Accounting Manager

  • Location: Stillwater, Minnesota
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #46472
  • Salary: 120000

I’m partnering with a long-time client of ours to help them find a strong Accounting Manager to add to their team. They are an industry leader with a long-standing reputation for quality products, a commitment to sustainability/ building practices, and impressive employee tenure! They are extremely proud of the culture they have built over the years along with the flexibilty of a hybrid schedule.

This is a pivotal role with significant growth opportunities within the organization. I’m looking for someone who thrives on strategic collaboration, growing a team, and driving change.

My ideal candidate for this one will have:

  • 7+ years of total experience
  • 3+ years of management experience 
  • Manufacturing background (preferred, not required)


Portfolio Manager – Investment Management

  • Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #46469
  • Salary: 200000

SkyWater Search is partnering with a leading investment management firm in Minneapolis as they look to bring on an experienced, passionate Portfolio Manager to their client service team.  This firm has a proven track record of delivering exceptional investment performance and personalized guidance to its clients, and it’s an exciting time to join the organization.  

As a Portfolio Manager, you will provide clients with comprehensive financial advice and service, manage investment portfolios in accordance with firm models, and play a critical role in generating new business.  

Finance Manager (Big 4 Experience)

  • Location: Chicago
  • Remote: Remote
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #46434
  • Salary: 135000

Our client in the financial services space is looking for a Finance Manager — this is a fantastic opportunity for someone in Big 4 or Tier-1 to pivot into FP&A.

It’s a newly created role that will own forecasting, budgeting, controllership and analytics functions — it’s a highly entrepreneurial and fluid group. Leadership’s mindset is one of innovation and “no idea is a bad idea” so looking for people who will be excited about being able to raise their hand and help with decision making.

Benefits include unlimited PTO, lunch stipends for when you are in the office, fully paid healthcare and dental, and above market compensation.

Director-Capital Formation

  • Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #46433
  • Salary: 150000

SkyWater is partnering with an established, but growing, global private investment firm to add a Director-Capital Formation to their team. This person will play a key role in Investor Relations, Fund Closings and the due diligence process working directly with the Head of Client Managment. We are looking for an experience Investor Relations person that can continue to develop best practices across client service and fundraising initiatives. 

This role has the potential to manage at least one other individual. Investment Sales experience is a strong bonus, but this position is not a sales role. 

Experience in specialty finance, consumer finance, and real assets is desired, but not required.

*Position is on-site in Minneapolis

If you’re interested in hearing more, please contact

Director – Technical Accounting

  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #46419
  • Salary: 190000

We are partnering with an industry leading global public company in the heart of Chicago looking for a Director of Technical Accounting. They invest heavily in ESG reporting and this role will lead their most complex technical accounting initiatives and work cross functionally across the organization.

This isn’t a good role for someone just looking to write memos as you’ll work on strategy and partner closely with business leaders at all levels. This role is great for someone to build a career with a growth oriented, profitable company that values talent and moving people around the business.



  • Location: Arden Hills, Minnesota
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #46418
  • Salary: 110000

We’ve been retained to find the next Controller for one of our clients. This role has opened up due to retirement and it’s a pretty critical hire for their team.

Our client is a PE-backed $15M distribution company that’s been around since the 1980s. What makes them special is how they operate as a family office. They genuinely care about their employees, offering a supportive environment and amazing work-life balance thanks to EOS Traction methodology.

The President, who’s been with them his whole career, really embodies this family-like culture. As soon as you step into the building you can really feel that they treat everyone like part of the family. With their stable, yet growing, business, now’s a great time to consider joining their team.

Assistant Corporate Controller – Fortune 500

  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #46398
  • Salary: 225000

We are working with a Fortune 500 company looking for a sharp global accounting leader for an Assistant Corporate Controller. They are profitable, have great stock returns and poised to continue growth through organic and acquisitive methods. The ideal candidate will have worked in a decentralized environment and led initiatives to partner cross functionally, build strong teams and be familiar with global functions, including offshoring manual and transactional responsibilities.

They operate in a hybrid environment and have a sharp, collaborative team. If you have a process improvement mindset, want opportunities to advance your career and build your skill set (this is open due to internal promotion) I’d love to hear your story and share details to see if this is a fit.

Vice President of Affordable Housing Development

  • Location: Roseville
  • Remote: Remote
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #46376
  • Salary: 150000

SkyWater is pleased to be representing a Midwest-based Family Office in its search for a Vice President of Affordable Housing Development. Our client’s investment strategy is well-diversified across multiple asset classes, including real estate. To date, their real estate holdings have spanned market rate housing, medical office, and industrial properties – but going forward they are strategically shifting their focus to affordable housing development, starting with this hire. With that in mind, our client is seeking an tried-and-true industry veteran to lead and grow the company’s affordable housing development practice.  

Senior Project Accountant

  • Location: Ringwood, Illinois
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #46370
  • Salary: 75000

We are seeking a Senior Staff Project Accountant. You will manage project budgets, forecasting, and financial reporting. Responsibilities include monitoring costs and preparing variance analyses.


– Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance.
– 5+ years of project accounting experience, preferably in industrial services.
– Proficiency in accounting software and advanced Excel skills.

Property Accounting Manager

  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #46369
  • Salary: 100000

We are seeking a Property Accounting Manager to join a rapidly growing real estate company in downtown Chicago.

This newly created role will build and lead a new accounting team.

The Property Accounting Manager will report directly to the VP of Property Management.

Key responsibilities include managing property accounting, ensuring accurate and timely month-end closings, and developing a team within the first year.

The ideal candidate will have 5-6 years of property accounting experience, preferably in residential properties, and demonstrate progressive growth in their career. Experience with Yardi is essential, along with strong leadership skills and previous people management experience.

The company places a strong emphasis on work-life balance, offering a flexible work arrangement with an initial requirement of being onsite three times per week.

This organization has experienced significant growth and expansion over the past year, making this an exciting time to join. 

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