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Senior Controller

Wolverine Trading
Chicago, Illinois
Competitive pay
Closing date
Apr 19, 2024

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We are seeking a hands-on Senior Controller to join our Finance team, with the goal of succeeding the Chief Financial Officer. The Senior Controller should be a proactive, top performing, highly motivated, and an independent self-starter who can roll up their sleeves to get work done but also play an integral role in designing and establishing a scalable finance/accounting function for a constantly expanding family of companies which specialize in proprietary trading, order execution and technology solutions. Ideal candidates will possess superior analytical and reconciliation skills and mastery of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).

What You'll Do:

  • Manage the monthly, quarterly, and annual general ledger closing and reporting processes
  • Review journal entries and complex account reconciliations including identification and remediation of all issues in compliance with audit requirements
  • Perform operational and transactional processes impacting the financial statements, including closing/reporting, cash, intercompany expenses, accounts payable
  • Review income statement and balance sheet packages and related comprehensive analysis for variances and trends
  • Work closely with our clearing firms in daily settlements and resolve issues as necessary
  • Understand and apply regulatory business rules to accounting procedures, and prepare all regulatory reports with FINRA, NFA, and SEC.
  • Ensure that adequate internal financial controls exist in the business to ensure accurate financial reporting, safeguard company assets and limit risk
  • Provide supervision and oversight of accounting/finance personnel who provide support in the areas of record keeping, accounts payable and Payroll processing.
  • Create transparency into financial performance and costs through regular monthly and quarterly reporting to senior leadership, financial reviews with the CFO, and performance reports to the company
  • Work with finance, technology, and trading teams to maintain and support middle office systems
  • Collaborate with teammates and management to identify, design, and implement process improvements and policies for greater efficiency
  • Actively identify and raise cost improvement opportunities in the broader organization and work to implement them
  • Act as a leader in annual external audit processes, including liaising with external auditors and regulators
  • Communicate with and advise organizational leaders in financial or matters
  • Participate in and lead ad hoc special projects as needed (e.g., new trading strategies, company valuation exercises)

What We're Looking For:

  • 7 - 10 + years of progressive accounting or finance experience with at least 5+ years in a senior role
  • Ideally previous employment at one of the top tier public accounting firms or similar proprietary trading firms
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance required and Certified Public Accountant (CPA) licensing preferred
  • Prior Broker Dealer or similar industry experience preferred, Series 99 and 27 designation a plus
  • Strong analytical ability, including expert level MS Excel skills, and perseverance to solve problems with high attention to detail
  • Strong month end close experience
  • Extensive knowledge of general ledgers
  • Experience with Oracle ERP software is preferred
  • Must be a team player and capable of working in a fast-paced dynamic entrepreneurial environment
  • Strong and credible voice in the organization with an ability to question / push back
  • Supervisory / people management skills required
  • Ability to effectively communicate and present financial results and analyses / insights to senior management
  • Must be able to handle multiple tasks within an established timeline
  • Strong commitment to ethics and integrity

All candidates must be eligible to work in the U.S. without sponsorship.


About Wolverine

Founded in 1994, the Wolverine companies comprise a number of diversified financial institutions specializing in proprietary trading, asset management, order execution services, and technology solutions. We are recognized as a market leader in derivatives valuation, trading, and value-added order execution across global equity, options, and futures markets. With a focus on innovation, achievement, and integrity, we take pride in serving the interests of both our clients and colleagues. The Wolverine companies are headquartered in Chicago with offices in New York and San Francisco and a proprietary trading affiliate office located in London.

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175 W Jackson Blvd
Suite. 200

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