Topic: Chicago (Suburban), IL

Subject: Controller-hospitality industry, multi-location, mid-market sized organization-based in Chicagoland
Steve Eschbach
Member: 2006
Submitted on 04-16-17 12:33 am

Please note that I know Steve Callisher so qualified candidates who know me well (and I know you well) feel free to mention my name when reaching out for this opportunity. 


Controller – Hospitality industry, multi-location, mid-market sized organization – based in an attractive suburb of Chicago


We’re looking for a successful Accounting/Financial Management professional ideally with Corporate and multi-location/state field experience at the Controller level who will report directly to the CFO and oversee a small staff in Accounting and payroll.


Responsibilities will include:



    • Supervise and participate in the preparation of various financial statements and reports. 




    • Oversee the activities of corporate accounting; including general ledger, accounts receivable, accounts payable and payroll.


    • Direct internal audits involving review of accounting and administrative controls and oversee all related compliance including completion of annual audit.




    • Review monthly accounting close process monthly operating results. 


    • Preparation of the year to date cash flow. 


    • Perform cash projections to effectively manage cash balances and maximize the return on any excess cash balances. 




    • Supervise billings to clients for services provided and bill clients monthly for permitted reimbursements.




    • Implement, document and maintain adequate and effective internal controls. 




    • Performs periodic audits of payroll and accounting activities.


    • Assist the CFO with the management of corporate finances, investments and treasury.


    • Provides other departmental and company units with related information required by them to carry out their assigned responsibilities.




    • Oversees tax obligations and reporting, including working with outside tax firm.


    • Recommends and implements techniques to improve processes and productivity.






    • 12+ years of experience in financial and accounting management.


    • 5+ years applicable accounting experience, preferably in multi-location hospitality, property management or retail industries 




    • Master’s degree in Finance or Accounting preferred.


    • CPA preferred.




    • Proven leadership with at least five years of experience and excellent organizational skills, preferably demonstrated with an organization of similar size/complexity. 


    • Ability to analyze/solve problems and work in a fast paced environment.




    • Excellent communications with all levels of the organization including board of directors.


    • Strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.. 


    • Solid project management skills. 




Comp $175K-$190K base


Candidates should send resume, including salary requirements/expectations to:


Steve Callisher,


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