Controller - Colliers Securities
Minneapolis, MN 
Posted 11 days ago
Job Description

Make your next move an expert one.

At Colliers it's not our success that sets us apart, it's how we achieve it. Our people are passionate, take ownership and always do what's right for our clients, people and communities.

Why Colliers?

Our enterprising environment needs your expertise to facilitate Colliers' continued growth as an industry leader. Our nimble, decentralized culture can provide you with a wealth of opportunities to learn about our business and quickly gain experience to accelerate your career.

COLLIERS SECURITIES is a registered broker-dealer. We provide underwriting, financial advisory, and securities brokerage services to individual, institutional, corporate, and governmental clients, predominantly in the Midwest region of the United States. As an introducing broker-dealer we clear all customer and proprietary trades through another broker-dealer on a fully disclosed basis.

Under the direction of the CFO, the Controller is responsible for maintaining accurate accounting and financial information for the broker-dealer in accordance with GAAP, FINRA, MSRB, and SEC rules and regulations. Duties include supervising accounting team, financial reporting, monthly and annual regulatory reporting, financial analysis, managing annual audit, maintaining effective SOX controls, parent company reporting, special projects, and process and procedure development and improvement.


  • Plan, direct and execute all regular accounting operational functions including month-end accounting, reconciliation, financial statement reports for internal and external use
  • Prepare regulatory filings and audited financials including the preparation of FOCUS reports and supplemental filings
  • Preparation of regular Net Capital Computation, including, haircuts on securities
  • Detailed review of monthly commission and incentive calculations and payout
  • Supervise and review payroll processes
  • Oversee and direct invoicing, accounts payable, accounts receivable, commission and compensation plans
  • Determine accounting treatment related to new transactions, products, or pronouncements
  • Prepare quarterly reporting and analysis to parent company
  • Direct and coordinate the annual audits by internal and external auditors
  • Provide management with financial information vital to the decision-making process
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of accounting policies and procedures
  • Other duties as assigned


  • 7+ years of accounting or related experience required
  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance required
  • CPA preferred
  • Broker-dealer or financial services industry experience preferred
  • Strong understanding of and experience in US GAAP, accounting rules and guidelines
  • Knowledge of SEC, FINRA and MSRB regulations
  • Knowledge of securities industry processes
  • Understanding of internal controls
  • Intermediate proficiency in the Microsoft Office Suite with advanced proficiency in Excel
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate at all levels of an organization
  • Strong critical reasoning and analytical skills with quantitative and problem-solving abilities
  • Strong organizational skills, attention to detail and prioritization capabilities


  • Must have or obtain FINRA Series 27/28 within 120 days of hire
  • Regular and reliable attendance required


We offer a comprehensive benefits package for employees and their families including medical and dental plan; 401k plan including company matching; firm funded life and disability insurance.


Make your next move an expert one and join us as we lead the industry into the future.

Direct applicants only please, no agencies.

Colliers provides equal employment opportunity to all persons. No employee or applicant for employment will be discriminated against because of race, creed, origin, marital status, sexual orientation, age, otherwise qualified disabled or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. If you are a qualified applicant who requires reasonable accommodation to complete a job application, pre-employment testing, a job interview or to otherwise participate in the hiring process, please contact

Colliers is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity in its workforce. Colliers encourages applications from all qualified individuals and will accommodate applicants' disability-related needs, up to the point of undue hardship, throughout all stages of the recruitment and selection process. If you require a disability-related accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please contact the recruitment team by email at


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