Controller at Syndigo

| Chicago
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The Controller will work closely with the Corporate Controller and will oversee day-to-day accounting operations of Syndigo’s subsidiaries.  He/she will ensure that the preparation and analysis of all financial reports meet the organization’s needs and comply with all applicable regulations.

A successful candidate will be a detailed-oriented accounting professional, with prior accounting experience in a SaaS-based organization and has a passion for creating control frameworks that drive sound financial reporting.  The candidate must be able to adapt to a constantly evolving environment and thrive in an autonomous, deadline-oriented workplace while managing and developing the accounting staff. 

This role will be based in Syndigo’s office in Lisle, IL or Nashville, TN. 


  • Manage and conduct the day-to-day accounting duties of Syndigo’s subsidiaries including international locations.
  • Responsible for monthly and annual accounting cycle of Syndigo’s subsidiaries, including the reconciliation and analysis of all accounts.
  • Prepare weekly and monthly management reports, internal and external financial reports and consolidations that are in compliance with GAAP standards and regulatory requirements.
  • Leading role in integrating Syndigo’s subsidiaries into the NetSuite accounting system.
  • Assist in building annual budgets, rolling forecasts and monthly budget vs. actual analysis.
  • Review and re-define accounting policies, financial controls and processes that align with best practices and growth.
  • Progressive mentality and ability to lead process improvement projects to automate and streamline current accounting and reporting procedures to maximize the contribution to strategic business goals.
  • Coordinate and manage audits, tax compliance (Corporate, Sales & Use, VAT, etc.), and other governmental or internal compliance.
  • Assist Syndigo in the transition and implementation to the new revenue recognition standard (ASC 606 & IFRS 15).  Ensure revenue and related compensation transactions are accurately recorded in accordance with revenue regulations.
  • Assist with the management and coordination of banking relationships and treasury management.
  • As necessary, assist in special projects including technical accounting research, and other ad hoc projects.


  • A minimum of 6 years of progressive accounting responsibilities, with at least 3 years of experience as an Accounting Manager or Assistant Controller and public accounting experience preferred.
  • Possesses a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, or related work experience.
  • CPA
  • High level of proficiency with ERP systems and other business technologies.  NetSuite and experience is ideal and ability to be the NetSuite administrator is a plus.
  • Experience in NetSuite or other ERP integration.
  • Has comfort level with a broad technical application of GAAP.
  • Excellent analytical and forecasting skills, with experience translating complex situations into information that will support the profitability and growth of the business.
  • Has experience creating and documenting processes for accounting and financial reporting.
  • Advanced Excel user.
  • Possesses strong interpersonal skills that demonstrate an ability to interface with staff cross-functionally as well as with external third parties.
  • Exceptional organizational abilities and project management leadership expertise.
  • Is comfortable operating in a high growth, entrepreneurial environment.  Is able to be flexible and agile as business needs and goals shift.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

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Technology we use

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    • .NETLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • AngularJSFrameworks
    • ASP.NETFrameworks
    • MongoDBDatabases
    • MySQLDatabases


We are located in the Board of Trade building which is centrally located in the loop providing easy access to most train lines.

An Insider's view of Syndigo

What’s the vibe like in the office?

I love the passion of everyone who works in the Chicago office, never a dull day! We are a fast moving organization and it doesn't matter if you work in finance, sales, marketing or IT we help and support each other as we grow. The passion is infectious to be around.


Director, Sales Enablement

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

I love the energy and willingness of other teams and departments to help my team succeed. The camaraderie between business development and other departments is outstanding and we know we are working to achieve one goal. That winning attitude of everyone at Syndigo has created a special culture that inspires my team.


Vice President, Business Development

How does the company support your career growth?

Syndigo has expanded my career by offering opportunities to meet face to face, conveying how our solutions solve unique & complex challenges, with prospects & clients that are trailblazers in their industries. I have established a foundation in a fast-paced & young organization and now direct a team of exceptional Business Development Executives.


Manager, Business Development

What unique initiatives do you have that encourage innovation?

Innovation & Empowerment are two of our core company values. We push team members to look at what ‘value’ means in new ways. Our Inspire program brings together those that are working towards the next step in their career, specifically in leadership. We have had great initiatives come out of the group that are moving the company forward.


Vice President, Client Development

What are Syndigo Perks + Benefits

Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Syndigo provides 4 weeks of paid maternity leave and 1 week of paid paternity leave.
Adoption Assistance
Syndigo offers up to 4 weeks of paid leave for Adoption Leave.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Our employees receive 8 hours per year of paid volunteer time.
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Syndigo offers pre-tax commuter benefits for all employees.
Game Room
Our game room, adjacent to our rooftop deck, includes Pool Table, Foosball and game table.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Syndigo offers employees professional development opportunities like Onsite training courses, The ability to attend job related conferences and seminars.
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