Current Opportunities

SVP - Corporate Controller

Location: Champaign, Illinois, United States
Reference ID: IL - 221


SVP – Corporate Controller


MR Dominion is working exclusively with a very successful financial services organization with a strong history that is looking to hire a Corporate Controller.  As an affiliate of Management Recruiters International, we specialize in the banking vertical, working with $0 to $20B banks nationwide.  Our focus is placing top performers within Accounting & Finance – primarily CFO’s, Chief Accounting Officers, Controllers, Treasurers, Asset & Liability Managers, and Portfolio Managers.


If you are an Accounting and Finance Professional and have 12+ years of experience either in a Top Ten Public Accounting Firm as a Senior Manager leading bank engagements or are gainfully employed today as a Corporate Controller, working with a $3B+ Bank or above, and are looking for a new challenge, this could well be the opportunity for you.


Our client is a multibillion dollar bank with numerous lines of business that has been growing rapidly over the past number of years. They have a long history in their home state, a strong, collaborative culture, and are counting on our firm to surface the right person for this critical role within their organization.   Strategically taking advantage of unique acquisition opportunities, they have established significant ‘mass’, and fully anticipate these growth opportunities to continue.  They are in need of a strong Corporate Controller with a tactical, yet strategic bent, to help them build for their future.  You will be reporting to a top flight Executive Vice President, with solid managers as your direct reports.   This is a great time to join this organization as they continue to capitalize on banking opportunities in the Midwest.  You will have the ability to build bench strength and add depth to your team as you build infrastructure to support future growth.


The essence of the Corporate Controller role includes being tactical when you need to be tactical, but you will also have the opportunity to be strategic and as you provide oversight of the accounting team.  The current structure is a bit fragmented due to rapid growth.  What the client needs is a Controller that can come in, assess systems, assess talent, assess processes and create efficiencies within this department on all levels. Bottom line is they need a leader.  Being very well versed on US GAAP, Accounting Policy, General Ledger, SEC Reporting, Regulatory Reporting, SOX 404, Tax, and Mergers & Acquisitions is paramount to success in this role.


Being a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), currently having 12+ plus years of Public Accounting Experience auditing banks either as a Senior Manager or a sitting Corporate Controller of an established SEC Registrant (Bank specific) would be the ideal profile.  This position requires excellent interpersonal skills, strong presentation skills, decisiveness, and attention to detail. Regular interaction with Executive Management is part of this role and having the poise, the polish, and professionalism to handle that spotlight is critical as well. 


If you meet these criteria, please inquire in confidence.   We look forward to speaking with you.