Assistant Controller

at Robert Half in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job Description


To apply to this hybrid role, please send your resume to John Sadofsky at john.sadofsky@roberthalf.c0m

You know what’s awesome? Chicago Summer. You know what else is awesome? A high-paying job that respects your work-life balance so you can enjoy your Summer. This role has perks that are unmatched by its competitors. Plus, this position doubles as a fast-track career advancement opportunity as they prefer to promote from within.

We are in search of a meticulous and dedicated Assistant Controller to be part of our team in the financial services industry, based in Chicago, Illinois. The Assistant Controller will play a key role in leading financial reporting, managing accounting reviews, coordinating our close process and modernizing our functional processes and procedures.


- Serve as a trusted partner, providing expertise in GAAP and management reporting, to develop solutions that support our Finance and Accounting objectives.

- Perform, review, and manage general ledger entries in alignment with GAAP, company management reporting policies and procedures, and regulatory requirements.

- Manage the monthly and quarterly close process of income statements and balance sheets, account reconciliations & G/L analysis and commentary.

- Oversee finance department operations, including accounts payable, treasury, expense reporting and payroll support.

- Manage corporate consolidation activities across legal entities, including specific shared service books and records support for our Alternatives Private Equity subsidiary.

- Execute on and progress Finance initiatives, such as relevant GL and ERP software/systems upgrades.

- Research and implement technical accounting pronouncements specific to industry and business behaviors.

- Support Controller in managing relationships with external auditors and ensure the successful completion of year-end audits and quarterly reviews.

- Liaise and manage relationships with our outsourced broker / dealer FINOP for our Distributors.

- Assist CFO in the preparation of quarterly financial reports for the Audit & Finance Committee, Board of Directors, and senior management.

- Help establish and maintain the organization’s accounting principles, practices, procedures, and initiatives including chart of accounts, department level integrity and GL variance analysis.

- Promote a culture of continuous improvement and operational innovation and regularly interact with business owners and senior level management on accounting matters.


Job Requirements:

- Proficiency in Accounting Software Systems

- Experience with ADP – Financial Services

- Familiarity with ERP – Enterprise Resource Planning

- Knowledge of ERP Solutions

- Proficiency in Great Plains (GPAC)

- Ability to carry out Accounting Functions

- Experience in handling Accounts Payable (AP)

- Experience in managing Accounts Receivable (AR)

- Proficiency in Auditing

- Understanding and experience in Budget Processes

To apply to this hybrid role, please send your resume to John Sadofsky at john.sadofsky@roberthalf.c0m

Robert Half is the world’s first and largest specialized talent solutions firm that connects highly qualified job seekers to opportunities at great companies. We offer contract, temporary and permanent placement solutions for finance and accounting, technology, marketing and creative, legal, and administrative and customer support roles.

Robert Half works to put you in the best position to succeed. We provide access to top jobs, competitive compensation and benefits, and free online training. Stay on top of every opportunity – whenever you choose – even on the go. Download the Robert Half app ( and get 1-tap apply, notifications of AI-matched jobs, and much more.

All applicants applying for U.S. job openings must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Benefits are available to contract/temporary professionals, including medical, vision, dental, and life and disability insurance. Hired contract/temporary professionals are also eligible to enroll in our company 401(k) plan. Visit for more information.

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Job Posting: JC260348399

Posted On: May 25, 2024

Updated On: Jul 13, 2024

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