Thompson Coburn, LLP
Job Description
Thompson Coburn LLP currently has a position available in our St. Louis office for a full-time Controller to manage the aspects of financial management, regulatory and financial reporting and budgets as well as development of internal control policies and procedures. Candidates will have a minimum of eight years of progressively responsible experience, preferably serving in a professional services firm environment.  Qualified candidates will have a Bachelor degree in Accounting or Finance.  CPA licensure is required. 
Job Responsibilities

·         Directs the operations of the accounting department and any outsourced functions, including the design of an organizational structure adequate for achieving the Firm’s goals and objectives.

·         Administers the accounting operations of all legal entities within the Firm, especially their control systems, transaction-processing operations, and policies and procedures.

·         Manages the reporting function including timely and accurate financial statements, budgets, variance analysis, analytics, metrics and benchmarks and other financial analyses.

·         Oversees the external financial audit including compliance with the Firm’s basis of accounting and relations with external auditors.

·         Maintains a documented system of accounting policies and procedures.

·         Safeguards the Firm’s assets, advocates for compliance measures, and ensures compliance with government reporting requirements and tax filings.

·         Recommends corrective action for financial, tax, compliance or Retirement Plan lapses.

·         Advises management of accounting pronouncements, industry practices, technology developments, tax laws and pending legislation including the potential impact on the Firm. Makes effort to anticipate legislative, authoritative or business changes that may have an impact on the Firm.

·         Assists with tax planning for Partnership.

·         Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, reviewing professional publications, establishing personal networks and participating in professional societies.

Job Requirements
  • Must possess a fundamental understanding of the processes, procedures and compliance requirements associated with the administration of ERISA-compliant defined contribution plans.
  • Must possess necessary knowledge, skills and abilities to effectively manage the department including leadership, decision-making, dispute resolution, administration, organization, delegation, supervision, employee development, productivity, resource utilization and accountability.
  • Must possess a high level of professionalism and  interpersonal skills so as to be able to work well with employees at all levels within the organization and maintain all information in the strictest of confidence. Required to use tact and diplomacy when dealing with others.
  • Must possess strong collaboration skills to successfully work with other individuals and departments to enhance the entire organization.
  • Must have ability to read, write and communicate fluent English; ability to compose documents in the appropriate business style using correct grammar and spelling; ability to communicate clearly using proper grammar and diction over the telephone.
  • Must possess attention to detail, ability to balance multiple projects and have strong time management skills.
  • Must have ability to reason and apply common-sense understanding to situations encountered.
  • Ability to process routine daily functions while being able to resolve sensitive issues and complex assignments utilizing above average critical thinking skills.
  • Must have ability to collect information through communication, questioning and interviewing techniques.
  • Must be able to learn quickly, comprehend structured query languages and table designs in database platforms and be familiar with complex relational database applications.
  • This is a full time position which requires working in the office a minimum of 40 hours on a regular basis. Oftentimes it may include working outside of normal business hours to ensure completion of position requirements.
  • Ability to travel if necessary, but generally not to exceed 20% of the time.
  • The physical demands of this position are representative of those that must be met by an employee in order for him or her to successfully perform the essential functions of the position. These include being both mobile and stationary throughout the work day, having the ability to transport 20 pounds and being able to operate a computer and other business equipment found in the office. 
Thompson Coburn LLP is a large, full service, multi-state firm with offices in Chicago, Los Angeles, St. Louis, Southern Illinois, and Washington D.C. At Thompson Coburn, our behavior and the expectations we have of ourselves are guided by the values that we hold in the highest regard: integrity, a passion for excellence, a focus on serving the client, a value of diversity, innovation, creativity, trust, and loyalty. Within the Firm, we value each other as people and colleagues.  In addition to the exceptional working environment and a competitive salary, Thompson Coburn provides the following benefit options to qualifying employees:
  • Medical Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Life Insurance & ADD policies
  • Short & Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Firm Paid 401(k) & Profit Sharing plans
  • Parking/Transportation Stipend
  • Section 125 Plan (Pre-tax premiums, dependent care and medical reimbursement)
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Vacation Time
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Employee Wellness Program
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • College Savings Plan Deductions (529 Plans)
  • Long Term Care
Applicants interested in applying to Thompson Coburn LLP are required to complete our online application, which can be found by visiting the site below.
Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V
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