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South Barrington, IL - Controller

Presence Marketing, LLC
South Barrington, IL 60010
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South Barrington, IL Office

Natural products is what we do. Its who we are. Presence is an independently owned natural food broker that was born from a desire to work in a dynamic and environmentally conscious industry working in communicative partnerships with other like-minded companies. We are passionate, high energy, have strong standards and vision and are committed to making natural and organic food the standard again. We love to learn, are on-trend and care about our teams and their well-being.

A little about this role:

The Controller will report directly to the CFO and will oversee the Finance team including accounting/general ledger, financial reporting, tax compliance, accounts payable, payroll, and budgeting functions. Further, the Controller is responsible for providing financial reporting regarding company activities that will assist management and other stakeholders in making educated economic decisions about the company's future.

The Controller not only loves the field of work they are in, but they are passionate about it, has fun with it and appreciate the value they add to their team and continually strives to make a difference as an employee and a leader in our organization. They must be willing to roll up their sleeves, be strong willed, detailed driven, and highly motivated and dedicated to their business. They will develop a strong, trusting, and loyal partnership with the COO, President and all counterparts and direct reports. Most importantly, they will encompass all core values that the Presence organization embodies!

A day in the life:

  • Leadership and Personnel Management
    • Lead and develop the Finance team, currently consisting of one Senior Accountant and two Coordinators focusing on accounts payable, account receivable deposits, and payroll processing.
    • Create and promote a positive and supportive work environment. Provide day-to-day direction to direct reports to foster a pleasant sense of teamwork within the Finance team, as well as between the Finance team and its internal and external customers, such as Human Resources, Accounts Receivable, IT and Sales.
  • Financial Operations
    • Accounts payable - ensure accounts payable processes, including vendor maintenance, invoice processing and vendor payments are completed timely, accurately and with internal controls. This includes processing of employee expense reimbursement reports and payments.
    • Payroll processing ensure accurate and timely processing of payroll for all employees. Ensure that payroll taxes are filed and paid in accordance with federal, state and local rules.
    • Cash activities - ensure processes are in place around security and segregation of duties.
    • Streamline accounting functions and operations.
  • Accounting Management
    • Ensure accurate & timely preparation of monthly and annual financial statements for the various legal entities.
    • Manage general ledger and oversee all balance sheet account reconciliations.
    • Lead the annual audit process with the outside accounting firm driving for a clean audit opinion and improved accounting processes. Prepare annual financial statement and footnotes, and prepare supporting audit workpapers, as needed.
    • Ensure accounting records are maintained in accordance with U.S. GAAP and in compliance with all federal, state, and local requirements.
    • Create, implement and maintain policies and procedures which ensure the use of internal controls, accuracy and safeguards around the companys assets.
  • Financial Analysis and Reporting
    • Provide timely month-end financial reporting to internal management and external parties. Reporting includes actuals compared to budget and prior period results.
    • Analyze financial data and present financial variance write-ups to senior management team.
    • Participate in the annual budgeting and planning process, administer and review all financial plans and compare to actual results and ensure timely and accurate budget analysis and financial review for senior management team. Prepare reforecasts, as necessary incorporating historical results and future assumptions.
    • Perform cash projections to effectively manage cash balances and maximize the return on any excess cash balances
    • Perform ad hoc financial analysis as requested by senior leadership to review available financial information to support decision making.
  • Taxes Manage and oversee the preparation of Federal and State tax returns with outside tax professionals. Provide financial information needed to ensure all appropriate tax filings are processed and recorded by federal, state, and local jurisdictions

This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Projects and responsibilities may change at any time with or without notice due to our business, industry, and/or market changes.

What we are looking for:

  • At least 7 years of accounting experience
  • Bachelors degree in Accounting, CPA is a plus
  • Strong leadership qualities
  • Sound knowledge of U.S. GAAP and accounting fundamentals
  • Compliance oriented
  • Dependable, extroverted, diplomatic person, strong analytical skills and able to problem-solve successfully with a wide variety of people and issue.
  • Proficient in accounting software and data-mining skills
  • Flexibility to successfully multi-task in a fast-paced environment with a positive attitude
  • Strong selling skills - negotiation, presentation and public speaking
  • Ability to manage time and deadlines
  • Knowledge and interest of the natural products/brands and retail landscape is a plus

Compensation and Position Details:

  • Employment type: Full-time, exempt
  • Salary commensurate with level of experience and current market landscape
  • Benefits package available - medical, dental, vision, life insurance, long-term disability, 401k match and more!



Posted: 2022-05-13 Expires: 2022-06-13

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