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Controller - Chicago (Hybrid)

Podiatry Service Company LLC
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Closing date
Feb 15, 2024

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Full Time
Beyond Podiatry, Chesterfield, MIPosition Title: Controller/Sr. Controller Directly Supervise: Accounting StaffBasic Function: The individual is responsible, through personal efforts and leadership, for:
  • Implementing and maintaining the organization's financial policies and procedures with an emphasis on accuracy, timing, and internal control.
  • Compliance with, and adherence to, the organization's reporting standards and control requirements.
Responsibilities:1. Accounting Month End CloseAssume a leadership role for the accounting and reporting needs of the organization, including:
  • Perform and supervise accounting month end close, to ensure accurate and timely financial reporting for month end close activities for assigned entities/ locations
    • Sign off on all general ledger monthly tasks completion: Revenue, AR, AP, accruals, payroll, bank activity and reconciliations, Credit cards activity and reconciliations, etc)
  • As necessary assist with accounts receivables and patient deposits analysis
  • Coordinate capital spending process/reporting and maintain fixed asset sub-ledger
  • Assist with the integration of business development and growth activities onto the organization's financial platforms
2. Revenue Cycle Management
  • Lead accounts receivables and patient deposits analysis
  • Partner with clinical and operations functions regarding revenue cycle activities (billings/ collections)
  • Resolve variances and protocols implementation for areas with direct impact to financial reporting
3. Financial Reporting/Consolidations: Assume a leadership role in the external and internal reporting needs of the organization, including:
  • Assist with preparation of monthly /quarter and year-end financial consolidations
  • Assist with preparation of audited financial statements reporting & foot notes disclosure
  • Prepare entity reporting and analysis as necessary
4. Audit and Tax Responsibilities
  • Interface with external auditors
  • Take ownership coordinating the interim/ year-end audit process/ requirements/ testing and results/preparation of foot notes to the financial statements.
  • Interface with external tax preparers
5. Budgeting/Forecasting and Financial Analysis
  • Assist the operations team and other management through the budget and forecast process
  • Assist the operations team and other management with variance analysis
6. Accounting Policies & Internal Controls Responsibilities
  • Produce and continue to improve accounting processes/ Establishing and maintain internal controls
  • Year-end internal control testing for Finance and HR/ Payroll processes at minimum
  • Research accounting issues for compliance with GAAP
  • Accounting policies implementation, updates, and maintenance.
7. Business development, M&A
  • Evaluate M&A and business development closing documents
  • Record Opening balance sheets transactions
  • Coordinate third party engagements for purchase price allocations, goodwill impairment and equity valuation periodical work
  • Integration of new acquisition ERP platform
8. Other as necessary Assist and support management with:
  • Ad hoc special projects
  • Third party valuations
  • Other 3rd party due diligence engagements.
  • Assist with new contracts and amendments interpretation as it relates to accounting for GAAP and tax requirements
Attributes / Position Requirements:
  • Public accounting background or a mix of public accounting and industry (5+ years)
  • Knowledge of Intacct GL cloud-based application preferable (Sage/ Intact)
  • 7+ years of progressive accounting experience, public accounting experience preferred.
  • Proficiency in GAAP and relevant financial accounting regulations.
  • Experience in a private equity backed company. MSO and/or healthcare experience preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with and influence leadership, peers and external partners.
  • Team player with the ability to work independently and willingness to take on challenges in a dynamic environment.
  • Experience developing, growing, and managing a team.
  • Bachelors in accounting or Finance. CPA and/or MBA preferred
Working Conditions
  • Fast-paced, collaborative/team focused environment.
  • Standard working hours based on a 40-hour work week.
  • Additional working hours required as needed to complete testing assignments and projects on schedule.
  • Minimal travel as required for business needs.
Scope of Financial Responsibility:
  • Follows all state regulations regarding professional license.
  • Act in compliance with legal rules and regulations applicable to the position.
Professional Development:
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks

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