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Omni Ecosystems, located in Chicago, seeks a Controller to join our team on a full-time basis. The Controller is an integral member of the Omni team and plays a key role in Omni’s mission. Attention to detail, proactive thinking, a high degree of accuracy, and an up-beat attitude will help this person be successful with critical responsibilities in a fast-paced, positive environment.
Omni Ecosystems creates living infrastructure, reconnecting cities with nature and restoring balance within the built environment. We are a turnkey operation designing, manufacturing, installing, and maintaining working landscapes that elevate the social, environmental and financial bottom lines.
We are a diverse, hard-working team with expertise in innovative research & development, design and landscape architecture, construction project management, and landscape maintenance and ecosystem stewardship.
Omni's notable projects include: the green roofs on Studio Gang Architects’ new offices in Wicker Park, the Harvard Business School in Boston, and the Cummins headquarters in Indianapolis; landscape architecture at the Nobu Hotel in Chicago; the living wall at the restaurant Nico in the Thompson Hotel; and rooftop farms with The Roof Crop.
The firm seeks a detail-oriented and hard-working individual with a commitment to accuracy and excellence, and a passion for our mission: to improve the earth across the triple bottom line. The Controller will manage the financial recordkeeping, reporting, human resources, and back-office operations, working closely with our team of professionals. Candidates should be self-motivated, proactive, and adhere to high standards of quality and accountability.
Bachelor's degree in accounting, business administration, or similar major
5-15 years progressively-responsible experience in financial administration
Preference will be given to candidates with the Certified Public Accountant or Certified Management Accountant designations
Experience in web-based software including Quickbooks Online, TSheets, Prosperworks, and Google Apps including GMail, Google Calendar, Google Drive, Google Docs, Google Sheets, and Google Slides
Experience in web-based ERP software
Experience in accounting for inventory management; various service arrangements including lump sum, time and materials, and hourly not-to-exceed; and construction accounting, including AIA G702 G703, lien waivers, work-in-progress, etc.
Excellent organizational, administrative, analytical, and communication skills
Positive attitude and good sense of humor
Maintain comprehensive, logical, and organized system of accounts
Carry out all bookkeeping tasks
Manage accounts receivable and accounts payable
Review and approve expenses, time, and PTO
Review and correct entries within Omni Protocols: Financials, Quickbooks, GoogleDrive, TSheets
Prepare credit applications, pre-qualification forms and applications, maintain WBE applications and prepare renewal materials, maintain and prepare vendor and customer forms
Carry out office coordination and/or manage office coordinator/manager, as needed/staffed
Interface with landlord and neighbor tenants, managing day-to-day changes in building related topics
Manage I-9 verification
Manage corporate insurance renewal and Certificate of Insurance requests and filing
Manage health insurance applications, cancellations and questions
Carry out new employee on-boarding, forms, and training in Omni Protocol and Omni Processes
Calculate and remit sales & use taxes for states where Omni conducts business
Calculate and remit payroll taxes
Coordinate with external firm to prepare and submit Omni’s quarterly tax returns
Coordinate with external firm to prepare and submit Omni’s annual federal and state tax returns
Utilize existing ERP; review existing ERP, analyze new ERP, and implement new ERP, as needed
Reports to CEO
Assist with other projects and tasks, as needed
Salary and Benefits
Omni offers competitive salaries commensurate with experience. Health insurance is also available to eligible employees.
If you are a dedicated financial professional who excels at collaboration, meets the above qualifications, takes pride in details, has a passion for optimizing systems, and loves working with great people, apply today! Please send your cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to Jessica Bourque at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications without a separate PDF cover letter, separate PDF resume, and salary requirements will not be considered.
At Omni, we welcome and encourage diversity in the workplace. We believe that an inclusive environment benefits our employees, our firm, and our community. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.