Controller in Lake Bluff, IL at ITW

Date Posted: 9/5/2018

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Job Description

The environment is very fast paced with a lot of due dates and other demands coming daily.  To manage this effectively we offer a flexible work environment with periodic telecommuting options and other schedule adjustments as needed during the week.  Being
at your desk and face time is not as important and being creative to get the job done.


Job Responsibilities

  • Fully responsible for the P&L and Balance sheets including all internal control functions for the largest operation in Buehler
  • Responsible for managing the completion of the following process in adherence to the due dates
  • Provide financial analysis on actuals along with recommendations on improvements
  • Coordinate some division wide tasks such as sales flash, month/quarter end deliverables
  • Responsible for the forecasting of profit / loss and understanding of drivers
  • Coordinate departmental budget process for the US region
  • Interpret financial and budget reports and provide feedback for improvements
  • Makes recommendations based on financial status
  • Supervise a team of 5 people in the Accounting team and their development
  • Responsible for managing the AR/AP functions by supporting your team
  • Provide approval for most higher dollar orders for creditworthiness of the customer
  • Manage internal and external audits
  • Effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers
  • Supervisory responsibilities; interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems
  • Performs other duties as assigned by GM, Functional Lead, Division or Country Controller 
  • Work with operations, managing and monitoring inventory levels
  • Establish priorities and work closely with Division or Group Controller and Functional Lead in delivering financial messages


  • 7+ years of accounting/finance experience
  • Worked in a manufacturing company for at least 3 years
  • Ability to travel if required including internationally 15% or less
  • Required to work longer hours during month end and other high volumes
  • Must be computer literate with proficiency in MS Office; experience with Navision software a plus
  • Minimum - Bachelor degree in Accounting/Finance
  • CPA/MBA Preferred 
  • Work with very limited direct supervision and be able to still keep in alignment with Divisions goals