Controller

  • Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Remote: Remote
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #43527

SkyWater is thrilled to be partnering with a fast-growing professional services firm to add a Controller to their team.  This company is absolutely awesome – values their employees above all else (even though they are serving clients!) and offers fabulous benefits.  Being a CPA and former accountant myself, if I was ever considering going back into accounting, this would be the place I would go!

This Controller will be the top accounting/ finance person at the organization, reporting directly to the President and overseeing a small team.

If you are interested in hearing more, please reach out! CRabon@skywatersearch.com | 952.767.9025
 

Director, Business Units Controller

  • Location: Eden Prairie, Minnesota
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #43522

Director, Business Units Controller

Purpose/Scope: 
As a key member of the Management team, the Director, Business Units Controller is responsible for leading the Company’s accounting, financial reporting functions at a Group/Division/Local level, including direct accounting oversight of the Service Operations Controller. This role ensures the efficient operation and execution of the Company’s accounting processes and policies by location to ensure a timely month close. This role is also a key contributor to process and system integrations for acquisitions and/or business locations operating on legacy platforms. This position includes 6 direct reports.

General Responsibilities: 

  • Manage accurate, timely, and efficient financial close processes for the Business Units, including location-level financial close activities.
  • Identify, design, and implement process improvements to improve the integrity and timeliness of the month-end close process; leverage existing ERP platform capabilities, where possible.
  • Oversee the analysis and formal review of general ledger activity to ensure the integrity of account balances at a location level while supporting business insights.
  • Sponsor and partner cross-functionally to support process and system integrations for acquisitions and/or business locations operating on legacy platforms.
  • Ensure team compliance with all global management and accounting policies.
  • Partner with Corporate Controllership on internal policy interpretations, proposed revisions, and exceptions.
  • Design and implement processes and internal controls to ensure compliance with U.S. GAAP, Sarbanes-Oxley, internal polices, and statutory and/or local regulations.
  • Drive process standardization and improvement across all accounting activities including implementation and/or enhancement of tools, systems, and processes.
  • Develop and build a high-performing, high-potential, and diverse accounting team, by embodying a multiplier mentality. Deeply invest in the development and growth of team members through training, mentorship, and rotational opportunities.
  • Perform financial and operating due diligence for acquisition targets.
  • Engage and add value to efficiency and oversight of statutory reporting.
  • Execute other special projects as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Manages staff to accomplish results through development, motivation, and performance management.
  • Leverages existing resources, assesses current skill sets, and determines the optimal department structure to support internal employees, management and cross functional teams.
  • Conducts performance evaluations; reviews and communicates salary adjustments; rewards employees or takes disciplinary action, as necessary; addresses complaints and resolves issues.

Professional Experience / Qualifications:
The successful candidate will be a well-rounded global financial professional with solid leadership experience, ideally in a manufacturing-based industry. Given the dynamic nature of the business, this executive must possess excellent analytical skills, communication skills, executive presence, operational experience, and the ability to influence and work effectively with senior management as well as with business unit leadership, operations and customers. Also, the candidate will possess a strong, positive ‘roll-up-your-sleeves and do whatever it takes’ attitude.

The successful candidate’s qualifications should include:

  • 10+ years of progressive increasing responsible roles in Finance and Accounting including experience working in Big 4 public accounting, global experience and experience working with shared service models desired.
  • Previous experience serving in an Assistant Controller or Controller role in a public company environment.
  • Continuous improvement mindset and experience to drive repeatable and efficient processes, including experience with integrations.
  • Proficient in finance, accounting, budgeting, and costs control principles including US GAAP, SOX, company internal policies and procedures, and internal control frameworks.
  • Experience attracting, hiring, and developing top talent; excellent communication and writing skills
  • An undergraduate degree and CPA are required, with an MBA or master’s desired being highly desired.
  • Strong Microsoft skills, especially Excel and PowerPoint
  • SAP experience preferred

Leadership Characteristics: 

  • Leadership: A proven leader who has demonstrated visionary capabilities, has a strategic and enterprise-wide orientation, and can create a compelling and inspiring vision forward. A strong people advocate, demonstrates strong commitment to the development of the org and employees and can make tough talent decisions when required. A seasoned self-aware executive who clearly understands their strengths and weaknesses and possesses an ability to interface, challenge, and contribute to the organization at all levels.

 

  • Strategic Mindset: Looks, plans, and moves into the future with clear intentions. Ability to flex in between strategic thinking and activation of strategies. Able to sort through complex analysis, quickly parse out the important vs. the unimportant, and make sound decisions, at times with incomplete information.

 

  • Robust Disciplined Operator: Fosters a culture of empowerment and accountability which ensures work is being done at the right level and encourages leaders to delegate wisely. High ethical standards, a strong moral compass, integrity, courage, perseverance, and the ability to remain cool under pressure.

 

  • Trusted Business Partner: Excellent collaborator, demonstrated history of interacting across functional lines, capable of working with all levels of the organization and a clear understanding of how the organization operates.

Corporate Controller

  • Location: Minneapolis
  • Remote: Remote
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #43509

SkyWater is thrilled to be partnering with a well-known and reputable company in the Commercial Real Estate and Development space. This organization has been around for over 120 years and provides stability with a great corporate culture.  There is solid tenure within the finance and accounting department, but in this role, they are looking for someone that wants to continue to grow.  This role has extensive interactions with the CFO and President of the company. 

My client is looking for a manager of people that oversees the day to-day responsibilities for planning, implementing, managing, and controlling the accounting and financial-related activities of the company. This will include direct responsibility for accounting, forecasting, strategic planning, third party relationships, compliance functions and assisting with the business strategies of the organization. 

Senior Financial Analyst

  • Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #43493

SkyWater is partnering with a high-growth family-owned company that has been around for over 100 years. This company is committed to the well-being of their employees and is known for investing in their people and promoting professional advancement. They are searching for a Senior Financial Analyst to work out of their corporate office in downtown Minneapolis (North Loop). This position reports directly to the VP of Finance and is a highly visible role to senior leadership (COO and President). It’s an exciting opportunity to have an impact as they build out their FP&A function, and there is opportunity for advancement as they continue to grow!

This is a newly created position due to growth – if you have FP&A experience and are someone who is proactive, takes initiative, and can bring best practices, this could be a great opportunity for you! If you would like further information, feel free to contact Erin Heer at EHeer@skywatersearch.com or apply online for further consideration.

Accounting Manager

  • Location: Paynesville, Minnesota
  • Remote: Remote
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #43469

SkyWater is partnering with a manufacturing company in NW Minnesota. They are a highly acquisitive, growing company looking to add an Accounting Manager to their team. This role will have high visibility to the executive leadership team and the opportunity to oversee a team. The ideal candidate will be an Accounting Manager who enjoys being in a leadership position or a Senior Accountant that would like to take that next step in their career. Manufacturing experience is nice, but not required. If this sounds of interest, apply today!

Senior Accountant

  • Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #43466

Small to mid-size broker dealer firm expanding quickly across the west coast is looking to fill a newly created Senior Accountant role. It is a small enough company where you can have your hands in everything, and they are looking for someone with the mindset that there is no task too big OR too small. This is a newly create position due to growth and they have GREAT employee retention.

Staff Accountant

  • Location: Edina, Minnesota
  • Remote: Remote
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #43465

Quickly growing vegan food company looking to add a Staff Accountant to their team. This position would report directly to the controller and is a great opportunity to get into a quickly growing company. They need someone who is ready to hit the ground not running, but SPRINTING.

Must be located in the UK or US. 

Senior Accountant

  • Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Remote: Remote
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #43405

SkyWater is partnering with a local Construction Company within the Twin Cities! They are looking to hire a Senior Accountant to their team. The ideal candidate will come from public or industry accounting and have 3 or more years of experience. Due to the nature of the construction industry, they would like this person to be in the office more than not and are looking for someone who is naturally a people person! Our client recently relocated to a central location with a newly remodeled building, so you won’t be disappointed. Did we mention there’s a golf simulator? If you are seeking fun and challenge in your next role, this might be a perfect fit! Apply today.

Senior Accountant

  • Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Remote: Remote
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #43404

SkyWater is partnering with a leader in the technology marketplace that is looking for a senior accountant as they continue to grow! Our client provides both new and recertified technology ranging from chromebooks, desktops, servers, storage, and networking hardware. Their professionals and partners provide custom solutions for learning institutions to make integration seamless. Located in the heart of the Twin Cities, this location is ideal. They also offer a competitive salary based on level of experience and go in on Tuesdays/Thursdays. If you are interested in this opportunity, apply today!

Staff Accountant

  • Location: Eden Prairie, Minnesota
  • Remote: Remote
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #43403

SkyWater is partnering with a company in the Wellness & Fitness space that is looking to bring on a Staff Accountant! They are experiencing healthy growth and looking for someone with 1-2 years of experience who wants variety in their day to day work. You’ll be responsible for journal entries, month-end, and help assist in the audit process. If you’re a recent grad ready to hit the ground running or have a year of accounting experience, this might be a great fit! Must be located in the greater Minneapolis-Twin Cities area and able to go in on a hybrid schedule.

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