• Location
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Category:
    Accounting & Finance - Controller
  • Job Type:
    Direct Hire
  • Job reference:

Parker and Lynch is looking to fill position as a Controller at a well established Non-profit company in the downtown area of Chicago, IL. This a direct hire role that offers a hybrid 60% in office 2 days remote and 3 days in office.

In this role it will require the Controller to be responsible for all accounting functions us MS Dynamics Great Plains and affiliated entities, budget and forecasting, treasury, management, payroll and benefits management.



  • Transforming administrative services university using a shred service device model
  • Ensure accuracy and compliance with all University policies and relevant federal, state, and local regulations
  • Oversee annual Audit and Federal Compliance (Single Audit repot and 990 Tax return
  • Coordinate and assist with HR for annual 403(b) audit
  • Establish procedures for reviewing and approving budgeted expenditure justifications and approvals.
  • Abide by GAAP standards and accuracy of financial data and related analysis
  • Qualifications:

  • Certified CPA
  • MBA
  • Experience as senior level accountant
  • Nonprofit experience
  • Experience in managing teams up to 30 or more
  • Preference for higher education
  • Preferred that someone has overseen research administration, student accounting
  • Payroll, procurement, audits, internal and external broad skill set
  • Skills:

  • Strong leadership and management skills
  • Knowledge of internal controls and compliance
  • Improving financial reporting and adding value to the business
  • Strong understanding of corporate transaction processes
  • Excellent corporate knowledge
  • Precise and clear communicator
  • Ability to motivate and inspire others
  • Employment Type: Full time, Permanent


  • Rewarding culture
  • Working with all levels of the organization
  • Own office (only required to be at 3 days a week)
  • Free tuition for employees and family members
  • Commuter expenses, pet insurance and more!

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