Business Unit Controller

Accounting Chicago, Illinois


As the Controller for GCG’s Industrial Automation business unit, you will lead and oversee all accounting functions for this business division including provision of guidance and management of the staff accountants and accounting supervisors within the group.  You will apply broad knowledge of industry best practices to manage internal controls, month’s end close activities, and account reconciliations while identifying and addressing potential procedural risks or issues.

If you are looking to strengthen the accounting team for a quickly growing company, apply now and learn how #wemakeconnectionspossible!

What you’ll do

  • Build productive working relationships with local and regional management in finance and operations
  • Serve as point of contact for business division’s financial audits
  • Oversee balance sheet and P & L variance analysis
  • Manage various finance functions including but not limited to review and approval of monthly and quarterly account reconciliations, review of sales and use tax reports, and management of fixed assets and leases
  • Ensure that commission reports are processed regularly and in a timely manner
  • Propose and drive appropriate resolution of any issues that may arise in accordance with GAAP
  • Assist Corporate Controller and CFO with ad-hoc projects as needed

What you’ll bring

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance
  • 7+ years of accounting managerial experience
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and proven ability to communicate with all levels of an organization
  • Strong analytical, leadership, multi-tasking, and problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrated proficiency with MS Office, ERP, and BI; previous experience with Epicor P21 strongly preferred
  • Proven ability to meet deadlines
  • Previous experience in manufacturing and/or wholesale distribution strongly preferred
What we offer
  • Competitive base salary and annual bonus based on company and individual performance
  • Robust and affordable benefits options, including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short and long-term disability insurance, and more
  • PTO plan with company paid holidays (7)
  • 401K with employer contribution
  • An employee-centric company that values and truly appreciates our most important asset: You!

About Genuine Cable Group (GCG)

At GCG, We Make Connections Possible!  We are a market-leading, value-added distributor of wire and cable-based connectivity and industrial automation solutions.  We proudly serve the industrial OEM, factory automation, communications, and building technology markets.  We have positioned ourselves as a strategic partner to our customers and vendors as we steadily grow to a billion-dollar organization!

Genuine Cable Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

These duties and responsibilities are judged to be "essential functions" in terms of the Americans With Disabilities Act, or ADA. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by a person in this position. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties that may be performed by such a person.