Business Unit Controller

Waukegan, IL ·

  • Compensation: $120-135,000 range

  • Bonus and Equity 

  • Comprehensive Benefit and Retirement Programs. 

  • This is direct hire role.


The Opportunity
Our client is a multi-billion dollar manufacturer of electronic instrumentation; and we have an immediate Controller role with a power systems and equipment division. They have an exciting role for a Plant Controller. This is hands-on, on-the-floor finance role seeking strong forecasting, financial planning and analysis skills, cost accounting, strong leadership and business acumen, and hands-on. Must be polished and able to present to corporate when necessary.

  • Be a strong business partner to the executive team; from a strategic and tactical perspective

  • Drive financial results of the business, managing financial accounting, planning, forecasting and analysis including sales target revenue, inventory, working capital and profit margin.

  • Drive unit performance in achieving budgeted and forecasted financial metrics

  • Oversee all aspects of the finance and accounting functions of the organization, closing books on the Plant Monthly.

  • Provide timely and accurate financial statements, analysis of budgets, financial trends and work with the sales and operations teams on forecasting

  • Develop tools and systems to provide critical financial and operational information to the executive team and make actionable recommendation on both strategy and operations

  • Provide recommendations to strategically enhance financial performance and business opportunities

  • Participate in special projects, including acquisition opportunities, and compile a variety of special reports

Who Will Be a Great Fit?  

  • 5+ years of finance/accounting within a manufacturing setting

  • Experience with a public accounting firm and CPA preferred (not required). Public company experience required

  • Have strength in Cost Accounting

  • Must have strong experience in reporting and compliance.

  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to manage staff, set goals and objectives to meet Business Unit goals as well as the proven ability to select talent and develop subordinates.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and/or Finance required, CPA Desired