exceptional opportunity

Our client is an international firm that has recently established a US presence, with headquarters here in Milwaukee.  They are in a niche business that is a huge market, and are growing rapidly after just a couple years in the US.  They are a technology and marketing leader internationally in this niche, and are fully committed to bringing their expertise to the US.

This is initially going to be a “roll up your sleeves” situation.  The small staff initially will require a “do what it takes” attitude.

What’s good about the company:

  • Privately held: No need to make short-term decisions to puff up quarterly earnings; no tiresome SEC paperwork and regulations to absorb productive hours!
  • They are one of the international leaders in their market niche
  • The firm is in an aggressive growth mode here in the US, and, because of their international success, has the capital to support that kind of growth.
  • Plan is to double in 2018 organically, plus possible acquisitions.
  • A small group of dedicated employees provides a good base for future growth

What’s good about the job:

  • You will report directly to the CFO of the international holding company, which has significant operations in a dozen countries.
  • You will help select a higher level software platform as they soon move from Quickbooks
  • Company size means you will have a chance to wear a lot of hats, be involved in all key decisions, and have an impact on all policies, processes.
  • Occasional travel to evaluate acquisitions adds a little spice
  • Growth potential is there to the CFO role for the US operations
  • Nice work life balance is the company culture- a casual, relaxed work environment

What the successful candidate will offer:

  • The usual Controller capabilities, with a minimum of 7 years in the accounting profession
  • Experience managing professionals
  • Ideal would be a combo of public accounting audit and small company or division Controller experience
  • BS Accounting/Finance/Business with CPA
  • Strong Excel capabilities
  • Nice to have: some HR experience
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