Itasca, Illinois, Glass Solutions, Inc. is seeking a strong hands-on Assistant Controller with prior experience in the Construction Industry. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 5 years’ experience working for a union based commercial subcontractor. They will have a broad knowledge of accounting and auditing practices involving month/year end close, journal entries, account reconciliations, balance sheet and income statement analysis, accruals, fixed assets, debt schedules, and financial statements. Demonstrated passion for the construction industry and personally hungry, humble and smart. Able to learn from, grow and succeed current accounting and administrative leaders helping to take the company to the next level.
The Assistant Controller will assist the Controller and is responsible for the day to day operations of the Accounting Department. The Assistant Controller will help maintain consistent accounting policies, procedures, records and controls to ensure accurate financial statements that comply with GAAP.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Include but not limited to:
Assists the Controller in the direction and execution of the accounting, administration and payroll functions and assist with the HR function (layoff checks, missed time, PTO etc. as needed.)
Recommends financial actions by analyzing and interpreting accounting options
Develops & maintains internal control system for ensuring data integrity over operational accounting transactions.
Ensures that monthly account reconciliations are completed.
Manages weekly Payroll processes including Project and General Ledger interface.
Supports the company’s Risk Management including Contracts, Legal and Insurance compliance
Leads Job Cost accounting, insurance, waivers and monthly Job P&L, WIP calculations and Journal Entries
Assists in the company’s monthly and annual Tax and Accounting reporting.
Banking and Daily financial transaction support
Assists in or leads special projects whenever asked.
Provides training and ERP expertise to operational staff as needed
Provides technical support on the company’s accounting system
Develops and mentors accounting staff
Maintains the chart of accounts
Coordinates and assists in the preparation of information to external auditors for various audits (including Government, Union, Bank and job/customer.)
Ensures compliance with local, state, and federal government reporting requirements and tax filings and assists with any related audits
Other duties may be assigned as needed.
Planning/organizing—the individual prioritizes and plans work activities and uses time efficiently.
Management Abilities—the individual needs to be able to manage and support accounting staff.
Interpersonal skills—the individual works well with and seeks to build rapport with co-workers, maintains confidentiality, remains open to others' ideas and exhibits willingness to try new things.
Oral communication—the individual speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations and demonstrates group presentation skills.
Problem solving—the individual identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner, gathers and analyzes information skillfully and maintains confidentiality.
Quality control—the individual demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness and monitors own work to ensure quality.
Adaptability—the individual adapts to changes in the work environment, manages competing demands and is able to deal with frequent change, delays or unexpected events.
Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, CPA preferred, CCIFP designation or is willing to obtain.
3-5+ years’ experience as Auditor, Accounting Manager or Assistant Controller or other experience with similar skills.
Experience with Construction Accounting including percentage of completion and job cost accounting helpful.
Experience with integrated SMB Accounting and ERP software package.
Demonstrated ability to roll-up sleeves and work with team members in a hands-on capacity
Experience with multi-location, multi-entity, and/or multi-state operation
Experience in a mid-sized family owned company with a small accounting organization.
Strong leadership skills required.
Advanced Microsoft Excel skills and experience with other Microsoft Office software
Strong organizational and analytical skills
Articulate with excellent verbal and written communication skills
Excellent attention to detail and accuracy, judgment and problem solving
Ability to think creatively, highly driven and self-motivated, organized, professional and reliable.
Full English fluency is required.
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret financial statements and contract documents. Effectively respond to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints. Conduct effective and persuasive presentations on controversial or complex topics to top management and business unit headquarters.
Ability to define problems, to collect data, to establish facts, and to draw valid conclusions. Interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or graphical form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
Principals Only - No Recruiters
Glass Solutions, Inc. provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.