Assistant Controller Job Opening

Assistant Controller

The Bazaar Inc

River Grove, Illinois
$70,000.00 - $77,000.00 a year
Category: Accounting Manager

Assistant Controller

Location: The Bazaar Inc

River Grove, IL 60171

The Assistant Controller manages various accounting functions to ensure recording of financial transactions and development, management and distribution of monthly financial reports. In addition, the Assistant Controller will have a detailed understanding of the organization accounting activities while working closely with the Controller, VP of Warehouse Operations, VP of Purchasing, Human Resource Director, and C-Executives. Furthermore, the role will collaborate with the Controller and outside auditors to streamline and improve our month-end close process through automation and enhanced ERP systems.

The Team:

Working hand-in-hand with Accounting, HR, Purchasing, and Warehouse departments; our Assistant Controller will focus their highly skilled efforts to increase our financial data. The team will secure accounting data, advise the organization on how to maintain targets, and develop and research to uncover financial opportunities. The team develops effective financial strategies and finds ways to increase cashflow. For over 59 years The Bazaar, Inc. has specialized in acquiring and selling large volume of close-out brand name items that move at a fast pace nationally. We are the leaders in purchasing overstocks, discontinued items, and seconds from brand name manufacturers throughout the country.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Ownership of the general ledger and account reconciliations. Review accounts for discrepancies and reconcile differences
  • Oversee all accounting operations including billing, accounts receivable, accounts payable, general ledger, cost accounting, revenue recognition, and reconciliations and performance against budgets.
  • Audit payroll and personnel records to determine unemployment insurance premiums, workers’ compensation coverage, liabilities, and compliance with tax laws.
  • Match order forms with invoices, and record the necessary information. Reconcile records of bank transactions and monitor status of loans and accounts to ensure payments are up to date.
  • Lead and manage all Company accounting functions including A/P, A/R, payroll, general ledger, cash and inventory management, forecasting, monthly and yearly close process, fixed asset management, taxes, insurance and financial reporting, also in addition to, procurement and information technology.
  • Prepare and manage the annual budget and quarterly forecasting process, including all reporting and analysis.
  • Provide development and leadership in internal cost control for key areas of accounting, systems improvement, profitable processes, risk management, operational efficiencies and reducing expenses.

Other Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work as a team player and consult other departments.
  • Other duties may be assigned.


  • 8+ years of accounting experience.
  • Undergraduate degree or Masters.
  • Advance knowledge on Excel.
  • Experience in the industries of wholesale merchandise and retail.
  • Pass pre-employment testing (Drug Screening, Background Check).

Work Environment: Employee will work from main office; we don’t offer telecommuting.

Supervisory Responsibilities: Yes

Employment Type: Salary Full Time

  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States.


  • $70,000.00 to $77,000.00 DOE
  • We offer Healthcare Benefits, Life Insurance, and 401(k) with company matching.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The Bazaar Inc. is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer, and considers qualified applicants without regard to race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected factor under federal, state or local law.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $70,000.00 to $77,000.00 /year


  • Accounts Payable: 4 years (Required)
  • Auditing: 4 years (Required)
  • Accounts Receivable: 4 years (Required)
  • Risk Management: 5 years (Required)
  • Accounting: 5 years (Required)
  • Reconciliation: 4 years (Required)
  • General Ledger: 4 years (Required)


  • Bachelor's (Required)


  • River Grove, IL (Required)


  • English (Required)

Work authorization:

  • United States (Required)


  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement plan