Controller

Chicago, IL /
Portage Point Partners /
Accounting
Portage Point Partners (“Portage Point”) is a business advisory and interim management firm that partners with stakeholders during periods of transition, underperformance or distress. 

Portage Point is currently seeking an exceptional Controller to strengthen our operational backbone. Our team members are frequently given significant responsibility beyond their prior experience level, creating opportunity for unconstrained personal and professional advancement.

The Controller role at Portage Point represents a unique opportunity for a highly-capable professional to assume a wide set of responsibilities and make a significant impact in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment. The Controller will focus on all aspects of financial accounting, planning, analysis and reporting and should be prepared to work within a small, collaborative team environment to manage discrete work streams. 

Responsibilities

    • Leading and directing all accounting, budgeting, tax and auditing requirements
    • Working directly with senior personnel at Portage Point to prepare (1) internal / external financial statements / forecasts and (2) fee applications
    • Providing management with information vital to the decision-making process including developing and managing (1) financial budgets, (2) budget versus actual reporting and (3) key performance indicators (“KPI”)
    • Assessing current accounting operations, offering recommendations for improvement and implementing new processes
    • Overseeing regulatory reporting, including tax planning and compliance
    • Managing accounts payable and accounts receivable
    • Managing complex retirement saving programs
    • Administering payroll and benefits

Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree in accounting
    • Four to six years of accounting experience at a top-tier accounting firm
    • Valid CPA status
    • Proficiency in accounting software
    • Working understanding of tax codes and laws
    • Proficiency in financial modeling including ability to prepare three statement models, dynamic KPI packages and ad hoc analysis
    • High degree of maturity with a proven ability to interact with management, team members and external partners
    • Effectively communicates analysis through Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint including high-quality messaging, structure and formatting
    • Ability to successfully work in a small, collaborative team environment
    • Eagerness to be responsive at all times
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills including strong e-mail etiquette
    • Top-tier organizational and project management skills and attention to detail
    • Self-starter and entrepreneurial in nature

Compensation

    • Competitive compensation with quarterly bonus payments, premium health insurance and 401(k) programs