Assistant Controller
Champaign, IL  / Danville, IL  / Bloomington, IL 
Posted 22 days ago
Job Description

At CLA we create inspired careers.

We recognize that not everyone wants to grow their career paths in the same way. That's why CLA exists to create opportunities. We promise to know you and help you.

This is why we've created our business operations (BizOps) practice!

If you answer YES to these questions, then our BizOps practice could be a great fit for you!

  • Are you seeking flexibility and work/life integration?
  • Do you thrive when interacting with people, both virtually and in-person?
  • Is working with people from a variety of backgrounds and disciplines important to you?
  • Do you enjoy working with a strong team?
  • Are you interested in finding creative solutions to streamline and improve processes?
  • Would you like a career with a clearly defined path for growth?
  • Do you want the stability and backing of a top 10 national firm?

CLA is looking to hire an Assistant Controller for our growing BizOps practice in Champaign, IL. As an Assistant Controller, you will:

  • Perform Assistant Controller functions as part of the client's accounting services team, and manage these functions for your clients.
  • Serve as a consultant and advisor to your clients on best practices for accounting and finance-related engagements.
  • Provide project management expertise by managing multiple clients, work, and deadlines.
  • Prepare and analyze client financial statements and make recommendations.
  • Foster and build opportunities for our clients, communities, and people.
  • Become an industry professional and attend industry-leading events and trainings.
  • Maintain knowledge of the client's organizational policies and procedures, federal and state policies and directives, and current accounting standards.

Think you're a fit? This is what successful candidates for this role have:

  • A Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, or a related field.
  • Five years of experience as a Senior Accountant, Assistant Controller or Controller.
  • Experience providing accounting services to nonprofit organizations, small businesses, or professional services highly desired.
  • Previous public accounting experience preferred but not required
  • Strong working knowledge of GAAP
  • Proficiency in accounting software, i.e. QuickBooks, Intacct, Peoplesoft, Great Plains, Yardi, MRI, Timberline, Sage, Foundations.
  • Prior project management and client management experience preferred but not required.
  • Comfortable in fast paced environment, skilled in multitasking, and experience in multiple industries.
  • CPA certification preferred but not required.


Equal Opportunity Employer /AA Employer/Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

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Wellness at CLA

To support our CLA family members, we focus on their physical, financial, social, and emotional well-being and offer comprehensive benefit options that include health, dental, vision, 401k and much more.

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CLA is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, protected veteran status, national origin, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
5+ years
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