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Corporate Controller


Our client, a dynamic, NYSE, acquisition-oriented, international, industrial / manufacturing conglomerate, seeks a take-charge professional to join the senior management team of a complex operating business.  The company has an impressive history of growth, both organically and through acquisitions, and it anticipates significant growth in both revenue and earnings over the next 3-5 years.  It has a high-quality, experienced, innovative management team that has led it through impressive annual growth.  The company has a consistent track record of providing outstanding career opportunities to high potential financial professionals.  This opportunity is located in the Chicago area.


Reporting to the Division CFO, this person will be designated as a high-potential performer and will provide strategic financial oversight, accounting expertise and business leadership to the worldwide operating divisions.  This person will be responsible for providing leadership/oversight for all accounting and associated reporting activities for the business.  Additionally, they will provide financial/business advice over operational accounting, technical accounting, revenue recognition, working capital, external/management reporting, worldwide compliance/SOX matters, internal controls, financial and non-financial business process review, business strategy initiatives, and special projects.  This person will have considerable operations exposure not only in providing technical accounting, financial & business expertise to the operating groups, but also will make recommendations to improve profitability and process.  We are seeking a high-potential performer who can be promoted within three years, potentially to a CFO position.


  • BS, preferably in Accounting; MBA preferred. CPA required.
  • Minimum 12 years of relevant experience which includes managing, leading and mentoring staff. Prior Big 4 experience required, preferably as a Manager. Knowledgeable in US GAAP and current financial reporting trends.  
  • Prior manufacturing/industrial industry experience/exposure required. Prior experience to companies with international operations required.
  • A hands-on, take-charge financial professional with strong financial and analytical skills.  Detail-oriented and able to work within a matrix management structure.
  • High level of integrity and dependability with a strong sense of urgency and results-orientation.  Strong business and common sense.
  • Career-motivated, dedicated, committed leader. 

Compensation: Excellent compensation package consistent with experience level.  The compensation package includes salary, target bonus and a meaningful annual equity grant. If required, comprehensive full relocation package will be provided.


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