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Title:  Controller
Location:  Chicago

Who we are:
Optiver’s story began over 30 years ago, when we started business as a single trader on the floor of Amsterdam’s options exchange. Today, we are at the forefront of trading and technology as a leading global electronic market maker, focused on pricing, execution and risk management. With over 1,000 employees globally and 200 in our Chicago office, our mission to improve the market unites us. 

What you’ll do:
• Work with the Finance Director to oversee all financial and regulatory accounting activities
• Manage the operations side of Finance, including payroll, management reporting and accounts payable
• Effectively lead and support direct reports as well as provide support to the rest of the Finance team
• Manage regulatory net capital computations and reporting, with a strong awareness of capital allocation and ability to forecast usage
• Manage special projects (2019 GL conversion)
• Prepare for, manage and achieve positive results with regulatory and financial audits
• Manage banking relationships, investments, treasury and all other financial transactions
• Collaborate with other departments in strategic initiatives
• Research and provide guidance on complex regulatory or business finance and accounting issues
• Interact with various teams, including Middle Office, Risk, Compliance to propose and execute improvements in information flow and project management between departments
• Ensure the integrity of all accounting records including General Ledger, P&L, Income Statement and Balance Sheet reporting
• Drive a continuous improvement mindset across all Finance operational activities and collaborate with other members of Finance to find on-going opportunities to support and add value to the business

What you’ll need:
• Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Accounting or related field
• At least seven years of experience in a position that has managed financial accounting processes, regulatory capital accounting and preparation of FOCUS reports at a financial services firm
• Experience managing a team
• CPA certification
• Series 27 Financial and Operations Principal strongly preferred
• Excellent communication and analytical skills
• Highly motivated individual able to handle multiple priorities working within established deadlines

What you’ll get:  
25 days paid vacation, paid commuting expenses up to the maximum allowable amount, attractive bonus structure, training opportunities, generous 401K company match, fully paid health insurance premiums, free catered breakfast, lunch, snacks and beverages daily, complimentary in-house barista, weekly in-house chair massages, casual dress, game room and more!

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130 E. Randolph Street, Chicago, IL 60601
130 E. Randolph Street, Chicago, IL 60601

Perks of working here

401(K) Matching
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Daily Meals Provided
Dental Benefits
Game Room
Generous PTO
Happy Hours
Health Benefits
Stocked Kitchen
Vision Benefits
Volunteering Opportunities
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