Accountant / Controller NW Chicago Suburbs

My company has a job opening for an controller/accountant. Container International in a plastic injection molder, we have 2 Chicago area locations, employ approximately 150 people, and have been in business for over 60 years. If anyone is interested please contact me and I would be happy to share more details.

The Accountant/Controller will lead the accounting function for a stable and growing privately held manufacturing business. This hands-on professional will be a key member of a close-knit team and will perform and lead the production of monthly, quarterly, and annual financial reports, general ledger management, standard cost setting and a comprehensive set of controls designed to mitigate risk and enhance the accuracy of the company’s financial performance.


  • Oversees the operations the Accounting Department, including accounts payable, accounts receivable, pricing, costing, and variance analysis.
  • Leads the month-end close process.
  • Preparation of periodic financial statements and monthly financial reporting.
  • Analyzes manufacturing variances and maintains and updates standard costs.
  • Oversees company’s inventory including cycle count programs & periodic full physicals.
  • ERP improvements for financial module leads projects to optimize functionality.
  • Manages the banking relationship, tracks cash use, and forecasts future cashflows.
  • Recommends benchmarks that will be used to measure the company’s performance.
  • Ensures compliance with local, state, and federal government requirements.
  • Provides financial analysis on capital investments.
  • Maintains a documented system of accounting policies and procedures; implements a system of controls over accounting transactions to minimize risk.
  • Coordinates annual CPA and bank reviews implementing recommendations, as necessary.
  • Performs other related duties as necessary or assigned.

Required Skills/Abilities:

  • ERP/MRP Manufacturing software
  • Experienced with standard costing and manufacturing variance analysis.
  • Proficient in cost accounting using GAAP methods and recommendations.
  • Bank financing and cashflow forecasting experience.
  • Familiarity with fixed asset and depreciation schedules
  • Excellent management and supervisory skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Manufacturing background in a standard cost environment
  • ERP/MRP implementation and/or update experience

Pay Range

  • $90,000 - $110,000