Assistant Controller

  • Job Reference: 00002467-1
  • Date Posted: 6 May 2022
  • Company: AAOS
  • Location: Rosemont, Illinois
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Accounting
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

You have a passion for the details, and the ability to explain them. Your skilled financial leadership and organization skills are bar none, especially when setting budgets, providing guidance on tax and compliance issues, and contributing to an organization's financial strategy. You have mastered the art of negotiation and are skilled in working with and guiding teams, while using your excellent collaboration skills.

If this sounds like you, please read on!

The Assistant Controller manages the accounting department function of Accounts Payable. Prepares journal entries for the monthly close. Responsible for Ortho Properties, LLC (OPLLC) and Rosemont Center Property Owner's Association (RCPOA) annual budget and forecasting processes, as well as reconciliations and reports for the partners of both entities. Assists Controller in annual budget and quarterly forecast processes. Works with various departments to assist them in understanding their finances including their budgets and forecasts. Assist in annual financial audit of AAOS, OPLLC and OLC. 

  • Manages all aspects of accounts payable ensuring proper adherence to policies and procedures.  Supervises staff in the proper coding of invoices, verifies accuracy of keying and generates payments.
  • Oversees all vendor management through the accounting software and accounts payable software, including adding and/or updating vendor bank information.
  • Regularly meets with the accounts payable/accounts receivable coordinator to discuss accounts payable related matters.
  • Uses accounting software to maintain overall records.
  • Prepares and files sales tax returns and various other state and governmental filings, such as the unclaimed property and US census filings.
  • Preparation of all 1099 returns
  • Prepares journal entries for the monthly close.
  • Manages the development and preparation of OPLLC and RCPOA annual operating budgets and financial forecasting. Prepares periodic reconciliations and reports for both entities to be used in partner meetings and communications.
  • Assists Controller in the annual budget and quarterly forecast processes. Analyzes department submissions to improve the accuracy of the results of these processes.
  • Meets with several senior staff monthly to discuss significant variances.  Analyzes and reports budget to actual variances in interim financial statements to management.  Working with the department directors, helps develop quarterly rolling forecasts and annual budgets.
  • Assists with annual audit of AAOS, OPLLC and OLC financial transactions and reports.  Provides specific audit work papers and information for auditors.
  • Prepares analysis of projects as requested. 
  • Oversees the administrative functions of the staff expense reimbursement software.

Exemplifies the following essential values of the Academy:

        Teamwork: Effective collaboration and team-focus to solve complex problems and drive innovation.

        Empowerment: The authority, information, and skills to make decisions and drive results.

        Accountability: Ownership of process and results that drive decisions and ensure implementation.

        Mindset of Growth/Continuous Learning:  Focused on and invested in self and staff development to become more adaptable, making the Academy more agile, innovative, and sustainable. 


Up to 10 days per year



  • Undergraduate degree in Accounting or Finance
  • CPA
  • Solid understanding of GAAP
  • 3+ years accounting management experience
  • Exceptional analytical, written, verbal, and problem-solving skills
  • Strong organizational and human relations skills


  • NetSuite experience
  • Prophix experience

If this describes YOU, please apply by sharing the following:   

-Clearly communicate why you are the ideal candidate for this role, providing specific examples and experiences as proof points.

-Resumes must be accompanied by a cover letter with salary expectations to be considered. 

Please note: 

This position is based in Rosemont, Illinois and is open to applicants who are able to commute to this office.

AAOS requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. An applicant(i) who is disabled or who has a qualifying medical condition that contraindicates a COVID-19 vaccination, or (ii) who objects to being vaccinated on the basis of a sincerely held religious belief, observance or practice may request a reasonable accommodation. This determination will be made on a case-by-case basis and in accordance with applicable law and public health guidance. Any medical information concerning an applicant's disability will be treated as a confidential medical record in compliance with applicable federal, state, and local laws.  Exemptions from the vaccine policy may also be provided to fully remote positions that do not involve any business travel or in-person work activities.