Buckingham Search

Regional Controller

Buckingham Search - Oak Brook, IL

This position will manage and supervise all aspects of the Accounting and Financing function at the local asset/brand level, including acquired companies. This includes ensuring timely deliverables of month-end close, financial reporting and tax compliance.



  • Oversee and ensure timely and accurate daily and monthly accounting activity
  • Supervise monthly, quarterly, and annual accounting close process along with preparation of monthly and quarterly financial statements in compliance with GAAP and in accordance with lender and financial sponsor reporting requirements
  • Coordinate with the operations team to provide management with financial information that’s vital to the Brand’s decision-making process
  • Act as primary contact for annual audit with support from the Corporate Controller
  • Perform financial analysis to explain variances in financial performance compared to budget targets and prior year results

Management and Oversight

  • Assess current operations offering recommendations for improvement and implementing new processes
  • Gain a strong understanding and be a power user of ERP & Point of Sale systems
  • Conduct final review of bi-weekly payroll
  • Track and report on business performance metrics
  • Manage Brand budget process with direction from the Corporate Controller
  • Hire, train and manage skilled accounting staff at the brand level


  • Ensure compliance with all applicable laws, rules, and regulations
  • Implement, document, and maintain adequate and effective internal controls in partnership with the Corporate Controller
  • Oversee regulatory reporting, including tax planning and compliance


Requirements (education, certifications, knowledge, skills, and abilities):

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance; MBA or CPA strongly desired
  • Minimum of 10-12+ years of experience with managing general ledger, GAAP accounting, monthly close process, producing financial statements, cash management, budgeting, tax filings, and management of junior resources
  • Audit experience within a public accounting firm plus career progression of accounting positions within a company
  • Experience with multi-unit retail and/or private-equity-backed companies a plus
  • Advanced Microsoft Office Excel skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • Strong attention to details and critical thinking skills
  • Familiarity with Sage Intacct a plus, but not required

Posted On: Thursday, March 9, 2023

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