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Controller - Prairieland FS - Jacksonville, IL

HIRING MANAGER: Brian Hornbeek



Directs the financial, tax, stocks, investments, payroll, and insurance activities of the company, provides budgeting and forecasting leadership.




Supervises, leads and develops administrative and accounting employees.




•    Provides direction, controls, and makes recommendations to management about the financial, audit preparation, tax, stocks, investment, and insurance activities of the company.

•    Prepares financial reports and budgets which summarize and forecast company business activity and financial position in areas of income, expenses, and earnings based on past, present, and expected operations.

•    Ensures that all preparations are completed in advance of the audit function at the end of each fiscal year to provide management with future projections and save audit time and expense.

•    Provides leadership to the management of company stock and other company investments.

•    Prepares reports required by regulatory agencies.  Delegates authority for receipt, disbursement, banking, protection and custody of funds, securities, and financial instruments.

•    Evaluates office production, revises procedures, or devises new forms to improve efficiency of workflow

•    Oversees consolidated accounts, receipts and disbursements, ordering and billing, tax compliance and strategy, and direction over the accounting systems and internal control functions for the corporation and its subsidiaries.

•    Responsible for development, implementation, and management of the integrity and effectiveness of a corporate risk management system to identify, assess, monitor, report, control and finance risk from all business operations. 




Performs all other duties as assigned.




Education and Experience


•    Normally requires a bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance and at least 5 years of experience in accounting or finance or related area to demonstrate financial leadership in the areas of risk analysis, cost/benefit analysis, internal controls, auditing, and budgeting. 


•    A CPA and/or MBA are preferred but not required.


Functional Competencies


•    Proven team building skills and the ability to work independently and in a team-oriented environment.

•    Demonstrated planning, organization, problem-solving, and project management skills.

•    Proven computer skills and the ability to use technology to enhance business processes.

•    Ability and willingness to participate in required training that may include education on Prairieland FS policies and procedures and additional training as it relates to the requirements of the position.  

•    Must have and maintain a valid driver’s license and satisfactory driving record. Must be able to travel independently and overnight.

•    Must be able to work hours beyond those considered normal.
Core Competencies


•    Demonstrates essential abilities including business knowledge, collaboration, communication, customer focus, decision making and skill development.

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