Schillings is currently looking for an experienced, highly-motivated Controller to oversee the accounting department at the Saint John, IN location for our fast-growing company. The Controller handles all accounting functions, financial reporting, and oversees the cash management of the company.
Reporting to and working directly with the CEO, the Controller will assist with management and development of internal control policies, company procedures and financial planning. We are seeking a strong leader who is comfortable working both independently and collaboratively, who has a passion for numbers and a desire to create useful reporting tools to support our growth. This position is on-site Monday through Friday, 7am-5pm with excellent benefits. Local candidates preferred.
Responsibilities include the following:
Direct and oversee all aspects of the finance and accounting functions, including accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, cash flow, employment taxes, tax reporting, budgeting and forecasting.
Establish, monitor and enforce internal controls, financial policies, procedures and reporting systems to maximize return on financial assets.
Maintain, reconcile and analyze general ledger accounts.
Oversee and analyze customer accounts, including collections, and verify accuracy of transactions.
Develop, design and maintain automated processes for financial reports / analysis / statements by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends.
Assist the CEO, including upper management/ownership with financial decisions, forecasting, budgeting and reporting.
Manage accounting team by improving efficiencies; coaching and developing employees; and planning, monitoring and appraising job results.
Collaborate with General Counsel and outside accountant to ensure organizational compliance with federal, state, and local legal requirements.
Advise purchasing department with vendor negotiations, inventory control and other similar financial planning.
Provide financial analysis for special projects and strategic planning.
Assist HR/Legal with employment and payroll issues, as related to accounting.
Act as liaison with outside accounting/financial firms.
Support management with insurance review and management of insurance claims.
Any other tasks or areas of responsibility that upper management or ownership deem appropriate.
Qualified candidates will have the opportunity to provide advice and guidance for the land development team, including land acquisition, development, TIF agreements.
Critical Key competencies:
Must be resourceful and persistent – have the ability to dig in and trouble shoot problems or complaints, following through to resolution.
Take ownership of department efficiencies, corrections when needed, reviews, and training/onboarding of new or existing employees.
Engage staff, encourage and develop team work and focus on continuous improvement.
Monitor and enforce compliance with policies and procedures.
Ability to handle multiple projects, prioritizes, and keeps track of deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
Possess ability to deal tactfully and courteous in any situation communicating well, verbally and in writing.
Be a self-starter who is able to work independently, recognize needs, gaps and/or opportunities and initiate suggestions to improve processes, culture and/or morale.
Return all phone calls by priority & no later than end of day.
Excellent communication and leadership skills, including ability to work with employees at all levels of organization.
Analytical, detail-orientated, collaborative team player with a positive attitude and sense of urgency.
Act professionally and have high integrity, while maintaining confidentiality.
Exceptional organizational skills and problem-solving mindset.
Education, Experience, and Licensing Requirements:
Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance.
Minimum 7-10 years’ experience in accounting, including experience with leading and developing a team.
Experience in internal audit preparation, P&L reports and monthly close-outs.
Experience with financial reporting requirements, including sales and cost analysis.
Experience with point of sale systems in retail environments, preferred.
Experience with construction, mechanic’s liens or mortgages, preferred.
Proficient computer skills and the ability to learn and effectively utilize department specific software systems.
Experience as a CFO or Director of Finance for small to mid-market company a plus.
CPA or similar background considered.
Schillings provides equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of their race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, military status, unfavorable discharge from military status, sex, marital status, disability, order of protection status, age, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or any other characteristics protected by federal, state, or local laws. Schillings is a drug-free workplace.
Since 1945, Schillings has provided Northwest Indiana and Chicagoland with the means to build great residential homes and projects with solid advice, products, and a neighborly attitude. Our great-grandfather planted the foundation for a century of family successes and commitment.Our mission has surpassed the test of time and even grown stronger. With added services, newly refreshed showrooms, a fleet of trucks, long list of quality services, and a renewed brand identity, this third generation of Schilling Brothers is on track to keep the family legacy and dedication to growth in Northwest Indiana and Chicagoland residential construction growing strong.