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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.

About Us

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.


Controller Description

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.


Required Qualifications:

  • 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


Key Accountabilities

  • 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

  • Run payroll

  • 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 jbourque@omniecosystems.com. 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.


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