career as the outsourcing practice grows.

The Assistant Controller is accountable for acting as and managing the designated function(s) for the client. S/he is also accountable for identifying and implementing best practices related to the service(s) provided to add value to the client. Develops full knowledge of GAAP (FASB/SFAS) and deep understanding of financial and operational aspects of his/her specific industry

Assistant Controller Responsibilities

* Records and analyzes client's financial information. Analyzes and interprets financial information that client leaders need to make sound business decisions.
* Prepares financial reports for other groups (creditors, regulatory agencies, tax authorities, and more).
* Reviews and monitors costs inherent in the business.
* Schedules expenditures, analyzes variances, and may identify corrective actions when necessary.
* Ability to independently prepare financial statements
* Technical Knowledge
* Develops and maintains a thorough working knowledge of accounting software packages and integrated finance tech stacks
* Participates in local industry groups to build network, expand the CLA brand, and develop knowledge to become a trusted industry expert.

Organizational Interfaces

The Assistant Controller reports directly to the Outsourcing CFO. S/he regularly interacts with Managing Principals, industry Principals, service Principals, and other functional groups within CLA and at the client site. S/he supervises accounting services staff which may include CLA accounting services staff, client accounting services staff, or both. S/he will typically spend 90% of time on client assignments with some time spent at client locations.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

* Minimum of five to eight years relative work experience as a Senior Accountant, or equivalent for Assistant Controller work.
* Education: BA/BS degree in accounting or related field required.
* Proficiency and aptitude for applicable software (Microsoft Excel, Accounting Software, etc.).
* Ability to travel to loc

About Clifton Larson Allen

CliftonLarsonAllen is committed to being nationally recognized as a great place to work and build a career. Our compensation and benefit offeringsin addition to professional learning and development programsare aligned with this commitment. We want you to have an exceptional career, with challenging projects, continuous improvement, and leadership opportunities.

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