• Location: Chicago, Illinois
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #45661
  • Salary: 150000

We’re excited to partner with a family-owned company based downtown looking for a Controller to replace a highly respected individual who is retiring.

This role reports to an exceptional and authentic CFO with a people-first mentality. This role is ideal for a sophisticated professional who can enhance and implement processes, procedures, and best practices and thrives in a decision-making environment with minimal red tape. You’d own the entire accounting function in a fast-paced environment with global oversight while leading a team of 4-6 direct reports.

They have an impressive growth story, so if you’re entrepreneurial and want to bring your passion to an organization committed to excellence and growth, this might be the role for you!

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, CPA desired
  • Able to work independently and collaboratively
  • Targeting 10+ years experience. 
  • Hybrid role, in-office 3x per week

Engineering Leader

  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #45623
  • Salary: 180000

As our client in the West Suburbs prepares to double in size, they’re seeking a hands-on engineering leader to play a pivotal role in their expansion. With a focus on Java architecture, you’ll lead a talented international team through this exciting growth stage.

This is an opportunity to be part of a stable yet dynamic startup, making significant contributions to both their startup and the fintech industry as a whole. If you’re passionate about hands on leadership and eager to lead with impact, feel free to reach out to me!

This is a fully onsite position.

Patent Litigation Associate

  • Location: Chicago , Ohio
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #45569
  • Salary: 85000

SkyWater Search Partners is assisting an AmLaw 100 firm with its search for a junior to mid-level patent litigation associate. The ideal candidate will have experience with patent litigation and a technical degree in electrical engineering, computer science/engineering, biology, chemistry or a related field is preferred. This person can sit in any of the firm’s US offices. 

If you would like to learn more, please apply or reach out to Lauren Swartout directly at 


  • Location: Chicago
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #45453
  • Salary: 170000

I’m working with one of my favorite CFO’s to help her find a Controller. She’s an exceptional and authentic leader with a people first mentality. We placed her Director of FP&A last year who raves about the company’s rich and diverse culture and leadership so when they called me to conduct their Controller search I was excited to help out.

We are looking for someone to own the entire accounting function in a fast paced environment with global oversight. They have an impressive growth story so if you’re entrepreneurial by nature and want to bring your passion to an organization committed to excellence and growth I want to hear from you.

Targeting 10+ years experience. CPA and industry experience as Assistant Controller/Controller required. Public accounting foundation preferred.

Labor and Employment Associate

  • Location: Chicago, Minnesota
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #45342

SkyWater is assisting an AmLaw 100 firm to add an experience Labor and Employment Attorney to any of its U.S. offices.

The ideal candidate will have 3+ years of experience litigation and counseling labor and employment matters.

If you’re interested, please apply or reach out to Rylie Niebuhr at

Technical Sales Representative- SCADA Systems

  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
  • Remote: Remote
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #45337
  • Salary: 120000

Our client is a leading provider of innovative solutions in industrial automation and control systems. We specialize in delivering cutting-edge technologies that enhance operational efficiency, reliability, and sustainability for our clients. As an authorized partner in advanced automation solutions, we are at the forefront of providing tailored offerings to industrial processing facilities and wastewater applications.

Senior Accountant/Financial Analyst

  • Location: Chicago
  • Remote: Remote
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #45335
  • Salary: 85000

Are you a Big 4 public accountant who wants finance exposure? Want to be part of an entrepreneurial, fast growing company that plans on tripling their headcount in the next 2 years?

We’re partnered with a growing firm that is looking for their first accounting hire underneath the controller — from day one this person will make a large impact and will be able to touch both accounting and finance. If you’ve ever wanted to build the foundations to be a CFO one day this is a fantastic starting point.

Qualified candidates will have 1-3 years of Big 4 Audit experience, an entrepreneurial spirit and be Chicago-based.

Senior Associate – SEC/Technical and Controllership

  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #45324
  • Salary: 90000


We are partnering with a long time client where we’ve placed several people at so know the team and culture well. This opportunity is best for those looking for a CFO or CAO track as you’ll be exposed to everything needed to accelerate your career. Work includes, but isn’t limited to, strategic accounting, IPO readiness, general controllership, system implementations, project management, financial reporting, technical accounting and FP&A with Chicago’s more prominent companies (public and high growth private/PE backed). 

Everyone we’ve placed is still with the company and mostly touts their high performance culture, investment in personal and professional development and variety of work. You’ll work less hours than you would in public accounting, make more money and get to actually do the work and lead initiatives instead of just auditing and advising as they don’t have audit services – therefore no independence issues. 

Desired Skills and Experience

  • 3-5 years public accounting and/ or corporate accounting in large publicly traded companies
  • CPA preferred
  • Proven track of career progression
  • Communicates well at all levels, with internal and external stakeholders
  • Enthusiastic attitude, ability to pivot and motivation to grow professionally and personally

Accounting Manager – Private Equity Firm

  • Location: Chicago
  • Remote: Remote
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #45322
  • Salary: 150000

We are working with one of Chicago’s most well-known Private Equity platforms to help them add to their management company accounting team. The position will provide an in-depth understanding of private equity accounting operations and be responsible for leading a team. This will offer the opportunity to work with members across the firm. Great company culture, growth opportunities, and the existing team today consists of strong ex-Big 4 and tier-1 public accountants.

Strong applicants will have:

  • 5-6 years of Private Equity accounting experience
  • CPA preferred but not required
  • Strong communication/interpersonal skills
  • An interest in private equity

Lead Accountant

  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #45321
  • Salary: 110000

We are working with a multi-billion dollar global public company with aggressive growth plans, both organically and through acquisitions, to find a strong Lead Accountant who will work on general accounting, share-based compensation, debt & equity, and other complex areas. They are a fintech company that invests in its people, processes, and systems and has a progressive culture. It is a fully hybrid environment with a beautiful office to go to, and onsite 2-4x/week. 

We are looking for someone who enjoys change management, adding value, creating efficiencies, and helping to build a world-class technical accounting function. You’ll report to a sharp leader and be their right hand. This rotational role will be used as a feeder to the broader business. 

If you’d like to join a forward-thinking, collaborative culture and take your experiences to continue to build upon a strong foundation, I’d like to learn more about you and share details on this opportunity!

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