Financial Controller

  • Location
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Posted
  • Start Date
    ASAP
  • Salary
    USD90000 - USD120000 per annum
  • Expiry Date
    2024-05-06

Responsibilities:

Invoicing and Bill Pay

  • Match invoices to receivables in order to review and verify invoices for accuracy
  • Approve invoices for payment
  • Manage all bill pay to vendors and international suppliers
  • Communicate with vendors to resolve billing discrepancies
  • Timely and accurate processing of payments to vendors
  • Prepare financial reports as it relates to accounts payable

Financial Data Management and Reporting:

  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date financial records, including accounts payable and accounts receivable
  • Meticulously reconcile all financial transactions on a weekly and monthly basis, including sales, expenses, and inventory to ensure accuracy and consistency
  • Post necessary journal entries to adjust accounts and accurately reflect financial activity for the month in Quickbooks
  • Prepare and analyze comprehensive monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statements, including income statements, balance sheets, and cash flow statements
  • Generate financial reports and present findings and insights to leadership to support strategic decision-making and business growth
  • Conduct financial analysis to identify trends, opportunities, and areas for improvement

Budgeting, Forecasting and Cash Flow Planning:

  • Assist in the preparation of monthly budgets and cash flow forecasts
  • Develop accurate short-term and long-term cash flow projections by analyzing historical data, sales forecasts, and expense trends
  • Identify potential cash flow gaps and surpluses, allowing for proactive financial decision-making

Tax Compliance:

  • Ensure compliance with all state tax regulations
  • Collaborate with external accountants and software partners as needed

Expense Tracking:

  • Create budgets and a company wide system for tracking and reporting expenses
  • Analyze operating expenses and identify cost-saving opportunities without compromising operational effectiveness

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or a related field. CPA or similar certification is a plus.
  • MUST have experience in a consumer based product business
  • Proven experience as an accountant or in a similar finance role, preferably in an e-commerce or retail environment
  • Proficiency in accounting software (e.g., QuickBooks, Xero) and Microsoft Excel
  • Strong knowledge of accounting principles, financial regulations, and tax compliance
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Attention to detail and a high degree of accuracy in financial data management
  • Proactive entrepreneurial mindset and work ethic
  • Effective communication skills and the ability to collaborate with cross-functional teams
  • Ability to work independently, meet deadlines, and handle confidential information
  • Must be based in Chicago or willing to relocate

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