Assistant Controller/Controller

Location: Chicago, IL

Department: Accounting and Finance

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Experienced

We are looking for a reliable hands-on Assistant Controller/Controller to assist in the preparation of financial statements in compliance with all regulatory and accounting guidelines. You will be responsible for identifying and preventing discrepancies and helping set up control systems.

An effective Assistant Controller/Controller is very knowledge in the principles of accounting.  You must be an organized professional with a great eye for detail. You must be reliable and able to carry out tasks autonomously and collaboratively.

The goal is to contribute to keeping the accounting and financial processes of the company up to standard and ensure accurate financial reporting and control.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Support most aspects of accounting management (billing, tax forms, reporting etc.), and accounting and finance teams
  • Assist in the formulation of internal controls and policies to comply with legislation and established best practices
  • Assist in the preparation of detailed financial statements in compliance with official guidelines and requirements
  • Manage journal entries, invoices etc. and reconcile accounts for the monthly or annual closing
  • Assist in the preparation of budgets or forecasts
  • Participate in preparation for the annual audit.
  • Help in development of reports for management or regulatory bodies
  • Review the company’s accounting information to identify and resolve inaccuracies or imbalances
  • Utilize accounting system to facilitate processes and maintain records
  • When appropriate, able to delegate tasks to junior staff

Core Competencies:

  • Proven experience as an Assistant Controller or other similar position
  • Solid knowledge of GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles) and regulations
  • Excellent knowledge of accounting and financial processes (budgeting, financial closure, reporting etc.)
  • Understanding of data analysis and forecasting
  • Working knowledge of MS Office (especially excel) and accounting software. Experience with Intacct a plus but not required.
  • Well-organized with ability to prioritize
  • Very good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Attention to detail and problem-solving ability
  • BS/BA in accounting, finance or relevant field is preferred
  • Working towards a Professional certification (e.g. CPA) is a plus
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience working in a fast pace environment

About GG+A

GG+A has built a high-performance culture across all of its products and services. It is client-centric and committed to responding swiftly to client needs and requirements.  A challenging environment that seeks intelligent, energetic, self-motivated individuals who are achievement-oriented and have high integrity.  The firm’s strategy is to continue to grow, serving a widening global constituency of nonprofits, especially in the sectors of higher education, academic healthcare, independent schools, arts and culture, and selected institutions in human services, and national and global charities.

The primary mission of GG+A is to assist its clients in the substantial improvement and acceleration of their fundraising programs.  It seeks to align those programs with the institution’s core mission and ensure their sustainability.

Employee Benefits include medical, dental, vision, life insurance, flexible spending account, long-term care insurance, short- and long-term disability, 401(k) with employer match, transit benefits, health club reimbursement, pet insurance, paid time off (PTO) and 9 holidays plus a day off for your birthday.

 

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