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The Alinea Group hiring Controller in Chicago, IL

The Alinea GroupMore Info

Full Time • Salary (Based on Experience)
Expires: Oct 16, 2020


5 years

Job Details

The Alinea Group seeks a full-time Controller to join our Business team. We are passionate about innovation in culinary arts, service, and business operations. The ideal candidate for this business team role has extraordinary attention to detail, ability to manage a growing team, maintains pristine records, problem solves, and works well with other team members.  


  • Competitive salary
  • Medical, dental, vision, and life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • 401(k) with 4% employer match
  • Ventra transit benefit
  • Employee dining discount

Desired Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree or higher
  • 5 plus years experience in a professional setting
  • High proficiency with Excel and Google Sheets
  • Advanced understanding of accounting and/or accounting software (Quickbooks or equivalent)
  • Team oriented attitude 
  • Dedication to confidentiality of sensitive information
  • Active CPA License is valued, but not mandatory


  • Analyze monthly and yearly financial reports for The Alinea Group Restaurants
  • Identify and implement cost saving opportunities
  • Complete financial analysis for new business opportunities and due diligence requests
  • Manage proper accounting via daily bookkeeping tasks
  • Ensure compliance with tax procedures and process tax returns
  • Oversee month-end closing of accounts, identify issues and compare against budgets
  • Collaborate and deliver weekly reporting to ownership, chefs, and managers
  • Track sales data for restaurants
  • Participate in monthly, quarterly, and year-end data audits 
  • Uphold high standards of professionalism and communication
  • Work collaboratively with our CFO & COO and Business Development Manager on a daily basis
  • 5 days per week, Full Time

The Alinea Group is an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity in gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, religion, age, veteran status, life experiences and ideas. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities and strive to provide an inclusive culture that embraces diversity.

Must be eligible to legally work in the United States. We use E-Verify.

Required Skills

Accounting / Bookkeeping


Restaurant Group

Part of The Alinea Group

Alinea, Next Restaurant, The Aviary and Roister

Founded by Chef Grant Achatz and Nick Kokonas

Located in Chicago, IL

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