BU Controller

Accounting Chicago, Illinois


Are you an Accounting Manager with strong manufacturing or distribution experience?  Join a company that is growing! We are looking for a Business Unit Controller…Chicago/OHare area headquarters location; hybrid home office.

Genuine Cable Group (GCG) is a leading North American distributor of wire, cable and connectivity solutions. GCG has ten premier brands; Seacoast, Cobra Wire & Cable, Electro Wire, Connect-Air, CPS Broadband, Empire, Fourstar, C&E Advanced Technologies, Advanced Controls & Distribution, and most recently Allied Wire & Cable.  At GCG We Make Connections Possible! (www.genuinecable.com)

The Business Unit Controller reports to the Corporate Controller and is responsible for managing a team, guiding and monitoring accounting functions, managing internal controls, month end close responsibilities and account reconciliations.

Responsibilities include:

  • Managing the local Sr Staff Accountant and Sr Accounting Manager
  • Month end close procedures
  • Reviewing and Approving Journal Entries
  • Overseeing Balance Sheet and P&L variance analysis
  • Managing various treasury functions
  • Reviewing and approving monthly and quarterly account reconciliations
  • Reviewing sales and use tax report
  • Managing fixed assets and leases
  • Ensuring payroll and expense reports are processed regularly
  • Being point of contact for financial audits
  • Taking ownership of issues; proposing and driving appropriate resolutions in accordance with GAAP
  • Building productive working relationships
  • Assisting Corporate Controller and CFO on projects as needed


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance
  • 7+ years’ experience of accounting managerial experience
  • Experience in manufacturing and/or wholesale distribution strongly preferred
  • ERP and BI experience, Microsoft Office Suite; Oracle EBS a plus
  • Experience preparing and reviewing account reconciliations


Genuine Cable Group is an equal opportunity employer.  We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees