Old Mission Capital

  • Controller

    Job Locations US-IL-Chicago
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(7/9/2018 9:59 AM)
    # of Openings
  • Overview

    Old Mission Capital LLC, a global quantitative trading firm, is hiring. We are growing and seeking a Controller to join our team in Chicago.  The Controller will be tasked with creating a scalable accounting/finance function for our expanding family of companies which specialize in proprietary trading.   This role will report to the Chief Operating Officer and help drive month-end close and implement process change within the Middle Office.  In this challenging role you’ll be tasked with building out the accounting/finance function to your liking.   Your opinion WILL MATTER and your experience and expertise will shape the processes that are implemented at a global level. Individuals that are interested in taking the next step in their career and are self-directed, willing to share ideas and eager to learn are encouraged to apply!


    • Responsible for all aspects of the general ledger, month-end, quarterly, and year-end closing; including timely preparation of journal entries, accruals, balance sheet reconciliations, and financial statements.
    • Oversee the accounts payable process
    • Maintain schedules to support the day-to-day accounting operations and maintain audit quality work papers for complex accounting transactions (fixed assets/depreciation, leasehold improvements, prepayments, intercompany transactions)
    • Perform financial statement analyses and actively identify and raise cost improvement opportunities in the broader organization and work to implement them.
    • Spearhead communication with international entities as well as outside auditors and advisers.
    • Manage and serve as the main point of contact with auditors during interim and year-end regulatory audits (similar to above)
    • Regulatory reporting as well as preparation of annual financial statements for the Old Mission entities that are subject to an annual audit by a public accounting firm.
    • Perform ongoing, detailed reviews of expenses and communicate all variances to the COO
    • Maintain and refresh annual expense sharing agreements
    • Prepare and issue 1099's at year end
    • Coordinate with external tax consultants and manage various aspects of the firm’s annual tax filings and planning.
    • Evaluate current procedures, design and implement changes in order to streamline operations, while ensuring sufficient checks and balances
    • Support management in completing special projects, ad-hoc reporting and analysis requests, and other duties as assigned.


    • A bachelor’s degree with a strong academic record; CPA license preferred
    • 6+ years of relevant working experience, with a progressive understanding of management accounting/reporting
    • Comfortable with technology, networking, and data center expenses
    • Strong ability to analyze data and desire to improve processes
    • Ability to communicate effectively across departments and with firm management in a fast-paced environment
    • A proactive, self-directed approach with the ability to multi-task, think creatively, and learn quickly in a fast-paced environment
    • A detail-oriented individual who has exceptional organizational and communication skills, ability to document processes and communicate with all levels of management and external vendors
    • A strong work ethic with the ability to work extended hours during critical periods
    • Strong computer desktop skills required. Advanced Microsoft Excel skills (i.e., Visual Basic, macros, pivot tables, etc.) as well as familiarity with Microsoft SQL.
    • Hands-on experience with accounting software packages (Intacct preferred; financial reporting & dashboards)
    • Familiarity with investor and partnership accounting
    • Experience with running payroll via the ADP Workforce Now platform are a plus
    • Experience with filing Sales & Use Tax (New York, Illinois) and VAT returns.
    • Prior Broker-Dealer or similar industry experience is preferred; Series 27 and 99 designations are a plus
    • In-depth understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) as well as familiarity with international accounting standards
    • Impeccable ethics, integrity, and ability to work with confidential information are required


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