Controller

  • Location: Chicago
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #40706

Do you want to make a difference in your community through your accounting experience? We have partnered with a non-profit healthcare organization in the city seeking a Controller.

You'll report directly to the CFO and manage a team of 3. This role will own the entire accounting function and be involved with monthy, quarterly and annual forecasting. Must be comfortable leading a "green" team. This role is cross functional and will require someone to be in the office every day due to having to interact with finance and finance business partners and present to C-Suite executives.

Senior Accountant

  • Location: Chicago
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #40685

Our client is a rapidly growing SaaS organization looking to IPO in the next year located in the heart of Chicago. This is a newly created role to their expanding accounting/operations department to work along side top talent coming from public accounting, fortune 500 and private equity functions. This position comes with competitive cash compensation AND equity. 

They are searching for a sharp accountant, ideally with SaaS experience but not required, to help continue to build and transform the accounting/operations function. The ideal candidate will be one who is looking to partner cross-functionally with key stake holders throughout the organization, including FP&A. Gain multi-national experience and IPO experience. 

Job Highlights

  • Cross-functional accounting/operations role with high level exposure to executive leaders across several verticals, including Controller, CFO, operations, accounting, & sales
  • Responsible for assessing KPI’s, working on operational accounting initiatives and revenue 

 

Corporate Associate – Chicago

  • Location: Chicago
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #40671

SkyWater Search Partners is looking for a midlevel Corporate Associate to join an AmLaw 200 firms in Chicago. This firm offers competitive compensation and mentorship. The ideal candidate will have 4+ years of experience handling acquisitions, mergers, divestitures, corporate restructurings, recapitalizations, and strategic partnerships. Competitive compensation.

Please apply today!

Senior Financial Analyst – FP&A

  • Location: Chicago
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #40657

Our client is a rapidly growing SaaS organization in the heart of Chicago looking to add to their expanding FP&A department to work along side top talent coming from investment banking, fortune 500 and private equity FP&A functions. This positions comes with competitive cash compensation AND equity. 

They are searching for a sharp financial analyst with a SaaS background to help continue to build and transform the finance function. The ideal candidate will be one who is looking to partner cross-functionally with key stake holders throughout the organization, with a heavy focus on FP&A and strategic initiatives

Job Highlights

  • Cross-functional FP&A/Strategy role with high level exposure to executive leaders across several verticals, including CFO, CEO, operations, accounting, & sales
  • Responsible for assessing KPI’s, creating planning tools, financial reporting, budgeting and forecasting, variance analysis & financial reporting
  • Role will be heavily focused on project initiatives. Implementation of new forecasting tool, core FP&A, M&A activity and process improvement projects

 

Senior Accountant

  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #40629

Overview:

Skywater is partnering with the accounting leader of a private equity backed, global company that is experiencing tremendous growth, and looking to add two technical accountants.

This is a great opportunity for someone looking to make an immediate impact, as you would be able to help drive decisions via data for newer business units, and be part of forward looking strategic discussions with Leadership. The culture at this company is entrepreneurial, collaborative, trusting, and offers unlimited visibility to Senior Leaders.

The role offers a competitive salary, Class A office space, energetic leaders, and an opportunity to grow your skill set and overall career!

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and 3-5 years of Financial Analysis experience
  • Preference for those with CPA and/or public accounting background

Corporate Associate – Chicago

  • Location: Chicago
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #40622

Prestigious full-service law firm seeking an Associate to join its Corporate practice group. This opportunity offers remote-work flexibility and competitive compensation. Candidates with 3+ years of experience with transactions, mergers & acquisitions, and general corporate matters are encouraged to apply. 

Please feel free to email bstellpflug@skywatersearch.com 

Senior Manager SEC Reporting

  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #40587

SkyWater is working with a progressive Fortune 500 company in the Chicagoland area that offers a laid back, yet professional culture with highly motivated and sharp talent. Being an industry leader with well established framework they reward their high performers with promotions and ability to move cross functionally across the organization to get broader business exposure. You will be responsible for leading a strong team, making process improvements and being involved in the strategy side of the business as you will partner cross functionally. This role has the ability to WFH 2-3 days a week.

Responsibilities

  • Lead the SEC reporting function and work closely with FP&A
  • Work with world-class talent as the majority of the team made Senior Manager in Big 4 or Tier 1 firms
  • Prepare financial and management reports.
  • Provide documentation to external CPA firm 
  • Lead team and make staffing recommendations.

Desired Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or a related field
  • CPA or MBA highly preferred
  • 8+ years of experience
  • Big 4 highly preferred but not required
  • Experience in identifying and implementing new processes/procedures.
  • Experience with manufacturing, preferably on a global scale
  • Ability and willingness to dig into details as required.

Senior Manager – Technical Accounting

  • Location: Chicago
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #40586

SkyWater is working with a progressive Fortune 500 manufacturing company in the Chicagoland area that offers a laid back, yet professional culture with highly motivated and sharp talent that invests in their people and moves their high performers around the organization in various roles of responsibility. They have a progressive environment and ability to WFH 2-3 days a week if needed/wanted. If you enjoy making process improvements and being involved in the strategy side of the business you'll enjoy the cross functional nature of this role.

Responsibilities

  • Manager the technical accounting function and work closely with leaders across corporate development, operations, finance, sales and treasury
  • Work with world-class talent who help each other out and don't feel any work is "beneath" them
  • Work on companies most complex issues involving transactions, revenue recognition, VIE's and largest supplier contracts
  • Supervise team and help make hiring recommendations.

Desired Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or a related field
  • CPA or MBA highly preferred
  • 7-10+ years of experience
  • Big 4 highly preferred but not required
  • Experience with manufacturing, preferably on a global scale

Chief Information Officer

  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #40576

SkyWater has been retained by a well-established and respected financial services organization in the Chicago area to identify their next Chief Information Officer:

This 75-year old mission-drive organization is known for their phenomenal corporate culture, strong senior leadership team, and challenging work. A forward-thinking company, the Chief Information Officer sits on the executive leadership team, reporting to the CEO, and will help drive the next round of their technology transformation over the next 3-5 years, including the implementation of a new administration platform, an infrastructure move to the cloud, and a new approach to their enterprise analytics strategy. 

The Chief Information Officer provides strategy and leadership for all aspects of information technology, governance, and security; developing and implementing information technology initiatives.  The role works collaboratively with members of the Executive Leadership Team to understand the strategic direction and priorities of the organization and develop and align the information systems strategy accordingly.  The role develops and monitors the implementation of long-term and short-term strategies, work plans and projects that provide for the orderly and cost-effective development, installation and operation of information systems, network and communications technologies.  The CIO identifies trends in technology and interprets their impact on the organization.  The functions under this role’s purview – and the role’s direct and indirect reports – include all phases of systems design and analysis, applications and systems programming, database management, telecommunications, security and operations.

*** We are currently only considering candidates in the Chicago area, or willing to relocate to the Chicago area. It is expected that the CIO is on-site about 50% of the time. ***

Senior SEC Analyst

  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #40525

We are working with a Fortune 500 company in the western suburbs of Chicago looking for an SEC reporting analyst. This is the perfect "stepping stone" into a finance or controllership position (the role is open as they promoted this person to an FP&A role to expand her skill set) as you'll work on reporting, technical accounting (acquisitions/purchase accounting), helping with consolidations and being a true business partner to operations

Requirements

  • 3-5+ years' experience w/public accounting experience required
  • Ability to work in a deadline driven, fast paced environment
  • Process improvement focused and willing to be a business partner
  • Hungry to grow personally and professionally and bring up those around you

This is an in office role so only candidates local to the Chicago(land) area will be considered. They have many businesses throughout the US so if you're looking to join an organization with lots of upside and willing to move in the future you'll have many options to choose from if you're a high performer.

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