CHS Member Cooperative Career Center

Agricultural Co-op Controller - Central Illinois

Location: Central, Illinois
Date Posted: 09-01-2017
Position Overview:
CHS Aligned Solutions is partnering with a member cooperative in Central Illinois to hire a Controller.  This position would report directly into the Chief Financial Officer.  This is a key position and the person will be responsible for accounting practices as well as the organization’s relationships with lending institutions, shareholders, and the financial community. 
The controller would be responsible for accounting responsibility including, but not limited to: financial reporting, asset management, treasury management, monthly financial reporting and forecasting.
Other responsibilities include:
  • Manage the accounting team and serve as a mentor to direct reports
  • Ensure work is being completed accurately, timely and efficiently
  • Responsible for the design, implementation (training) and monitoring of appropriate accounting procedures, practices and policies so that all financial transactions of the company are properly reflected in the records and assets safeguarded
  • Oversee daily activities involving all areas of general and financial accounting
  • Directs and supervises consolidation of accounting data and preparation of weekly, monthly and annual financial reports and various management reports as needed
  • Responsible for planning and preparing company records for annual end-of-year audit
  • Work effectively with patrons, management and fellow employees
  • Available to work extended hours when needed
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned
  • 4-year degree in Accounting or related field
  • CPA required
  • 5 years’ related experience
  • Must have previous agricultural accounting experience. Experience with Agriculture Cooperatives is helpful, but not required.
  • Knowledge in Word, Excel, and Outlook and the ability and willingness to learn new software applications
  • Excellent organizational skills, communications skills, the ability to multi-task, and most importantly, the ability to work well in a team
This company is an equal opportunity employer and has a full benefit program.  All interested applicants need to apply online. If assistance is required, please send email inquiry to
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