Controller for $20 Million Branch! in Itasca, IL at ARS

Date Posted: 2/21/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Company: American Residential Services

ARS/Rescue is one of the largest HVAC & Plumbing companies in the Nation and we are looking for a Controller/Accounting Manager for our Chicago branch located in Itasca, IL!

POSITION SUMMARY: Plans and organizes the activities of accounting operations for the Service Center. Typically manages functions such as budgeting, accounts payable, accounts receivable, timekeeping, credit and collections and payroll. Ensures timely and accurate production of financial statements.


  • Responsible for the overall accounting and financial operations of a Service Center.
  • Manages and develops the Accounting staff, which includes hiring, terminating and disciplining employees, scheduling employees, setting work priorities, conducting staff meetings, counseling and training employees, evaluating performance and directing work assignments to ensure effective departmental operations.
  • Reviews and enforces accounting policies and Company procedures.
  • Analyzes and compiles data to assist in preparing budgets and submits status reports as required.
  • Prepares and reviews all internal and external financial statements.
  • Communicates with customers, vendors and departmental personnel via telephone, email, and written correspondence to answer complex inquiries and provide information.
  • Approves, prepares and reconciles accruals and journal entries and forwards to the corporate office for auditing.
  • Audits general ledger entries to ensure that financial information is accurately reported.
  • Prepares month-end and fiscal year-end reporting.
  • Audits all payroll functions to ensure accuracy of processing and compliance with all corporate guidelines and federal wage and hour laws.
  • Prepares and submits reports and forms including those required by governmental or state agencies.
  • Oversees the billing, credit and collections processes and provides support as needed.
  • Inputs data to generate daily sales reports and distributes reports to departmental personnel for review.
  • Audits and reconciles inventory information and accounts.

Job Requirements


  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or a related discipline and 7-9 years of general accounting experience are required. Related education and/or training or any equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted.
  • Experience in Service industry is a HUGE plus!!
  • Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) is required.
  • Computer literacy and knowledge of Microsoft Office products required.
  • Must be able to use a calculator, create and interpret spreadsheets and operate general office machines
  • Management Experience of an Accounting Team required