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Finding Solutions for the Titans of Industry

You may not know Daubert Chemical, but our products touch your life on a daily basis. Since 1935, we’ve developed solutions that protect cars from rust, extend the durability of truck trailers, keep steel mills running, help furniture makers develop new designs, empower appliance manufacturers to make smaller and quieter machines… and the list goes on. As a specialty chemical manufacturer, we have called on the largest companies in almost every industry imaginable to develop unique coatings, adhesives, and lubricants, furthering the ability for these companies to deliver improvements to quality and durability.

Careers at Daubert Chemical

For the past 80 years, Daubert’s strategy has been to hire only exceptional individuals who can excel in a variety of areas. We are always on the lookout for individuals with experience in the Automotive, Transportation, Steel, or Defense industries. But more important than that is an innate desire to learn new areas, and to understand how things work. Our sales people understand the chemistry of what they sell, just as much as our chemists need to understand the industry our products go into. And everyone, from president to factory worker, plays a role in offering suggestions for improving the quality of the products we make. If you’re a person who’s comfortable wearing multiple hats, driven by intellectual curiosity, mechanically inclined, and a problem solver… then our customers have the challenges to keep you busy.

Open Positions at Daubert

All general employment inquiries can be sent to careers@daubert.com. Periodically, we will post job openings that are specifically needed. Any open positions will be listed below and closed once the search is complete. If your background is of interest to us, we will contact you directly. Please do not call the company directly. Callers with employment inquiries will be directed to contact us at the “careers” email address.

Jobs

Job Description: 

Daubert Chemical Company has an immediate opening for an Assistant Controller at its office in Burr Ridge, IL. This position reports to the VP-CFO, manages one Accounting Specialist, and supports the plant located near Midway Airport in Forest View, IL. The Assistant Controller is responsible for directing the organization's accounting functions including cost, payables, and reporting. In addition, is responsible for putting process improvements and quality control initiatives in place and managing across all aspects of the Accounting team. The position will oversee the monthly and annual close process including account analysis and reconciliations.

Daubert Chemical Company has an immediate opening for an Assistant Controller at its office in Burr Ridge, IL.  This position reports to the VP-CFO, manages one Accounting Specialist, and supports the plant located near Midway Airport in Forest View, IL. The Assistant Controller is responsible for directing the organization's accounting functions including cost, payables, and reporting. In addition, is responsible for putting process improvements and quality control initiatives in place and managing across all aspects of the Accounting team. The position will oversee the monthly and annual close process including account analysis and reconciliations.  

The successful candidate must possess a high degree of diplomacy, negotiation skills, and the ability to influence others. Working frequently with Operations, Purchasing, Sales, and Production Control requires the individual to identify the needs of others, determine potential solutions, and resolve or redirect appropriately. The candidate must be self-motivated and have a positive work ethic. All duties must be performed with the highest integrity and follow GAAP.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Managing the financial recordkeeping, reporting, standard cost system, and internal control structures across the organization.
  • Contributes to the development and maintenance of financial reporting, planning and budgeting systems.
  • Preparation of external financial statements, research of accounting rules and oversight of the annual financial audits. Establishes and maintains the organization's overall accounting systems, procedures, and policies.
  • Create monthly and annual reports to identify results, trends, and financial forecasts.
  • Ensure that all financial statements and reports are compliant with US GAAP.
  • Review all financial plans and budgets regularly to look for cost reduction opportunities.
  • Create systems to prevent errors in data collection and calculations.
  • Sales Tax Software Administrator
  • Report to the CFO with timely and accurate financial information.
  • Assist the CFO in presenting reports to senior executives, stakeholders, and board members.
  • Motivate and lead team members by clarifying roles and providing helpful feedback.
  • Other duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or Economics required; at least 8 years of experience in cost accounting is a must. CPA preferred.
  • 3-5 years of batch process standard cost systems in a manufacturing environment is required.
  • Cost containment background.
  • Must have 3-5 years of experience with GL, financial analytics, and AP.
  • Understand ERP processes.
  • Experience with evaluating acquisitions or sales of companies.
  • Experience leading, coaching, and mentoring Accounting professionals. Ability to facilitate positive teamwork and lead by example.
  • Communicate clearly, concisely, and respectfully with all levels of the organization.
  • High attention to detail with accurate & timely completion of all required reports.
  • Advanced analytical skills
  • Mainframe experience required; AS/400 and MacPac experience desired.
  • Query writing skills are essential; MS query and AS/400 query a plus.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office; Advanced Excel required, e.g. formulas, charting, pivot tables, etc.
  • Experience leading a software implementation is a plus.

This position has competitive compensation and benefits. Relocation assistance is not available. Successful candidate must be authorized to work in the U.S. Please include a cover letter with your resume.

Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran.

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